The year ahead promises significant changes in the business of software, including rapid adoption of Continuous Delivery, a surge in private clouds and growing importance of software developers in non-technical industries
* With concerns of falling behind their competitors and learning from the challenged launch of the US site HealthCare.gov widely publicized on both sides of the Atlantic, more companies will migrate to Continuous Delivery as the preferred method of software development and release
* The uncovering of the clandestine PRISM online surveillance program will lead to a surge of private clouds. More global organizations will use in-country public clouds, but the biggest growth will be in private clouds
* With every company becoming a software company to a degree, the work of developers will be recognized as the key to competitive differentiation in a broader span of industries
Perforce Insights Exposes Critical Patterns and Data Points to Shorten Release Cycles and Aid the Migration to Continuous Delivery
• Perforce Insights reveals metrics beyond standard work planning tools including file change, top contributors, cross-project statistics and deep-dive statistics
• The Perforce Stability Index showcases the evolution of a project from start to finish to help teams predict release times and required support levels
• Insights is free for all Perforce users, including those on the complimentary 20-user/20-workspace program, Perforce 20/20
“2.5 focuses on providing an advanced, flexible and efficient publishing platform for large scale content management deployments,” said Will Ezell, CTO of dotcms. “Like all things in dotcms, the push publishing has been designed to be simple to use and still provide the power to design the architecture and process that fits your organizations’ needs”.
"There's no right way to do it, but there are wrong ways, trust me, I know, I've done them all. Doing it wrong can harm people and it can really hurt the community. What you all have built together is remarkable and it's worth considering how you extend it further and find ways to continue to collaborate, both as Drupal, and maybe even more importantly as a broader PHP community."
- Amy Stephen, Molajo Developer and Consultant, Comment to "Backdrop: Forking Drupal" by Laura Scott, Pingv.com, September 11, 2013
While Drupal 8 has been been under development for two and a half years, I haven't talked much about it. I learned long ago that it doesn't do much good to talk about an upcoming release of a CMS until the software crosses over from what most of us would consider "vaporware."
The software needs to be close to beta, allowing for normal folks to actually be able install for testing purposes with a reasonable amount of certainty we don't need to be a developer. If you're a loyal reader of Planet Drupal, by now you should be getting a sense that the time has come to finally talk about Drupal 8.
Matt Mullenweg recently gave his State of the Word speech at WordCamp San Francisco 2013. In the embedded video below the fold he speaks about the WordPress project’s past and future. In the speech, the soon-to-be release of WordPress 3.6 is discussed as well as the planned releases of WordPress 3.7 and 3.8. Interestingly, there is also the discussion of the role of WordPress as blog, content management system, and application platform.
Perforce launches Swarm, a flexible code collaboration platform that enables development teams to meet their goals for faster release cycles, continuous integration and continuous delivery. Swarm helps distributed teams improve their Agile practices by collaborating on both pre- and post-commit code, commenting on changes, sharing creative ideas and getting early feedback from continuous integration and deployment.
I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. The custom CMS discussion has reared it’s ugly head a few times this year. Ron Miller asked his Fierce audience “why would companies still be building a custom CMS” as recently as this past February, which also spawned a discussion on CMS Connected the same month. For us, this is the third time this year we've come up against this most ethereal of competitors. The first was in a pitch in March with a local ad agency who insists that a custom CMS is the most efficient way to go. That was followed by an ongoing discussion with one of our long-time customers about whether they would renew this year in the wake of building an internal development team.
Does the Open Source CMS vs. Proprietary CMS debate still have validity? CEO Michael Assad of Agility thinks so. Mike would like to start a discussion that provides resources to those looking for information comparing these two very different approaches to CMS development. What do you think?
Easy-to-Use Document Collaboration Tool Available for up to 20 Users at No Cost Perforce Software today announced Perforce Commons™, an easy-to-use but powerful document collaboration tool that ensures business professionals can more productively work together on files. Commons supports all types of files—from the largest binary objects to the smallest image files—and has powerful merge capabilities for the most common document types, including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Because it keeps…