Category Archives: Software

27 May

Developers, tag your apps and don’t mess up

I worked with SugarCRM a lot. Actually, my first “real” dev job started with building a robust software solution based on SugarCRM. And so I learned a lot about enterprise software and developed a bunch of solutions using the platform I started with.

Not long ago I started consulting businesses from the US on SugarCRM and enterprise software. I even took over some dev work. Then I found myself managing more than one instance of the same web app. I soon started messing things up by making changes to the wrong application because they all looked and behaved the same!

I just had to find a solution that would prevent me from creating a complete mess and possibly some international scandal by playing with a live application instead of my local app. Naturally, I built a Google Chrome extension.

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17 Feb

From a big company to a small startup

jobs_jobs_jobsAs some of you have noticed by viewing my Working Experience page, I’ve changed my job in December 2012. I was a Solutions Consultant at PSTech, a great company from Serbia. A lot of people asked me how I could abandon such a fine position and career promise. This article will be an attempt to answer that question.

For starters, I would like to consider some of the reasons why people change their jobs:

  • FInancial benefits (“I should have a bigger salary!”)
  • Lousy working atmosphere (“These people annoy me, and that guy has the most idiotic mustache ever!”)
  • Poor career development options (“Are they ever going to consider me for that team lead position or what?”)
  • An unexpected opportunity (“Oh, my cousin from Sweden just offered me a dream job. So long suckers!”)
  • The brief (or not so brief) moment of insanity (“Everything’s great! I’m leaving!”)

People change their jobs for a variety of reasons but with a common motive: we all want a better life and we think we are smart enough to recognize that changing our job would benefit the cause. Yes, a lot of people do it because they don’t have a choice or they are being forced by other people or life itself. Fortunately, I had the freedom of choice.

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26 Jan

Synchi 5.0 with syntax highlight in text/HTML widgets

A lot of time has passed since I posed the last Synchi update. Sure, I present to you the usual story: I’ve been busy with life and work, changed my job – which is a cool thing since I’m a part of a small startup now. Right now I am eager to present Synchi’s new feature:

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I really needed this feature on one of my websites I’ve built a lifetime ago, and I finally got the time to implement it trough Synchi. Needless to say I am very happy with the end result.

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08 Nov

Articles and Pages editor fixed in Synchi 4.6

Finally! Finally, I was able to win the fight with TinyMCE and a number of conflicts it caused with the plugin. Result: I can now use the articles and pages editor without fear of the UI exploding:

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I’ve also optimized the settings page and fixed missing theme bug, added language support for the article editor and settings and localized them to Serbian (sr_RS). Visit the changelog page to view the full list.

As always, you can download the latest version of Synchi. Thank you for using Synchi – IDE inside WordPress.

23 Oct

Synchi is already 4.5 to bring localization and more

Wow! Already? Synchi is now at version 4.5!

Yes, I know, sometimes I publish new versions of Synchi in just a few days. Guilty as charged…but there is no other way to produce time and I work on my favorite plugin whenever I get a couple of hours. This is why version 4.4 and version 4.5 have just a few days difference in release dates.

So, what changed? I’ve finally decided to honor a promise I gave some time ago to one of my users – Eduardo Alberto and enable localization for Synchi via WordPress standard .po and .mo files. This works as it should and Synchi can now be localized to any language.

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