Jan. 17th, 2011

I've begun furthering the work on the registration system and editing user profiles. I think I already mentioned that user info is successfully displayed right now, so editing it won't be too difficult. However, I want to up the ante on our encryption and hashing before I move on to editing. Otherwise I'd have to do a couple things twice!

With the encryption and hashing in place, I'll have to do several bouts of testing to make sure information doesn't get lost or garbled in the process.

While I can display information for an individual user right now, I want to make sure that I could display, for instance, a list of ALL the users and their corresponding display names, etc. So that will be next.

Then the editing areas can go forward, which will probably give me a headache and then I'll need a break.

I'm hoping to start tackling the forums by late this evening, but that might be too hopeful. And forums are kind of scary!

It's back to school tomorrow, but I'm switching my major - this new major (not on purpose) will probably give me a lot more free time!
Encryption, hashing, salting - all done!

A fully functioning page listing all user IDs and usernames is now in place.

Had a little hiccup and wasted a bit of time trying to figure out why I couldn't register a new user... I had forgotten that I'd taken down my database connection file awhile back! So it wasn't my code, thankfully.

Next up is the editing area, as mentioned in the last post. Whoo!