Friday, June 28, 2013

Announcing the YSFHQ Engineering Blog


This is a new YSFlight Headquarters blog that is focused purely on web development issues. We'll share our perspectives, decisions, and challenges regarding the platform we create and use to run

For two years we've been hammering away on this little website of ours, feeding the needs of a growing community with awesome features, great forum organization, and an improving architecture. What started out as a couple of YSFlight pilots on a simple phpBB forum is now approaching 900 members and a team of nearly twenty staff members, serving nearly 3,000 unique visitors per month. We've come a long way in that time, but we still have Drupal errors and outdated phpBB theme code, so we still have a long way to go.

There is an extremely valuble tradition in the software industry of sharing the fruits of our labor with fellow engineers so that we learn from each other, and today YSFlight Headquarters becomes a part of that tradition. In this spirit of continuous improvement, we are exited to launch this blog to show off some of the neat stuff we're working on, as well as teach other online communities how to deal with some of the unique challenges that we face every day. We've also got a few open-source projects to release along the way.

We are the mechanics of YSFlight Headquarters, and we like writing code, going to airshows, and having fun in YSFlight.

Warm regards,
Eric, Varren, and Ray, YSFHQ mechanics