This is the second part of my project report for the new Merlin Project manual. I will try to give a more or less brief update on the project every Friday.
Before we jump into AsciiDoc, here's a quick look at my project.
- The Git repository has been set up
- The lines are defined and some of them are listed here as well.
- The prerequisites are known as far as they go.
- A first outline has been created and will now be refined gradually.
- As pictures I will first use only quick screenshots, and then recreate them as needed.
- A weekday for writing is set.
The last point in particular was a real challenge for me, because somehow I have to find the time to write. If I just take every available minute, I'll probably never finish. I need a set block of time, and that's exactly what I've created. As of now, Wednesday is my manual writing day. Let's see how long that works ...Read more...
We are constantly optimizing Merlin Project for easier use. We already started some time ago with the start dialog and cleaning up the inspector.
With version 8, the dynamic help has now been introduced: Just click on the ? symbol and you will get an explanatory help text for every object you point to with the mouse (or with your finger on the iPad). You can even create your own help texts for your own fields.
Unfortunately our manual is a bit behind. But don't worry, there is rich and up-to-date documentation, like:
- A tutorial,
- extensive questions and answers,
- many support articles in this blog
- and of course the dynamic help described at the beginning.
A complete manual does not exist at the moment. And that's exactly what I want to change now.Read more...
With my previous blog-article, I shared an insight into my digital tools of daily work.
Today, it's about the hardware that provides these digital tools.
In our everyday life, workstations with their software, their operating systems, are just technical helpers that should work perfectly.
Now a new computer has arrived, an M1 iMac from Apple. The new M1 generation has already raised enough attention technically, I don't have to worry about the performance and the technical features.
More important is the small, underestimated side effect, the color, in my case it is yellow. A sunshine at my workplace. It's just nice to look at this computer.Read more...
Today we are pleased to introduce our new partner in the United States: William T. McVay from the company Putah Creek Development in Auburn, Alabama.
Putah Creek Development is a consulting and software development company. Their focus is on small to mid-sized business productivity. While it has previously focused on modeling the human interactions and information flow of businesses in Daylite, the portfolio has now been expanded to include our project management software Merlin Project.
We are looking forward to working with Tom and are glad to have found a local contact again for the customers in the United States. Later this summer, trainings and software demos will also be offered online and in person. As soon as dates are known, we will publish them on our training page.
Tools and apps I work with - today: Kai Brüning
Hello, I am Kai Brüning and I work as a software developer on the products of ProjectWizards. My focus is on the deeper layers, the engine room of the software, so to speak.
I am responsible for the Syncing solution of Merlin Project and often work in the model layer.Read more...