Dear Campers, Super Early Bird tickets for Web Summer Camp 2017 are out! Check out all 2017 news and see you in Rovinj August 30-September 2!
An extremely demanding but a super exciting year is behind us. It was also a difficult one because we have been executing a strategy set in 2014 – to make our own product, Netgen Layouts. The work started slowly in 2015, but we went full throttle in 2016. Trying to make a product and maintaining a service business is not simple at all. Yet, at the same time, it is very exciting with all new kinds of challenges.
We decided to build an app for our demo site and we opted to prototype the native mobile application with React Native that would use content from eZ Publish CMS.
In several recent projects we had been asked to implement ‘Login with Facebook’, ‘Login with Google’ functionality into eZ Publish 5 and eZ Platform, so we decided to go ahead and develop our own bundle based on HWIOAuthBundle.
We at Netgen and Salsa Adria Productions are ready for another #websc adventure, are you? :) The website is out, we know the time and the place, and are looking for speakers and sponsors. We've also released all 2016 PHP and eZ Publish workshop videos, check them out!
Netgen has implemented and maintained eZ Tags, the taxonomy solution for eZ Publish legacy. Some work was done to support the same feature after the eZ Platform release, at least on the field type level, but a full eZ Platform UI support is still missing. We are now launching a crowdfunding campaign to finish implementing the Tags Bundle and open source it to the community.
It all started with Hrvoje K. looking for our company profile on GitHub. Searching for "netgen", the second result he got was Netgen Infotech, a company based in New Delhi, India. The name is not something that’s bothering us. After all, there are other companies out there called Netgen that we have been aware of for years. What was disconcerting was the fact that they used our logo. An exact copy of it.
This year’s Summer Camp was bound to be interesting even before it started. We changed the brand, added a new topic, moved to a new venue, and were curious and eager to see how our participants would respond to the transition. Well, it turns out we had no reason to worry. :)
Not even this year did we break our tradition of summer internships. We have had two students, Lora and Marko, working on a real project, as is a custom with our internships. What did they do, how did they manage, and more find out in the blog post!
Netgen's Site API is a separate layer on top of the existing eZ Platform Repository API, designed to make developing websites easier, faster, and less error-prone.