In an effort to consolidate the information sharing done by the various MvPs and Community Builders, I have decided to start blogging over at tridiondeveloper.com instead of here.
At least on a trial basis; we will evaluate the success of this in a month or two.
Head on over and let us know what you think! My first post is up already…
This week, I’ve been working on creating an installer for the PowerTools project.
In this post I will go through some of the lessons I learned, while giving a general overview of the new installer.
When working with Contacts in Audience Manager, you will often need to loop through a list of Contacts and perform some action.
There’s a couple of things you need to know about that, which are not immediately obvious:
I learned something new this week: although WCF clients implement IDisposable, you should not put them in a “using” statement.
People are doing more and more with Audience Manager.
It’s exciting to see your product used in ways that you hadn’t anticipated – even if it does lead to questions that are hard to answer 🙂
As software developers, we occasionally create defects. We know this, our testers know it, and our customers know it.
We constantly aim to improve the software that we write, to lower the number of bugs we produce. But we will produce them.
With that in mind, I want to talk about a particular issue in Audience Manager 2011 which has caused some confusion.
Read on for some insight into the background of the problem – or skip to the end for the solution.
In the early days of October, the SDL Tridion MvPs and Community Builders were given a free trip with all expenses paid by SDL WCMS. To reward and encourage their participation in the Tridion community and with the idea that if you put smart people together in a room and give them a mission, something is bound to come of it. It worked beautifully.
When my family asked how the trip to Portugal went, I talked excitedly for half an hour. I will try to be brief in this post.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself in the 4 days that we spent on the coast near Lisbon. The weather was hot and sunny (but we had good air-conditioning), the beach was awesome, the food and drinks were exquisite, and I couldn’t have asked for better company. It was a joy to work and party with you guys!
One thing is certain: we were treated like MvPs 🙂
I left Lisbon feeling a bit like I didn’t deserve it and promised myself that I would really earn it next year. Since I haven’t been good at sharing information outside of SDL and our forums, I am now focusing on that. And so this blog was born.
I might even *gasp* give Twitter a try (no promises!)
Edit: Check out the open source PowerTools project that we worked on during the retreat. We welcome volunteers!