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  • Eight Years of CMS Report

    Eight Years of CMS Report

    This week, CMS Report celebrates our eight year anniversary. No one is more surprised than me. Now here we sit with thousands of articles posted by over 350 different contributing authors. I spent some time this week looking back at the most popular articles we posted here on CMS Report. Besides just a list providing the "reader's choice", I also provide my own list of favorite articles that has been posted here on CMSReport.com. When comparing the two lists, you will find the only article on both lists is the one comparing Drupal and Joomla. In 2006, it was one of the first articles that I had written which suggested CMSReport.com might stick around a little longer than I had expected.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted April 18, 2014
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  • WordPress 3.9 Refines Media Experience

    WordPress 3.9 Refines Media Experience

    WordPress 3.9 has been released with a number of refinements that WordPress hopes you'll "love". The changes and new features are solid but perhaps not as many as we've come to appreciate in past WordPress point releases. Some of the new features that can be found in WordPress 3.9 include improvements in the media editing experience, gallery previews, and live editing of widgets and headers.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted April 17, 2014
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  • Top Exec: Open Source and Proprietary are not Sworn Enemies

    Top Exec: Open Source and Proprietary are not Sworn Enemies

    Paul Rubens’ February article in CIO magazine, 7 Reasons Not to Use Open Source Software, has received quite the backlash in open source circles. I’d like to take a moment to add my own two cents, but I won’t be fanning the flames of the hardline open source fire. Let me be clear—I take issue with this article, but I don’t disagree with most of it. Instead, I think it only tells part of the story, failing to give open source credit where it’s due.

    By jmadej
    Posted April 16, 2014
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  • Embarcadero Launches RAD Studio XE6

    Expanded Android Support Enables C++ and Delphi Developers to Capitalize on the Largest Addressable Mobile Market Using One Code Base

    Maidenhead, U.K. – April 15, 2014 – Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today launched Embarcadero® RAD Studio XE6, the complete multi-device, natively compiled app development platform for Windows, Android, iOS and Mac.

    By RealWire
    Posted April 15, 2014
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  • Quoting IT: Most Common Mistake in Buying a CMS

    Quoting IT: Most Common Mistake in Buying a CMS

    "After under-buying and over-buying, the most common mistake I see in buying a CMS is looking at the wrong list of vendors. The WCM marketplace is saturated and hard to navigate, in truthfulness. Many organizations fall victims to this complexity and chose from completely wrong tools."

    Irina Guseva, Senior Analyst for the Real Story Group, "5 Minutes With Irina Guseva", CMS Wire, April 8, 2014.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted April 14, 2014
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  • Three New CMS Releases: ImpressPages, Jahia, and Umbraco

    Given the flurry of product announcements this week, my desk is stacked high with press releases and requests for review. The most notable of these recent announcements are for ImpressPages 4.0, Jahia 7, and Umbraco 7.1. Each of these content management systems deserve their own review. However, this is a Friday and time isn't on my side. So, I thought at the least there would be value in mentioning the release of these products and give you the option to follow up on your own for additional information.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted April 04, 2014
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  • Mailbag: DPCI Announces the DPSBridge Module for Drupal

    Mailbag: DPCI Announces the DPSBridge Module for Drupal

    A few days ago, I received an advance copy DPCI's press release announcing that DPCI has contributed an open source module to integrate Drupal with the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. As far as I can tell, the Drupal 7 module is currently a sandbox project  but I assume it will eventually be released as a full module once the code is worked out. 

    I usually don't blog about specific modules or plugins of a CMS unless I've actually used them for myself or they're huge to the story of the CMS. However, I owe mention of this module to Joe Bachana, President and Founder of DPCI. Several years ago, he invited me to sit on a Drupalcon panel discussing enterprise trends in content management. Besides Joe and myself the panel included Bryan House, Acquia and moderator Jacob Morgan, Chess Media Group.  That panel was a milestone event for me (huge audience) and forced me to acknowledge that I not only had a voice in this industry but also people willing to listen.

    So without hesitation, DPCI's press release regarding their new Drupal module follows.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted April 03, 2014
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  • Liferay Releases SDK to Speed Up Custom Mobile App Development

    Liferay Releases SDK to Speed Up Custom Mobile App Development

    LOS ANGELES, CA – April 1, 2014 – Liferay, Inc., which makes open source portal software, is releasing a mobile software development kit today. The Mobile SDK is part of Liferay’s commitment to being a mobile-ready platform, which began with making responsive design work out of the box in Liferay Portal 6.2. The Mobile SDK takes the platform’s mobile capabilities a step further, making the unique benefits of Liferay Portal available to mobile app developers.

    By CMS Report
    Posted April 01, 2014
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  • Jahia Names NavigationArts as First Certified Premium Partner in North America

    NavigationArts, a digital agency centered in User Experience (UX), and Jahia, a provider of Java-based open source Enterprise Content Management System (CMS) solutions, serving hundreds of global brands are proud to announce that NavigationArts has been named Jahia’s first Certified Premium Partner in the United States.

    By CMS Report
    Posted March 27, 2014
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  • My CMS-Connected Review of Magnolia CMS

    My CMS-Connected Review of Magnolia CMS

    I've been so busy lately that I haven't had time to put out a plug for my review of the Magnolia CMS on CMS-Connected last month. This was probably one of the easiest shows I've done in the sense that the Internet connection was good and the rest of the show seemed to complement my own segment well. My thanks to Boris Kraft, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer for Magnolia, for briefing me well about their product and spending some extra time with me during the demo.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 25, 2014
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