Liz Norton

About Liz Norton

Liz Norton is a developer and Code Monkey at Matrix Group. You can often find her playing with her dog, biking, or practicing her Irish dancing moves for her debut on Riverdance. Something you may not know about Liz: “I can recite almost all of the lines from the movie ‘Project ALF.’”

Sitefinity Module Builder

If any of you have written modules for Sitefinity prior to the 4.4 release, then you know that module writing can be a tricky, cumbersome process. It’s not hard to miss a small step, causing your module not to run or breaking your Sitefinity installation altogether. But don’t despair! Telerik has addressed this issue in 4.4 by creating the Module Builder, a tool that lets you build custom modules from within in the Sitefinity admin area.

In case you were speed-reading that last sentence, let me say this again: Module Builder lets you build modules in the admin. No coding necessary. Sitefinity logo

“But, Liz,” you say, “I’m a developer. Coding is my life!” Well, trust me on this one: use the Module Builder. To say that it saves time and effort is an understatement. It took Craig, a fellow Matrix Group programmer, less than five minutes to create a new module in Module Builder. No joke. To quote Telerik developer Ivan Osmak (during a recent Module Builder webinar):

“This tool was not built for people who don’t know how to program, it’s for people who don’t have time.”

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Google I/O 2012

Google’s developer conference, Google I/O, happens from June 27th-29th at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco. Given all the cool things that Google comes up with — Chrome, Google+, Google Goggles, IP over Avian CarriersGoogle Search — I definitely want to be there this year. *cough* Subtle hint for Joanna Pineda *cough*

Last year’s conference covered such topics as Android Development, the Google Geo APIs, How Web Fonts Are Changing the Web, Integrating to eBooks, and much, much more. I can’t wait to see what this year’s conference will bring.

Check out the Google Code Blog for more info and get your coding skills ready for the February application challenge!

Who’s coming with me?