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Web Applications

While parts of the cloud IT that are still being hyped are changing rapidly, the whole segment is not past the hype yet. The cloud report [1] that Gartner published 9 months ago still holds true today. Reports of disillusioned customers of such solutions [2][3] are a clear sign that the hype might have reached its peak for most parts of cloud offerings, though. And while many articles discuss the...
on Mar 30, 2014
Somebody once said that the best ideas are the most simple ones. Here comes one I had this morning when asked for example of page using this or that paragraph in Magnolia: select * from nt:base where mgnl:template = 'stkTeaser' Login to Admin Central, go to the JCR Queries, set target repository to website, limit result types to mgnl:content and type in the query above. Of course, also...
on Mar 23, 2011
 It had been a while since we started to test Magnolia with ModeShape. It took few changes in the code here and there and it would not have happened if not for a big help from the JBoss folk. There were multiple obstacles we had to deal with. But as of Magnolia 4.4.2 and ModeShape 2.4.0 the things seem to be finally ready and you can download Magnolia configured to run with ModeShape as...
on Jan 29, 2011
I wrote about Magnolia cache few times already since it have been re-implemented for Magnolia 3.6. And it seems like with Sprint 4 of Magnolia 4.3 it came back to bite me. There was a bunch of tickets related to various aspects of the cache. Most of it was related to the fact that the default cache key (only URI) was not enough for many installations which were...
on Mar 11, 2010

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

Programming

End of the last year and beginning of this I've spent trying to get Magnolia work with ModeShape. There were issues with both of the apps. On one end, Magnolia had issues with the Modeshape session data refresh strategy, on the other one, Modeshape was sometimes stricter then JCR spec required it to be when it came to queries. All of those were elementary issues that were relatively easy to...
on Jan 3, 2011

Community

So it has began ... the first Magnolia Conference ever. And as a good omen, the conference planned for up to 80 participants is completely sold out. Considering the credit crunch and everybody trying to save a money, this seems as a very good sign of the attention the product commands. The 15 speakers will try to get attention of participants in 2 parallel tracks. The conference was preceded by a...
on Sep 10, 2009