Monthly Archives: October 2010

CloudEngine 1.0

I thought it was time to mark an official milestone – on Friday we packaged up CloudEngine 1.0 and uploaded it to Bitbucket. This is based on the initial upload by my colleague Juliette Culver. This is a good time … Continue reading

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CloudEngine Accessibility

We want CloudEngine and Cloudworks to be as accessible as possible to people with disabilities. Earlier this year, we had some help from Chetz Colwell, an accessibility expert here in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University in … Continue reading

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Why we moved from Drupal to CodeIgniter

CloudEngine and the Cloudworks website are based on the CodeIgniter PHP framework. However, this wasn’t originally the case. The first version of the Cloudworks site instead used the Drupal Content Management system and we only moved over to CodeIgniter a … Continue reading

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Welcome to the CloudEngine blog!

Welcome to the CloudEngine blog. CloudEngine is the software behind the Cloudworks website that we have recently made open-source. You can find the source code, wiki and issue tracker at the CloudEngine BitBucket site. We’re very excited about going open-source … Continue reading

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Making Cloudworks open-source

[Originally posted by Juliette Culver on the Cloudworks blog] My top priority before I go on maternity leave is to make the Cloudworks source-code open-source and I thought it would be worth sharing the main things that in our plan … Continue reading

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The Cloudworks API – rationale and lessons

[Originally posted on Nick Freear’s blog] A few weeks ago I blogged the forthcoming Cloudworks application programming interface and published a document for review. Today, I thought I would explain some of the decisions behind the design of the API … Continue reading

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Internationalizing Cloudworks

[Originally posted by Nick Freear on the Cloudworks blog] I’ve been keeping a low profile since Juliette blogged that I had joined the Cloudworks team, back in January. However, as we will shortly be launching a new feature – namely, … Continue reading

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