I didn't get much done the past two days because my father is in town from Kentucky. Usually, he's only up two or three times a year, so I try to see him when he's here.
I realize it may have slowed me down on the project, but I couldn't refuse it. No college student can pass up a free meal.
The program is currently doing every thing I've asked it to do properly - now, the fun part: Asking for more.
Right now, when you go to the singles page, it gives you the little message to fill in a search term. If you hit search and there's no term, it gives you the message again. If you have a term in there when you hit search, all the cards with those first few letters come up. If it doesn't match, you get "No Cards Matched." I made the search term case-insensitive, because case is never relevant in this set.
I have the search tool workin' all fine and dandy.
Time to build the cart functions.
There's already a little checkbox and a text box (check to indicate they want some, textbox to indicate how many, defaults to 1) and I just have to make sure the tags are getting set right for those.
Then, before the check for the search term, it will check if any of the checkboxes were checked; if they are, it adds those items to the cart, then continues with the search.
This way, if someone wants several cards that have different names, they can get them in their cart with a minimum of page-viewing and page-loading. To view their cart, there's a 'View Cart' button on every stinkin' page in the place that accesses the cart viewer.
I ended up reading some of the book Programming Python at Borders waiting for my father this morning, and I suspect I'll be picking it up this year for christmas. I am fully aware that there is an apparent rivalry between the Python and Perl camps.
I am also fully aware that I have never let rivalries stand in the way of my knowledge set before, so I honestly don't give a shit. Python looks interesting, so I'm going to learn it - just like I'm going to give learning LISP a shot, too.
It'll have to wait, though, until this thing is off the ground and running at a decent pace. Of course.