Archive for 2008 December

Evaluating open source and closed source software

Gartner has been saying how the current recession favors open source software. Many people in the open source software business are experiencing the same thing. They are finding themselves included in software selections against commercial players that were once considered out of their …

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Plone vs. MOSS

Francesco Ciriaci has started a series comparing Plone and MOSS in response to a trend of companies choosing between these two platforms. This first article focuses on general features and licensing. Key differences are the obvious Microsoft dependency of MOSS (which could be …

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When the Drupal Developer Comes Around

Apologies for the totally misused Johnny Cash reference but Austin Smith has an excellent post on how he came around from being a Drupal hater to a Drupal lover. Austin works on Observer.com and Politicker.com – two early, high profile Drupal sites. Austin’s …

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If you were trying to email me…

and it bounced back, please try again.  When I downgraded my Yahoo! hosting to from the Merchant plan to just domain hosting, it blew away my MX Records.  Everything is back in order now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Re-platforming www.contenthere.net

If you have been playing close attention, you might have noticed that www.contenthere.net is now running on WordPress. Prior to the migration, the site was hosted on a combination of Blogger, Yahoo Store, and some hand coded HTML (managed in Subversion of course). …

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Packt Publishing's 2009 Road Map

Packt Publishing is looking to expand their already extensive library of open source books. Their recently published road map for 2009 includes eZ Publish Templates, Customizing Zope Sites, Apache Jackrabbit, Apache CXF, Openbravo, OpenEMM, Django e-commerce, Bazaar VCS, and Groovy dsl.
If you know these …

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Review: Alfresco Developer Guide

I just finished reading Jeff Pott’s new book Alfresco Developer Guide. If you have been looking for a technical book on how to develop applications on top of the Alfresco platform, this is it. Jeff wastes little time introducing abstract content management concepts or …

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Oxite, Microsoft's open source web content management system

Janus Boye has blog post describing a new web content management system from Microsoft. Janus reports that the intent is to make a simple web publishing platform which is more suitable for external websites than its flagship MOSS2007 offering. The most notable aspect …

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Discount: Open Source Web Content Management in Java Report

EDIT The Open Source Content Management in Java Report is now Free and on Scibd.
Recently, a couple of the products that I covered in the Open Source Web Content Management in Java Report have had significant upgrades. Hippo CMS was totally re-written for version …

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Discover Magazine on Plone case study

The Plone.net site has a very good case study on Discover Magazine’s migration to Plone. The Discover Magazine site looks like a model magazine site: clean, careful presentation; lots of imagery and multi-media; registration only content; and synergy with the print edition. The …

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