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[Development] Asperger's Network

(April 14th, 2020 at 2:01 AM)s3_gunzel Wrote: Some may have already noticed - the title of this thread is the title of my website - but fear not, I guarantee you, this is not an advertisement thread.

It was December 2012, and I was at our old beach house in Long Jetty, NSW, where I, bored and lonely, had a Macbook Pro and a dream. That dream was to create a full website resource for people that have autism in Australia. Until now, we've failed at that vision, but we're getting closer.

Previously, with Version 2.0 Beta 1 (and later, version 2.0 Beta 2 and Beta 2.1), we built a platform using Object Oriented code. This version replaced version 1.0, which we wrote using procedural code. This code is available on Github, in the hope that one learns from my mistakes. We released Version 2.0 - and all was well. Even if we never did get out of Beta. Hm, maybe that was a joke.

Asperger's Network is the cultivation of my own learning of how to program, and how I learnt it. The short version is that I decided the best way to learn was to code something that I needed. And so I did. And it worked, to my surprise.

And now, after getting sick watching the last S Set train to run in Sydney - and I can say that I was there! - I have decided that I need to rewrite the website again.

We're calling it Version 3. And it's beautiful.

[Image: aKcOvP1.png]

Developed from the ground up in Swift (yeah, that's a surprise isn't it?), using a Vapor backend. Some features:
  • We're cleaning up our homepage to be immediately relevant to people. There will be two featured articles which, we hope, will be stories from that day.
  • We're rebuilding our forums to be clean and immediately relevant. On our index page, we are displaying the last 3 posted to threads - provided they've had posts to them in the last week.
  • Our wiki is being rebuilt to be more useful to people to edit.
  • We're working on a new way to allow user-submitted articles to get posted to our website.

And that's to start! We'll have some more updates soon. But until we do... we're happy to take questions!

ingenious !!!! Why are you concerned with Asperger? My youngest son Ben Jay is 5 years old and also has autism- A-typical
 [Image: autism4all.png]
[x] <= Drive in nail here for new display!
(April 14th, 2020 at 1:02 PM)tc4me Wrote: Why are you concerned with Asperger?

I am, therefore I am concerned.
(April 14th, 2020 at 3:43 AM)Lain Wrote: As a quick note on the login page, no input sanitation or password hashing. Those are the two main concerns (i.e. using singlequotes will break the SQL queries leading to information disclosure at the very least and dropping the whole DB --> getting RCE at worst.

This is why we do not run that website anymore and why it’s heavily advised not to!
(April 14th, 2020 at 10:30 PM)s3_gunzel Wrote:
(April 14th, 2020 at 1:02 PM)tc4me Wrote: Why are you concerned with Asperger?

I am, therefore I am concerned.

Hy s3_gunzel, which makes me particularly happy to get to know you with Autism. You will have already read it, my son Ben is 5 years old and also has autism, A-typical and also high-functioning autism. That is the reason why I founded a forum to find people like you and me, to help other parents, children and also me and my wife, to understand autism, to accept it, and that is not a disease, but just a special kind of person and NOT to change him or to adapt him to us norm neuros. It's just hard for me as a father not to disturb my son with his "ticks". just to make sure that when he hits his stimulation point, his chin, with his hand, that it doesn't get too violent ... but really great. and I hope to find autistic people who will tell me if I have questions and ask.

Lg Tc4me
 [Image: autism4all.png]
[x] <= Drive in nail here for new display!
Well, aren't I silly.

I deleted all the code. Yeah, I know.

I have most of it back now so I can continue working on the site. Oh, have a look at this:

[Image: YkFjHRA.png]

On most pages, this image will be random. On the homepage, we manually select images. All images come out of the aptly named Flickr group.

Unless they're news articles, in which case the image on the homepage is used.

Attribution to follow Smile - the image is mine.
The image rotation idea is great. Thought about doing something like that here. Looks good. Big Grin - Our next project...
(May 19th, 2020 at 2:54 AM)Darth-Apple Wrote: The image rotation idea is great.

Aptly swiped from another website. But the API is there soooo...

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