All of us at bdg are very pleased to announce that our very own Andrew Morris has led Wind River to a successful launch of 5.0.4J on their corporate extranet with an extremely slick and highly customized UI. In fact, the UI is so good that if it weren’t for the portal/server.pt in the URL, you seriously wouldn’t know that it’s a Plumtree Portal!
To pull this off, Andrew leveraged bdg’s extensive knowledge of Plumtree UI customization (especially pluggable navigation) in Java along with a boatload of Plumtree Content Server magic. Up until now, I thought SunTrust was the most creative Plumtree 5x deployment in terms of UI tweaking, but this one trumps it. By a lot. If you don’t believe me, take a look for yourself.
I’m at the Northern Virginia Software Symposium this weekend, and after hearing Ted Neward speak yesterday on “The Fallacies of Enterprise Systems (Architecture),” he is officially my new hero, right up there with Alan Cooper, Terry Winograd, Bo Peabody, Nils Nilsson and David Sandler, (yes, David Sandler, I have to sell too; I can’t just code all the time :-).