As I mentioned in earlier posts, I am working on a complete overhaul of Grubba. All the mistakes I made developing Grubba, I tried to avoid this time. Which is frankly mumbo-jumbo as it’s impossible. But hey, you can’t blame me for trying.
The biggest improvement is simplifying the database. Grubba’s db setup is very elaborate, which slows the system down. This time I held on to the KISS principle all the way.
It uses Ajax technology even more. So saving and updating a record will be done without any page-reloads. This will speed up working.
I listened very careful to your feedback and picked out the most asked features, such as:
- More then 1 quicksearchfield. In fact the new layout is a ‘grid’ like layout with all columns shown.
- Improved export, maximized for speed
- Improved import, with import undo events
- File upload is back! Now without the box.net plugin. But with an external fileserver.
- Datefields are back.
- A very good searchtool. You can even use regular expressions to search whatever you want.
It still needs work on a few things:
- external page for your own website
- subusers that can only edit their own records
- sorting out the many bugs…
I am sure the new Grubba will not suit all the users, so I decided to also stick with the current system. As some functions will not come back in the new system.
I am also thinking of making the current Grubba system open source to insure future development. Interested in this? Please post it in the forum
The core system will be ready in December, but then the testing will start. I am looking for serious users who are willing to beta-test the new system. Interested in this? Please send me a message
All in all, great things are to come… You can ask any question regarding the new system via our ticketsystem.
Ps. I am pleased to announce Grubba has now over 40.000 active users!