Updating Stats by Numbers
I’ve been working behind the scenes on updating Stats by Numbers for the NBA 2012-2013 regular season that will be starting on October 30th, 2012. In order to get the site ready for the new season, I had to make some drastic changes to the core structure. It had been well over a year since I’d done any work to the site and I knew I needed to get a fresh start for it. Some of the design decisions I’d made in 2007 were not so great and the only way to fix things was to scrape the entire frontend of the site. This also meant reworking the database design on the backend to create ways to map my old data into the new formats I’d devised.
I’ve mostly completed the backend work and am getting the site ready for launch by processing the box score and play by play data for the last 3 seasons. This amounts to quite a lot of data as there are about 1.64 million plays in just the last few seasons alone. There is still a little more than a month before the season starts and ample time to get everything ready. Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be updating Stats by Numbers with more content and adding posts to the blog on the site.
In other news, my brother and I are in full production of our to be announced game. Our game company, Dynamic Sandbox, will be releasing the title in the next 6 months and I will be able to share more information in the coming months. We are both lifelong gamers and are very excited to be working on something we are so passionate about. What I can say now is that we’ve chosen MOAI to be our framework; this allows us to write one set of code and port the game to many devices thanks to the cross-platform architecture of MOAI. I can’t wait to share more about we’re working on in future posts!