Yesterday was surgery, I took the codebase around the chat room requesting apart and cut out a lot of crappy code. In the last week I have replaced lots of old tech and upgraded many of the gems that are the foundation of ServiceChat (especially mongoid, Rails and Tweetstream) and refactored all the supporting apps (Tron and Blabby).
That is a lot to happen to a codebase and now it is time to heal and get some feedback. Healing for me is about taking out spurious code, some minor refactoring etc. With tests passing and all good functionally, I need to tidy up, remove debug comments and the like.
The main goal today is to get the end to end with pre-approved hosts being able to request chats. All the pieces are there and the tie up should not be too cumbersome.
Looking forward to releasing this beast into the wild.
I will also continue my marketing exploration (in my in-between time) of paid advertising on Linked (I have a voucher that expires tomorrow, I don’t want that option to expire!).