Tag: lessonslearnt

Learning from existing plugin systems

One of the other defining characteristics of RedFeather is the fact that the core implementation comprises of a single PHP file.  Despite this, it still provides a highly extensible architecture capable of being customised and tweaked to suit different situations.

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Lessons in dependency management

The approach I had to take when developing RedFeather was very different from my usual methodology due to the unusual motivations behind the system.  As I mentioned in my earlier blog posts, the primary goal behind RedFeather is to provide

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RedFeather at Open Repositories

Last week I headed up to Edinburgh for Open Repositories 2012 and I took RedFeather along with me.  While I didn’t have my own session or PechaKucha, my contacts in the EPrints community allowed me to get a short presentation

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Embedding Previews

One of the biggest challenges with RedFeather is providing users with the capability to preview OERs within their browser without requiring any specific browser extensions, plugins or server side conversion tools. When we were first scoping out the project we

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