Open Source

Magnolia CMS: STK or Not?

We often get asked whether Magnolia's Standard Templating Kit is the best way to go when planning out a new Magnolia project. In this article we discuss some of the pros and cons associated with the STK to help you decide whether it fits the requirements of your Magnolia project.

Announcing Jackrabbit Explorer, the administration tool for JCR repositories

We are pleased to announce that Jackrabbit Explorer, an administration tool for JCR repositories, is now available on Google Code. It's exciting to be able to contribute something back to the JCR and Jackrabbit community, and we'd welcome feedback and feature requests (and bug reports!) for Jackrabbit Explorer via the Google Code project.

Magnolia Training – The Magnolia Publishing Model

This example follows a site editor making minor changes to a page in a Magnolia CMS website and a site publisher reviewing that change before publishing it for public viewing. It uses the Magnolia CMS Demo Area, hosted by Magnolia International to provide an area for exploring and practising.

Magnolia Training – An Introduction to Magnolia Instances

Magnolia CMS's publishing mechanism revolves around the concept of a server used for creating, editing and previewing content, available only to a limited group of users and known as the authoring instance, and one or more publicly accessible servers which operate in a read-only style, serving content over the web and known as public instances. In this short tutorial, we describe the concept.

Report-back from Magnolia training

Two Priocept developers, Chris and Adam, went to Basel last week to get trained up as Magnolia developers. Here's a quick report-back.

Report-back from JSConf 2009

Raoul Millais, one of our .Net lead developers, reports back from JSConf 2009: I finally got round to spending some time this week watching the videos from last year’s jsconf in Berlin. There are some really good talks up there and I highly recommend taking some time to watch them. It’s absolutely incredible what there is going on in the JavaScript world at the moment. Almost all the talks fell into one of three categories, which mirror the most exciting areas of development in the JavaScript world today.

Adopting Open Source Technologies

In this article, we provide some guidance on how you can take advantage of open source technologies to eliminate software licensing costs, reduce support costs, avoid vendor lock in, and to give you the freedom to fully customise software solutions to meet your needs.