Saturday, August 8, 2009

Status update on the Alpha 1 My Web Brain Release

I have had a busy week putting time into the development of My Web Brain. I was optimistically hoping to be able to release the Alpha 1 version of the web application today, but time was against me and I now think it will likely be early next week.

To ensure I am in a position to release something soon I have been pruning the planned functionality down. My intention is to ensure that - as much as possible with an Alpha release - enough time gets dedicated to non-functional concerns, such as markup validation, accessibility and to a lesser extent, performance.

The good news is that I now have a pretty accurate idea of what this initial release will provide:
  • Users will be able to manage thoughts, actions and contexts (sorry, no someday/maybe, reference or project items in this release).
  • The design of the web application is relatively simple and uncluttered
  • User interactions are through basic, scriptless forms
  • A solid technical basis for further development is in place, including CSS layout, validated pages ans semantic markup, RESTFUL design.
After this release there will be a small mountain of features to develop and integrate, but my focus has initially been on implementing the smallest possible feature required to make the application useful.

As always if you have any feedback you can post it as a comment on this blog or, even better, at the My Web Brain Google Group.

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