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Ben Croker - With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Ben Croker, during the development track at EECI, showed a demo of a new ExpressionEngine add-on he has been working on.

“Continuum” allows for real time logging of how users interact with your ExpressionEngine sites. This add-on logs actions of users, be it visiting certain pages, filling out certain forms, and more. Continuum keeps track of it all.

Ben’s talk, geared towards add-on developers,highlights why you as an add-on developer need to be responsible in developing your add-ons.

Be it how you write your privacy policies, to how you follow the developer guidelines, the power is in your hands.

You need to think of ExpressionEngine as a platform, and your add-ons as a means to extend ExpressionEngine for the better. Adding hooks into your own add-ons for other developers to extend is a great point that has gained a lot of steam lately.

We make the assumption of how people will use our add-ons. And I don’t think we should.

The logic behind Continuum is built around a “progressive development”thinking pattern.

Continuum will be released at no charge in the near future.

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 by Kyle Cotter

Filed Under: Conferences, EECI 2012