There was a requirement at work, to setup a personal cloud software, for file-sharing, and possibly enable shared document editing. A solution called owncloud came recommended, but I decided to do some more looking around. A few years ago, opensource content management systems, and even blogs were really clunky things, held together with a lot of duct-tape and warning signs saying ‘Here be dragons’. Now, however, things are quite different. Instead of building monolithic behemoth apps which would prove to be extremely hard to maintain, developers are focusing on minimalist code, to allow one to get services up and running, and depending on what additional features or quality of service that’s required, one can add applications, or even buy the premium version of the software, with additional features and support thrown in.
September 9, 2017