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The Next Chapter

A little over three years ago, the team at Aereo set out to build a better television experience for the consumer. We began this journey because we were frustrated with a system that we believed was broken and no longer served the consumer. When it came to watching live television, the options were few, the products available were cumbersome and didn’t fit our increasingly mobile lifestyle, and costs were unreasonably high and rising.

With that in mind, we put our collective engineering power to work to create an online technology that was simple, useful, and compelling, and provided consumers with a true alternative to how they watch local live TV. That’s how Aereo came to life.

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Generation E Institute
I don't know about you, but I think it's really exciting to see young entrepreneurs, innovating new products and services - especially in technology! I also love helping them learn and grow, and test themselves through running their own ventures. Honestly, shows like SharkTank and several entrepreneurial magazines give young entrepreneurs a fair amount of publicity and "ink," but rarely do we ever get a glimpse at ways we as fellow "senior" entrepreneurs can reach out a hand and help foster future entrepreneurs.

Well, I finally had a chance to get some up-front exposure to a great project, called the Generation E Institute. They asked me to help out a bit with their efforts too, so I'm doing my little part to help by giving, and asking others to give too. Together,  we'll get there,  if we each give what we can to help in this great cause. 

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TYPO3 has announced the discontinuation of TYPO3 CMS 4.7 and TYPO3 CMS 6.1. Both versions reached their end of life in in October 2014. Their latest versions are 4.7.20 and 6.1.12 which were released two weeks ago mark the last ones in these branches.

TYPO3 is encouraging its users to upgrade to the latest LTS version TYPO3 CMS 6.2, which they believe serves as the best basis for existing and new sites running with TYPO3 CMS. Only recently has TYPO3 updated their release cycle process which also gives us a glimpse of what to expect with TYPO3 CMS 7 and beyond.

Authored by: Bryan Ruby

David Hurley - Mautic Marketing Automation Software

I recently heard through the CMS grapevine that David Hurley was on the move! He's excited to be launching a new open source brand called Mautic. David's a longtime colleague in the open source CMS community, a solid developer and innovator. To find out more about what his plans are for Mautic. read my Q & A with David Hurley, CEO and Founder of Mautic. 

Q: What inspired you to launch Mautic?

A: I’ve spent my entire development time working in open source. I have blogged repeatedly on the topic and am extremely passionate about two things: open source and small business. I don’t like the idea of a business not having an equal chance at success simply because they can’t afford a piece of software.

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Well, it’s been a little bit since our last episode so Brian and I thought we’d double-up the goods this time. That’s right, it’s a 2 for 1 sale at the Kentico Rocks Emporium! Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!! Bring the family because we’ll have free hot dogs and pony rides for the kids!

After nine months of development, we're proud to announce Entity Pilot, a painless content-staging solution for Drupal.

Offering a flexible content deployment model that adapts your preferred workflow, Entity Pilot aims to solve deploying content once and for all.

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Plone 5

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Plone 5

The main thing is Plone 5. It look great, is a huge step forward in terms of user experience and brings tons of important improvements. The keynote of Plone's release manager Eric Steele showcases all these things.

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While preparing this years eZ Publish Summer Camp and PHP Summer Camp we wanted to somehow capture the value that was created and share it later. In short, to extend the learning experience after the camp is over. So we organised video and audio recordings of all 3 tracks and (almost) all workshops. 

Authored by: Publish
When is it a good idea to commit your composer.lock file, and when should you leave it out? 
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TYPO3 Neos
Since the release of Neos 1.1 in June this year, we experience a steadily growing adoption of the next generation CMS for customer projects. But many web agencies were missing important features for Neos to be used in their day to day projects. The upcoming version 1.2 provides translation support which was an important feature on everybody's shortlist. Now until end of this year, the Neos team has an ambitious goal: implement the remaining top features everybody was asking for, and some more.

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OpenText Enterprise World 2014

Enterprise World brings people together and sparks off planned and unplanned opportunities.  It’s a place where new acquaintances, friends and mentors can be made because at Enterprise World, everyone there shares a commonality of purpose and interest.  Face to face networking connects you with new people and ideas that will expand your thinking and your social networks in the months and years to come.

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10 things I wish I knew about Drupal 2 years ago

They say that hindsight is 20/20. With the many advances that have happened in the Drupal community recently, we asked our team "What is the one thing you wish you knew about Drupal two years ago?" 

"I wish I knew about the Headless Drupal initiative so I that I could be ahead of the curve as far as the Javascript technologies that it will require." - Chris Doherty

As you know, in Kentico 8.1, the Online marketing team focused on Contact groups, Personas, and Scoring performance (see Vita's post).    This technical post explains in depth the improvements we made to Contact groups to help you better understand how the changes affect the performance of your site. It assumes you’ve used Contact groups already and doesn’t go into how they work in general.

This talk is about experimental security indexing.

What is the problem we are trying to solve? Performing operations on the sharing tab can take very long, for large sites. There are complex hierarchies around the problem, the allowedRolesAndUsers index in the portal_catalog. Depending on the number of objects that are affected, a request can timeout or worse.

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eCommerce solution frameworks like Volusion, Bigcommerce, Magento, Shopify and custom sites built with Bespoke are a good way to begin the process of planning for eCommerce. But, no matter which framework or solution you choose, you will need to carefully plan the online store or shopping cart, using comprehensive information about your customers and prospects and their needs and demands.

Authored by: Hitesh Matlani


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