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Posts Tagged ‘development’

The Story of the Planet Platform

Posted by yishaym on March 31, 2009

True to the dogfood principle, we now have a case study on the development of the Planet platform. An amazing tale on international mystery and intrigue. Well, maybe not – but if you’re working in a UK HE institure and thinking of launching an ambitious web2.0 project, you might find our experience informative.

Or, if you have been involved in a similar project, we would be curious to know: does this resonate with your experiece?

Its all there (in brief): the original plan, what went smoothly, what went wrong, and where we are at the end of the day. Enjoy!

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Something happening on the Wiki

Posted by yishaym on January 28, 2008

The PLaNet system will be based on an open source Java wiki. We’re not sure yet which (we have three candidates). It would make sense to use the system to conduct its own development discussion – identify requierments, agree on specifications, etc. Of course, there’s a chicken & egg issue here.

So to kick-start the discussion, we’ll use the googlecode wiki. That should see us through to the first prototype, and then we’ll migrate.

There are several pages there, in a very raw state, waiting for your comments. Unfortunatly, googlecode does not support page change notifications (yes, that is a requirement for our system). So if you leave a comment or edit a page, please send an email to the mailing list (or leave a comment here, saying that you’ve left a comment there).

Right now, three pages are waiting for your insights:

    WikiHome: General introduction to the code site.
    EnvironmentSpec: Overview of our deployment and development environment.
    MethodologySpec: Overview of our methodolgies for developing the language, the tools to support it, and the instruments to evaluate both.

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