0Now on developerWorks: Making of MetroSphere, Part 24: Giving the user control – the ultimate portal theme: The heart of the MetroSphere site is the community weblog, but we also want to give users the ability to create pages that reflect their own personalities. Portal enables an administrator to add a new theme to the [...]
0Now on developerWorks: The making of MetroSphere, Part 23: Send messages between portlets: Sometimes, in the development of a portal, you need two portlets to talk to each other. For example, on MetroSphere, when the user clicks a topic in the Topic List portlet, the team needs the information to be sent not only to [...]
0Now on developerWorks: The making of MetroSphere, Part 22: Set topics — custom attributes and user sessions: In Part 21 of this series, Nick showed you how to add a custom attribute to users’ information that represented their preferred topics. In this article, he shows you how to use that custom attribute as well as [...]
0Clay Shirky’s latest, Shirky: File-sharing Goes Social is an interesting look at the RIAA’s strategy of going after big file sharers and the evolution of file sharing networks into more private spaces. Interesting as always.
0Eolas is trying to enjoin Microsoft to stop distributing Internet Explorer. Yeah, right. On the other hand, wouldn’t that be a boost for Mozilla.
0I can’t believe that this is only part 21 of this series. Feels like I’ve done a hundred of them. And this one was done months ago! The making of MetroSphere, Part 21: Create custom user attributes: There comes a time in every portal’s life when it needs to know something specific about its users [...]
0When the RSS controversy first surfaced, I couldn’t understand why so many people were so gung-ho to jettison RSS. I still don’t. Yes, it’s good to have a standard. But come on, people, it shouldn’t be that big a deal to adapt to new formats. The very first tip I wrote for IBM’s developerworks was [...]
0Microsoft has released information on what it’s doing to Internet Explorer to comply with the half billion dollar lawsuit they just lost. I’ve commented over at the InformIT XML Reference Guide.
0I’ve been beating my brains out all day trying to figure out how to retrieve email using Windows Script Host. I can’t seem to get it to instantiate CDONTS, and everything else I try seems to lead me nowhere. Having found it easy to do it using ASP classic, I’m frustrated.
0Phase 2 of the MetroSphere project will center on creating workspaces, but I was wondering exactly how we were going to use them. Ray Ozzie has the answer.