Until today the VIBMatrix was a manually maintained Excel sheet that I imported to Google Docs whenever I added a new patch to it. These times are over: I'm happy to announce that the VIBMatrix is now also fully automated and integrated into the ESXi Patch Tracker service!
Of course the old and well known name and URL vibmatrix.v-front.de is still valid and now redirects you to a new view of the ESXi Patch Tacker.
Although this is a great achievement for me I would normally not dedicate a blog post to this, because for the users of this service the old and the new VIBMatrix look very similar, and there are only few changes in functionality. So the real reason for this post is that I want to share with you a real gem that I found while working on the new VIBMatrix.
If you want to create web pages dealing with large amounts of data in tabular format then you should definitely give DataTables a try. Have a look at my new VIBMatrix to see what it is capable of!
This post first appeared on the VMware Front Experience Blog and was written by Andreas Peetz. Follow him on Twitter to keep up to date with what he posts.