Tuesday, July 19, 2005


OK, it's been some time since my last post, so here's the latest news from Nunoland...

New Laptop
Got my new laptop last week. It's a Dell Latitude D810 and it just rocks. Some of the specs:
  • 128 MB Video RAM
  • 2GHz Pentium M
  • 1GB RAM
  • 60GB 7.200 rpm disc
  • 15x4'' screen, 1920x1200 resolution (widescreen)
  • Built-in wireless, bluetooth, etc, etc.

And yes, it can run GTA:San Andreas at the same time as 1 VMWare image, WebSphere Studio + WebSphere test environment, Tridion, SQL Server, and synchronize the calendar with my phone without interrupting my game play ;-)

Favorite comments in someone else's code

I've been finding some pretty cool comments around here. Here's a few examples for you:

  • //dirty hack, I know, but must have this running today
  • <%-- Todo: error handling --%>
  • <!-- This must be the most misleading error message I ever wrote -->

Isn't life great?

Interesting discussion: Are design elements part of your application content?

In the never-ending discussion on whether your application design elements belong to the realm of Application servers or content management, we've been having some very interesting discussions within Tridion.

Current conclusion: we will keep on storing design elements (images, style sheets, dynamic pages, etc) in the content manager and deploy them from there.

Let's talk dirty: Tridion Delivery Framework

Got to the "expert level" in TDF now. I can now use the power of tag libraries and cast spells like:

Display all components based on template "componentTemplateID":
<tdf:cp ctid="componentTemplateId"/>

Display page metadata field "Title":
<tdf:pagemeta key="Title"/>

Apply stylesheet to section:
<tdf:style xsl="/path/to/style.xsl" method="xml">
some html here

And, last but definitely not least, the great cache & search construct
-- here you have your html form with the search fields mapped to verity --
<tdf:cache id="thisCacheName">

And I'm one day away from my holidays. I might still do a post tomorrow.


Thursday, July 14, 2005

Sweet, man! Sweeeeet...

my new laptop rocks so much...

I've never had so much screen "real estate" (1900x1200).

When I manage to recover from shock I'll post something meaningful.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Memo to self

- ALWAYS do things yourself, do not delegate
- Do not trust e-mails saying "it's done"
- Do not trust people that are about to leave on holidays

This is the key to successful projects ;-)

Friday, July 01, 2005

Party time

Woo-hoo!! Q2 numbers are in, and we just did our best quarter since Q4 2003 (which had been the best ever).

Loads of new sales, including a very big deal in the US (first major deal there, hope this will spark some new ones) and very steady services revenue.

Party time now, champagne is starting to pop in 15 minutes.

Have a great weekend!