I was continuing to learn about Mambo and thought the next step forward would be to create a component. I learned how to do Mambots (really easy) and now it was time for something more complex.
Components in Mambo have two things in particular:
- They are meant to be displayed as body of the page
- They have an administrator component
I was struggling to find something that I could contribute in the area, then I realized it was staring at me!
Since time immemorial I have created a weight table. I have been keeping my weight since 1997 on an almost daily basis. And for the longest time, I have used a computer as a helper in the matter. First, I wrote a Tcl/Tk app. Then, much later, I switched to Perl and GD::Graph for web display.
This time, I would create a PHP version anchored inside Mambo. It’s a component, development took all of a week, and you can download it here.