Articles in the ‘USE’ Category

End of an era

It’s the end of an era for me. On Monday night, I got this e-mail from my old university hockey club

It’s a sad time for me as www.sheffieldhockey.com was my first big web project. Over the four years I was at uni, I re-wrote it three times. As I learnt more and more about programming, CSS, MVC and HTML, I discovered whole new things I could do. It was one of the first sites I’d seen that used Facebook to log people in, well before Facebook had a proper mechanism for allowing you to do that, and people loved it. It was my playground and now it is no more.

However, all is not lost. I’ve set up http://sheffieldhockey.steveworkman.com to serve as a lasting memory of an awesome site. Joe, the new club captain, may still want to carry on with the site, get one of the freshers to, well, freshen it up. I’m hopeful that my gift to the club may continue to be used in some capacity, but, for now, it’s gone.

A Catchup and a Roadmap

Welcome to the first update in months!

There are a few reasons why I’ve been so quiet since the release of USEv4. Firstly, I’ve started my job at PA. It’s been a great couple of months and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. However, this gives me very little time for updating blogs etc. Secondly, because I’m no longer in Sheffield, I’m away from the club that I created the system for, giving me little need to update the site unless something was broken Read more…

USEv4 is Done!

I am very proud to announce the immediate availability of USEv4, the latest generation of sports clubs websites. This generation features a massive amount of enhancements and new features, lots and lots of which are below: Read more…

Getting a Facebook Login working on your application

Update 2010: This method is still valid but has been replaced with “Facebook Connect”. See a follow-up post: Facebook Logins with Facebook Connect

I’m writing this after a hard day’s work with the Facebook API. It’s almost been work the blood, sweat and tears that I have shed during the last 5 hours. This will also hopefully serve as a guide for anyone trying to get something simple done with facebook authentication. Read more…