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Markdown to PDF in one command line

Tuesday May 19, 2009 | Comments (3)
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We have started responding to many documents now using plain text files since it is very easy to manage and to collaborate with other team members. Now, what if you want to send off a professional looking formatted structured document with a table of contents. You also want it to be in a common format so that others can annotate on it or send you feedback. PDF is perfect for this, but how do you get your very functional markdown to a very pretty PDF presentation?... Read more…

Being Part of The Open Source Community

Monday May 4, 2009 | Comments (1)

Six Feet Up is firmly entrenched in Open Source. We focus on a product called Plone, and at least once a month our developers donate their time to contribute bug fixes back to the Plone Community. We use several open source products such as FreeBSD on our servers, the nginx web server, Varnish, and Pound. I am a Unix Administrator and not much of a programmer at all, so I've never really felt part of that Community; that is, until the last few weeks... Read more…

Has Zope's decision to use an OODB been right all along?

Friday May 1, 2009 | Comments (2)

I was resistant at first also. When I first picked up Zope in 1998, the first thing I asked was if I could store all of my data in MySQL. I didn't know what I was missing yet, but I'm glad it only took me one project to realize the true strength of using a Object Oriented Database with an Object Oriented application server... Read more…

Deploying Plone and Zine together with Deliverance using Repoze

Monday April 27, 2009 | Comments (8)

Six Feet Up loves Plone, but using Plone as a blogging tool has never been a strong point. Blogging isn't something that we felt that Plone did well out of the box. Much like most Plone products, you have to add in various third party products or create your own products if you want to get some of the really nice features that many of the typical blogging platforms like WordPress offer today like pingbacks. We had tried quite a few of these ways of stuffing blogging into Plone and ran into various issues of dependencies or incompatibilities along the way so we decided to go for a solution that wasn't in Plone... Read more…

New getpaid.recipe.release out!

Tuesday April 21, 2009 | Comments (0)

PloneGetPaid is the ecommerce solution for Plone. GetPaid processes credit cards, accepts donations, calculates shipping, and more. GetPaid allows you to extend your Plone site to be a fully functioning online store... Read more…

When the Plone installer isn't enough

Monday April 13, 2009 | Comments (1)

The Plone installer is possibly the easiest way to install plone. But when you're ready to take the next step, where do you turn?... Read more…

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