Codename Parsec

We’ve been working on Pandamian for three months now.

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I’d like to talk to you about what we’re doing, but I can’t. Not yet. That introductory post is still somewhere ahead in the future. Maybe next week. Or the week after.

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The funny thing is that it’s actually rather easy to build a CMS from scratch. What’s not so easy is to build it in such a way as to have any writer – and by that we mean any writer – use it, right off the bat. We don’t think writers doing web fiction should have to worry about icky things like code and servers and hacked-together blog engines. And that makes our work difficult.

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Parsec is the internal codename for our software. (We’re not sure what to call it, at the moment). It is coming soon.

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  • James

    Can’t wait. I have to say I am really looking forward to this coming out, and am holding off actually throwing myself into the wide world of web fiction until I can try out Pandamian as a platform.

    Really looking forward to it! And from what I can see here, it is going to be great. Fantastic work.

  • Eli James

    Hi James,

    Emailed you. :) Thanks for the support!

  • duane poncy

    I’m really looking forward to seeing this in action.

    My main concern in using something like this is security. I have hacker attempts constantly made on my websites, and I have been compromised three or four times now, forcing me to completely close down everything. The latest one used my site to facilitate an attack on a British bank, and it took me several days to clean up the mess. This sort of thing has occurred with every non-Wordpress platform I have ever tried, so, I hope you have someone looking out for security.

    That said, it looks very promising. Good luck.

  • Eli James

    Seeing as blog service Posterous was recently DDOSed just a day ago, I’m going to bet that hacker attempts and DDOS attacks and such will be the norm. :(

    That said, we’re writing this in Python, and on Django, so that has some security built in. The rest would have to be best practices on our part – something I hope would turn out alright.

    Thanks for the support, Duane!

  • Derek

    Very exciting for sure. Your right Duane, security is a major issue, even for WordPress. All web apps have to deal with this, all of them are vulnerable. I don’t think it’s insurmountable though.

  • Eli James

    Oh and btw – I haven’t really thought about security before this exchange. So thanks Duane (and Derek!) for pointing this out. Much obliged.

  • Stefan Hayden

    looks awesome! can’t wait.