Super Tuesday

Today is a big day. Not only because it’s Super Tuesday in the U.S., but also because it’s Super Tuesday here at the AppsLab. Last night, Anthony and I rolled out some major changes to Mix that many people have been clamoring for. The main feature we rolled out is RSS feed support. Now you can view ideas and questions in a feed (sliced up how you want). Look for the little orange feed icon feed-icon-14x14.png sprinkled throughout the site. Here’s the money shot:

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The other big feature we rolled out last night is a revamped Group view. We decided to go with the “river of information” organization of ideas, questions and messages (which are basically blog posts). Now you’ll see ideas, questions, and messages intertwined in a single view ordered initially by how recently active they’ve been. Messages can now have comments. This makes it very easy to create a group blog within Mix (RSS feed support within groups is a few days away). We’ve got more work to do with filters and additional sorting capabilities, but for now, you should be able to get a good grasp of what’s going on inside a group. Here’s what that looks like:

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Here are some other notable changes included in last night’s update:

  • Small photo cards — most photo thumbnails now have names on them (like in the picture above)
  • Employee “Badges” — Oracle employees are much easier to spot within Mix, now that they’re branded with the unmistakable favicon.png. Here’s Jake’s profile card:
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  • Pagers galore — we’ve fixed a number of issues around our ajax based pagers (if you don’t know what those are, don’t worry about it). Plus we’ve added pagers where it makes sense.

We’ve got more coming up this week. So, stay tuned and remember to vote — in Mix and in the Primaries!

Update: Rich and Anthony just deployed RSS feeds for groups, one for Recently Active and on one for Latest Topics. Check them out on the Oracle Mix group. So now, you can consume feeds for the latest ideas, the latest questions and for the recent and latest topics of any group, w00t!

Also, Carl asked about feeds for ideas and questions (APEX, natch) in comments. Those feeds are now fixed. Behold: the feed for Mix ideas and the feed for Mix questions.

Jake

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12 comments

  1. Great stuff, kudos to you and Anthony for pulling this off in a pretty short amount of time.

    You went with the Kleenex box. We should have run an icon poll.

  2. Great stuff, kudos to you and Anthony for pulling this off in a pretty short amount of time.

    You went with the Kleenex box. We should have run an icon poll.

  3. Very nice, one thing though is it possible to get a rss feed based on a search? I’d like to search idea’s or questions (for APEX of course) and then get an RSS feed of those results.

    Nice start though.
    Carl

  4. Very nice, one thing though is it possible to get a rss feed based on a search? I’d like to search idea’s or questions (for APEX of course) and then get an RSS feed of those results.

    Nice start though.
    Carl

  5. @Carl: Technically, you can do this by clicking the product “Application Express” on an idea, profile or question that has it applied. If you’re lazy, it’s here:
    https://mix.oracle.com/products/11315

    This shows you the composite page for APEX, i.e. ideas, questions, groups and people with the product APEX associated. Ideas and questions have RSS feeds.

    Caveat, those feeds are borked right now, but I’ll let R/A know. Ideally to be fixed this week.

  6. @Carl: Technically, you can do this by clicking the product “Application Express” on an idea, profile or question that has it applied. If you’re lazy, it’s here:
    https://mix.oracle.com/products/11315

    This shows you the composite page for APEX, i.e. ideas, questions, groups and people with the product APEX associated. Ideas and questions have RSS feeds.

    Caveat, those feeds are borked right now, but I’ll let R/A know. Ideally to be fixed this week.

  7. Is it just me, but I don’t see any of this. The Groups page looks just like it did last week. There are RSS feeds on Ideas and Q&A, but not on Groups.

  8. Is it just me, but I don’t see any of this. The Groups page looks just like it did last week. There are RSS feeds on Ideas and Q&A, but not on Groups.

  9. @Gary: It’s just you. The Emperor has new clothes.

    The changes are to each Group’s main page not to the page you land on when you click Groups in the nav. Rich/Anthony are planning changes to the main Groups page and to add RSS to each group (I think). That should be this week or next.

  10. @Gary: It’s just you. The Emperor has new clothes.

    The changes are to each Group’s main page not to the page you land on when you click Groups in the nav. Rich/Anthony are planning changes to the main Groups page and to add RSS to each group (I think). That should be this week or next.

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