New Site is Now Live!
I just pushed the new website to my main server -- so whatcha think?
There are still a few edges to polish but overall the basic functionality I need is in. Here's what's new:
Rebuilt from scratch.
The entire site was rebuilt using the latest conventions of the Zend Framework, including the usage of Zend_Tool and Zend_Application. This means a much cleaner architecture and I got to learn a lot about it on the way.
New Code Section.
I rebuilt the code section to make it easy for me to create code entries from the web. My previous site was admittedly lacking in this area, and I needed to SSH into my web server in order to update code samples.
The entire engine powering this blog has been rebuilt using the data mapper pattern and Zend_Acl. This makes it easier for me to maintain, meaning more features will be coming soon (like tags).
I'm also using a lot of the latest components like Zend_Navigation, Zend_Paginator, and Zend_Feed_Writer.
Overall this has been a great learning experience. The Zend Framework has come a long way since I first started using it back in the 1.0 days. Using it's new features has helped me appreciate it that much more.
Some of the things I plan on working on next are guest comment support and maybe, just maybe, tree-based comments.