I just realized it’s been over a year since I last posted. I’ve been thinking I need to get back to posting about technical things I’m working on either on my own or at work.
Some areas I’ve been spending more time in and that I’ll try to post about are Spring 3.1, especially around the new @Configuration options and how they can impact testing, Mongo for fun data management and document storage, and the figuring out the right workflow for our development team in moving towards Git away from Subversion.
On the work front I’ve been to China twice in the last year with most of my time spent in Shanghai. I was lucky enough to spend a few days each in Beijing, Hangzhou, and Seoul (took a weekend jaunt over to South Korea on the way home). I’ve also visited a few customers domestically in New Orleans, East Chicago, Northern Indiana, and North Dallas. It’s pretty amazing to see how our software is being used to help kids learn.
During this last year we’ve also been working furiously towards moving the company’s delivery from on-premise to on-demand and managing to keep a code base that is almost identical in the process. It’s been interesting to say the least. We work towards a lot of automated testing wherever possible. That’s where some of the changes that are coming as part of Spring 3.1 come in handy.
That’s about it for now on the technical update front.