In my free time, I like to work on open source projects. Some are my own, some are contributions to other people's projects.
As early as January of 2010, I started submitting patches for the Mango Blog core, and since then I've become a committer on the project. I run several blogs powered by Mango, and I have found that the plugin architecture is quite powerful. In order to better my own experience, as well as that of my readers, and other bloggers, I've developed quite a few Mango plugins. In no particular order, they are:
Adds tweetback functionality to Mango.
Probably the most-requested Mango plugin, ever! Shows list of related entries at the end of blog posts.
View & delete logs from the comfort of Mango admin. Very handy tool for Mango plugin developers.
Add email subscriptions to your Mango blog.
Add a pod to display popular posts from your blog.
Enhances the Mail Utility in Mango, adding BCC and more mail-server settings.
FeedBurner feed url replacement
Convert dashes and elipses to their prettier alternatives. Uses Seb Duggan's SmartType project. Does NOT convert quotes to curly-quotes!
In addition to working on plugins for Mango, I also have found myself writing some software to make my own life easier. Those projects are:
Taffy is a lightweight, simple, convention-over-configuration ColdFusion framework for writing RESTful web services. It has been compared to Jersey (JAX-RS), a similar project for Java.
SweetTweetsCFC is a component that lets you add tweetback functionality to your blog in a single line of CFML. It is also highly configurable, and handles caching and multiple output formats. See the series of blog posts for more information.
A component that allows you to create, list, and delete IIS Virtual Directories.
Pretty self-explanatory, right?
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