Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production


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Simulating Conversation in MySQL

Posted 22 September 2006 in conversation and shoutbox

Remember how I've been talking about writing software that will allow people to participate in a running conversation on my website? I've been working on understanding what the backend will need to be capable of, and I'm beginning to get a grip on that.

I've implemented a rudimentary database and played with it. Things are looking pretty good, although I'm still taking notes on some things that I forgot initially. Hopefully after I'm finished with my reading and homework this weekend, I can sit down and write some code.

Oh yes, and until I've come up with a better name, the software will just be called "Conversation". No, I'm not going to use a 'k' in place of the 'c'. Let's not be ridiculous.