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Day: February 22, 2023

BetterCommerce adds headless CMS functionality to its commerce stack

BetterCommerce, a company in the headless and composable commerce space, has added headless content management system functionality to its commerce stack in an addition to its already existing modules: PIM, eCommerce, OMS, Analytics, and Engage. The new headless CMS will be an addition to the already existing drag-and-drop page builder which is a part of the eCommerce module.

With BetterCommerce already having PIM and ecommerce modules, CMS has strengthened the stack by making it an end-to-end solution suite and has made the platform more flexible and agile. Integrating CMS to eCommerce sites generally poses a challenge but now, with BetterCommerce having its own CMS has made the commerce stack more powerful complementing the ecommerce platform.

The architecture offers features such as Release and Version Management, Workflow Management, Unlimited fields and grouping of fields via components, Reusable components to create multiple pages, Preview feature on different devices, and easily usable Create/Edit and publish pages being the top ones. The CMS being headless in nature, has enabled content to be created and exposed via APIs to be consumed across any device.

MadCap Software acquires IXIASOFT

MadCap Software, Inc., a provider of multi-channel content authoring backed by global investment firm Battery Ventures, announced the acquisition of IXIASOFT, experts in Darwin Information Type Architecture (DITA) component content management system (CCMS) software. Together, MadCap Software and IXIASOFT will deliver solutions across the enterprise for creating, translating and delivering consistent, up-to-date content tailored for different users’ roles.

MadCap Software has been a key player in the evolution of solutions for authoring modern documentation portals, employee training materials, user guides, and more, all from a single source for any format, including online, mobile and print.

IXIASOFT provides solutions for creating structured content critical for ensuring accurate use and safety, such as product guides and operations manuals for healthcare systems, manufacturing equipment, hardware and software, among others. IXIASOFT has been streamlining the production of DITA-compliant technical documentation since DITA was created. IXIASOFT’s enterprise CCMS has attracted an broad customer base using their on-premise and cloud-based offerings.

IXIASOFT is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of MadCap Software. In addition to its headquarters in Montreal, IXIASOFT has operations in France, Germany and Japan, which will further extend MadCap Software’s global presence.


Gilbane Advisor 2-22-23 — ChatGPT, semantic grammar, hashtags

This week we feature articles by Stephen Wolfram, and Mark Wyner.

Additional reading from Steve Nouri, James Vincent, and Steve Nadis.

News comes from TerminusDB, Acquia, PayloadCMS, and Stilo.

Note that news items now link to the original source of the news rather than our 200 word summaries, which are always available here.

All previous issues are available at

Opinion / Analysis

What is ChatGPT doing … and why does it work?

Last week’s featured article by Ted Chiang used a familiar analogy to somewhat demystify why ChatGPT appears to work well while sometimes going off the rails. This week Stephen Wolfram explains what is actually going on under the covers. This is a long (75 min) read, but fascinating, well-written, and guaranteed to make you smarter about large language models in general.

Hashtag accessibility, by everyone for everyone

Every hashtag on every post on every platform should always be pascal case (a.k.a. camel case). There are a number of reasons why this is important, the most notable being that screen readers have a hard time with conjoined words.

Mark Wyner illustrates why this is a no-brainer (4 min).

More Reading

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Content technology news

TerminusDB launches TerminusCMS

The open-source, headless, developer-focused content management system (CMS) is built on an RDF graph database that connects JSON documents into a graph.

Acquia announces new CDP features, pricing tiers, and delivery options

Acquia CDP supports composable customer experience and data strategies through integrations with Acquia DXP and third-party marketing products.

Payload releases CMS version 1.6.0

In addition to optimizing the TypeScript interface of the Local API, the entire API has gotten a significant overhaul.

Stilo management buys out Stilo Corporation

Acquisition transfers all IP, trademarks, and customer contracts and XML software products: OmniMark, Migrate, OptimizeR, and Analyzer.

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