Working with Couchbase date functions. Trying to get an index that will speed up the query.
In looking for a solution for an in-app database I stumbled upon Couchbase. Not only have I become a fanboy of this NoSQL database and the json query language N1QL that Couchbase has created, but so has another developer at my work.
Trying to standardize birth date data from different data sources can be a major pain in the behind. Stop poopy birth date data!
Coming soon! nopoopydata.com
Since I started working at this auto dealer vendor I’ve been thinking a lot about creating a CMS for independent car dealer websites. Just getting started is kind of a big deal because the platform to work on needs to be identified.
Continuing on with my hatred of developing a hybrid app . . . I had tried several login options and was having a difficult time getting any to work. After trying to get stuff to work about 3 different times I found a good tutorial at http://phonegappro.com/tutorials/phonegap-login-system-using-php-mysql/. Walking through the example line by line was still giving me some errors. I figured that $5 was a small price to pay rather than spend hours trying to debug my efforts. I got the code and . . . it didn’t work. But that was because of the configuration of my server. …
The app I’m developing is for car dealerships. It was suggested that the dealership inventory display in the app. Being a web developer I figured this is easy. Having used jQuery DataTables in the past this seemed like a good tool to use for displaying the inventory list. It proved to be a little more difficult than I expected.
I started a new job and one of the first projects I was given was to create a mobile app. I’m pretty good at programming websites and figured it wouldn’t be a big deal. Create a mobile friendly website, give customers the link, and all is good. Nope, didn’t work that way.
My experience with auto dealers is that they typically don’t ask for help with their marketing strategy. This is a major issue because this should be the #1 area. Without a clearly defined marketing strategy everything becomes disconnected and more of a shotgun method (shoot it out there and you’re bound to hit something).
It’s been a year since I had to change the CMS for two car dealerships. Now it appears that I’ll be doing it again. Not a fun journey.