So, what of the SCOPE of a CASE STUDY in IPT? What fits here, how is it explored and what depth do we dig?
As I see it, we can explore areas of design and usability; applicability and scaleability; db design and implementation; optimisation and storage classes; ui and core functionality; parsing and clever coding smarts; authentication and spoofing; ...
The IDEA is to build, discuss and document the process of making a microblogging application, initially in PHP and MySQL, although ultimately it might fit better in an app engine (like googleApps). The aim is to surface the process, document the thoughts as they occur, publish the code if it eventuates, evaluate the suitability of various solutions and provide working bits and pieces.
UI design, target audience and other things are a work in progress. Suggestions welcome, but the aim is to surface the development process, inject as much feature-glut as I can before losing interest in it all together.
Will it result in a useable product? Who cares! It is the journey that is the important thing, along with the sights we take in along the way. "A giant step for a wonko", a path for all mankind.
What do you think?