Yup, we can do the embedded thing again like last year.sealhall74 wrote: ↑Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:15 amLike it was last year is good. I think it was embedded on a page and I think you had a button on it to go to a full page view IRC. My eventual goal is to make it all run on one server which is the way it should be. But those google sheet formulas make it so nice. I just put in the game score in the Games sheet (also can run a trigger to have it done every hour or so) and the leaderboard gets automatically adjusted. I think mysql has update triggers, etc. to do the same thing. Whatever code you go with on the server, it needs to reach out to the NCAA site, Conference site, Massey site to get everything it needs. There is no manual entry of weekly schedule right now, it is all automated.
I generally use php and cron jobs for my "time-based" updating of things. Most of the info on the front page of this site is actually loaded from local text files that are written/updated periodically by php scripts.
For example, the weather updates every 10 minutes from Weather Underground, the Athletics News section pulls from the various rss feeds, and the results/schedule section pulls from the Athletics site's schedule feed all on the same schedule (every 10 minutes). The info is parsed and written to local files, so when someone loads the page, it's loading a few local files rather than waiting on external sources/feeds to update.
Does your stuff just grab the pages themselves from those sites and parse out the data from that, or are there feeds (xml, json, etc.) where the data is made available?
I might start working on a basic test of that aspect of things in the meantime.