Archives November 2008

Plex/Seven: Simplified settings

11.09.08 22 Comments

First you write an application. Then at some point you decide there might be a few different ways a feature should behave. You add a setting. And that’s when things go downhill. I’ve personally always had mixed feelings about settings. On the one hand, it’s obviously nice to allow people to configure an application to work the way they want it to. On the other hand, adding an option can often be the result of lazy design: I can’t figure…

Plex/Seven: The Countdown begins

11.09.08 8 Comments

We’ve all been coding until our fingers bleed, and now we’re almost ready to give you the fruits of our labor in the form of the new development series of Plex. The first release went out last night to our testers, and things are looking good. Since there are so many new features, we’re going to detail them in blog posts, one feature per day. The first one will be posted later on today. In the meantime, if you’re looking…