Friday, May 09, 2008

CodeGeist III is almost over. I just noticed there were several last minute entries, one of which looks very clever, the HTMLDiff plugin. It displays the difference between two page versions as they appear in the browser, not at the wiki source level. That seems very nice.

My plugin is ready. I put finishing touches on the plugin page for the documentation. I really wish I could have gotten more testing. People seemed interested in the plugin, but it wasn't clear how many were actually trying it. I wonder how many Confluence users have 2.7.2+ installed such that they can try it. It'll be interesting to see if activity picks up if I manage to backport it to 2.5 or earlier.

I just checked and it looks like they have until June 15th to judge the contest, so I guess I'll be waiting a while for the results. Keeping my fingers crossed for more than a month is going to make typing dffjclt. :)

Friday, May 02, 2008

I'm at JavaOne next week. I'm glad I decided to post my entry to the Codegeist competition last weekend as it has taken all week to get it to the point that it feels stable. There's a lot more tweaking that can be done to it, but I feel like it's pretty much ready to be judged (javadoc is partially done and I'd like to have more unit tests if possible).

Unfortunately, I haven't gotten much in the way of feedback beyond people who are excited by the idea. I only know of one user who tested it for sure and he only reported one bug. I know there must be more, but I'm not sure how to encourage further testing.

If you want to meet up at JavaOne, I'll be the guy with the backpack. :)

Monday, April 28, 2008

I'm submitting a Confluence plugin for the Atlassian Codegeist III competition. I've been working on and off on a plugin to allow attaching images via copy n' paste and drag n' drop and this contest motivated me to finish it, or at least get it in a working, useable state. Here's the page for my entry: Image Attacher Plugin

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Quite a bit late in coming, but I wasn't chosen as a speaker for JavaOne 2008. Based on the presentations they've picked, I think I had the problem of being slightly off the topics they wanted to cover and trying to cover too much in one presentation. I may try again this November if I feel that I can craft a presentation they're more likely to accept.

Also, they never contacted me at all except to indicate I hadn't been chosen. Again, not surprising considering how many they had to review, but it suggests you should assume that you won't get a chance to clarify anything for the judges after you've submitted.