Sueetie Site Access Control Ready for Packing and Shipping

I don’t like going long between Sueetie Upgrades, so I’m working towards a Sueetie v3.1 release in a few weeks (mid-March) with the completion of the initial release of the Sueetie Addon Pack and the Site Access Control System.  Below is the tentative-final v3.1 Site Access Control Menu.  There’s been some restructuring and language updates for consistency and clarity.

I added a new Recent Site Access Activity report, as it’s a query I’ve been using daily to monitor site access and to confirm the validity of the request log data.  Here’s what it looks like in narrow-page mode.  You’ll notice you can link to the page as well as obtain IP geo-location info and view all page requests for the remote IP.

Thinking in terms of completeness I added a Clear User Agent Request Log function.  I designed the logs used by Site Access and Analytics to use as little space as possible. Request logs grow as request logs do, but to keep size down I placed the request user agent and originating IP data in a separate table so it could be purged regularly.  User Agent and IP are useful for ensuring data quality and preventing malicious access patterns, but they provide little value in historical analytics reporting.  And besides, there’s Google Analytics and IIS Logs for that. 

Yet to do, a few basic Sueetie Analytics Page View and User Activity reports to serve as a tease for the wildly cool analytics reporting to come.  There are a few framework issues I want to address in the 3.1 release.  And since the Addon Pack and Analytics are the first launch of Commercial Applications released in Sueetie, we want to make license acquisition as tight as possible.  Regarding Sueetie Licenses, to get v3.1 released as soon as possible, only the Free License will be available.  More on the Commercial side of Sueetie soon.  All energies are consumed in bringing the Addon Pack and Analytics to life.  Licensing and all that will come as soon as v3.1 is released.

Then there’s the packing and shipping, my favorite part! 

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A long time developer, I was an early adopter of Linux in the mid-90's for a few years until I entered corporate environments and worked with Microsoft technologies like ASP, then .NET. In 2008 I released Sueetie, an Online Community Platform built in .NET. In late 2012 I returned to my Linux roots and locked in on Java development. Much of my work is available on GitHub.