After using the old eZ Publish administration for more than a decade, it seemed that the journey will come to an end. The new eZ Platform UI revolution should have put the old dog out of business by now. That hasn't happened yet, so we gave this old dog a new life in such manner that it could still be used on many projects.
We figured there is no better time to announce Summer Camp 2016 than the holiday season. We know the time and the place, the rest of the information will be on your way soon. Since we always strive for improvement, we have some exciting news for you in that department! So, here goes!
Earlier this year, when it was announced that eZ Conference 2015 is going to be held in New York, I had mixed feelings about the place of business. Two ten-hour-long plane trips and seven days out of the office seemed like quite an investment, but since we are building Netgen to be the top eZ expert, New York was the place to be.
Although it is interesting to read bickering about PHP in the blog comments, forum threads, or Facebook group discussions, this post is not about comparing PHP with other languages. It is about an important factor that keeps PHP on the top - the frameworks.
When we announced PHP & eZ Publish Summer Camp 2015 in March, we must admit we had only been secretly hoping for such an amazing turnout - the Camp was sold out! Now it’s time for us to share with you the gained experience, shared knowledge, and all the fun we had during and between the workshops.
I had a very special guest this week in the latest episode of The eZ Publish Show. Karen McGrane, one of the thought leaders in the content strategy domain, joined the hangout. She regularly holds lectures at the conferences and her latest book is “Content strategy for mobile”, really a star in the content field :). It was also great having my colleague Igor Vrdoljak on the hangout as he is very passionate about all things related to content. Read on.
There is an ongoing search in web community for an appropriate content modelling tool, one that could cope with conflicting requirements set by modern CMS development. We believe eZ Publish provided a viable solution a long time ago.
Last week I participated in the JBoye Web & Intranet Conference 2013 in Aarhus, Denmark. In last few years I had the chance to be on many conferences but rarely on such perfectly organised one. You can see and feel how much experience Mr. Boye and his team have in organising events, they are really using it to their advantage.
As announced few days ago The eZ Publish Show continued today. We were broadcasting live from Google+ Hangout and recorded video of the episode #15 is now available on Youtube.
Guest were Bryan Ruby from CMS Report and Apoorv Durga from Real Story Group. The main topic was a bit broader than usual: Future of Content Management Systems.
Building a sustainable web strategy in hyper-changing environment that we have today requires using powerful content management technology.
A few thoughts on why we think eZ Publish is the right tool to choose.
Recently I was participating in an online course (on Coursera) and one of the task was to do an industry analysis. So I did it for web design and development industry focusing on 2 parts:
- tools (content management vendors)
- creative touch (web agencies)
Be aware that I don't do these kind of analysis professionally :)
In the second interview here on Netgen Blog our guest is André Rømcke. He is the Lead Engineer for eZ Publish CMS and one of the main people behind the new verison 5.
"eZ Publish 4.x is maybe the open source CMS out there with most features, so we might never have the same feature set in the core of 5.x as it represents a slight change of focus from quantity to quality" - AR
Usually I start with the event itself and mention the location at the end. This time the location really deserves to be mentioned first. In my humble opinion Lisbon was a bulls-eye decision due to the beautiful weather (sunny with almost 15 degrees Celsius) while most other parts of Europe were covered with snow and under freezing -15 degrees Celsius :). It was a great pleasure to enjoy the sun and discuss the future of eZ with other attendees.
In the new edition of Confessions of an apprentice we will show you how to easily change layouts on a portion or portions of your website.
In the first interview here on Netgen Blog we have Aleksander Farstad. He is the founder of eZ Systems with their main product eZ Publish open source CMS and was the CEO from 1999 to 2009. Currently, he is the Member of the Board and VP of Business Development.
"The stronger the community, the stronger the product and the stronger the company the stronger the product...this is adding up." - AF
This is the second post in the series on how to create a modern web site. In previous post we covered how to set up the baseline for a web project. This post will cover the next step in a web project: setting up a site map.
We at Netgen, as a web development company, are facing the same challenges on every web project we do. It is very important to know how to deal with these challenges to successfully manage a web project. We plan to publish a series of blog posts describing the steps we take when creating a modern web site.