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Taming the Client Recording Available

written by Geoff Bowers on Friday, 20 October, 2006 @ 12:00 AM

A quick follow up on my "Taming the Client" presentation; recording now available online. It's not your typical developer topic but I think its always fascinating to know how other companies tick. Essentially these are some of Daemon's methodologies laid bare. How do you manage web projects?

Geoff Bowers: Taming the Client

written by Geoff Bowers on Wednesday, 18 October, 2006 @ 12:00 AM

Wireframes, mockups, prototypes, methodology madness and more. Managing large web projects is a mixed bag of new technology, high flying expectations and compromises. Geoff tells tales from the trench, client war stories; things that work and things that don't. Good fodder for your project swiss army knife.

Call For Papers webDU 2007

written by Geoff Bowers on Wednesday, 4 October, 2006 @ 12:00 AM

Fresh from the resounding success that was webDU 2006, we are raring to go for webDU 2007. If you have something new and revolutionary, some tricks of the trade to share, want to help your fellow developers or you're just pure passionate for web technology, don't miss your chance to take part in webDU 2007.

Roadmap: Upcoming FarCry Versions

written by Geoff Bowers on Thursday, 7 September, 2006 @ 12:00 AM

Just a quick update on the status of ongoing FarCry development. We've had our heads down at Daemon coding, but i thought I ought to break radio silence. I've outlined versioning changes, major functional milestones, and release dates - the rubbery kind.

Not Another CF Wish List

written by Geoff Bowers on Wednesday, 26 July, 2006 @ 12:00 AM

Feels almost dirty entering the CF Wish List stakes this late, but I got just a few niggles in CF7 I'd like to get off my chest. They're not earth shattering, but would ease my pain.

FarCry Getting Started Guide

written by Geoff Bowers on Monday, 29 May, 2006 @ 01:00 AM

Documentation is often the achiles heel of any open source project; FarCry is no exception. That said, there's a plethora of documentation available to the would-be FarCry developer if they know where to look. This is a quick overview of the great resources currently available.

FarCry Gonzales (v3.1) Sneak Peek

written by Geoff Bowers on Thursday, 25 May, 2006 @ 12:00 AM

The FarCry Gonzales sneak peek went down well. It's been recorded and is available online. All the new scriptalicious user interface bits sparked a lot of interest so we kept chatting well past the hour. I've published my little demo script with timings attached so you can fast forward through the presentation and get straight to the bits you are most interested in. Enjoy!

Wiki's work... sometimes

written by Geoff Bowers on Wednesday, 24 May, 2006 @ 12:00 AM

I've always been a WIKI non-believer. What with scripted attacks and the somewhat chaotic nature of how the information is aggregated, I've never been much of a fan. But i'm a sucker for punishment and thought I'd give Confluence a whirl for the FarCry CMS documentation site. It's been an interesting experience.

FarCry the Quiet Achiever

written by Geoff Bowers on Tuesday, 23 May, 2006 @ 12:00 PM

Stumbled across the results of the 2005 Sys-Con Readers Choice Awards today. I'm not a great fan of these sorts of things -- they're always plagued by voter distortion and poorly categorised applicants; last year was no exception. I threw in a nomination or two for FarCry into a bunch of cateogries and never thought more about it.

Peer Code Reviews

written by Geoff Bowers on Monday, 22 May, 2006 @ 12:00 AM

We're starting peer code review for FarCry and client project development.. this is something that we're keen to make a standard throughout development at Daemon. It's important this is not seen as a code "evaluation" - it's really an effort to share knowledge amongst the team, and hopefully improve our internal coding practices.