Technology, Opinion and a side of Optimizely
EPiServer separates the functionality it offers website editors and site administrators by using two distinct user interfaces (edit and admin mode). Edit mode offer further granular control by allowing you to set access rights over content such as files, pages (and also page types in CMS6).
Today seems to be one of those days where you pick up really simple bits of information that you’re surprised you never knew before (see Erik’s post about sending mail in a development environment for example)……
I stumbled across one of those ‘frustrating’ bugs last week whilst setting up some simple chained out-of-the-box EPiServer workflows.
I consider myself lucky to be running a local development environment using Windows 7 which means all of my development sites run off of IIS7 (unless of course, I running them through the built-in Visual Studio web server).
There have been a few scenarios played out recently that have got me thinking about ‘the effort required to maintain and drive a successful software platform’. Its clearly a difficult balancing act as not only do you have to develop a product with the functionality that end users desire, you also have to create a ecosystem of developers who are able to leverage your platform to create cool products!