Archive for June, 2012
CoderSphere June 27th, 2012
Several months ago myself and Sean McAlinden, a colleague of mine, came up with an idea for a site where web developers and professionals like ourselves could build themselves an online profile. So we built www.coderpshere.com, it started out as a basic blogging tool and the idea was we would keep expanding the functionality until it became, basically, a place for everything. We quickly added code snippet functionality, an image gallery, a wiki and a private favourites repository.
You can see all this in action at the site, however, for now, we have decided to remove the public sign up aspect of the site so it is no longer accessible to any old Tom, Dick and Harry. This is largely due to concerns about whether we had thought through things like scalability and how much time we could afford to spend actually supporting the site properly. So for now it’s just a site where Sean and I can start to build up our own store of code snippets and how to’s. If you can see potential and desperately want to be an early adopter though please drop me an email or comment via this blog and I’ll see what I can do.
As for the tech involved – the site is built with the Razor MVC engine for .net and although I was acting as designer and front ender on this and didn’t get involved with much of the back end nitty gritty it was great to get a bit of experience in it. The front end, of course, is HTML / CSS with the odd bit of JQuery for form styling and validation (it’s also the first time I’ve used AdSense).
I’ll probably be writing a number of blog posts around CoderSphere over the next few months so keep checking for updates. There’s also a couple of posts I’ve written on my CoderSphere blog which I’ll be replicating here fairly soon. Also, if you like, you can follow CoderSphere on Twitter.