Phantom CC and More

2017 is shaping up into a big year!

Published on June 02, 2017

News and Updates

2017 is a big Year with a bright horizon!

If you didn't already surmise from previous inclinations, I have been powering and testing my upcoming suite of webmaster tools on my own site for about a year now. In that time, I have been testing the limits of what these data collections methods can do and how useful they are to a webmaster (namely me in this case). I have been slowly honing their precision and making them into something usable and modular. As with any web application you intend to distribute, I have to make sure they are not too tightly coupled and that they are capable of meeting the wide variety of demands from my customers. 2017 is looking like a big year!

Phantom CC

Phantom CC is my latest and greatest webmaster tool, in the vein of Coral, it aspires to provide you with an application that helps your business on the backend. I am working on a suite of tools which will come together at some later point in the future to help maintain and manage your businesses' online capabilities. Coral is defense, Phantom is research, Vulcan is analytics, and Cinder is user engagement. I am really taking an interest in the niche market of web-tools as a launching point for some of my future, larger projects. Open source solutions, just don't have the focus or breadth to compete with this upcoming behemoth!

Coral 1.0.2

Coral is getting a minor update which will add the option to reduce email traffic from cron jobs by allowing you to set when you actually want feedback. As of now, warnings and threats are classified on a five-point system. You will have the ability to instruct Coral on when a message is "important enough" to send to you. Also, I will be updating the malware parsers with new definitions to find even more subtle PHP malicious code. Coral is, by far, the slickest and most powerful piece of PHP software I have written. I am ashamed that the lack of a demo is dissuading potential buyers. This thing will save you a million headaches, trust me. I have people trying to hack the website night and day, and Coral catches all of it. I can only imagine what a poor soul who uses Wordpress to power their site would gain from it. By the way, I don't use Wordpress...

Collage

As you may have noticed for a brief moment of browsing the site, I had a product in the lineup called Sail CC. Since then, I have rethought the entire idea and decided to make an entirely modular system I am calling Collage which aims to compete with Sharepoint. This application is the "premium" successor to Entity. I will not be creating another project / client management application for CodeCanyon after Serenity. Entity will be completely phased out as of November 2017 and I will remove it from the marketplace in January 2018. For all those of you just now getting around to it, it has been available since 2013.

General Improvements

I started using Grunt, yeah I'm late to the party, to help produce production-ready code that performs better in the HTTP-request market. Namely, all of my apps will come with minified and concatenated versions of CSS and JavaScript files to help reduce page-load time. Even though, all of my apps are small as is, I am getting into good habits for my larger upcoming projects. So, with that said, if you are using Entity or Serenity, you will notice the difference immediately.

Moving away from CodeCanyon

Even though it may not look like it, I updated the entire website's foundation for future "premium" product releases and concurrent application testing (I am testing stuff as you read this article and click on the page!). I am going to start moving away from CodeCanyon in late 2018 and branching out into other arenas. I made this choice mainly because of the flaccid market for PHP apps on CodeCanyon, the bad atmosphere for creators, and the slow reception of Coral. One look at the "featured" applications, which are audited by the "quality team" at Envato, makes me cringe. If you want an application that actually "does something" other than claim it is powered by Angular or Vue, which by the way is a terrible foundation for a web application to stand on, then I guess I am not the man for your job!

I make apps that actually do things and can actually be used. I refuse to make some regurgitated piece of garbage to make a few bucks! If the functionality doesn't enhance the application, it won't be included. Security and occulted machinations are all apart of the web developer's tool-belt - you can't hide javascript. Let someone touch your code and you're in a world of hurt!