TechStream (aka ToBeDone 2.0)

posted on April 1st, 2008 by Greg in CDWS Projects

Workflow Management

To Be Done is a Web-based workflow tool that manages the collection, tracking, and processing of work requests. It is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database. It facilitates the collaboration between teams by enabling team members to create requests for other teams’ members to complete. Time-to-completion data is stored when a user completes a request and can be used to display totals, percentages, and averages of requests and hours in a report that can be generated automatically. The report that is generated can also display specific information per user and per course.

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posted on March 20th, 2008 by Greg in Personal Projects

The Cyberia Template Engine is a project that was developed after Thomas Welfley and I wanted to expand upon the basic template engine used in Valhalla. We expanded on the idea of content slots to instead use keys which could return content as well as additional keys. This would allow the site to be broken into small reusable pieces and reduce the amount of duplicated code. There is also a post handler aspect that will help with error checking and collecting form data.

For this project I have created the database abstraction layer, the authorization system, and added the ability to package modules easily for future developers that may use the platform.

I have used this template engine on a few sites and in the process I have gathered an abundant repository of useful functions that will be packed with the release.

OpenID Provider

posted on March 20th, 2008 by Greg in CDWS Projects

I created an OpenID provider for CDWS. It connected to our LDAP server to authenticate users and provided them with an OpenID in the form of

I used the Jan Rain PEAR library for the OpenID connections and followed the code they provided in an example. I modified the example code heavily to fit it into the CyTE framework for easier future development and maintenance.