I attend Tridion User Group Day at Redwood Shores, CA. Apparentlly Tridion 2013 is going to be announced in Q1 of 2013.
A list of interesting features with this new release:
- Bundle: You can now put component or page into a bundle. All the items in the bundle will exit the workflow either success or fail as a whole. This concept is simliar to the database transactions. It is beneficial when you have dependency among your pages/component, and you dont' want some of them to succeed and others to fail.
- Notification Center: They took the concept from iOS where the notification center has actionable items. You can directly invoke action from notification.
- Undo: It has the ablity to Undo the publication (once level).
- External Content Libraries (ECL): It is possible to write a connector to use other repositories. A Flicker connector is demoed that it can mount your Flicker account to Tridion. Theoritically, it is possible to write a connect for anything if it has the concept of "folers" and "files".
Here is the agenda for those who are curious:
Tridon Pracitce: A collection of Tridion resources.
A nice arctile on Tridion, will report my findings after some investigation.
dotCMS just released a new version 2.2.
The starter website is now based on Bootstrap which is good for mobile users.
I checked their documentation and it seems like a good CMS, although the installation steps can be easier.
A few things I like about this CMS:
- Good plugin framework
- Responsive html design (Bootstrap)
- RESTful XML/ATOM read/write
- Related content, filtering of related content
- WYSIWYG editor (TinyMCE)
On my research on CMS running on AppEngine, I found a new one called gae-django-cms
Try to the name, I am able to deploy the code to Google AppEngine in under half an hour.
Check this out: http://charles-cms.appspot.com/
DD4T is whe way to go!http://thoughts.inphina.com/2011/08/12/cms-for-your-web-application-on-google-app-engine/ . Will verify it.
I have been searching for a open source CMS based on Python for a while, and I think I found it: http://code.google.com/p/instant-press/
The feature set looks impressive, especially working with AppEngine. I will report back late on my findings.
- Free and Open Source
- Manage articles, posts, and pages
- Manage users, categories, links, comments, uploads, styles
- Change logo, and front page without editing source code.
- Comments can be disable, or use disqus as comment system.
- Many widgets: addthis, last posts, links, tags, categories, archives.
- WYSIWYG editing, using CKeditor
- Multiple register method: Recaptcha, Confirm by mail, etc.
- Using html5boilerplate.com best practices baked in: cross-browser normalization, performance optimizations as a base template.
- Customize, come with 2 layout ready. Make your own customization. See customization.
- Developed in pure python using web2py as a framework.
- Ajax, use jquery and jquery-ui.
- Visual notifications.
- Feed articles and comments.