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.

Fun with Tornado

Filed under: by Brendon Upson on 2006-08-16

One thing I really enjoy is messing around inside Tornado to make it do some cool new thing. This week it was rewriting the various incarnations of LDAP authenticators and making one that works reliably with most LDAP servers. See, depending on the schema each directory has different attributes and layout so requires different queries and processes to get the data out. The catalyst for getting stuck into this was making Tornado authenticate against Microsoft's Active Directory.

I also spent some quality time with updating the RefreshDesign scheduled action to take into account individual design elements inheriting from a template. Domino people will be very familiar with this - non Domino people will have no idea what I'm talking about or why it's so handy!

So in the last two weeks Tornado talks to Oracle, authenticates with Active Directory and is easier to develop for using the new webdesign web app.

Busy, but it's fun!