Like their commercial brethren, you can see a kind of restless desire among the major open source WCM projects to go "up-market," by making their systems more enterprise-friendly -- and by extension more complicated
A CMS that rarely needs any introduction – Joomla! – has recently launched a framework with the goal of letting developers "...combine Joomla! features with the features from other open source Web Content Management Systems to build their own CMS or app."
Apache Cordova, the open source hybrid app development environment, has released a new version (3.3.0 for those tracking it). This release fixes a lot of bugs for Android, Windows and Blackberry devices. More importantly, it also now supports Ubuntu Touch and Amazon's Fire mobile operating systems
A key question arises: if you develop your mobile application using web technologies and use Cordova to wrap it, why license Oracle ADF Mobile, IBM Worklight, Adobe or one of the other commercial vendors in the first place instead of using Cordova directly?
RSG subscribers and consulting clients often ask me for a recommendation on a content management conference. I have to admit: there aren’t that many CMS/WCM-focused shows left these days. But one of them is a three-day CMS Expo, set to commence on May 14 in Evanston, Illinois.
Some common arguments against cloud-based services in general -- and cloud-based file sharing services in particular -- revolve around the security implications of your files getting stored outside your firewall.
A typical argument goes like this
Portals Research Updates to WebSphere, WebCenter, Red Hat, SAP, Backbase, eXo, Liferay, Plone, and OpenText
Last week, we released Version 10 of our Enteprise Portals and Content Integration evaluation research
Security is a touchy subject in the Web CMS world in general and very touchy in particular among open source WCXM projects, since open source platforms are frequently accused (often unfairly) of being inherently insecure by dint of their more open development models.
So it's been interesting to watch some Plone adherents contrast their platform's security profile to that of some major competitors
When Microsoft began releasing betas of Internet Explorer 9 in 2010, Redmond's huge global user community quickly started uncovering various strengths and weaknesses of the new version. One demerit quickly emerged that still hasn't completely gone away: IE9 doesn't play well with certain versions of the popular rich text editor ("RTE") TinyMCE as well as its main competitor, FCK/CK
Today we updated our Enterprise Search evaluation stream, specifically with updates to two key platforms
If you've not seen the UK show (or the local variants that exist in the US, Australia, and Germany), one of the regular features is to set a timed lap in a vehicle as part of a review. Same track, same(ish) driver, and therefore a reasonable comparison on performance.
There are some lessons here for technology buyers.
The search market has similar, if distinct challenges to address right now
Experienced web professionals know that with content management systems there is no such thing as an easy upgrade. Upgrades have the potential to affect your existing customizations, plug-ins, and integration code. They can turn a perfectly healthy implementation into a dysfunctional and embarrassing work-in-progress
When we recently updated our "Vendor Subway Map" to include our latest research streams -- Digital Marketing and Broadcast/Media Asset Management - there was some comment as to how we place open source projects amongst commercial vendors
We just released version 21.1 of our Web Content and Experience Management (WCXM) Evaluation Stream today, in which we’ve updated several evaluations and added two new WCXM vendors to the list