Friday, June 25, 2010

Reposting "Ultimate Dynamics CRM Tools List"

I've re-posted the original contents of a highly useful blog posting that I've often referenced for different CRM tools.  The original list was here.  At the time of this posting, the site has been down for a few days and doesn't respond. The duplicated list can be found here (broken link).

UPDATE: David Vidmar has returned his blog to operational status, and as a result I have removed my mirror of the information.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Two days left in the xRM Challenge!

Well, I received today a notice that the xRM Challenge is two days from wrapping up.  There are a significant number of entries from all over the spectrum, each powerful and useful in its own right.  The top contenders have very large numbers of votes, and all practically upend the out-of-box functionality of CRM to meet purpose-driven goals.

Truly, there are great xRM-solutions out there.  I had hoped to encourage more open-source projects by submitting my own Javascript Grid Editor project.  However, it's not what I would consider a true xRM product, as it's pretty limited in utilization.  What it does, however, is provide functionality to a virgin CRM deployment that many have been requesting since the early days of CRM.  It's my hope that thankful adopters will visit and vote on it.

On a side note, I feel that my project would probably fare better in a challenge that promoted projects which benefit the CRM Community.  This challenge seems more like a free advertisement venue for proprietary products with small numbers of beneficiaries.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Posted: My CRM Javascript Library

Today, I worked on moving my library of Javascript functions for CRM into a Git repository.  However, I was unable to complete the instruction page, so for now it says "under construction".  Since most of the functions found in the library are utilized by the Javascript Grid Editor, I wanted to provide an isolated location to work on them while providing an independent resource for other CRM developers interested in making use of them.

Without instructions, they will likely be of relatively little use to novices, so I'll post again when that page is updated.  However, if you're brave enough to poke around at the scripts without instructions... like a real programmer, then feel free to email me with any questions you have about them in the meantime.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Update to the Javascript Grid Editor: 1.0.9

After some code re-factoring for ease of configuration and better coordination with the installation instructions, I've released version 1.0.9.  There aren't any bug fixes in this release, but it should make the script easier to deploy for new adopters.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Update to the Javascript Grid Editor: 1.0.8

We've jumped ahead a few versions with some adjustments that I've made to the code to allow for easier configuration of the alternate-language capabilities of the Grid Editor.  The biggest thing of note, however, is the updated project page!  Revised installation instructions, which now include details on the advanced configuration options available with the utility, are available to help you disable, restrict, or provide default values for attributes in the Grid Editor.

Also, for our international installers, a new section in the advanced configuration area that details the steps necessary to register multi-lingual button labels with the script, so you can get it working right the first time, every time.