Category Archives: software

Designing a process with the Pineapple Tool

This video provides a concise demonstration of how to create a simple process using the Pineapple tool created by the JISC funded Pineapple Project. The example process used is intentionally simple – doing an office tea run. It demonstrates the simplicity and flexibility of the tool and its potential to be used for other purposes. This [...]

Pineapple Project Overview Video

We’ve put together a short video providing an overview of the project and a demonstration of the PINEAPPLE tool.

PINEAPPLE Software V1 on Sourceforge

We’re pleased to announce we have released V1 (Final) of the PINEAPPLE Core software. It is available on Sourceforge for download at https://sourceforge.net/projects/pineappletool/ Alternatively if you want to have a quick play check out the sandbox we have setup.

iBorrow Wireless Technical Report

Chris French, of the Network Technical team, has written a technical report that outlines the issues and difficulties encouuntered during the iBorrow project and how they went about resolving them. The Network Technical team were responsible for the wireless connectivity and real time location systems for device tracking and data capture.
Download: Wireless Technical Report (.docx)
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iBorrow Client Technical Report

Geoff Kimmons, of the Client Technical team, has written a technical report that outlines the issues and difficulties encouuntered during the iBorrow project and how they went about resolving them. The Client Technical team were responsible for the netbook build, terminal services configuration and the development and configuration of the virtualisation (App-V) services.
Download: Client Technical Report (.doc)
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iBorrow in action

Below are some images of the iBorrow netbooks in action. To see more images of the iBorrow netbooks, please visit this Flickr site.

Archiving twitter feeds

Here’s a great posting on 10 ways to archive your tweets (twitter messages)…
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/10_ways_to_archive_your_tweets.php

Mashup origins and tools

Here are two great articles from Developer.com that cover the history of mashups and discuss the tools that are available to create a mashup.
Web and Enterprise Mashups for Web Services and Data — Developer.com http://bit.ly/1aEcEN
Implementing Visual and Data Mashups Online — Developer.com http://bit.ly/pNXzs
Please note the Microsoft Popfly mashup tool and Google Mashup Editor are no [...]

Getting content from sites that do not have an RSS feed

There are a number of free tools that you can use to get content onto your sites using these “screen scraper” services.
I used the twoLER Facebook page as the page I wanted to generate the feed from. The ones that I have looked at so far that seem to be decent enough to use are:
Feedity [...]

Converting RSS feeds into WordPress posts

Just tried out a nice plug-in that syndicates an RSS feed and converts each element into a WordPress post.
It’s called FeedWordPress and can be found at http://feedwordpress.radgeek.com/

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