Emerging from cryosleep, and facing issues.
I know, I know -- not fair of me at all to just vanish like that for months on end. I had a lot of real-life stuff, and that's made progress difficult on this project. Here's the biggest difficulties I'm facing now:
I haven't abandoned Mercury, honest!
I've just been very busy with some other things in real life. Expect a more detailed update in a few days.
Tags: real life
A quick wrap of where we stand with some major issues.
A quick wrap of where we stand with some major issues:
You can't beat it for the data it gives you!
I am currently working on the import mechanism for Mercury, which sucks up data exported from other blogs in JSON format. (A WordPress XML-format importer is scheduled for later ... it was easier to roll my own JSON export format than figure out that horror.) In doing so, I reaffirmed something I've believed for a long time now: test against the real world, because the data you get from it will beat anything you can come up with.
Sometimes it's not even performance at all.
Sorry I haven't been posting much. Real life has kept me a lot busier than I anticipated, but work is continuing on this project. Just very slowly. Recently, though, I had an experience worth sharing.
Sorry there hasn't been much activity on this front as of late. I've been dealing with other things in my life, and haven't had time to do much more than make minor tweaks. E.g.: You now have the option to save and preview in one click, or just preview from the draft already saved on the back end.
Two things I'm going to be trying to deal with in the near term, though:
On the plus side, using Mercury to run Ganriki.org has been a net positive - it's helped me tease out a number of bugs and think through some solid improvements for the future.
The basic premise of Mercury hasn't changed, though: Provide a web publishing system that generates static pages for performance, has a front end that's friendly and pleasant to work with, build in a set of tools that allow for useful expansion without also creating clutter, and make things as fast as possible without also compromising these other qualities.
Tags: real life
There hasn't been much progress with Mercury this month -- other things have me by the tail -- but I have some improvements to note.