Earlier this month I was in New York for the eZ Innovation Board meeting. It was basically a sneak peek into the eZ Publish future with a bird's eye view. Or something like an 86th floor Empire State Building view. You have a great view and see far in the distance, but you can also look straight down, which is not very pleasant :)
Netgen story has always been about sharing - sharing knowledge, sharing experience, sharing the moments of joy and fun. One of the reasons I came here was to help with the growing marketing and event organization needs - in a fewer words, to help with the sharing. With that said, I could not have boarded the Netgen ship at a more exciting and opportune time - December, a true sharing spirited month.
Three weeks ago SensioLabs, the company behind Symfony framework, organized the second edition of SymfonyCon, the official Symfony conference. This year the event was set in Madrid, Spain and was attended by close to 700 people from all around the world.
Recently we were asked by one of our customers to implement user registration that will not rely on the Legacy Stack. As the sizeable part of this request is related to the user interface, we took this chance to implement something that will benefit us for other use cases as well.
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.
eZ Publish Community Project 2014.11 release is just around the corner. v2014.11.0, v2014.11.1, v2014.11.2 and v2014.11.3 tags are already created on GitHub, and distribution release is imminent so now is the perfect time to show you some cool stuff Netgen contributed to the new release. In total, we created seven pull requests which were all merged successfully by the eZ team.
So, let's dive into what we did, in order of creating the pull requests!
While preparing this years eZ Publish Summer Camp and PHP Summer Camp we wanted to somehow capture the value that was created and share it later. In short, to extend the learning experience after the camp is over. So we organised video and audio recordings of all 3 tracks and (almost) all workshops.
Yesterday I had a great discussion with Paweł Jędrzejewski about Sylius and would it be a good choice as a base for eZ eCommerce solution. After 30 minutes he lost the internet connection, the discussion was abruptly finished but it was near to end anyway. Hope the recorded video will still be interesting.