• Wednesday, December 28, 2005

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ZORacle Part III: Connecting Zope to an Oracle database

Database Adaptors and SQL Methods If you have ever evaluated Zope you have probably heard that, in addition to using the included object da...

  • Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

"ZOracle" Part II: The Solution

In my last post, ZOracle Part I, I described the requirements and some background on a recent project to rewire an existing Zope CMF -based...

  • Tuesday, December 27, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

"ZOracle" Part I: The Problem

Optaros recently finished a project to build a prototype that adapted an elaborate Zope CMF -based custom CMS to persist content to an Orac...

  • Monday, December 19, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

New Optaros White Paper: The Growth of Open Source Software in Organizations

Optaros just released a new white paper that looks at how companies are using open source software. The study is based on a survey of 512 U...

  • Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Plone "Distros"

Plone4Artists and New Zealand's "Government Web Guidelines compliant Content Management System" are two examples of a group ...

  • Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

iECM: Interoperable Enterprise Content Management

iECM is a new standard being developed through AIIM - the organization that developed the first definition of ECM . The goal is to define ...

  • Thursday, December 15, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Alfresco and Plone

[Note (2/27/2008): Alfresco has improved its web content management capabilities quite a bit since I wrote this post. For a more up to dat...

  • Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Full text now available

I have changed my settings so that the full text is now available through RSS. Enjoy!

  • Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Geek Social

Last night I attended the Genius Workshop at Christophers Restaurant in Cambridge . In the words of founder and organizer Shimon Rura , th...

  • Monday, December 12, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

When Open Source?

A couple of weeks ago, I presented in a session called Open Source vs. Hosted CMS Strategies at the Gilbane Conference on Content Managemen...

  • Friday, December 9, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

We are hiring!

Optaros is looking for experienced content management professionals to help build the Content Management and Collaboration Practice . For ...

  • Wednesday, December 7, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Boston PHP User Group Meeting

Last night Optaros hosted the Boston PHP Users group. Zend provided the pizza. Addison Wesley pitched in door prizes. IBM provided Da...

  • Monday, December 5, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Another use for RSS

A little while back, Charlie Wood wrote about using RSS as a mechanism for Lightweight Enterprise Application Integration (EAI). The gene...

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Navigating the Open Source CMS Landscape

In November, I presented at the KM World and Intranets conference in San Jose. It was a fun conference. There was a sizable group of CM ...

  • Thursday, December 1, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

eZ components vs. Zend PHP Framework

Maarten Manders writes a nice analysis of two application frameworks being developed for PHP: eZ components and Zend PHP Framework . Whi...

  • Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Zope Development Tools

I just got a chance to view the automatically generated Plone API documentation site: http://api.plone.org/ . As someone with a Java backgr...

  • Wednesday, November 23, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Licensing of Plone

There is a very interesting conversation happening in the Blogosphere about the conflicting licensing terms of Zope and Plone. Paul Everit...

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Z3ECM

I recently wrote about the Goldegg project and was interested to learn about another project related to arrival of Zope 3 : Z3ECM . Z3EC...

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Goldegg

Cignex recently announced a new project called Goldegg to help bring Plone to a new level. The project involves over 26 developers from...

  • Monday, October 24, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

JCR: More than just Java

If you have been intrigued by the The JCR but feel left out because you are not a Java shop, you might be interested to know that other tec...

  • Monday, October 3, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Bricolage for Print

There was a recent thread on the Bricolage mailing list about using Bricolage to support print as well as web publishing. Given Bricolage&#...

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Mambo, Joomla

A lot of people have been asking for my opinion about the recent events of a group of Mambo developers forking Mambo into a new project Joo...

  • Thursday, September 8, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

CMS Usability

While catching up on my Blog reading, I noticed this post on CMS Watch which links to an InfoWorld case study of a project that was almos...

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Sig Alert

Totally off-topic, but if you have ever listened to the radio in Southern California, you have undoubtedly heard mention of a "Sig-Aler...

  • Monday, August 22, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Bricolage 1.9 Released

The Bricolage Team just announced the release of Bricolage version 1.9.0. I have not yet test driven this release yet but the notes claim ...

  • Friday, August 19, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

New Version of the CMS Report Released

CMS Watch just announced the release of the 8th edition of the CMS Report . The CMS Report is widely regarded as the best, most unbiased r...

  • Monday, August 8, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

More Users = Simpler CMS

I just read James Robertson's short article "More Users = Simpler CMS." . In it, James puts forth a proposition that if you a...

  • Friday, August 5, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Plone Live Review

I have been reading Plone Live by Michel Pelletier and Munwar Shariff of CIGNEX Technologies and I highly recommend it. Plone Live is one ...

  • Tuesday, August 2, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

eZ publish Extension Supports OASIS OpenDocument Standard

eZ systems just announced an extension for eZ publish that will support the OASIS Open Document Standard . The OpenDocument standard was...

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Intranet Journal on CM Professionals

The latest issue of Intranet Journal has a good article on CM Professionals . If you want to learn how to be successful with content manag...

  • Sunday, July 17, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

OpenCMS Version 6.0 Released

The OpenCMS Project recently officially released version 6.0.0 of OpenCMS. Version 6 has been in beta for some time and I have been waitin...

  • Friday, July 8, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Cutter IT Article Available

My Cutter IT Journal article "From Enterprise Content Management to Effective Content Management" is now posted on the Optaros ...

  • Friday, July 1, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Technology Selection Pitfalls

Tony Byrne, of CMS Watch fame, just posted an excellent article on 5 common pitfalls encountered in a technology selection. People who ha...

  • Wednesday, June 29, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Open Source Contribution Policy

Following up on an earlier post. When a company starts thinking about contributing back to an open source project, it is best to have a pol...

  • Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Results from Publishing Workflow Survey

The Content Wrangler has a posted some very interesting results from a survey on workflow. Some of the findings: Bottlenecks continue to...

  • Monday, June 27, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Contributing GPL Licensed Code Back

Recently, I have come across a number of articles that made the point that you need to be careful of using GPL licensed code because you may...

  • Friday, June 24, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

JSR 170 Approved

I was catching up on my Gilbane reading and noticed an announcement that JSR 170 , the specification for the Java Content Repository (JCR),...

  • Monday, June 20, 2005

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Alfresco Closes $2 Million Seed Round Financing to Build an Enterprise CMS

Alfresco , a start-up founded by John Newton (co-founder of Documentum) just got $2MM in seed round financing from Accel Partners. They wan...