Thursday, December 29, 2011

What's Coming In 2011 Open Source CMS

Normally in this space we look back over the current month and forward into the next month, keeping you up to date with the open source CMS and other related projects that might interest you. Like last year, we're taking a look back at 2011 and into 2012 for some extra insights into what's to come.

Plans for 2012

Many of our questions centered around plans for 2012. When asked about geographical growth targets for the next year, North America (79% of respondents) and Europe (84% of respondents) were the two highest priority areas by far. The largest medium priority targets were South America (61% of respondents), Asia Pacific/Oceania (53% of respondents), and the Middle East (42% of respondents).
In particular after establishing their European headquarters in Amsterdam in July 2011, DotNetNuke expects to grow their commercial business in Europe at a faster pace than North America in 2012. Alfresco specifically identified Japan, India and Australia as high priority.
When asked how they plan to enhance their products, the highest priority objectives each at 58% of respondents were:
  • Better Mobile Device and/or Multi-Channel Support
  • Improve General Usability
  • Cloud Support
Other high priority targets at 50% of respondents were Additional APIs / Integration / Platform Features and SaaS Options. Alfresco specifically identified mobile (especially tablet) and the Cloud as their highest priorities, including usability and performance as related to Cloud and SaaS.
When asked specifically what the top two goals are for their projects in 2012, 14 respondents answered:
  • Alfresco: Become a key enabler of enterprise tablet rollouts and offer a successful Cloud service that connects to the Enterprise.
  • Composite C1: Make web CMS more popular via SaaS and "starter wizards," and become the most chosen .NET open source CMS when evaluated by web professionals.
  • DotNetNuke: Social collaboration and deeper Cloud integration.
  • Drupal: Mobile and Drupal distributions (vertical solutions).
  • eZ Publish: Achieve an outstanding user experience "in all dimensions," and enhanced interoperability as a content platform.
  • Hippo: Integrate Apache Rave (a new web and social mashup engine) into Hippo CMS, and add context-aware personalization focused on multichannel behavioral targeting, monitoring, conversion and reporting.
  • HWIOS: Abstract HWIOS into a smaller, easy-to-use library, and create several independent high quality applications around this library.
  • Jahia: Offer a collaboration feature as JahiApp, and add additional mobile and multichannel integration.
  • mojoPortal: Expand adoption and create more add-on products to build revenue.
  • Nuxeo: Broaden adoption and distribution, and offer Nuxeo as a Platform as a Service (PaaS).
  • ocPortal: Continue to lower barriers to building sophisticated websites, and make management of sophisticated websites easy, safe, and fun for small businesses.
  • Umbraco: Release Umbraco version 5 and Umbraco as a service.
  • WeWebU: Achieve broader adoption.
  • XOOPS: Refactor the core framework and update it for PHP 5.4, and consolidate existing modules to convert them to a standard GUI.
We also asked whether the projects anticipated making changes to their development process, or their organization, in 2012. Among the 15 who answered the question, 60% said yes, with many offering explanations:

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Monday, December 26, 2011

DrupalCon Denver Trainings Announced

New hands-on trainings are now open for registration when you register for DrupalCon Denver 2012. A full listing has been added online where you can read more about the trainings going on Monday, March 19, 2012 before the conference kicks off. Training is offered at a much reduced rate compared to standard full day training offerings and it's a great opportunity to save on travel costs if you are attending DrupalCon already. All trainings will be held in the Convention Center, the venue for the conference March 20 - 22, 2012.

What Trainings Are Available?

This array of professional trainings offers something to all levels of experience. You can register for trainings at the same time you register for the conference, or if you have already registered, it's easy to get the discounted package rate, too.
DrupalCon is a great way to get so much of the community in the same place at the same time; if you haven't already, register today and sign up for a training.
In the spirit of giving, a special promotion is now available to anyone who registers or has already registered: purchase your tickets by Dec. 31, 2011* and receive a special edition DrupalCon T-shirt (*23:59:59 UTC/GMT -7).

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Drupal Downunder Treasure Hunt

You need to be registered as a delegate and logged to the website to be able to access the submission form.

One of our goals for Drupal Downunder was to minimise the 'stuff' generated by conferences. So we're not having bags full of brochures and gizmos. Instead, we've put together this sponsor treasure hunt to keep you occupied during the holiday season.

Visit our sponsors websites to find the answers to the questions below and go in the draw to win one of these amazing prizes.

First Prize - The post conference week long Drupal Development package.

We are able to offer one lucky delegate a place in the week-long post-conference Drupal Development course package, valued at $1595. This course consists of:
Runner-up prizes:
  • A one year subscription to - Lullabot's online video library.
  • A one year subscription to - fully hosted Drupal based website building service.
  • Three 1-month subscriptions to - an online video library.
  • ... and more!
Everyone who enters also gets a digital goodie bag of trial codes and discounts to a great range of products and services.

To enter the prize draw you need to complete the treasure hunt and post the answers to the questions about our sponsors using the form below. You won't be able to see the submission form on this page until your payment has been processed.

Drupal Downunder organisers are not eligible to enter the treasure hunt. The first prize winner will be selected at random from all correct entries and will be notified via email prior to Drupal Downunder.
Entries for the first prize close at midnight on December 31, 2011, to give the winner the opportunity to take time off work if needed. Entries for the other prizes will close at midday on January 15, 2012.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Drupal Programmer brings new expertise for Business

Drupal is a widely used content management system (CMS) well suited for web applications of any kind from web logs (blogs) and micro sites to collaborative social communities. The versatile platform for Drupal development now comes with a new user interface, accessibility improvements, powerful image handling capabilities, support for rich content metadata, security features, scalability and database interoperability enhancements and automated tests to ensure stability. Drupal experts can build the most effective and customized business web applications.
DCKAP Drupal developer team has successfully completed and delivered a diverse range of Drupal web applications for business for its various clients. DCKAP’s Drupal programmers now work from the new fully equipped development center and also on client site as required.

The projects include a full-featured job board for engineering personnel that facilitates all aspects of a powerful job search. DCKAP’s expert Drupal programmers designed and built the application where job seekers can search for jobs by title, job type, company, city, category (taxonomy), as also detailed description for the job. They can deposit their résumés and submit them to potential employers. Employers can place job advertisements and search for potential employees.
Drupal is an excellent choice of a Content management system to use for any business site. A Drupal site built by an expert Drupal programmer can easily grow and expand to suit the needs of any business as the business expands. It gives the business owner complete control over content on the site.

Developing effective business applications requires specialized expertise in the technologies. For a business considering contracting a Drupal development company or a Drupal developer/ Drupal programmer, it would be of great significance to select the right Drupal developer resources and setting out the specifications with clarity and completeness.

DCKAP  is a Fremont, CA based global technology services company delivering technology driven business solutions that meet the strategic objectives of the clients. Founded in 2005, with offices in California & Colorado (USA), the UK, Australia and two development centers in India, DCKAP has earned appreciation from well respected Fortune 100 companies for its competent services. We have a great team of Drupal developer, Drupal developers, Drupal programmer,Drupal programmers, Drupal development, Drupal expert to serve you the best.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Event Apart San Francisco 2011

  • When: Dec 12, 2011 08:30 - Dec 14, 2011 18:00
    Timezone: (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • Where: San Francisco / North America
  • Registration: Click Here for Details

An Event Apart is an intensely educational two-day conference for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for.

Whether the topic is creating the right content and features for your audience, designing pages that are a pleasure to read and use, or beating browsers and web gadgets into submission, An Event Apart’s presenters are as gung-ho about it as you are. Each speaker has made genuine contributions to our industry. Each is a star.

The two-day event takes place in one room, on one track. Whether you call yourself a designer, a developer, or any of a dozen other titles, you will learn with your colleagues–just like you work with them in real life.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Drupal Downunder Melbourne 2012

  • When: Jan 13, 2012 08:30 - Jan 15, 2012 18:00
    Timezone: (GMT+10) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
  • Where: Melbourne / APAC
  • Registration: Click Here for Details

Share Your Experience. Be Inspired. Drupal Downunder. Bringing web professionals and enthusiasts together to connect, learn and create.

More than just another industry event, it’s a shared experience that seeks to inspire and engage. Drupal Downunder in Melbourne for 2012 will feature sessions and panels from some of the most influential people and brightest minds within the local Drupal community.

Opportunities for networking, code sprints and informal conversations in the 'hallway track' will round out the conference experience.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

DrupalCon Denver 2012


  • When: Mar 19, 2012 08:30 - Mar 23, 2012 18:00
    Timezone: (GMT-7) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
  • Where: Denver / North America
  • Registration: Click Here for Details


DrupalCon Denver 2012 is the official conference of the Drupal community. DrupalCon is a biannual event presented to an ever-expanding international audience since Drupal became an open-source project in 2001. It's put on by a fabulous group of volunteers and organizers from across the globe.
The Colorado Convention Center will accommodate the largest and most active gathering of Drupal developers and users in the heart of downtown Denver, Colorado.
DrupalCon is a world-class conference with a world-wide audience. If you or your organization actively use Drupal, or even if you never have but want to learn, DrupalCon is your chance to engage the community, learn from others, and share your experiences. Training sessions will be available before the conference on March 19th and a code and contribution sprint on March 23rd.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Drupal 7.10 released

Drupal 7.10, a maintenance release with numerous bug fixes (no security fixes) is now available for download. Several major bugs, including one causing errors with the 5.x branch of Drush, have been fixed this release. See the Drupal 7.10 release notes for a full listing.

Download Drupal 7.10

Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features in these releases. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult the Drupal 7.0 release announcement.


Drupal 7.10 is mainly a bug fix release. The full list of changes between the 7.9 and 7.10 releases can be found by reading the 7.10 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 7.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Friday, December 2, 2011

What's Coming for Open Source CMS in December 2011

Welcome to the November 2011 installment of our what's coming from the open source projects in the next month. If you feel that your project was left out, we invite you to email us at to have a project representative added to the list of people we contact for updates.


In November, Drupal (news, site) founder Dries Buytaert along with Jacob Singh and Ron Pruett from Drupal company Acquia (news, site) went to India in order to increase awareness of Drupal there. In the process, they:
  • Organized DrupalCamps to jumpstart local communities.
  • Talked to the large system integrators.
  • Did traditional PR with the media and press.
In answer to the fact that over 3,000 open Drupal positions are available on, and that demand just keeps growing, Acquia announced Acquia U, a "training and employment opportunity for college grads as well as career changers that want to jump into the hot Drupal development market."

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