First of all we want to welcome all new members who joined since our last update in early June. Each of you is heartily welcome!
After weeks of hard coding and bug fixing some of our team members spent a few days on vacation. But now we are all back with lots of new energy and plenty of new ideas.
What’s going on?
New navigation concept integrated. As you can see we have designed and implemented a new navigation concept for bettercodes.org. Below the main menu bar you can find drop-down submenus with shortcuts to the main features and often used functionality. The main idea behind this navigation concept is to provide direct and quick access to all relevant information, areas and features.
Moreover this new navigation concept is the first step in our evolution path. If the platform continues to grow like it is today than it will become more and more complex. We’re currently considering a customizable navigation, so that every member can customize his navigation based on his preferences. Expect more to come!
Pi x 1.000 contest is running! We are running the Pi x 1.000 contest for those bettercoders who are supporting the developer community by inviting other developers to bettercodes.org. If you not familiar with the contest, please click the following link (http://bettercodes.org/competitions/invitation_challenge or the button right from the navigation to get more information and to receive your personal invitation code. We have total prizes of 3,141.59 US-Dollar.
Software updated. Bettercodes is mainly based on WordPress and Buddypress. Both projects have published new stable releases of their great work and we could not wait to take them as our new code base. Your developer community is now running WordPress 3.0 and Buddypress 22.214.171.124. We also would like to thank the creators of W3 total cache which is now available with an awesome browser cache extension and integrates smootly with Amazon Simple Storage Solution and CloudFront.
Ready to upload your documents. If you want to share your documents with other developers the group section could be the right place. Our team members Niklas and Bjoern put much effort and time in this feature. If you miss something drop them a PM.
…and what’s coming up?
Preparing our sources for the first official release seems to be a time consuming job. We really do not want to keep you longer in suspense so we have decided to give you all a first insight into our work by providing read access to the bettercodes’ code repository. We really hope that you cut us some slack because we did not have much time to write a good documentation.
Check out the sources and have fun at: https://svn.bettercodes.org/bettercodes
We are also working to improve some areas of bettercodes.org. We received some feedback about how to improve our code snippets section and our questions and answers section. Currently we are redesigning those sections, fix some remaining bugs and add some new features.