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MyChores domain model diagram

Monday, April 13th, 2009

If you’ve ever wondered how MyChores all works behind the scenes, here’s a little diagram to explain it:
MyChores domain model diagram
I have spent the Easter weekend working very hard on a new version of MyChores. I’m tidying up the code significantly, and implementing a few nice tweaks along the way. I have freshened up the [...]

Code improvements, slight performance improvements

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Tonight has been a productive night. I have started on some of the code optimisations that i’ve been waiting since September to get around to!
Some of it has been about reducing and reusing code, for consistency and for ease of writing and maintaining the codebase. Some of it has been about optimising to reduce the [...]


Thursday, January 15th, 2009

I applied a few security fixes a couple of days ago. I apparently overdid it slightly, accidentally making it so that no new people could register! I am sorry about that … it’s fixed now! :)

Filter by team members

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

We have a new functionality for people who are in teams with two or more people: filter by member.
This was suggested and implemented by Derek, who wanted the functionality to help oversee what other team members had to do.
You’ll find the new option in the filter menu at the bottom of the workload page.

The more [...]

Facebook fan group

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

It is with some embarrassment that i report there is now a Facebook fan group for MyChores, courtesy of Kristen Bonardi Rapp, who says it is for “Fans and friends of the MyChores system”.
It is with even greater embarrassment that i notice i have been tagged as “Creative Genius Behind The Site” - heh, thanks [...]

Branch and merge

Monday, December 1st, 2008

I do apologise, i’ll get over this soon … but for now, wow, this is so exciting!

The diagram starts at the bottom and works upwards. It shows how i branched off to work on the Capistrano changes, and Mat did some work tidying up the post-to-Twitter code.
Where you see remotes/origin/master, that’s the current state of [...]

Sorry for the downtime

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

MyChores is currently temporarily unavailable. We are just trying to configure it to use Capistrano. Hopefully we’ll be back very soon! Sorry for the inconvenience in the meantime.
Okay, we are back up and now using the new Capistrano configuration. Apologies for the yo-yo effect today. I hope you weren’t too badly affected. Also i must [...]

Fantastic news!

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

MyChores has just received its first public contribution!
Matthew Saddler reduces the describe_recurrence method by 2KB!
This is great news. There is a lot of code like this. It works, but it’s bulky and ugly and crying out for refactoring. Thank you very much for this improvement, Mat! :D

MyChores has gone open source!

Monday, November 24th, 2008

This is an exciting moment, and a terrifying one. The source code of MyChores is on the internet for anyone to see, contribute towards, copy, distribute, sell, sneer at … whatever! MyChores is hereby released under the MIT License, which completely supports my philosophy of free software - free in every sense of the word.
What [...]

Fixes and changes

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

My gosh, it has been a long time since i did any work on MyChores. I am not making any big changes at the moment, because i feel the need to dedicate a lot of time to writing tests and tidying up the code, and i just haven’t had that time. So a lot of [...]