Friday, 7 August 2009

@philpursglove is in Demo Hell

Last Tuesday I took my new session on Velocity to the NxtGen User Group at Oxford, having responded to Barry's plea for a speaker. And I had a bit of a 'mare. In fact, a lot of a 'mare.

I knew I was in trouble when I fired up my laptop and the Velocity Powershell console showed an error immediately. So I tried to fix it by uninstalling and reinstalling only to discover that if you have no network connection Velocity will not install. At all. It makes no difference whether you're using a network share on the local machine to store the cluster config, or trying to store it in a SQL database on the local machine - no network, no cache.

So I'd like to thank everyone for listening and offering suggestions as to how I might have got things working faster. I've put my slides up at , but I'm doing a bit more work on the demos, I'll put them up later this week.

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