Cool, now I can email my friends

Long day today. Got two of the big remaining feaures done today. Email reminders and email friends.

Reminders was the hardest because it requries quite a bit more PHP that I know but I got it sussed out and working. The easy part is submitting the data to MySQL Database – been here, done that. But once that’s done I need to have a script that will be called to run on the entries in the reminders table and look for entries who’s date matches today. Then do a while-loop on the records returned to send out the email.

The thing that made it take so long to develope is that errors in PHP aren’t exactly descriptive. Debugging PHP is a pain. When I finally got everything working I used CronJobs to run the script once every day.

The email a friend feature was pretty much cake. Just a lot of details to iron out. Using EmailValidators to make sure that the entered email addresses are all good to go is pretty easy to do in Flex. But it’s been a long time since I used a validator.

Oh, I also signed up RunPee and Gorlog for Twitter accounts.

Tomorrow I think I’ll take it easy and do a few odds and ends, maybe set up a store at CafePress.com.

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