AU is now over, and I’m almost fully recovered. My limp is barely noticeable and my right eye is mostly in focus. It will take a few more weeks for the slot-machine ringing noises to fade away, but that’s to be expected. This is a good time to go over Vault API related topics from AU.
Vault wins at Apphack
Autodesk Developer Network put on an event called Apphack. The idea is that people could submit their apps, and the public votes on which one should win. I think there were around 20 entries. The winning entry was a Vault App!
Rob Oud from CAD & Company submitted Vault Project Portfolio. It’s a Vault Browser app for Windows 8 tablet. I was able to see a quick demo between classes, and the app looks very cool.
My classes were not recorded, again
Every year a rumor goes around that every class will be recorded, and every year it turns out to be a lie. I don’t think I’ve ever had an AU lecture recorded.
Anyway, my two classes “Programming Integrations Between Autodesk Vault and Other Systems” and “Programming Custom Objects with the Autodesk Vault API” will be converted into blog posts over the next few months. It’s probably for the best anyway. You can’t Google for content within a video very well.
Process is critical
I like to attend as many Vault classes as I can. Mainly I just sit and listen. One common theme this year was process. If you don’t get your processes defined properly, your Vault deployment will be a failure. That got me to thinking what I usually think about: Can I write any apps for this?
It’s a bit of a “chicken and the egg” problem. How can I write a Vault app that helps with Vault deployment? Any suggestions would be welcome.