Thursday, March 23, 2006

I really don't update often enough.

Well, competition qualifications is almost sorted in theory. None of it's coded yet but the coding is the easy part. The design is almost finalised and it's very flexible, able to handle varying numbers of teams and making sure that qualifications don't override each other (stuff like the double winners entering the UEFA Cup instead of the Champions League would be a bit shit).

I've only got to design an exclusion system (so that teams can be excluded from playing in a competition, for example Germany from the World Cup Qualifying just finished) and then start tweaking things and entering them into the code.

Having everything data driven like this is a real godsend. It's taken me a long time but there's no way I'd be able to support 250 nations accurately without it. Once this database has finally been written, the long journey of data entry (and inevitable bug fixing) can begin.

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