As I continue to populate this blog with cool past content ( along with the new ), I come to something that cost me a lot of time in College days. As part of my grant work, I wrote what basically became a very early DAM solution. This was written around 2002, 2003. It was basically a web interface for professors to upload content for classes and whatever else, and control access to it properly. We also included methods for creating full video / PowerPoint presentations via a GUI. All of this long before youtube and other solutions hit the main stream. I wrote well over 100,000 lines of code for the application, and it was the first large coding project I ever worked on.
To this day every time I look for a DAM or CMS solution I end up thinking… Christ, that horrible first app I wrote back in college is still better than everything else out there… how pitiful is that.
Interesting to note this app was used in production at my college for six years and was running long after I left.
Heh, maybe some day I should rewrite this stuff properly. Who knows what the future holds.