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Our tiny Bootstrap rich text editor is now opensource
We built a tiny (4.5KB, < 200 lines of code) JQuery Bootstrap plugin for MindMup that turns any DIV into a WYSIWYG rich-content editor, and just open-sourced it. Here are the key features: Automatically binds standard hotkeys for common operations on Mac and Windows Supports image drag & drop, uploading…
February revolution, part 2
In the previous post I wrote about the key conclusions from the recent meeting on delivering software that makes a big impact. One of the best things about the meeting was that we did set-based design on the conclusions (big thanks to Karl Scotland for suggesting this). While the group…
Archive for December, 2006
Posted on December 25, 2006 | No CommentsFrom the naïve view of an average enterprise software developer, the situation today is a bit insane - most customers will always choose more functionality and faster delivery over testing and documentation - not to mention GUI polishing. They will look you in the eye, tell you that they sincerely understand the software will have problems once it is live, and then come back furious when the software does not work. As if we were not all speaking the same language, somewhere the meaning of 'it will have problems' gets lost in translation. Or maybe it's not the definition of 'problems', but the definition of 'done', or maybe developers and customers really come from different planets...
Posted on December 9, 2006 | 8 CommentsLogs are external interfaces to software systems, and while normal external integration layer APIs are given much thought and care, logs are typically generated just by dumping ad-hoc messages, making them unnecessarily hard to use. Following these few simple guidelines can make lives of both developers and support much easier...