For the past 18 months or so I’ve been nose-to-the-grindstone on a project to rebuild the publishing platform for msnbc.com, which is also used to run todayshow.com and a bunch of other NBC News sites. Just over a week ago… we shipped!
The visible part of the change is an entirely new look for stories. You can take a tour. There are some great new features, including the ability to easily embed video, like so:
Alas, I had nothing to do with all those great features… My contribution was in the invisible parts – the underlying platform on top of which some smart, creative folks have built the new pages. There’s quite a bit more to it than meets the eye.
I’ll be posting on a bunch of topics related to what we did, how we did it, and why we did it that way. The highlight reel will include: SOA, EDA, messaging, service bus, WCF, MSMQ, ASP.NET MVC, unit testing, TFS, performance testing and profiling, Avicode, automated deployments, and a lot more. To the extent I’m allowed to, I’ll share some code, too. Stay tuned…