Why I’ve kinda disappeared as of late – the new comcast.net

Take a gander at the new Comcast.net (we’re still in beta) home page πŸ™‚

As some of you know, I’m part of the development group that builds the systems that drive and support comcast.net.

I’m excited about this latest release – it’s been my pleasure to be part of an awesomely talented team and on this project, I’ve been a primary contributor to the architecture as well as code. In a way, it’s a return to my previous role at Knight Ridder Digital.

I think we’ve built a platform that will enable our product teams to rapidly get new, working features and functionality to customers, where previously, doing so was a chore. This system really sets our UI team free – no longer requiring server side developers to create new functionality or even present new content.

Hopefully I’ll get the chance to to post about the technologies and techniques we’ve employed in its development, like Arpit has about The Fan.

I think it’s safe for me to mention the Web tier using Spring MVC and FreeMarker, with a back-end that resembles something akin to CouchDb, and feeding it all is a very modular, extensible CMS. Each tier is usable in different projects, together or independently. It always comes down to implementation details and I hope to share a few sometime, either here, or on a team blog someday.

You can visit our community blog to track changes to the site and get a short summary here.

4 thoughts on “Why I’ve kinda disappeared as of late – the new comcast.net

  1. i saw the preview a couple weeks ago when i got an email in my @comcast.net inbox. looks great. nice and clean.

    great work man!

  2. Hi Alibert, thanks man. I’m kinda 24/7 on the project these past few weeks since we’re getting close to launch, hence my general disappearance πŸ™‚ We’re close now, and the feedback we’ve been getting is great. I hope I’ll get a chance to talk about what’s under the covers tech-wise.

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