Conference hiatus is over

Back in the day when Niteo was still a consulting company I had to do a lot of traveling to find and do work. And to attend conferences. I loved to go to conferences. But being away so much, in boring hotel rooms and eating out every day took a toll on my (mental) health so I decided I needed a…

Upgrading our Intranet to Plone 5

While we haven’t done any Plone consulting (well, *any* consulting to be exact) in over 3 years, we still use Plone internally, every single day. It was about time our Intranet got some love, so I put on my disco pants, poured some of Belgium’s finest and got to work. Our installation was an old Plone 4.1 one. It was about 3…

Thailand was a blast!

It’s January — time for the “IRL”, our biannual in-person get-together. Summer IRLs happen in (around) Slovenia since that means short travel for the majority of the team plus it’s hard to find a more beautiful place in those early summer months. That said, come winter, Europe gets, well, uncomfortably cold.  And most of us want to escape somewhere warm.…

IRLs

NiteoWeb is a remote-first team. While we do have a physical office in Ljubljana, few people go there regularly. Most of us prefer to work from home, from coffee shops or from the beach. Wherever and whenever we feel we are the most productive. While remote work certainly has its benefits, it does indeed have its challenges. Building rapport with…

A dev’s MacBook from scratch

I’ve been a long time Apple user. I hate a lot about the company’s policy and how they treat their power users, but I love the tight integration between their software and hardware. Another thing to love is their migration tools. You buy new hardware, you click Restore from backup and you are done. Safari even opens up the tabs…

WP Meetups

A few months back I noticed we actually have regular WordPress Meetups in Ljubljana, our base town. We attended one in April, where David talked about theming and Emanuel about bringing Wordpress into the Public Sector. On the second one, in June, we were active participants: Janez and myself delivered a talk titled Lessons learned running 25k WordPress blogs describing how we scaled Easy…

Y U NO USE CLIPBOARD MANAGER??!??!11?!oneone

Every time when I am in a pair-programming session and the other person does not use a clipboard manager I am taken aback at how such a thing is even possible. To me, a clipboard manager is such an essential piece of toolkit that I forget it’s there. What is a clipboard manager? In its simplest form it’s a history…

Dear Plone, welcome to year 2014

TL;DR: Production-level Plone on free-tier Heroku: https://github.com/niteoweb/heroku-buildpack-plone First, a bit of history: it was year 2006 and I was realizing that I was not made to be an academic. I made my first strides into entrepreneurship and being in IT, the first logical step was to create a few websites and try to get paid for my work. I did…

Load overrides.zcml in plone.app.testing

Today I was working on a project where we use overrides.zcml to easily override some default Plone behavior. All was working fine (in the browser, that is) until I started writing tests for our custom behavior. First thing I noticed was that the overrides.zcml was not loaded in our test layer. "Doh, I need to load it manually with the…