Tuesday, June 14, 2016

GURPS Calculator 2.3.2 Character Sharing Update and Developer Help Needed

As some of you may have already heard through my Twitter, the company I have worked at these last 7 years has been bought out. The good news is yay, the startup succeeded and I get some money...the bad news is at the end of October I lose my job.
Because of this I've had a slowdown on work on gCalc as the higher-ups pile on all the last minute changes they need before we get the ax in a few months. I'm still working on gCalc, but it's really hard to find the motivation to code in my free time at the moment since their running us ragged at work. That's where you come in. See below. :)

gCalc 2.3.3 Character Sharing Update

I'm about 70% done this functionality, which also includes redesigning the Edit Character page into a "Character Manager" page. From this page you will be able to download, share, and modify your characters all from one place.

I'm still hoping to get this functionality out by the end of the month, which means development will be done within the next 14 days and the release will be open for testing to my Alpha testers.

Developer Contributors

Until recently, I have politely declined the requests I have received for help coding gCalc, mostly because it was a side project of mine and I had plenty of time to work on it. With recent events in mind, and the explosion of work coming out of the new Characters functionality, I am now totally on board with Development Contributions.

If you are a developer and want to help, please let me know!

Below is the current development stack for gCalc. If you know just the backend or just the front end that's ok! Let me know in an email how you can help!


Backend
  • C#.NET MVC w/Razor
  • MsSql
Frontend
  • Bootstrap
  • jQuery
  • Modernizer
  • Lots of ajax.


We have lots, and I mean lots, or enhancements, bugs, and optimizations to work through, and need your help! See the full list of what we have in our future.

Thanks!