Today I probably spent a good 6-8 hours working on Chef. I was able to get a lot done and move it to the point where the recipe management side has a functional, basic object model. You know what that means?? Time to move on to the UI!
I already started to play around with the basic look and feel of the UI, and I’m excited about it. Its unlike anything I’ve done before; I look forward to being able to give a sneak-preview in the coming weeks.
Today also saw me beginning to hunt for a good, cheap Help Authoring tool. I ran across a promising, free product shipped with the Visual Studio SDK called HelpStudio Lite but upon installation discovered the license prohibits it being used for anything other than Visual Studio-integrated help solutions. That was mentioned nowhere, but was bright and shiny in the EULA. WTF! The next candidate is WinCHM. It appears to be basic and with a good price tag ($50), so I’ll try and dig up some reviews on it.