Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Code search frenzy

So, we all had our code search frenzy searches by now, and finally I decided to search for "Tridion" in it.

Guess what? There IS one result coming back and I have to admit that the url it refers to does show the true nature of Tridion-powered sites... Just look at it:

A php page redirecting to a JSP page? Which other {W|E}CM player would give you this level of flexibility?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

So this is it! Summer's officially gone

Every year this time of the year comes. Every year it feels the same way.

This is it. I felt today, for the first time since last winter, the smell of open fires on people's homes. Damn, I miss Portugal...

Monday, October 09, 2006

And do you want that with fries?

Here's the basis:
  • Large Migration project (approximately 25.000 web site pages with different content)
  • Some structure for most content
  • Javascript and random HTML (like forms and select boxes) within content
  • 22 sub-sites with shared content and independent content maintained by independent editors
New web site developed in about 4 months with many automations and "interesting" solutions.
Migration process with some failures, still over 90% of content has been migrated already.
Some content in wrong place (being cleaned up now), many test pages, being cleaned up now.

Site is delivered to customer for acceptance testing (and bugfixing).

Customer bitches about content not being correct - as if noone knew... - and claims that functionality cannot be tested [...].

Customer today says that it looks as if the site has not been tested.

Now, excuse me for being ignorant, but isn't that what Acceptance Testing is supposed to be?

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Hang over...

Great night out in Utrecht yesterday.

Great drinks, pool, meal, drinks, drinks, some more drinks, then some dancing and drinks.

And some drinks to finish it off.

Now, I pay for it. It's hard not to be 20 all your life...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Update on XP most used list

Couldn't resist and had to re-read some of my earlier postings. In this one I listed the applications XP automagically determined to be my most used.

Now here's a comparison with today's list, just for the fun of it:
  1. VMWare Workstation (DEV DEV DEV) ;-)
  2. WinRAR
  3. XMLSpy
  4. Notepad++
  5. MS Excel
  6. Command Prompt
  7. iTunes
  8. MS Word
  9. MS Visual Studio 2003
  10. UltraEdit 32
  11. Windows Grep
  12. Eclipse
  13. Notepad
  14. Backup
I'd say that someone has been working a lot with long text files...

It's been a while...

From all my previous "blog-breaks" this was probably the longest one... (and you can thank Mihai for getting this one here...)
So here's a quick what's up on Nuno's life:
  • Still in Tridion, still quite happy, no plans to change that
  • Might change countries early next year (again), but this time it will be a very big move (hint: can't go there by train)
  • Been doing loads of development work, and am I glad for it. After nearly 10 years doing Sys Admin, Infrastucture, Network and Project Management, finally got back to where it all started (technically: not really since there was no Java nor C# when I started coding in my teens)
  • Having hopped from customer to customer in the first part of the year, I'm now finishing a 5 month project for the dutch Chamber of Commerce, and overall, it's not too bad (a few ups and downs with their data migration, but nothing that can't be solved)
And that's pretty much it.

I need to check the house policy regarding the release of code samples for Tridion implementations in this space, but I guess it can be done. Problem is that so much of what we do is linked to customer projects/products/modules, that you're never really sure if you're not violating someone's IP on the code, so I'll have to be selective.

I actually never really stopped blogging during this period, but you would have to have access to Tridion's network to be able to read what I post, so never mind.

I'm following a WSAD training at this moment, covering Struts and JSF, pretty cool stuff. Hopefully I'll need to use this soon or all the knowledge will be gone.

Talk again soon.