My last post was about the Advanced Search functionality I had implemented, and I continued to test and make small changes to that yesterday and now I think it is good for release #1. This post is about what I am going to be working on next.
The next thing I will be working on is error logging. Right now on the development site, I just spit out a generic error “This page encountered an error: Error 1” or something similar to that. I don’t really give a lot of details to the user and this is by design. I don’t want potential hackers to be able to know how close they are getting to cracking my application, so the less feedback the better off the site will be. What I need to do next is log these errors into the database so that I know that something on the site is failing, so I can address it quickly. Most users don’t report issues and if they see something go wrong they either ignore it and move on or potentially stop using that feature or the site altogether. I want to log what the error is and what page it occurred on, who it occurred to(if that person was logged in) and when the error occurred. This way if that user doesn’t contact me about the error I can fix it and reach out to that user and let them know that I fixed the issue. I expect this to take a few days to implement on every page of the site.
Okay! here is where the title of this post becomes relevant. Over the next couple of days I will be compiling a list of all tracks and variations for iRacing and Project CARS so that I can support those game son the site. All of Project CARS tracks and variations are listed plainly on their site, so that should be easy. iRacing is a little tougher. I found a resource that has a lot of the tracks and variations listed, but I’m not 100% sure if all of those tracks are available to everyone all the time or how that works. If anyone has any insight on how iRacing tracks work or who gets which ones and how, it would be amazing if you could contact me. email@example.com
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