"Count what is countable. Measure what is measureable. What is not measureable, make measureable." -- Galileo

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Plone and JBoss, among others

Yesterday I learned that my corporation is considering changing their intranet portal to JBoss. (It is currently an Oracle-based system, previously Vignette.) The internal discussion website had almost no comments, which is odd. A couple people down in human-computer interactions are doing a portal usability study and that would make an excellent starting point in evaluating any future portal.

Anyway, I took advantage of the opportunity to research Plone and JBoss. What I found was excellent. If you've not watched the NASA/JPL presentation on Plone, JBoss, Django, TurboGears, et al., you owe it to yourself to spend 40 minutes with this screencast. It provides entertaining, realistic, useful measures of effectiveness of systems. Thanks to Floyd May for posting that link on Plone.org.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Plone and Tibet

What with all the unrest in Tibet, I was trolling around the Web looking for information and trying to get a grip on the Chinese Web filtering problem. As an aside I thought I'd search for "plone tibet" and see what came up. Here are a few of the interesting sites that popped up.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Plone Symposium East

The Plone Symposium East is happening this week. I was hoping the keynote plenary address would be webcast, but I'll have to wait until the post-production slides or video are posted.

I'm going back and revisiting my spreadsheet on Bullock's measures of effectiveness.
  • Four security vulnerabilities are still listed with the Mitre CVE website although all have been patched and then resolved with subsequent releases.
  • High quality sites that use Plone have increased 24% to 1080 since last October (155 days).
  • Meanwhile, the rate of release continues with a healthy string of small fixes rolling out since 3.0 came on the scene. The frequency of major release has stretched 12 days and is now at 357 days with an R-squared of 90%.