06 May 2015

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Drupal core announcements: Drupal 8 Question-and-Answer Core Conversation at DrupalCon Los Angeles

Do you have questions about the upcoming Drupal 8 release (or Drupal 8.1.x or 9 and beyond)? On Thursday, May 14 at DrupalCon Los Angeles, I'll be moderating a question-and-answer core conversation with a panel of the Drupal 8 core committers. Questions can be submitted in advance online, and anyone can submit a question (or more than one). I will curate the submissions to ask the panel the most interesting and relevant questions.

Some suggested topics:

This is a rare opportunity for the community to communicate directly with the Drupal 8 committer team. Help us make the most of of it -- submit your questions now!

06 May 2015 11:05pm GMT

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Re: eZ Community Board meeting minutes - April 21, 2015

Hello,

Since projects.ez.no project submissions are moderated their is little good reason to kill the eZ Publish Legacy extension community by preventing new projects.

We (BC) are very active submitters of eZ Publish Legacy extensions to projects.ez.no and will want to continue to share our contributions with others on projects.ez.no in the foreseeable future.

The projects.ez.no website should be altered to inform users that new ezplatform contributions should be shared on the ezplatform contribution sharing site instead.

If users in correctly submit ezplatform contributions to projects.ez.no they can be informed where to post their ezplatform contributions instead via the moderation interphase already in place.

The new project moderation workload of projects.ez.no is very low and easily manageable.

Please do not put the projects.ez.no site in read only mode and refuse new projects. Projects.ez.no is the preferred / best way to publicize eZ Publish Legacy contributions.

If you put it in read-only mode then you effectively take away most of it's most useful features, project forums, code sharing and project maintenance.

If you wish to end new projects creating new svn repos for a project, that would be acceptable as GitHub is a better way of storing code.

That said we still need projects.ez.no as a usable directory of shared code (ie: searching GitHub is a very poor way of finding or advertizing new shared legacy contributions).

Please re-consider putting projects.ez.no into read-only mode and killing the legacy extension sharing community.

It's just not necessary to stop people from sharing legacy code in this way.

Respectfully,
Brookins Consulting

06 May 2015 10:30pm GMT

Re: Is there an extension to the User Profile

Hello Berry,

Your not the first person to ask for something along these lines but ... to my knowledge no such solution has been shared. There are a few reasons for this ..

Typically most everything you would need to create a custom solution like this is basically provided by default. Normally to create what you need you would start by editing the user ContentType / Class and adding the attributes you require to provide for profile information storage. Then you would create custom template overrides for the user ContentType / Class (in bundle or extension design) to display the content stored in the newly added user (ContentType/Class) content object.

This normally is so specific to the website and so quick to create that most people have not seen fit to share an example generic contribution for this need.

For user specific content like pictures, files, videos and articles often people store this content beneath the user content object within folders for each type of content. Be certain to check the 'Container' class option, when editing the class first to be able to store content under the user content object. You may need to customize or create custom content classes (and template overrides) for each of these additional types of user content.

Viewing a user is fairly simple and straight forward too, provided you have assigned the right role policy permissions to the anonymous or member user roles. In a default installation you can view, http://example.com/Users/Subscribers/Subscriber-User as an example (remember to adjust role policy permissions to be able to do this).

I hope this helps!

Cheers,
Heath

06 May 2015 9:23pm GMT

Re: Best way to use override System in Ez Publish 5

Hello Berry,

All ezplatform is (at this time) is a legacy free version of eZ Publish, everything else is the exact same.

If your already using new stack only (symfony; no legacy) solutions for user siteaccess development, all of that code will work when used within ezplatform (future compatible).

The problem I have with recommending ezplatform today (while it is still alpha) is that the admin replacement called ezplatformUI (also alpha) is still feature incomplete in many ways, for example it still lacks ContentType creation / editing.

When ezplatformUI is ready for official release (and feature complete) then I will look forward recommending those who wish to go -all new stack- (no legacy at all) to use ezplatform.

Until that day, you loose nothing by using ezpublish 5.x and everything you do within the symfony stack (bundles) is useable within ezplatform (since they share the same kernel).

That said, just remember anything you develop with legacy or within legacy will need to be re-implemented within symfony when you migrate to ezplatform.

If you have the time, you could setup two local dev envs with the same custom bundles and configs and learn how to run both versions (ezplatform and ezpublish 5.x) in parallel to learn more about ezplatform :)

I hope this helps!

Cheers,
Heath

06 May 2015 8:51pm GMT

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Drupal core announcements: Drupal core updates for May 6th, 2015

Congratulations to Alex "effulgentsia" Bronstein and Jess "xjm", who became core committers as part of the Evolving and documenting Drupal core's structure, responsibilities, and decision-making policy (which could still use your review)!

What's new with Drupal 8?

Since the last Drupal Core Update, the minimum version of MySQL needed to run D8 was raised to 5.5.3, and Drupal 8.0.0-beta10 was released in time for DrupalCon Los Angeles (which is next week).

Some other highlights of the month were:

How can I help get Drupal 8 done?

See Help get Drupal 8 released! for updated information on the current state of the release and more information on how you can help.

We're also looking for more contributors to help compile these posts. Contact mparker17 if you'd like to help!

Drupal 8 In Real Life

Whew! That's a wrap!

Do you follow Drupal Planet with devotion, or keep a close eye on the Drupal event calendar, or git pull origin 8.0.x every morning without fail before your coffee? We're looking for more contributors to help compile these posts. You could either take a few hours once every six weeks or so to put together a whole post, or help with one section more regularly. If you'd like to volunteer for helping to draft these posts, please follow the steps here!

06 May 2015 6:42pm GMT

Jim Birch: No more usernames! Setting up Drupal 7 for Email Login

My Real Name is not Coco Rico

Sorry, the user name 'Super Incredibly Good Looking Jim' is already taken...

I don't need another username. I really don't need another username on a site that I am not going to have a public profile. There are sites where having a username makes perfect sense, and then there are those that don't.

Reasons you may need to have a Username:

Even in some of these cases, we could get away with using a display name. We will explore how to set up a Display Name that is separate from core's login funtionality below.

I am not building Twitter. Nor am I building Ello, Reddit, Pinterest, or Periscope. In most cases, I only have administrators and content creators accessing the site. Trying to keep the login process as painless as I can for my users, I will use an email address field as the unique identifier. I would venture to guess that everyone online has at least one of those.

Read more

06 May 2015 5:00pm GMT

27 May 2014

feedeZ News

New eZ Publish Platform 5.3: Easier to Build a Solid Content Business

Skien, Norway, May 27th, 2014

eZ Publish Platform 5.3: easier to build a Solid Content Business

A Long Term Supported Release

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 is the fourth release in the 5 series and is a Long Term Supported release (LTS). This means it will be supported up to end of May 2019 with extended support, you have time to plan further upgrade! (see http://support.ez.no/Public/Service-Life for details on the supported period). It is a technical release that provides new features and opportunities for developers to build great things, more solidity and ease-of-use. It mostly offers a continuous improvement of the "Platform stack" introduced with eZ Publish Platform 5 (previously referred to as "New Stack", based on Symfony2) in terms of features, usability and performance.

Making it Easier For Developers to Understand And Learn

Symfony Framework at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.3

We heard our community, eZ Publish Platform was a big step forward in terms of technology, but we might have focused too much on the capabilities, without making sure it can be easily grasped by newcomers to the platform or to the Symfony framework. With 5.3, we have placed a lot of energy in an improved documentation in many other features that will make it easier to anyone to get started.

Making it Easier For Developers to Develop And Deploy

One of the main line of 5.3 release has been to drastically improve the integration of the Symfony environment, the capability to easily build websites relying on the "eZ Platform" stack ("New Stack") and continuously remove dependencies on the legacy stack (4.x). With 5.3, while it is still possible to use the legacy stack and templating system (with the dual-kernel architecture), the main way to go is to use the new platform and the Symfony framework. There is also another major change that will make developers and operation people's life way easier: eZ Publish Platform 5.3 relies now entirely on Composer -- the now standard deployment and dependency manager tool for PHP. We moved from our previous proprietary deployment tool in eZ Network to fully embrace Composer as a system to deliver updates, making it very standard, very easy and very efficient!

Updated Demo Site With More Ready-to-use Features Like Places

The Demo Site has been improved to progressively become the reference for developers to see how features of the platform can be used to build great Websites. Among many improvements to the previous demo site, we added a ready-to-use feature called Places that shows how to best deal with geolocation and how to search on geolocated data thanks to the latest improvement in the eZ Publish API and in SolR. In short, the Places feature show you how you can quickly create your own listing of places and display them efficiently, whether you want to show the many locations of your company or build your own Yelp guide.


Book an eZ Publish Platform 5.3 demo

Feature List - What's New in 5.3?

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 comes with 59 new features and more than 233 bug fixes and 69 improvements to the core platform. Here's what you can expect:


Use of Doctrine DBAL / DoctrineBundle

Doctrine at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.3

eZ Publish 5.3 now uses Doctrine DBAL instead of Zeta Components Database, this allows users to reuse database connection and settings with other pure-Symfony2 bundles which use Doctrine ORM (default choice in Symfony2 documentation and code generators). Your benefits:


User Authentication Using Symfony Security Component

User Authentication Using Symfony Security Component

New login / logout functionality that uses Symfony's authentication system, this enables any kind of login handler or SSO handler made for Symfony to also work with eZ Publish 5, including handlers for LDAP. Your benefits:


Twig & Tpl Template and DB-level debug in Symfony Web debug Toolbar

Twig & Tpl Template and DB-level debug in Symfony Web debug Toolbar

Developer feature known from legacy which allows you to see which templates are used on a page, how many times and how much time they spend being executed. On top, the integration of Doctrine DBAL as database-access layer brings full insight on what happened at DB-level during a given request. Your benefits:


Language Switcher and Cross-Siteaccess linker

Language Switcher and Cross-Siteaccess linker

The language switcher is built on the Symfony stack and is improved for a simpler usage. This feature supports deployment of multilingual websites by making it easy to build, from Twig and Symfony2, a widget for visitors to switch language during navigation. This comes in a continuity of the 5.2 release improvements that increased the amount of usable languages from 30 to 62. A by-product of this is the ability to easily create links from one siteaccess to the other (including across language siteacesses). Your benefits:


Website Toolbar

Website Toolbar in New Stack (Symfony) in eZ Publish Platform 5.3

Not to be mixed with the Web Debug Toolbar provided by Symfony and extended by eZ Publish, this feature is about allowing "ezwt" (Website Toolbar) extension to also work in DemoBundle to provide the front-end editing functionality that you know from 4.x. Your benefits:


Comment Moderation Tab in Administration Interface, Tied to Content

Comment moderation tab in administration interface, tied to content, in eZ Publish Platform5 .3

In the continuity of the brand new commenting system introduced in 5.2 (Comment bundle that can rely on external commenting systems such as Disqus or Facebook), a comment moderation interface is now fully integrated in the administration interface, for each piece of content, under a new tab. Your benefits:


Updated Demo Site, New Places Feature

Updated Demo Site in eZ Publish Platform 5.3, New Places Feature

Search API is now able to search for content with geolocation making it possible to do geolocation range searches and sorting by distance from a point. Taking advantage of the MapLocation feature, a new feature is exposed in the Demo Site showing how to implement listing and map views of content (restaurants-close-to-you) using the MapLocation field. Your benefits:


Extended Stack Support

Extended Stack Support for eZ Publish Platform 5.3

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 runs smoothly with:

Your benefits:


Download the eZ Publish Platform 5.3 Brochure

Roadmap

5.3 is an ideal tool to build future-proof websites on top of what will become the "eZ Platform" stack. What's more, upgrading from a 4.x-based site to 5.3 will also guarantee support for the next 3 years (+ 2 additional years with Support Extension). 5.3 installations will be easily upgradable to the 5.4 version, as they will share the same legacy kernel (and extensions). 5.4's support period will match 5.3's, and will bring additional features in the "eZ Platform" stack ("New Stack").

Below, find our plans for the next releases.

eZ Publish Platform roadmap

Technical Release Notes

The full technical release notes are available here: https://doc.ez.no/display/EZP/5.3+Release+Notes

Availability

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 is available immediately. For more information on eZ Publish Platform 5.3, feel free to get in touch with us.

About eZ

eZ Systems is the globally recognised commercial open source software provider. Our leading and innovative approach takes your enterprise platform beyond content management (CMS) into creating a true digital experience with systematic optimization capabilities. The eZ Publish platform sets new standards for digital lifecycle management, including recommendations and smart web analytics functionality, coupled with an application market place of certified extensions. Thousands of organizations worldwide benefit from optimized and intelligent multi-channel communications solutions. eZ's client base includes small, medium and large enterprises across all industries such as media, publishing and broadcasting, financial services, telecoms, retail, government, manufacturing, logistics, and education.

Contact information

Please get in touch at communications@ez.no

27 May 2014 8:26am GMT

New eZ Publish Platform 5.3: Easier to Build a Solid Content Business

Skien, Norway, May 27th, 2014

eZ Publish Platform 5.3: easier to build a Solid Content Business

A Long Term Supported Release

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 is the fourth release in the 5 series and is a Long Term Supported release (LTS). This means it will be supported up to end of May 2019 with extended support, you have time to plan further upgrade! (see http://support.ez.no/Public/Service-Life for details on the supported period). It is a technical release that provides new features and opportunities for developers to build great things, more solidity and ease-of-use. It mostly offers a continuous improvement of the "Platform stack" introduced with eZ Publish Platform 5 (previously referred to as "New Stack", based on Symfony2) in terms of features, usability and performance.

Making it Easier For Developers to Understand And Learn

Symfony Framework at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.3

We heard our community, eZ Publish Platform was a big step forward in terms of technology, but we might have focused too much on the capabilities, without making sure it can be easily grasped by newcomers to the platform or to the Symfony framework. With 5.3, we have placed a lot of energy in an improved documentation in many other features that will make it easier to anyone to get started.

Making it Easier For Developers to Develop And Deploy

One of the main line of 5.3 release has been to drastically improve the integration of the Symfony environment, the capability to easily build websites relying on the "eZ Platform" stack ("New Stack") and continuously remove dependencies on the legacy stack (4.x). With 5.3, while it is still possible to use the legacy stack and templating system (with the dual-kernel architecture), the main way to go is to use the new platform and the Symfony framework. There is also another major change that will make developers and operation people's life way easier: eZ Publish Platform 5.3 relies now entirely on Composer -- the now standard deployment and dependency manager tool for PHP. We moved from our previous proprietary deployment tool in eZ Network to fully embrace Composer as a system to deliver updates, making it very standard, very easy and very efficient!

Updated Demo Site With More Ready-to-use Features Like Places

The Demo Site has been improved to progressively become the reference for developers to see how features of the platform can be used to build great Websites. Among many improvements to the previous demo site, we added a ready-to-use feature called Places that shows how to best deal with geolocation and how to search on geolocated data thanks to the latest improvement in the eZ Publish API and in SolR. In short, the Places feature show you how you can quickly create your own listing of places and display them efficiently, whether you want to show the many locations of your company or build your own Yelp guide.


Book an eZ Publish Platform 5.3 demo

Feature List - What's New in 5.3?

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 comes with 59 new features and more than 233 bug fixes and 69 improvements to the core platform. Here's what you can expect:


Use of Doctrine DBAL / DoctrineBundle

Doctrine at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.3

eZ Publish 5.3 now uses Doctrine DBAL instead of Zeta Components Database, this allows users to reuse database connection and settings with other pure-Symfony2 bundles which use Doctrine ORM (default choice in Symfony2 documentation and code generators). Your benefits:


User Authentication Using Symfony Security Component

User Authentication Using Symfony Security Component

New login / logout functionality that uses Symfony's authentication system, this enables any kind of login handler or SSO handler made for Symfony to also work with eZ Publish 5, including handlers for LDAP. Your benefits:


Twig & Tpl Template and DB-level debug in Symfony Web debug Toolbar

Twig & Tpl Template and DB-level debug in Symfony Web debug Toolbar

Developer feature known from legacy which allows you to see which templates are used on a page, how many times and how much time they spend being executed. On top, the integration of Doctrine DBAL as database-access layer brings full insight on what happened at DB-level during a given request. Your benefits:


Language Switcher and Cross-Siteaccess linker

Language Switcher and Cross-Siteaccess linker

The language switcher is built on the Symfony stack and is improved for a simpler usage. This feature supports deployment of multilingual websites by making it easy to build, from Twig and Symfony2, a widget for visitors to switch language during navigation. This comes in a continuity of the 5.2 release improvements that increased the amount of usable languages from 30 to 62. A by-product of this is the ability to easily create links from one siteaccess to the other (including across language siteacesses). Your benefits:


Website Toolbar

Website Toolbar in New Stack (Symfony) in eZ Publish Platform 5.3

Not to be mixed with the Web Debug Toolbar provided by Symfony and extended by eZ Publish, this feature is about allowing "ezwt" (Website Toolbar) extension to also work in DemoBundle to provide the front-end editing functionality that you know from 4.x. Your benefits:


Comment Moderation Tab in Administration Interface, Tied to Content

Comment moderation tab in administration interface, tied to content, in eZ Publish Platform5 .3

In the continuity of the brand new commenting system introduced in 5.2 (Comment bundle that can rely on external commenting systems such as Disqus or Facebook), a comment moderation interface is now fully integrated in the administration interface, for each piece of content, under a new tab. Your benefits:


Updated Demo Site, New Places Feature

Updated Demo Site in eZ Publish Platform 5.3, New Places Feature

Search API is now able to search for content with geolocation making it possible to do geolocation range searches and sorting by distance from a point. Taking advantage of the MapLocation feature, a new feature is exposed in the Demo Site showing how to implement listing and map views of content (restaurants-close-to-you) using the MapLocation field. Your benefits:


Extended Stack Support

Extended Stack Support for eZ Publish Platform 5.3

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 runs smoothly with:

Your benefits:


Download the eZ Publish Platform 5.3 Brochure

Roadmap

5.3 is an ideal tool to build future-proof websites on top of what will become the "eZ Platform" stack. What's more, upgrading from a 4.x-based site to 5.3 will also guarantee support for the next 3 years (+ 2 additional years with Support Extension). 5.3 installations will be easily upgradable to the 5.4 version, as they will share the same legacy kernel (and extensions). 5.4's support period will match 5.3's, and will bring additional features in the "eZ Platform" stack ("New Stack").

Below, find our plans for the next releases.

eZ Publish Platform roadmap

Technical Release Notes

The full technical release notes are available here: https://doc.ez.no/display/EZP/5.3+Release+Notes

Availability

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 is available immediately. For more information on eZ Publish Platform 5.3, feel free to get in touch with us.

About eZ

eZ Systems is the globally recognised commercial open source software provider. Our leading and innovative approach takes your enterprise platform beyond content management (CMS) into creating a true digital experience with systematic optimization capabilities. The eZ Publish platform sets new standards for digital lifecycle management, including recommendations and smart web analytics functionality, coupled with an application market place of certified extensions. Thousands of organizations worldwide benefit from optimized and intelligent multi-channel communications solutions. eZ's client base includes small, medium and large enterprises across all industries such as media, publishing and broadcasting, financial services, telecoms, retail, government, manufacturing, logistics, and education.

Contact information

Please get in touch at communications@ez.no

27 May 2014 8:26am GMT

New eZ Publish Platform 5.3: Easier to Build a Solid Content Business

Skien, Norway, May 27th, 2014

eZ Publish Platform 5.3: easier to build a Solid Content Business

A Long Term Supported Release

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 is the fourth release in the 5 series and is a Long Term Supported release (LTS). This means it will be supported up to end of May 2019 with extended support, you have time to plan further upgrade! (see http://support.ez.no/Public/Service-Life for details on the supported period). It is a technical release that provides new features and opportunities for developers to build great things, more solidity and ease-of-use. It mostly offers a continuous improvement of the "Platform stack" introduced with eZ Publish Platform 5 (previously referred to as "New Stack", based on Symfony2) in terms of features, usability and performance.

Making it Easier For Developers to Understand And Learn

Symfony Framework at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.3

We heard our community, eZ Publish Platform was a big step forward in terms of technology, but we might have focused too much on the capabilities, without making sure it can be easily grasped by newcomers to the platform or to the Symfony framework. With 5.3, we have placed a lot of energy in an improved documentation in many other features that will make it easier to anyone to get started.

Making it Easier For Developers to Develop And Deploy

One of the main line of 5.3 release has been to drastically improve the integration of the Symfony environment, the capability to easily build websites relying on the "eZ Platform" stack ("New Stack") and continuously remove dependencies on the legacy stack (4.x). With 5.3, while it is still possible to use the legacy stack and templating system (with the dual-kernel architecture), the main way to go is to use the new platform and the Symfony framework. There is also another major change that will make developers and operation people's life way easier: eZ Publish Platform 5.3 relies now entirely on Composer -- the now standard deployment and dependency manager tool for PHP. We moved from our previous proprietary deployment tool in eZ Network to fully embrace Composer as a system to deliver updates, making it very standard, very easy and very efficient!

Updated Demo Site With More Ready-to-use Features Like Places

The Demo Site has been improved to progressively become the reference for developers to see how features of the platform can be used to build great Websites. Among many improvements to the previous demo site, we added a ready-to-use feature called Places that shows how to best deal with geolocation and how to search on geolocated data thanks to the latest improvement in the eZ Publish API and in SolR. In short, the Places feature show you how you can quickly create your own listing of places and display them efficiently, whether you want to show the many locations of your company or build your own Yelp guide.


Book an eZ Publish Platform 5.3 demo

Feature List - What's New in 5.3?

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 comes with 59 new features and more than 233 bug fixes and 69 improvements to the core platform. Here's what you can expect:


Use of Doctrine DBAL / DoctrineBundle

Doctrine at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.3

eZ Publish 5.3 now uses Doctrine DBAL instead of Zeta Components Database, this allows users to reuse database connection and settings with other pure-Symfony2 bundles which use Doctrine ORM (default choice in Symfony2 documentation and code generators). Your benefits:


User Authentication Using Symfony Security Component

User Authentication Using Symfony Security Component

New login / logout functionality that uses Symfony's authentication system, this enables any kind of login handler or SSO handler made for Symfony to also work with eZ Publish 5, including handlers for LDAP. Your benefits:


Twig & Tpl Template and DB-level debug in Symfony Web debug Toolbar

Twig & Tpl Template and DB-level debug in Symfony Web debug Toolbar

Developer feature known from legacy which allows you to see which templates are used on a page, how many times and how much time they spend being executed. On top, the integration of Doctrine DBAL as database-access layer brings full insight on what happened at DB-level during a given request. Your benefits:


Language Switcher and Cross-Siteaccess linker

Language Switcher and Cross-Siteaccess linker

The language switcher is built on the Symfony stack and is improved for a simpler usage. This feature supports deployment of multilingual websites by making it easy to build, from Twig and Symfony2, a widget for visitors to switch language during navigation. This comes in a continuity of the 5.2 release improvements that increased the amount of usable languages from 30 to 62. A by-product of this is the ability to easily create links from one siteaccess to the other (including across language siteacesses). Your benefits:


Website Toolbar

Website Toolbar in New Stack (Symfony) in eZ Publish Platform 5.3

Not to be mixed with the Web Debug Toolbar provided by Symfony and extended by eZ Publish, this feature is about allowing "ezwt" (Website Toolbar) extension to also work in DemoBundle to provide the front-end editing functionality that you know from 4.x. Your benefits:


Comment Moderation Tab in Administration Interface, Tied to Content

Comment moderation tab in administration interface, tied to content, in eZ Publish Platform5 .3

In the continuity of the brand new commenting system introduced in 5.2 (Comment bundle that can rely on external commenting systems such as Disqus or Facebook), a comment moderation interface is now fully integrated in the administration interface, for each piece of content, under a new tab. Your benefits:


Updated Demo Site, New Places Feature

Updated Demo Site in eZ Publish Platform 5.3, New Places Feature

Search API is now able to search for content with geolocation making it possible to do geolocation range searches and sorting by distance from a point. Taking advantage of the MapLocation feature, a new feature is exposed in the Demo Site showing how to implement listing and map views of content (restaurants-close-to-you) using the MapLocation field. Your benefits:


Extended Stack Support

Extended Stack Support for eZ Publish Platform 5.3

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 runs smoothly with:

Your benefits:


Download the eZ Publish Platform 5.3 Brochure

Roadmap

5.3 is an ideal tool to build future-proof websites on top of what will become the "eZ Platform" stack. What's more, upgrading from a 4.x-based site to 5.3 will also guarantee support for the next 3 years (+ 2 additional years with Support Extension). 5.3 installations will be easily upgradable to the 5.4 version, as they will share the same legacy kernel (and extensions). 5.4's support period will match 5.3's, and will bring additional features in the "eZ Platform" stack ("New Stack").

Below, find our plans for the next releases.

eZ Publish Platform roadmap

Technical Release Notes

The full technical release notes are available here: https://doc.ez.no/display/EZP/5.3+Release+Notes

Availability

eZ Publish Platform 5.3 is available immediately. For more information on eZ Publish Platform 5.3, feel free to get in touch with us.

About eZ

eZ Systems is the globally recognised commercial open source software provider. Our leading and innovative approach takes your enterprise platform beyond content management (CMS) into creating a true digital experience with systematic optimization capabilities. The eZ Publish platform sets new standards for digital lifecycle management, including recommendations and smart web analytics functionality, coupled with an application market place of certified extensions. Thousands of organizations worldwide benefit from optimized and intelligent multi-channel communications solutions. eZ's client base includes small, medium and large enterprises across all industries such as media, publishing and broadcasting, financial services, telecoms, retail, government, manufacturing, logistics, and education.

Contact information

Please get in touch at communications@ez.no

27 May 2014 8:26am GMT

05 Mar 2014

feedeZ News

eZ Systems is expanding with a new office in Poland

Our experience working with Polish computer scientists has been great, so we are confident we have made the best decision.
For the new office, the position of General Manager of eZ Systems Polska Sp. z o.o. has been offered to and accepted by Mr Łukasz Serwatka, an experienced developer and product manager who has long been part of eZ. Mr Serwatka describes his plans for the future: "The Polish branch of eZ Systems will continue to develop the eZ product portfolio, with a focus on front-end and innovative user interfaces. For that we are planning to build a new project team, with at least six members before year end. We are currently looking for candidates for the positions of Junior & Senior UI Developers."
After Skien (NO), Lyon (FR), Oslo, Paris, Cologne (DE), Tokyo and New York, the Katowice branch is another step in our global development. The new team will work closely with the rest of the engineering team in Lyon and the product team in Brooklyn, New York, and will help us develop new features and improve our products and services. If you live in Poland and have the skills and experience we are looking for, you should contact us at one of the links below. We'd love to have you on our team!

http://ez.no/About-eZ/Careers/Senior-UI-Developer-Poland
http://ez.no/About-eZ/Careers/Junior-UI-Developer-Poland

Authors:
Łukasz Serwatka, General Manager at eZ Systems Polska,
André Rømcke VP Engineering at eZ Systems

05 Mar 2014 2:07pm GMT

eZ Systems is expanding with a new office in Poland

Our experience working with Polish computer scientists has been great, so we are confident we have made the best decision.
For the new office, the position of General Manager of eZ Systems Polska Sp. z o.o. has been offered to and accepted by Mr Łukasz Serwatka, an experienced developer and product manager who has long been part of eZ. Mr Serwatka describes his plans for the future: "The Polish branch of eZ Systems will continue to develop the eZ product portfolio, with a focus on front-end and innovative user interfaces. For that we are planning to build a new project team, with at least six members before year end. We are currently looking for candidates for the positions of Junior & Senior UI Developers."
After Skien (NO), Lyon (FR), Oslo, Paris, Cologne (DE), Tokyo and New York, the Katowice branch is another step in our global development. The new team will work closely with the rest of the engineering team in Lyon and the product team in Brooklyn, New York, and will help us develop new features and improve our products and services. If you live in Poland and have the skills and experience we are looking for, you should contact us at one of the links below. We'd love to have you on our team!

http://ez.no/About-eZ/Careers/Senior-UI-Developer-Poland
http://ez.no/About-eZ/Careers/Junior-UI-Developer-Poland

Authors:
Łukasz Serwatka, General Manager at eZ Systems Polska,
André Rømcke VP Engineering at eZ Systems

05 Mar 2014 2:07pm GMT

eZ Systems is expanding with a new office in Poland

Our experience working with Polish computer scientists has been great, so we are confident we have made the best decision.
For the new office, the position of General Manager of eZ Systems Polska Sp. z o.o. has been offered to and accepted by Mr Łukasz Serwatka, an experienced developer and product manager who has long been part of eZ. Mr Serwatka describes his plans for the future: "The Polish branch of eZ Systems will continue to develop the eZ product portfolio, with a focus on front-end and innovative user interfaces. For that we are planning to build a new project team, with at least six members before year end. We are currently looking for candidates for the positions of Junior & Senior UI Developers."
After Skien (NO), Lyon (FR), Oslo, Paris, Cologne (DE), Tokyo and New York, the Katowice branch is another step in our global development. The new team will work closely with the rest of the engineering team in Lyon and the product team in Brooklyn, New York, and will help us develop new features and improve our products and services. If you live in Poland and have the skills and experience we are looking for, you should contact us at one of the links below. We'd love to have you on our team!

http://ez.no/About-eZ/Careers/Senior-UI-Developer-Poland
http://ez.no/About-eZ/Careers/Junior-UI-Developer-Poland

Authors:
Łukasz Serwatka, General Manager at eZ Systems Polska,
André Rømcke VP Engineering at eZ Systems

05 Mar 2014 2:07pm GMT

19 Nov 2013

feedeZ News

eZ Publish Platform 5.2: Faster & Stronger For Your Content Business


Check the new 5.3 release, a leap ahead of 5.2: http://ez.no/5.3


Skien, Norway, Nov 19th, 2013

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - Aconcagua Release


Dear Marketer: Create, Deliver & Optimize, More Than Ever

A Radically Faster and More Flexible Experience on Your Digital Touch-points

If reducing the page load-time of your online apps by 400% sounds like a good idea, the radically improved caching system in eZ Publish Platform 5.2 will become your best friend (figure of comparison to 4.x series). Unmatched, blazing fast experience for your audience, even in highly personalized navigation contexts, is now standard, out of the box. That is: when a logged-in customer enjoys a tailored online experience with your brand, he no longer drops out after two pages per visit because of a deceptively slow journey, thus allowing for more chances for conversion.

eZ Publish Platform 5.2, aka Aconcagua, has also been crafted to fit snugly in your digital marketing/CRM information system, relying on a solid, highly flexible & extensible framework that makes it a breeze to "connect the dots" of your online experience elements: (big) data sources, analytics and more. The creation of such a unified, seamless experience is also supported by the core Digital Marketing and Customer Experience capabilities: eZ Marketing Automation, Smart Analytics (eZ LiveViewer) and eZ Recommendation Service. Learn more on these CXM capabilities here.

Rapid Incremental Online Presence Deployment

Multiple languages at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Incremental improvements of online equity (as opposed to a launch from scratch) are often hampered by "technology practicalities", slowed-down beyond any reasonable time-to-market. This is what we want to minimize with eZ Publish Platform 5.2 by strengthening the multi-site capabilities and language coverage: one platform for your brands. Deployment of a new touch-point for your brand, or even a new brand, is very quick: the native multi-site support in 5.2 allows a high level of freedom in defining your information/content architecture, with a low technology set-up overhead once the first site is up and running. Starting business in a new region? Up to 62 languages are now covered with eZ Publish Platform 5.2, with integrated content translation capabilities for your in-house or external translation teams. Just go for it; we cover you.

The 5.2 Tips To Engage Your Audience

New Commenting Experience in eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Conversational channels (social media, UGC) are prominent spaces of public exchange that foster your online community and unquestionably contribute to your brand equity. eZ Publish Platform 5.2 brings a totally new commenting experience for users, thanks to tight integration of third-party commenting services (Facebook, Disqus, and more), plugged in at the heart of your invaluable content. The latter, certainly one of the main building blocks of your online strategy, needs to be able to be read, shared, created or updated from any channel (tablets, smartphones, desktop, TVs, apps, third-party applications, etc). This is made possible by a REST interface in 5.2 that lets you rise to the omnichannel/multichannel challenge, with an extensible, built-in content exposure system. Finally, the improved demo Site for the New Stack shipped in eZ Publish Platform 5.2 can be seen as a box with built-in, easily reusable Online Marketing 101 elements: responsive design, landing pages with forms, feedback forms, etc: "Ready-made, simple marketing".


Call me about eZ Publish Platform 5.2 Demo


Dear Technologist: Embrace Rapid, More Cost-effective Industrialization of Your Online Applications

Also see technical release notes.

Focus On Operational Efficiency

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - New Demo Site

Cut infrastructure and hosting costs, quickly train your development teams on the technology, streamline development collaboration: the thirst for operational efficiency is never quenched, and we know this. eZ Publish Platform 5.2 brings nuggets to help you noticeably with this. The Improved Caching System allows for 400% more pages per second than the 4.x series, relying on the Symfony2-based New Stack: this means native cost-killing on hosting infrastructure, and the ability to build much more exciting digital experiences. Similarly, thanks to the native support of Composer, you can take full control over the organization of your projects' development, now tightly integrable with eZ Publish Platform, out of the box. This goes hand in hand with an improved Demo Site for the New Stack, which becomes a showcase of examples and best practices of development on the New Stack: a solid learning base for developers.

5.2: A More Scalable, More Flexible, More Stable Platform

Symfony 2.3 LTS in eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Stability and dependability + extensibility and flexibility is not an impossible marriage. We decided to prove this by increasing both in eZ Publish Platform 5.2. The underlying Symfony2 Full Stack has been upgraded to its improved 2.3 Long Term Support version, embedding a high stability application development framework at the heart of your Content Management Framework. On a side note, this opens an even wider opportunity to tap into a large base of talented developers for your projects, from the eZ Publish and Symfony communities.

Multi-repository Storage and Cache System

Rapidly changing business requirements being a standard of the digital industry, the technological choices made must respond quickly to constraints. A scalable platform, with integrated multi-site support at the heart of the system, is a way to ensure that deploying a new site is an incremental project from a technology set-up perspective; a lightweight task compared with setting up a new instance of the product. This is now enabled, in eZ Publish Platform 5.2, by a reinforced multi-repository Storage and Cache system allowing full flexibility in content sharing and reuse across multiple sites, on a single installation architecture.

In a similar vein of cost-efficient response to changing business requirements, we augmented multi-lingual capabilities by raising the bar of 30 supported languages in version 5.1, to 62 in version 5.2, Aconcagua, for one single installation. This allows your technology to support international business as well as international organizations, as content translation and collaboration capabilities are shipped in the stock version.

New Ready-Made Key Components

While managing comments in the previous version 5.1 was achieved via a simple yet solid solution, the story is totally different with eZ Publish Platform 5.2. A brand new commenting system now enables reliance on built-in Facebook or Disqus external User Generated Comments management; alternatively you can integrate your preferred UGC solution, quickly and painlessly (via semantic configuration).

eZ Publish Platform 5.1 placed an advanced set of APIs into the hands of developers: PHP and REST, removing any barriers to the creation of innovative solutions based on content manipulation of all sorts. These APIs are backwards compatible for several years, securing your developments in time (add-ons to eZ Publish Platform, extensions). The big novelty: with 5.2, we ship a Javascript-based client to speed up the creation of your client-side apps (mobile, rich client, web), assisting you on both sides of the multi-channel story: back-end and client-side. On top of this, both the PHP & REST APIs were consolidated, repositioning them as high-standard tools for thorough content manipulation.


Book an eZ Publish Platform 5.2 Demo


Consolidating eZ Publish Platform 5 "New Stack", Symfony first!

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - Dual Kernel

As with all 5.x versions, this release relies on a dual kernel architecture. This means that the new eZ Publish 5 architecture, which relies on strong APIs and Symfony Web Framework "Full Stack", coexists in the same software with our Legacy architecture, making eZ Publish Platform 5 unlike any other CMS - powerful, modern, scalable, and fully extensible.

This dual kernel architecture has been designed and developed to facilitate both the upgrade from earlier versions and the adoption of eZ Publish Platform 5 series to existing users of eZ Publish Platform. All development done on eZ Publish Platform 4 versions can easily be transferred, and all knowledge and skills in eZ Publish Platform 4.x can still be leveraged without any gaps.

With 5.2, the coverage of the new kernel (aka New Stack) has been significantly extended and consolidated. This makes it the version where the New Stack should, most often, be the preferred choice when developing new sites.


Full Feature List: What's new in the eZ Publish Platform 5.2?

Fifteen new features and more than 129 bug fixes and improvements to the core platform.

eZ Publish Platform version 5.2 is a significant step forward for the core platform, with numerous improvements and bug fixes, both in the new Symfony-based framework and in the public and REST API. We call it the New Stack. To find out what you can expect, download the feature description brochure here:

Download the eZ Publish Platform 5.2 feature-list Brochure


Technical Release Notes

The full technical release notes are available here: https://confluence.ez.no/display/EZP/5.2+Release+Notes


Availability

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 is available immediately. For more information on eZ Publish Platform 5.2, feel free to get in touch with us.

About eZ

eZ Systems is the globally recognised commercial open source software provider. Our leading and innovative approach takes your enterprise platform beyond content management (CMS) into creating a true digital experience with systematic optimization capabilities. The eZ Publish platform sets new standards for digital lifecycle management, including recommendations and smart web analytics functionality, coupled with an application market place of certified extensions. Thousands of organizations worldwide benefit from optimized and intelligent multi-channel communications solutions. eZ's client base includes small, medium and large enterprises across all industries such as media, publishing and broadcasting, financial services, telecoms, retail, government, manufacturing, logistics, and education.

Contact information

Please get in touch at communications@ez.no

19 Nov 2013 3:43pm GMT

eZ Publish Platform 5.2: Faster & Stronger For Your Content Business


Check the new 5.3 release, a leap ahead of 5.2: http://ez.no/5.3


Skien, Norway, Nov 19th, 2013

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - Aconcagua Release


Dear Marketer: Create, Deliver & Optimize, More Than Ever

A Radically Faster and More Flexible Experience on Your Digital Touch-points

If reducing the page load-time of your online apps by 400% sounds like a good idea, the radically improved caching system in eZ Publish Platform 5.2 will become your best friend (figure of comparison to 4.x series). Unmatched, blazing fast experience for your audience, even in highly personalized navigation contexts, is now standard, out of the box. That is: when a logged-in customer enjoys a tailored online experience with your brand, he no longer drops out after two pages per visit because of a deceptively slow journey, thus allowing for more chances for conversion.

eZ Publish Platform 5.2, aka Aconcagua, has also been crafted to fit snugly in your digital marketing/CRM information system, relying on a solid, highly flexible & extensible framework that makes it a breeze to "connect the dots" of your online experience elements: (big) data sources, analytics and more. The creation of such a unified, seamless experience is also supported by the core Digital Marketing and Customer Experience capabilities: eZ Marketing Automation, Smart Analytics (eZ LiveViewer) and eZ Recommendation Service. Learn more on these CXM capabilities here.

Rapid Incremental Online Presence Deployment

Multiple languages at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Incremental improvements of online equity (as opposed to a launch from scratch) are often hampered by "technology practicalities", slowed-down beyond any reasonable time-to-market. This is what we want to minimize with eZ Publish Platform 5.2 by strengthening the multi-site capabilities and language coverage: one platform for your brands. Deployment of a new touch-point for your brand, or even a new brand, is very quick: the native multi-site support in 5.2 allows a high level of freedom in defining your information/content architecture, with a low technology set-up overhead once the first site is up and running. Starting business in a new region? Up to 62 languages are now covered with eZ Publish Platform 5.2, with integrated content translation capabilities for your in-house or external translation teams. Just go for it; we cover you.

The 5.2 Tips To Engage Your Audience

New Commenting Experience in eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Conversational channels (social media, UGC) are prominent spaces of public exchange that foster your online community and unquestionably contribute to your brand equity. eZ Publish Platform 5.2 brings a totally new commenting experience for users, thanks to tight integration of third-party commenting services (Facebook, Disqus, and more), plugged in at the heart of your invaluable content. The latter, certainly one of the main building blocks of your online strategy, needs to be able to be read, shared, created or updated from any channel (tablets, smartphones, desktop, TVs, apps, third-party applications, etc). This is made possible by a REST interface in 5.2 that lets you rise to the omnichannel/multichannel challenge, with an extensible, built-in content exposure system. Finally, the improved demo Site for the New Stack shipped in eZ Publish Platform 5.2 can be seen as a box with built-in, easily reusable Online Marketing 101 elements: responsive design, landing pages with forms, feedback forms, etc: "Ready-made, simple marketing".


Call me about eZ Publish Platform 5.2 Demo


Dear Technologist: Embrace Rapid, More Cost-effective Industrialization of Your Online Applications

Also see technical release notes.

Focus On Operational Efficiency

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - New Demo Site

Cut infrastructure and hosting costs, quickly train your development teams on the technology, streamline development collaboration: the thirst for operational efficiency is never quenched, and we know this. eZ Publish Platform 5.2 brings nuggets to help you noticeably with this. The Improved Caching System allows for 400% more pages per second than the 4.x series, relying on the Symfony2-based New Stack: this means native cost-killing on hosting infrastructure, and the ability to build much more exciting digital experiences. Similarly, thanks to the native support of Composer, you can take full control over the organization of your projects' development, now tightly integrable with eZ Publish Platform, out of the box. This goes hand in hand with an improved Demo Site for the New Stack, which becomes a showcase of examples and best practices of development on the New Stack: a solid learning base for developers.

5.2: A More Scalable, More Flexible, More Stable Platform

Symfony 2.3 LTS in eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Stability and dependability + extensibility and flexibility is not an impossible marriage. We decided to prove this by increasing both in eZ Publish Platform 5.2. The underlying Symfony2 Full Stack has been upgraded to its improved 2.3 Long Term Support version, embedding a high stability application development framework at the heart of your Content Management Framework. On a side note, this opens an even wider opportunity to tap into a large base of talented developers for your projects, from the eZ Publish and Symfony communities.

Multi-repository Storage and Cache System

Rapidly changing business requirements being a standard of the digital industry, the technological choices made must respond quickly to constraints. A scalable platform, with integrated multi-site support at the heart of the system, is a way to ensure that deploying a new site is an incremental project from a technology set-up perspective; a lightweight task compared with setting up a new instance of the product. This is now enabled, in eZ Publish Platform 5.2, by a reinforced multi-repository Storage and Cache system allowing full flexibility in content sharing and reuse across multiple sites, on a single installation architecture.

In a similar vein of cost-efficient response to changing business requirements, we augmented multi-lingual capabilities by raising the bar of 30 supported languages in version 5.1, to 62 in version 5.2, Aconcagua, for one single installation. This allows your technology to support international business as well as international organizations, as content translation and collaboration capabilities are shipped in the stock version.

New Ready-Made Key Components

While managing comments in the previous version 5.1 was achieved via a simple yet solid solution, the story is totally different with eZ Publish Platform 5.2. A brand new commenting system now enables reliance on built-in Facebook or Disqus external User Generated Comments management; alternatively you can integrate your preferred UGC solution, quickly and painlessly (via semantic configuration).

eZ Publish Platform 5.1 placed an advanced set of APIs into the hands of developers: PHP and REST, removing any barriers to the creation of innovative solutions based on content manipulation of all sorts. These APIs are backwards compatible for several years, securing your developments in time (add-ons to eZ Publish Platform, extensions). The big novelty: with 5.2, we ship a Javascript-based client to speed up the creation of your client-side apps (mobile, rich client, web), assisting you on both sides of the multi-channel story: back-end and client-side. On top of this, both the PHP & REST APIs were consolidated, repositioning them as high-standard tools for thorough content manipulation.


Book an eZ Publish Platform 5.2 Demo


Consolidating eZ Publish Platform 5 "New Stack", Symfony first!

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - Dual Kernel

As with all 5.x versions, this release relies on a dual kernel architecture. This means that the new eZ Publish 5 architecture, which relies on strong APIs and Symfony Web Framework "Full Stack", coexists in the same software with our Legacy architecture, making eZ Publish Platform 5 unlike any other CMS - powerful, modern, scalable, and fully extensible.

This dual kernel architecture has been designed and developed to facilitate both the upgrade from earlier versions and the adoption of eZ Publish Platform 5 series to existing users of eZ Publish Platform. All development done on eZ Publish Platform 4 versions can easily be transferred, and all knowledge and skills in eZ Publish Platform 4.x can still be leveraged without any gaps.

With 5.2, the coverage of the new kernel (aka New Stack) has been significantly extended and consolidated. This makes it the version where the New Stack should, most often, be the preferred choice when developing new sites.


Full Feature List: What's new in the eZ Publish Platform 5.2?

Fifteen new features and more than 129 bug fixes and improvements to the core platform.

eZ Publish Platform version 5.2 is a significant step forward for the core platform, with numerous improvements and bug fixes, both in the new Symfony-based framework and in the public and REST API. We call it the New Stack. To find out what you can expect, download the feature description brochure here:

Download the eZ Publish Platform 5.2 feature-list Brochure


Technical Release Notes

The full technical release notes are available here: https://confluence.ez.no/display/EZP/5.2+Release+Notes


Availability

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 is available immediately. For more information on eZ Publish Platform 5.2, feel free to get in touch with us.

About eZ

eZ Systems is the globally recognised commercial open source software provider. Our leading and innovative approach takes your enterprise platform beyond content management (CMS) into creating a true digital experience with systematic optimization capabilities. The eZ Publish platform sets new standards for digital lifecycle management, including recommendations and smart web analytics functionality, coupled with an application market place of certified extensions. Thousands of organizations worldwide benefit from optimized and intelligent multi-channel communications solutions. eZ's client base includes small, medium and large enterprises across all industries such as media, publishing and broadcasting, financial services, telecoms, retail, government, manufacturing, logistics, and education.

Contact information

Please get in touch at communications@ez.no

19 Nov 2013 3:43pm GMT

eZ Publish Platform 5.2: Faster & Stronger For Your Content Business


Check the new 5.3 release, a leap ahead of 5.2: http://ez.no/5.3


Skien, Norway, Nov 19th, 2013

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - Aconcagua Release


Dear Marketer: Create, Deliver & Optimize, More Than Ever

A Radically Faster and More Flexible Experience on Your Digital Touch-points

If reducing the page load-time of your online apps by 400% sounds like a good idea, the radically improved caching system in eZ Publish Platform 5.2 will become your best friend (figure of comparison to 4.x series). Unmatched, blazing fast experience for your audience, even in highly personalized navigation contexts, is now standard, out of the box. That is: when a logged-in customer enjoys a tailored online experience with your brand, he no longer drops out after two pages per visit because of a deceptively slow journey, thus allowing for more chances for conversion.

eZ Publish Platform 5.2, aka Aconcagua, has also been crafted to fit snugly in your digital marketing/CRM information system, relying on a solid, highly flexible & extensible framework that makes it a breeze to "connect the dots" of your online experience elements: (big) data sources, analytics and more. The creation of such a unified, seamless experience is also supported by the core Digital Marketing and Customer Experience capabilities: eZ Marketing Automation, Smart Analytics (eZ LiveViewer) and eZ Recommendation Service. Learn more on these CXM capabilities here.

Rapid Incremental Online Presence Deployment

Multiple languages at the heart of eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Incremental improvements of online equity (as opposed to a launch from scratch) are often hampered by "technology practicalities", slowed-down beyond any reasonable time-to-market. This is what we want to minimize with eZ Publish Platform 5.2 by strengthening the multi-site capabilities and language coverage: one platform for your brands. Deployment of a new touch-point for your brand, or even a new brand, is very quick: the native multi-site support in 5.2 allows a high level of freedom in defining your information/content architecture, with a low technology set-up overhead once the first site is up and running. Starting business in a new region? Up to 62 languages are now covered with eZ Publish Platform 5.2, with integrated content translation capabilities for your in-house or external translation teams. Just go for it; we cover you.

The 5.2 Tips To Engage Your Audience

New Commenting Experience in eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Conversational channels (social media, UGC) are prominent spaces of public exchange that foster your online community and unquestionably contribute to your brand equity. eZ Publish Platform 5.2 brings a totally new commenting experience for users, thanks to tight integration of third-party commenting services (Facebook, Disqus, and more), plugged in at the heart of your invaluable content. The latter, certainly one of the main building blocks of your online strategy, needs to be able to be read, shared, created or updated from any channel (tablets, smartphones, desktop, TVs, apps, third-party applications, etc). This is made possible by a REST interface in 5.2 that lets you rise to the omnichannel/multichannel challenge, with an extensible, built-in content exposure system. Finally, the improved demo Site for the New Stack shipped in eZ Publish Platform 5.2 can be seen as a box with built-in, easily reusable Online Marketing 101 elements: responsive design, landing pages with forms, feedback forms, etc: "Ready-made, simple marketing".


Call me about eZ Publish Platform 5.2 Demo


Dear Technologist: Embrace Rapid, More Cost-effective Industrialization of Your Online Applications

Also see technical release notes.

Focus On Operational Efficiency

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - New Demo Site

Cut infrastructure and hosting costs, quickly train your development teams on the technology, streamline development collaboration: the thirst for operational efficiency is never quenched, and we know this. eZ Publish Platform 5.2 brings nuggets to help you noticeably with this. The Improved Caching System allows for 400% more pages per second than the 4.x series, relying on the Symfony2-based New Stack: this means native cost-killing on hosting infrastructure, and the ability to build much more exciting digital experiences. Similarly, thanks to the native support of Composer, you can take full control over the organization of your projects' development, now tightly integrable with eZ Publish Platform, out of the box. This goes hand in hand with an improved Demo Site for the New Stack, which becomes a showcase of examples and best practices of development on the New Stack: a solid learning base for developers.

5.2: A More Scalable, More Flexible, More Stable Platform

Symfony 2.3 LTS in eZ Publish Platform 5.2

Stability and dependability + extensibility and flexibility is not an impossible marriage. We decided to prove this by increasing both in eZ Publish Platform 5.2. The underlying Symfony2 Full Stack has been upgraded to its improved 2.3 Long Term Support version, embedding a high stability application development framework at the heart of your Content Management Framework. On a side note, this opens an even wider opportunity to tap into a large base of talented developers for your projects, from the eZ Publish and Symfony communities.

Multi-repository Storage and Cache System

Rapidly changing business requirements being a standard of the digital industry, the technological choices made must respond quickly to constraints. A scalable platform, with integrated multi-site support at the heart of the system, is a way to ensure that deploying a new site is an incremental project from a technology set-up perspective; a lightweight task compared with setting up a new instance of the product. This is now enabled, in eZ Publish Platform 5.2, by a reinforced multi-repository Storage and Cache system allowing full flexibility in content sharing and reuse across multiple sites, on a single installation architecture.

In a similar vein of cost-efficient response to changing business requirements, we augmented multi-lingual capabilities by raising the bar of 30 supported languages in version 5.1, to 62 in version 5.2, Aconcagua, for one single installation. This allows your technology to support international business as well as international organizations, as content translation and collaboration capabilities are shipped in the stock version.

New Ready-Made Key Components

While managing comments in the previous version 5.1 was achieved via a simple yet solid solution, the story is totally different with eZ Publish Platform 5.2. A brand new commenting system now enables reliance on built-in Facebook or Disqus external User Generated Comments management; alternatively you can integrate your preferred UGC solution, quickly and painlessly (via semantic configuration).

eZ Publish Platform 5.1 placed an advanced set of APIs into the hands of developers: PHP and REST, removing any barriers to the creation of innovative solutions based on content manipulation of all sorts. These APIs are backwards compatible for several years, securing your developments in time (add-ons to eZ Publish Platform, extensions). The big novelty: with 5.2, we ship a Javascript-based client to speed up the creation of your client-side apps (mobile, rich client, web), assisting you on both sides of the multi-channel story: back-end and client-side. On top of this, both the PHP & REST APIs were consolidated, repositioning them as high-standard tools for thorough content manipulation.


Book an eZ Publish Platform 5.2 Demo


Consolidating eZ Publish Platform 5 "New Stack", Symfony first!

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 - Dual Kernel

As with all 5.x versions, this release relies on a dual kernel architecture. This means that the new eZ Publish 5 architecture, which relies on strong APIs and Symfony Web Framework "Full Stack", coexists in the same software with our Legacy architecture, making eZ Publish Platform 5 unlike any other CMS - powerful, modern, scalable, and fully extensible.

This dual kernel architecture has been designed and developed to facilitate both the upgrade from earlier versions and the adoption of eZ Publish Platform 5 series to existing users of eZ Publish Platform. All development done on eZ Publish Platform 4 versions can easily be transferred, and all knowledge and skills in eZ Publish Platform 4.x can still be leveraged without any gaps.

With 5.2, the coverage of the new kernel (aka New Stack) has been significantly extended and consolidated. This makes it the version where the New Stack should, most often, be the preferred choice when developing new sites.


Full Feature List: What's new in the eZ Publish Platform 5.2?

Fifteen new features and more than 129 bug fixes and improvements to the core platform.

eZ Publish Platform version 5.2 is a significant step forward for the core platform, with numerous improvements and bug fixes, both in the new Symfony-based framework and in the public and REST API. We call it the New Stack. To find out what you can expect, download the feature description brochure here:

Download the eZ Publish Platform 5.2 feature-list Brochure


Technical Release Notes

The full technical release notes are available here: https://confluence.ez.no/display/EZP/5.2+Release+Notes


Availability

eZ Publish Platform 5.2 is available immediately. For more information on eZ Publish Platform 5.2, feel free to get in touch with us.

About eZ

eZ Systems is the globally recognised commercial open source software provider. Our leading and innovative approach takes your enterprise platform beyond content management (CMS) into creating a true digital experience with systematic optimization capabilities. The eZ Publish platform sets new standards for digital lifecycle management, including recommendations and smart web analytics functionality, coupled with an application market place of certified extensions. Thousands of organizations worldwide benefit from optimized and intelligent multi-channel communications solutions. eZ's client base includes small, medium and large enterprises across all industries such as media, publishing and broadcasting, financial services, telecoms, retail, government, manufacturing, logistics, and education.

Contact information

Please get in touch at communications@ez.no

19 Nov 2013 3:43pm GMT

09 Nov 2011

feedPlanet Zope.org

Updated MiniPlanet, now with meta-feed

My MiniPlanet Zope product has been working steady and stable for some years, when suddenly a user request came along. Would it be possible to get a feed of all the items in a miniplanet? With this update it became possible. MiniPlanet is an old-styl...

09 Nov 2011 9:41am GMT

07 Nov 2011

feedPlanet Zope.org

Welcome to Betabug Sirius

It has been quite some time that I announced_ that I'd be working as a freelancer. Lots of stuff had to be done in that time, but finally things are ready. I've founded my own little company and set up a small website: Welcome to Betabug Sirius!

07 Nov 2011 9:26am GMT

03 Nov 2011

feedPlanet Zope.org

Assertion helper for zope.testbrowser and unittest

zope.testbrowser is a valuable tool for integration tests. Historically, the Zope community used to write quite a lot of doctests, but we at gocept have found them to be rather clumsy and too often yielding neither good tests nor good documentation. That's why we don't use doctest much anymore, and prefer plain unittest.TestCases instead. However, doctest has one very nice feature, ellipsis matching, that is really helpful for checking HTML output, since you can only make assertions about the parts that interest you. For example, given this kind of page:

>>> print browser.contents
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Simple Page</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h1>Simple Page</h1>
  </body>
</html>

If all you're interested in is that the <h1> is rendered properly, you can simply say:

>>> print browser.contents
<...<h1>Simple Page</h1>...

We've now ported this functionality to unittest, as assertEllipsis, in gocept.testing. Some examples:

self.assertEllipsis('...bar...', 'foo bar qux')
# -> nothing happens

self.assertEllipsis('foo', 'bar')
# -> AssertionError: Differences (ndiff with -expected +actual):
     - foo
     + bar

self.assertNotEllipsis('foo', 'foo')
# -> AssertionError: "Value unexpectedly matches expression 'foo'."

To use it, inherit from gocept.testing.assertion.Ellipsis in addition to unittest.TestCase.


03 Nov 2011 7:19am GMT

13 Oct 2011

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Building native mobile applications with the eZ Publish REST API

eZ Publish is a Web Content Management System that provides a platform to publish content via any channel. Its powerful presentation engine enables you to create websites and pages that display your content in a variety of renderings. Its powerful API directly and simply integrates your content with any web-enabled application on any device, such as the iPad, iPhone, or an Android device, without ever interfering with, or impacting the platform itself.

At the end of this tutorial, you will have learnt the basics of mobile application development for both iOS and Android platforms, consuming content from eZ Publish. CMS-side adjustments for the mobile channel will be acquired too. This cheatsheet will help you leverage the multichannel capabilities of eZ Publish, and its REST API in future projects, in a more systematic fashion.

13 Oct 2011 2:21pm GMT

16 Aug 2011

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Image Maps in ezwebin Banners

Beginners guide for learning how to use image maps in the ezwebin extension.

16 Aug 2011 12:40pm GMT

07 Jul 2011

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Building mobile browser and hybrid applications with eZ Publish

eZ Publish is a Web Content Management System that provides a platform to publish content via any channel. Its powerful presentation engine enables you to create websites and pages that display your content in a variety of renderings. Its powerful API directly and simply integrates your content with any web-enabled application on any device, such as the iPad, iPhone, or an Android device, without ever interfering with, or impacting the platform itself.

At the end of this tutorial, you will have learnt the basics of mobile application development for both iOS and Android platforms, consuming content from eZ Publish. CMS-side adjustments for the mobile channel will be acquired too. This cheatsheet will help you leverage the multichannel capabilities of eZ Publish, and its REST API in future projects, in a more systematic fashion.

07 Jul 2011 1:29pm GMT