Dev Diaries

Texter Blue’s Team Dev Diary #5 – The most challenging project or client to date… with António Felix!

Here we are with the fifth issue of our team Dev Diaries Series! A series that has the objective to provide tips and tricks about the daily workflows, challenges, and learnings of a programmer/developer in a simple, disruptive and intimiste way!

For this Dev Diary number five, we talked with Texter Blue’s Senior Consultant, and Alfresco Content Services Certified Engineer, António Felix, about his most challenging project to date! Let’s check it…

What was the most challenging project/client you dive into?

I think that all projects have their own challenges. However, in my case, I will choose my.alfresco decomissioning for being my first project..

What were the challenges?

As it was my first Alfresco project, I had to learn a lot in a very short time. The project was developed in python. And, despite knowing the technology very well, I had never worked with it “in depth”. There was also little confidence by the manager at the beginning of the project, as he always were asking for meetings. In addition, it was also the first experience working from home, and to all the adaptation that comes with it.

How did you solve those challenges?

Most of the challenges have been solved with great perseverance… and a lot of overtime. As ironic as it sounds, the manager who had little confidence in me, now, is the one who recommends Texter Blue for my work. The remaining challenges were obviously solved over time, and through a normal adaptation. In the end, it becomes a successful project, and objectives achieved.

Have you taken any lesson from it?

This was a very important project. It allowed me to get to know Alfresco in depth, as well as its technologies. A knowledge that has obviously facilitated (and will continue to facilitate) the integration of more projects. In addition, it was the project that gave rise to the internal tool Texport – Alfresco Exports and Imports.

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