I know its been a week since I last blogged, but over the last week I have worked harder on Behold than anytime in the last couple of years.
My new goal of getting an Alpha Release out and available has caused a reordering of what I must do next. I am now working to finish setting up my Installation program and my Registration Service.
I had done preliminary work several years ago to scout out what tools and services I would use for this. The whole aspect of online distribution, security, and their interactions with installation, upgrades, online updates and mailing lists is a whole field unto itself. There are about a half a dozen tools and services that need to be set up to accomplish these things and in order to be effective, they must work together seamlessly. There are dozens of options for each tool and service and each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
But this week after much net surfing, Google-ing, downloading demos, reading reviews, printing and reading documentation, and weighing advantages and disadvantages, I managed to select the tools I would be using. I also found a fair bit of customization will be necessary as well, but that’s okay since I’ve now got it all designed and can move forward and get it working.