Since TASK2 developed gradually over several years instead of being developed from the beginning as a distinct program, it became sluggish, lost continuity between its features, and its menu system became complicated and confusing to use. Therefore, in 2005, I began a complete rewrite of TASK2 from the ground up. Since the new version was set up so that any martial art schools could use it, not just Taekwondo America schools, I changed the name of the program to TaskMaster. As TaskMaster was nearing completion, Microsoft released Access 2007, which added many new features. I decided to incorporate the new features into TaskMaster and convert it to Access 2007. I also added many new abilities to TaskMaster, set it up to manage five separate programs within any martial art school, and added changes to permit me to sell it to the public over the Internet. All this programming has been a major undertaking, so the arrival of the new TaskMaster has been slow coming.
Since the creation of TKDTutor.com, I have had ideas for more martial arts related programs and projects; such as creating a generic rank test management program, creating a database of Taekwondo techniques, and writing Taekwondo books. Distributing all these things as they are developed requires a business, so, in 2006, I established TKDTutorage as the base business for all the solutions (products). TKDTutorage was incorporated as TKDTutorage Software, effective January 1, 2009.
Most software businesses have a development staff with separate divisions who work on each application. Within an application division, some people work on finalizing one version, getting it on the market, and providing support for the it, while, simultaneously, other people in the divisions are working to develop the next version of the application. Since TKDTutorage is a one-man operation, support is limited and everything happens slowly, even slower than at Microsoft.
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