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Eating your own dog food

The Portal ecosystem is more than the software that runs on the Portals themselves, it also consists of a bunch of administrative functions. Among others things, they

  • create, assign, upgrade, and remove Portals,
  • manage Portal resources,
  • monitor Portal health
  • accept and process payments,
  • receive and process app usage reports for revenue share.

Until now, these tools were accessed using a command line interface, but with increasing complexity I decided that it is time for something graphical.

There is the saying "Eat your own dog food", which means that you should use the products that you create. So the new graphical interface became a brand-new Portal app. And it really shows the simplicity Portal can provide if used correctly.