Lets start with a small quiz: Can you find 3 differences in the pictures below?
Looking back on a relatively long period of time always makes me nostalgic. I can’t help but turn into a wistful old man, preaching the value of the “good old times”. In Magnolia’s case, fortunately, this is slightly different - there are plenty of things that are still great, and on an even more positive note - they are constantly getting better!
Over the last few years we've been busily writing the latest and greatest version of Magnolia. After all of this focus on new and (we hope) great, it seemed like time to focuse on something old and great.
Atlassian has made some seriously great products, for example the project tracker JIRA. We recently upgraded our rather archaic version of JIRA at Magnolia to the latest and greatest offering. Everyone in the team found something in this upgrade.
Sometimes, life drops a house on your code. Sometimes, it's flying monkeys. Most of the time though, the damn stuff just stops working and it's nothing so obvious as being crushed by a Kansas farmhouse or being carried away by winged primates.
In my last blog post, I explained how to add versioning capability to templates. Being able to create, view and restore different versions of templates is great, but sometimes it's not so easy to see what has actually changed.
You know how nowadays everyone loves to tweet at conferences or presentations in middle of the talk? Sometimes you as a presenter might want to return the favor and tweet something in response.
Did you ever tried to visualize dependencies between pages on your average website? If so, you probably know what kind of pain it can be. The relations tend to be messy and any kind of chart displaying them is not easy to read.
The other night I was looking for some charting library and run across MooWheel.
Somebody shown me the tool called Red Bot the other day. The tool will check the headers of responses sent by your server, the compression of the content during transfer, server clock as well as modification dates claimed by your content. The info it gives about each page of the site is broken in 3 sections - General, Content Negotiation and Caching.