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Day: October 26, 2022

Contentful announces new capabilities to content platform

Contentful, a composable content platform, unveiled its vision for composable content and the new Contentful Studio product, platform orchestration capabilities, and App Framework features:

  • Connect content experiences with Contentful orchestration. A new set of orchestration capabilities native to the platform enables companies to orchestrate content experiences across teams, regions, and brands without the need to piece together content from different data sources.
  • Create streamlined content with Contentful Studio. Contentful Studio empowers customers to streamline content workflows, development, and publication in one central location. With easy access to all the tools content creators need to produce high-quality content, Studio allows teams to remove reliance on developers by placing the power directly in the hands of content creators. Access rights are centrally managed with governance features.
  • Extend with Contentful App Framework and Ecosystem. The App Framework makes it easier for businesses to adapt the platform to the preferences and routines of their digital teams – from business-specific UIs to integrating personalization or translation tools of choice. Contentful shipped a new version of the open-source design system, Forma 36, to enhance the platform with visually appealing and accessible features. App actions make the content lifecycle more efficient to build and link individual apps together.

Acquia announces updates to Acquia Code Studio

Acquia announced major updates to Acquia Code Studio, a full stack Drupal development platform. A part of Acquia Digital Experience Platform (DXP), Acquia Code Studio provides developers with the tools to plan, build, review, test, deploy, and measure Drupal applications. New updates integrate Code Studio with the Acquia Cloud Platform UI, reducing effort during the procurement and configuration processes.

Developers can now manage their Code Studio seats from the platform in a User Management screen, assign Acquia account users to their Code Studio seats, grant and set roles for their users, and un-assign and reassign seats. Developers can automatically provision Code Studio projects from the platform UI, and see links on their Acquia Cloud environments to the corresponding branch in Code Studio. Features include: 

  • AutoDevOps: Automatically build, test, and deploy Drupal applications with Acquia Code Studio managed continuous integration pipelines.
  • Automatic Updates: Automatically updates Composer packages, replaces deprecated custom code, and submits those changes for users to review in a Merge Request with a dedicated review environment.
  • Powered by GitLab: In partnership with GitLab, Acquia hosts and manages a version of GitLab that is customized for Drupal and Acquia developers on the company’s next-generation infrastructure.

Gilbane Advisor 10-26-22 — CMS dev, Choice Architecture, AT Protocol

This week we feature articles by Adwait Mathkari, and Ben Weintraub, Katelyn Salvatori & James Lawrie.

Additional reading from David Pierce, Daniel Waisberg, and Feifei Liu.

News comes from ApostropheCMS, Adobe, Altova, Sitecore, and TransPerfect & Hiventy Group.

If you’ve missed any of the past 61 issues you can see them here; those, as well as all earlier issues can be found here.

Opinion / Analysis

Designing a content management system backend

I will present a case study of the development of a ‘Content Management System’ backend which was developed for the website of a leading UK based journal.

Adwait Mathkari describes the CMS his development team created for one of the The Economist publications. The requirements were relatively straightforward, allowing Mathkari to be delightfully succinct (4 min).

Effortless alerting for platforms and their tenants

How The New York Times Publishing Pipeline team is harnessing the power of defaults to make the right path the easy path for tenants of our shared platform.

This case study by the NYT Open Team explains how they were inspired by Choice Architecture to benefit both themselves and their clients. (15 min).

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Content technology news

ApostropheCMS launches Document Versions tool

The Document Versions tool facilitates the use and management of multiple versions of a document with multiple editors across multiple sites.

Adobe delivers new creative, document, and marketing capabilities

Automation and collaboration features across the Adobe product portfolio help SMBs modernize workflows in creativity and productivity.

Altova announces Version 2023

The updated desktop developer tools, server software, and regulatory solutions include Dark Mode, a Schema Manager, and new ESEF XBRL tools.

Sitecore releases new public cloud products

Sitecore Search, a search and discovery function; Content Hub One, a CMS for modeling, authoring and consumption; and Sitecore Connect for integration.

TransPerfect acquires Hiventy Group

Hiventy specializes in technical audiovisual services including post-production, localization, distribution, and film restoration.

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