I got started adding the new authentication plugins that i need to write – this post contains boring details – you have been warned before reading more, so if you are braveRead More
Taking a closer look to moodle and the user authentication module :
I will be working with Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) , so i thought i would document my progress, notes, thoughts , bugs and fixes found.
1 – moodle.org : clean, easy to browse – design doesn’t have that pro feeling that ubuntu, magento or wordpress gives
2 – download and install : there is the full MAMP/XAMP/WAMP packages that you can download, obviously packaged for the non-tech savy people, making it an easy to install in one download. There is also the standard package – size 15 MB
3- I noticed something called : weekly build – that made me go wtf ! it is a very short lifecycle for anyone who wants to deploy in a non-test development and will influence greatly any self-written plugins code
4 – Installing : the easy next next – enter you db info – next continue dialogs. but when installing the different modules, they just load a white html page, it is not a big deal for a techie person, but would have been neater to at least put it in a scroll bar and be able to export the installation log for documentation, troubleshooting or further refferences.
5 – default themes – look and feel – not so impressive, but livable with ( i think i am spoiled by the neatness of wordpress, magento and drupal interfaces )
Next step will be a quick configuration and test from the user point of view + discovering the features , plugins eco-system