Introducing the My developerWorks Upgrade
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It's with great pleasure that the developerWorks team announces a significant upgrade to the My developerWorks portion of the site. Based on Lotus Connections 2.5, this latest set of upgrades continues the progression of social networking among IT professionals utilizing developerWorks.
In the words of David Salinas, one of the fine developers on the development team, here are some of the release highlights:
- Includes LC 2.5 additions of River of News (RON), Wikis, Files and micro blogging (status)
- Includes LC 2.5 significant improvements to allow Groups to associate blogs, activities, wikis and files
- Includes customized profile or My home widgets to display profile information from social sites Twitter and Facebook. Others to come.
- Includes extension of the River of News (RON) for dW forums, featured trial downloads, articles users have expressed an interest in and the ability for dW to add in-line recommendations.
- Includes a complete overhaul of profiles including better organization of content, in-line editing and mechanisms to more easily control visibility of personal information
- Includes a "Follow this blog" widget for users to view who is following a blog, how many followers a blogger has and specific updates within My home : Watchlist.
- Includes "Share this" within Profiles, Blogs, Groups and Bookmarks for providing the ability to share content to over 45 websites
- Includes the migration of legacy Skills, Interests and Roles into a revamped structure to allow for organic tags by users, and better findability of users with similar traits.
- Includes "Suggested tags" within My home: Watchlist which synchronizes with a user's Profile skills and interests as keywords they may want to follow
- Includes the ability to modify dW Forums settings and a user's forum signature from within the profile
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- Includes over 1,377 code files that were created or updated to fulfill requirements and fix defects, and many hours of preparation and execution.
This is not the end of the journey, but merely the newest destination. More is on the way...
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