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Programming

Lets start with a small quiz: Can you find 3 differences in the pictures below? Yeah, you got it. That was an easy one. :) Surprisingly, implementing preview for extra asset types has been relatively simple as well. When coming up with the architecture of DAM, the Magnolia team chose to not generate previews and thumbnails of assets directly in the module, but rather delegate this functionality...
on Dec 31, 2013
Sometimes, life drops a house on your code. Sometimes, it's flying monkeys. Most of the time though, the damn stuff just stops working and it's nothing so obvious as being crushed by a Kansas farmhouse or being carried away by winged primates. For this last common case, there are a good number of great tools to help you out. JMeter may help you to reproduce the conditions under load, while...
on Feb 1, 2013

Community

In my last blog post, I explained how to add versioning capability to templates. Being able to create, view and restore different versions of templates is great, but sometimes it's not so easy to see what has actually changed. And we might not be as lucky as having comments about the change from the author, or they might be cryptic to the point of being useless. So let's try and add the diff and...
on Jan 22, 2013

J2EE

Not so long ago Mark Halvorson mentioned in his presentation at the Magnolia Conference 2012 that he doesn't understand why he can't have versioning for templates in Magnolia the same way he has it for content. Then I thought why not? Should be pretty straightforward. The first implementation was indeed easy. Similar to what Magnolia does when dealing with DMS documents - I just configured a...
on Nov 7, 2012
What I realized shortly after we put out Magnolia 4.3 is that while we tried to explain new multisite support for example in this screencast there are still plenty of grey areas and lot of confusion when people actually get to use the multisite support. And I think I wrote and talked about this topic earlier as well. Of course as with any new functionality, there are still...
on May 3, 2010

Web Development Tools

Did you ever tried to visualize dependencies between pages on your average website? If so, you probably know what kind of pain it can be. The relations tend to be messy and any kind of chart displaying them is not easy to read. The other night I was looking for some charting library and run across MooWheel. Using the Wheel for rendering the deps you get reasonably readable chart for smaller site...
on Oct 19, 2011

JavaOne

For anybody interested, we are giving a talk about repositories and content management in general on Thursday 12:30 at Hilton SF, Yosemite B. Session ID is S314239. Feel free to drop by and ask also for Magnolia related questions should you have any. We have reserved some time also after the presentation should there be the need.
on Sep 21, 2010