When, in the middle of a meeting, Martin managed to convince me to start writing blog posts, we were talking about intranets that can live independently, so to speak, because they are ‘fresh, healthy, robust, adaptable and vital’. Nearly everyone understands this metaphor in the work environment. This message is even understood during sales pitches. But its real potential, its incredible resilience, is much harder to understand and to explain.
We continue to intensively develop our Confluence add-on ‘Microblogging for Confluence’. Version 2.3 has just been released, which implemented one particularly helpful feature: Users can now subscribe to a daily digest for selected spaces.
A form that issues an error message after completing is an annoyance for the user and doesn’t generate any requests. Or: An interactive feature suddenly no longer functions after maintenance work on the code. These and similar scenarios are well-known to web developers. Therefore, it is indispensable for solid high-quality web applications, to run an acceptance test on a regular basis and make use of systematic bug tracking.