Since early July ’13 I’ve been rather busy, with a new Full-Time job and a few projects on the side it’s safe to say my personal blog has become somewhat neglected in this time. Sixteen days into 2014 and I’ve decided to find time for this site once again – I’ve tweaked and tuned stuff under-the-hood, set up a whole new theme, and even moved servers.
U-GPRV: Unmanned General-Purpose Reconnaissance Vehicle
The U-GPRV project, our computer-controlled drone, had slowed to almost a complete halt, entirely due to lack of spare time on my part, but thankfully it’s picking up pace again. The software is under development and the aircraft is almost fully assembled, we should be in the air in no time! – U-GPRV Project
Web Shop Revolution
Web Shop Revolution is a rather exciting project that came about through work. We’re working to create a really easy-to-use hosted e-commerce solution with a minimalist WYSIWYG-Style setup, but a powerful core, built around the eBay-owned Magento system. The directors are aiming to launch at the end of Q1 2014, so not long until we hit the digital shelves with our all-new SaaS e-commerce platform! – Check out Web Shop Revolution
As part of the Isaac Nash SEO group, I’ve recently been contributing content to a number of sites and blogs – As a WordPress consultant, I’m currently contributing over at Support4Wordpress, offering guides and support for WordPress, including security tips, setup guides, and discounted access to a number of support and hosting services!
Working as a software developer is awesome, but there is always a need for a ticket or support system for the end product, both during development and post-sale. I’ve used a number of bug tracking and ticketing systems including Bugzilla, Trac, and I’ve even trialed ZenDesk, but what I truly wanted was a simple, lightweight system that could run on a standard LAMP (or WAMP/MAMP) stack with a modern, with a clean UI that can be re-used over and over for the software I develop. From this, I’ve decided to create OpenTicket – If the name isn’t a giveaway, It’s intent is to be an Open-Source (GPL Licensed) Ticket system. The plan is to make use of HTML5 and CSS3 browser technologies, while using Bootstrap and jQuery to make a modern, responsive ticket system, with PHP and MySQL powering the backend for a fast and interactive UX. You can find it at the OpenTicket website, or Fork OpenTicketPHP on GitHub!