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Version 1.0 of Matt's March Madness Released!

Matt's March Madness is a simple web-based application to help you manage a pool for the NCAA D-I basketball "March Madness" tournament, providing a frontend with standings and what-if scenarios, as well as a comprehensive backend for the admin.

Version 1.0 is finally here, just in time for the tournament! The Print option when submitting your bracket has been changed so that it will be displayed in the same way as the regular printable brackets. I've adjusted the region names (again) to correspond to this year's bracket structure. I've also fixed a few minor bugs that came from typos.... read more

Posted by Matt 2008-03-15

Version 0.9 of Matt's March Madness Released!

Matt's March Madness is a simple web-based application to help you manage a pool for the NCAA D-I basketball "March Madness" tournament, providing a frontend with standings and what-if scenarios, as well as a comprehensive backend for the admin.

I've made tiebreakers more visible throughout the site, on the standings pages and on the master bracket. I've also added tiebreaker editing to the bracket edit page. I revamped the admin area header, but the only visible difference should be a link to the admin home. I made a stupid mistake in the last version by forgetting to start the session on the bracket submission form, and this has now been fixed. I also removed more references to the pot in free pools.... read more

Posted by Matt 2008-03-12

Version 0.8 of Matt's March Madness Released!

Matt's March Madness is a simple web-based application to help you manage a pool for the NCAA D-I basketball "March Madness" tournament, providing a frontend with standings and what-if scenarios, as well as a comprehensive backend for the admin.

Finally, I've added printer-friendly brackets, so I can close the request ticket that has been open for two months. I also rearranged the regions so that they correspond with this year's bracket. I sealed a hole that would allow users to view other users' brackets before submission was closed. Last, and probably the least important, I ditched redirects error pages in favor of more elegant session-based error messages.... read more

Posted by Matt 2008-03-07

Version 0.7 of Matt's March Madness Released!

Matt's March Madness is a simple web-based application to help you manage a pool for the NCAA D-I basketball "March Madness" tournament, providing a frontend with standings and what-if scenarios, as well as a comprehensive backend for the admin.

This release adds a much awaited feature: the ability to edit user's brackets. It is accessible only to administrators and functions just like the master bracket editing form. A minor bug in the bracket display page has been corrected.... read more

Posted by Matt 2008-03-06

Version 0.6.4 of Matt's March Madness Released!

Matt's March Madness is a simple web-based application to help you manage a pool for the NCAA D-I basketball "March Madness" tournament, providing a frontend with standings and what-if scenarios, as well as a comprehensive backend for the admin.

As soon as I released 0.6.3, I noticed a ton of bugs, including a spelling error that has been in the past few releases. So, I've fixed an installation bug, the spelling error, and I removed a file that is no longer used.... read more

Posted by Matt 2008-03-04

Version 0.6.3 of Matt's March Madness Released!

Matt's March Madness is a simple web-based application to help you manage a pool for the NCAA D-I basketball "March Madness" tournament, providing a frontend with standings and what-if scenarios, as well as a comprehensive backend for the admin.

This release adds a much requested feature: the ability to resume editing the master bracket. Before this update, the master bracket would be blank every time you edited it. Now, it automatically repopulates with your previous selections.... read more

Posted by Matt 2008-03-04

Version 0.6.2 of Matt's March Madness Released!

Matt's March Madness is a simple web-based application to help you manage a pool for the NCAA D-I basketball "March Madness" tournament, providing a frontend with standings and what-if scenarios, as well as a comprehensive backend for the admin.

This was more of a maintenance release. I sealed off the last remaining potential security holes and fixed some bugs. It turns out that the what-if generator didn't actually work in the last release. I also changed a few settings to accommodate those who wish to run a free pool. Setting the entry fee at 0 will trigger these minor changes.... read more

Posted by Matt 2008-02-29

Version 0.6 of Matt's March Madness Released!

Matt's March Madness is a simple web-based application to help you manage a pool for the NCAA D-I basketball "March Madness" tournament, providing a frontend with standings and what-if scenarios, as well as a comprehensive backend for the admin.

I am working on many of the bugs and feature requests that have appeared in the forums. I am running out of time to add things, but I am doing my best to make this a perfect application for everyone. This version fixes the "What If" scenario generator, adds the ability to take a percentage-based cut instead of a fixed amount, and the ability to disable mail for those without mailservers.... read more

Posted by Matt 2008-02-25

Version 0.5 of Matt's March Madness Released!

Matt's March Madness is a simple web-based application to help you manage a pool for the NCAA D-I basketball "March Madness" tournament, providing a frontend with standings and what-if scenarios, as well as a comprehensive backend for the admin.

I have restarted work on this project in anticipation of the tournament next month. I will try to implement as many requested features as possible. In this release, I've fixed a few bugs that were mentioned in the forums and I've finally implemented a payment tracker.... read more

Posted by Matt 2008-02-21

[CRITICAL UPDATE] Version 0.4.5 of Matt's March Madness

Matt's March Madness is a simple web-based application to help you manage a pool for the NCAA D-I basketball "March Madness" tournament, providing a frontend with standings and what-if scenarios, as well as a comprehensive backend for the admin.

Unfortunately, little testing was done for the previous release. I have found MANY critical bugs in the code that completely cripple the program. This release fixes most, if not all, of them. At this point, I would greatly appreciate any testers.... read more

Posted by Matt 2007-12-05

Version .4 of Matt's March Madness Released

Matt's March Madness is a simple web-based application to help you manage a pool for the NCAA D-I basketball "March Madness" tournament, providing a frontend with standings and what-if scenarios, as well as a comprehensive backend for the admin.

This release includes many new features and is completely functional.

--New Features--
* Blog posting
* "Rules" page customization
* TinyMCE included
* Master bracket updater
* Assorted bug fixes and tweaks... read more

Posted by Matt 2007-11-24

Version .2 of Matt's March Madness Committed

Matt's March Madness is a simple web-based application to help you manage a pool for the NCAA D-I basketball "March Madness" tournament, providing a frontend with standings and what-if scenarios, as well as a comprehensive backend for the admin.

This is the first commit to the repository, and it is not 100% functional. I am starting at version .2 because I have already overhauled most of the code I wrote last year.... read more

Posted by Matt 2007-11-14