Author Archives: Mikko Lampi

About Mikko Lampi

I'm an open-minded technologist interested in data, design, software, business and a better future. I work as a Research Manager at the Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences.

Development news: user interface, usability, search and lots of iterations

First I would like to introduce a change to the posting schedule. I’ll try to update the blog at the start of the week instead of my traditional Friday post. It would serve the project better to open a week … Continue reading

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Solr, data and minor updates

The week has been busy but as promised here are some insights into the latest development. The main focus has been data: Solr indexing and configuration, data stores, user interfaces for searching the data and other supporting features. Understanding the … Continue reading

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From alpha to beta

With the year 2014 the winter has finally came to Finland. In addition to that, we have development running at full speed. Our target is to hit the beta release at the beginning of March. The roadmap is a combination … Continue reading

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Alpha release

Last week we reached a major milestone and released the first alpha version of our software. We defined the alpha as functional software which wraps up developments made during sprints last summer. The text focus is iterative improvement, improving code … Continue reading

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Agile and user focused development

Agile development is not only hype. Our experiences on the approach this summer were very positive. We went from technology proof-of-concept to the alpha version very agile and fast, only in four months. Now, we are almost there. Just a … Continue reading

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Summary of 2013 first half

This year has been full of development and fast progress. Unfortunately, it has meant less time to write on the blog. In this post, I’ll brief you on the current status and latest news. Open source in content management seminar … Continue reading

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Building a dark archive

One of the primary goals in our project is to build a dark archive. The motivation for this is the preservation of digital material. A dark archive is a repository which sole purpose is to preserve the data, not to … Continue reading

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