Its been sometime updating this blog due to well being busy (as usual) and being caught up in the 22nd Feb Earthquake in Christchurch. Just a bit of an update of what we are doing and where we are heading.
Firstly we are relocating to Wellington where Tim will spend his time during the day working for NV Interactive as a Senior Developer. He works for NV in the Christchurch office (the temp office at the moment) but looks forward to working in the Welly office.
Over the past several months (and a few sleepness nights) Codelab have helped Coolpak coldstores upgrade their corporate website onto the ASP.NET MVC3/razor and Entity Framework which is working really well.
We setup and ran Medicsafe Online Distributors which is a online shop for purchasing Firstaid Kits and supplies. We have recently handedthis over to Pro+Med which is a firstaid and safety training company. We have also upgraded Pro+Med’s website to MVC3/Razor using the EF framework.
We have helped Verb implement the Unicef Campaign Monitoring which was featured in the Timaru Herald several months back.
We have been developing a new Windows Phone 7 application called “Prepare Yourself” which will be in the marketplace very soon. The application helps you track items that you should have in your survival kit in case of a natural disaster. You can view the demo here
A group of us have been working on creating a new tech, geek, gadget site which includes news on the latest trends of all types of technology including mobile devices, smart phones, computers and a whole lot more! A special thanks to Andy at GT Solutions (www.ghozali.net), Seruni at Madcow Solutions and all the guys who put the effort into making this site great!
You have a form in which the user fills out and clicks a “submit” button that validates their input, does some processing and output’s some results. The problem being the application needs to cater for page refreshes, back buttons and the case of the page being submitted more than once (latency/slow internet connection).
Possible solutions can be (this assumes not using Ajax as a solution), once the user clicks the submit button the server validates the user’s input and has processed the information. Store a unique id in session and redirect to a “complete” page. If the user clicks the back button and resubmits the page, you can build logic to check if a unique id exists in session and if it does, redirect to the complete page without having to re-process the information.
If the user is on the complete page and refreshes the page, because its on a page which has used a GET, there is no processing done and hence no duplication of data.
You can view the photos taken as a time lapse video from the Timaru District Council’s web cam here. I implemented the software and web cam back in the days when I was apart from the IT team, and they since have extended it further to make good use of it. Well done!
You can search for listings with TradeMe, Zillion and Sella all from the one site, very useful tool for looking for bargins across several systems. A very good example of using the .NET (C#) framework.