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Search usability enhancements

Following on from the search functionality enhancements to provide more efficient search indexing on CloudEngine, we’ve spent some time improving the interface and usability of the search results interface. As increasing amount of content has been added to Cloudworks, certain … Continue reading

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Search functionality enhancements and debug settings v1.1.2

Following reports of the search functionality on the Cloudworks site failing with an ungraceful php error message when using certain search parameters, we undertook some investigation in to the cause of the problem. It transpired that the Zend Lucene search … Continue reading

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Direct messaging & CloudEngine 1.1.0 beta

I’m happy to say that last Wednesday (2nd February) my colleague Richard Lovelock put the new direct messaging function live on Cloudworks. It is something that Cloudworks users have requested and we have wanted for a while. Despite a quiet … Continue reading

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CloudEngine v1.0.1

It’s a new year, and we have an updated version of CloudEngine for you, version 1.0.1. Actually, it’s not that new, as it was released at the end of November, but things crop up. Version 1.0 of CloudEngine was based … Continue reading

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Why we chose Mercurial and Bitbucket

Since the start of October we have been using Bitbucket to host the CloudEngine project. Almost as soon as we made the decision to use Bitbucket, people have asked why? So, I thought I’d reproduce an email I wrote to … Continue reading

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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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