Puakma: Under the hood

I'm Brendon Upson, jack-of-all-trades, master of one or two. I'm talking about life running a small ISV tackling business issues and leaping technology hurdles in a single bound.

webWise Network Consultants is based in Sydney, Australia and develops the groundbreaking Tornado Server technology.

A trip down memory lane

Filed under: by Brendon Upson on 2005-09-20

It's amazing how time flies! I just had a thought about how far Puakma has come and decided to see if I could find a really old backup of the system. After a few minutes of searching I found a CD labelled "data backup 17/12/01" Eeeek! That's nearly 4 years ago! Back in those days the puakma.jar file was a whopping 136KB and I had only one web application called design.pma which handled all the application development. I attempted to fire it up and discovered it was version 0.33. Amazing!

This got me thinking about the original puakma.net website. LOL. Off I go to the waybackmachine.org and dig it up. Too funny! Too ugly!


We've come such a long way since then. Culminating in the imminent release of the Vortex IDE. No more design.pma with its absolutely terrible UI but a real fat client rich development experience. Those of you familiar with Domino Designer should be very happy to see what's coming :-). In the next couple of months you should see:

- A new release of Tornado Server

- New, simplified website

- New documentation system

- Vortex IDE in beta

When you spend day after day hammering away at the coal face it's sometimes hard to see how far you've come. It's nice to look over your shoulder and see the path you've travelled.