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Do you manage your publication’s videos through YouTube? Tired of the additional work required to get them setup on your site? Tamberra has crafted a solution that talks directly to the Youtube API and eliminates additional newsroom work of adding every video to the backend GUI admin.     You can setup templates to play […]

June 7, 2014

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PHP SOSE Example I promised a blog post giving PHP examples of the SOSE (Saxotech Online object) in the comments section on this page a few weeks back. Here it is!   The official documentation is a little light on PHP examples for the SOSE scripting object. We at Tamberra have been using PHP as […]

January 14, 2014

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Intro I’ve worked on many CCE implementations with complex hierarchies built into the CCE types metadata. We want to push the user to select the proper values based on the hierarchy. This is a better UX and eliminates human error which also can shorten the time someone in the newsroom needs to properly categorize a […]

December 5, 2013

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Oh, documentation: The first thing that gets cut when timelines shorten, the last things developers want to write, and the first thing we need when picking up a new project or joining a new team.   There are always extremes. The minimalist says, “The code IS the documentation.” On the other extreme is the developer […]

November 13, 2013

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I try to stay active in the comments sections on Saxotech’s wiki. Whenever I learn something new or find something in the docs that didn’t work exactly right, I post it in the comments. I appreciate when other developers in the Saxotech/Newscycle community do this, so I try to keep an active conversation going there. […]

October 21, 2013

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Many saxotech tags output a list of objects: newslist, contentlist, links, etc. The object files that create the markup for those tags have a concept of a wrapper object file and item object file. For example, the newlist tag’s wrapper file is news.pbo and its item object file is newsitem.pbo. newsitem.pbo creates the markup for […]

September 20, 2013

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I was researching building a tag cloud for our blog on this site. I had worked with Saxotech on one many moons ago that utilized a stored procedure in the db and the custom query functionality provided via online tags. You can find a version of this in Saxo docs here: https://docs.saxotech.com/display/Onl/Tag%20Cloud   While this […]

September 6, 2013

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In any development team of a size greater than 1, it is best practice to document your code. At Tamberra, we have worked with many development teams on Saxotech templating, ranging in time from weeks to years. It is often times consuming to first understand which assortment of templates and object files comprise a page. […]

August 5, 2013

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When we need to make blocks of test data fast, we use dummy text. In the past, using Lorem Ipsum was always the go-to. However, in the past few years many sites have popped up that allow you to generate a different form of Lorem Ipsum. At Tamberra, we like http://hipsteripsum.me. You can also checkout […]

July 8, 2013

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