Friday, March 23, 2007

Sending and receiving invites by mail on the Mac

Yeah.. I do not have them yet.. I choose to use either the native 'Mail' program.. or Thunderbird plus the Lightning plugin.. and neither yet have stability in terms of giving me this functionality. No I am not prepared to use Microsoft's client on the mac to do this.

Looks like this is one of the last things lacking on the beautiful platform that is OS X.

The question is 'will Leopard address this with updates to 'Mail'..'? Or will the Lightning plugin get there first?

I want it and I want it now :-)

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A new job, but there is still scope to use Cocoon

I just got myself a new job with a small company in Hungerford... so the bad news is I am leaving one of the biggest users of Cocoon (VNU). The good news is, the new company use Java and XML/XSLT, and seem to have many projects where Cocoon will excel as the platform.. so fingers crossed!

Meantime.. its seems people are still looking at Cocoon very seriously as a platform which demonstrates excellent separation of concerns, and a tidy way to build functional blocks. I still have not seen a better publishing framework.

Most recently.. I have also seen however that building truly dynamic applications with it is still a challenge.. so perhaps it is not the best choice for a tools based solution.

I may be proved wrong with all the effort going into the CForms recently, and I have not really looked into the portals block.

I will experiment!