The developers behind NetClean’s new web-console
What are the motivations, challenges and processes behind the development of the new web-console? And what is the next step? Thomas Ohlauson and Johan Stenberg are the developers that have worked on the new web-console. They are also the latest additions to the NetClean development team. Stenberg is new to the company, Ohlauson has worked at NetClean before and decided to come back.
Senior Software Engineer Thomas Ohlauson and Software Engineer Johan Stenberg, are the latest additions to the NetClean development team. Ohlauson started last Autumn and Stenberg at the end of last year. They work mainly with front end development and have with the help of their colleague and UX designer Anna Weiss developed the web-console that was premiered in conjunction with the 19.1.0 release.
What are your thoughts about the development of a new web-console?
Ohlauson: It is a great first step. We’re already working on a more developed web-console. The initiative to develop this technology is a great help to our users as they will not have to install a management console. Instead they can just log onto a website and get access to what they need from any computer, smartphone or tablet that they happen to be working on.
What did you think of the development work? What was fun and interesting, and what was challenging?
Ohlauson: It is always a challenge to limit what to include in the first version. Another challenge was thinking far enough outside the box to ensure that this console didn’t just become a copy of the old one. We tried to focus on making it as user-friendly as possible and to provide a good overview.
Stenberg: Seeing the end-result is the best thing about this work, and also ensuring that we have developed a product that aids the users well. We were allowed time to build a good product from scratch, and we have built a great foundation for future development.
You’ve been here a while now. How come you ended up at NetClean?
Stenberg: I actually started thinking about working here way back in 2016 when I bumped into an acquaintance that had a friend who worked here. I thought it sounded like a really interesting company and product, and ever since then I always thought that I might apply to work here some day. I really like working here – my colleagues are great, and the work that we do is important.
”It’s always been important to me that the product that I work on is something that I believe in, and that helps make a positive change.”
Ohlauson, you worked here before. What made you decide to come back?
That’s right. I did my master thesis here in 2008, and then I stayed on for three years before I moved on to other challenges. It’s always been important to me that the product that I work on is something that I believe in, and that helps make a positive change. As luck would have it, when I started thinking of coming back to NetClean, they were advertising for people to join them.
Loads of things have happened and the organization has grown in a very positive way, and I am very happy being back.
What are you working on now? What is the next step for the web-console?
Stenberg: The next step will be a more detailed agent view, to give users access to more data in the web-console. Following this we will be working to modify content for different roles.
Ohlauson: We’re keen to get feedback from our users, and welcome it from anyone who has any thoughts.
In order to use the web-console the latest version of NetClean ProActive must be installed.
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