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TiddlyWiki Thingy Updated, On a Stick

If you haven't experienced the mind bending Wiki weirdness of TiddlyWiki's JavaScript jungle, well now you can and with a shiny new version Mr. Ruston has named two-point-one.

Is Firefox Really More Secure?

Firefox SecurityAt the ToorCon hacker convention in San Diego SixApart employee Mischa Spiegelmock recently called Firefox's security “a complete mess” and “impossible to patch”.

Web CMS Acquisitions: Hot Banana

The M&A frenzy continued earlier this week as J.L. Halsey Corporation grabbed Web CMS vendor, Hot Banana, and web analytics vendor, ClickTracks. Importantly, I have to wonder how quickly they'll re-brand Hot Banana.

Geek Alert: New Perl Port of Lucene

The field of Lucene ports just sprouted another flower. The latest, a CPAN Perl module who's name is, yes, “Lucene”. This is not a port strictly speaking, but a Perl wrapper around the C++ port of Lucene and as such should be smoking fast as compared to relatives like Plucene.

Open Text Targets Bloggers, Collaboration

Enterprise CMS vendor Open Text pushes towards the corporate blogging and collaboration market with updates to the education-centric FirstClass communications suite of products.

Web CMS: Quantum Art Gets Cozy with .NET

Web CMS: Quantum ArtSan Francisco-based Quantum Art updates their QP7 Web CMS platform and makes better friends with Visual Studio, adding a RAD module for content application development.

Enterprise CMS Acquisitions: Open Text Grabs Hummingbird

ECM vendor Open Text reports an agreement to acquire 100% of Hummingbird Ltd. in an all cash deal. Hummingbird acquired Web CMS vendor RedDot just over a year ago.

XHTML 2.0 Spec Updated

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released the eighth public working draft of “XHTML 2.0.”

Xerox: Get Serious about Content Management!

In a Gerry McGovern-esque move Xerox has recommended that companies create a new personnel role to streamline content management. The “Director of Documents” would focus on the control of business documents, ensure compliance with regulations and look for cost savings in the content life cycle.

Emagine Updates ASP.NET Web CMS

Belgium-based Emagine updates their flagship Web Content Management (Web CMS) product, emagiC. Release 3.0 focuses on ease of use, rapid adoption, and wizard-driven management.

Plone Open Source CMS Conference

The fourth annual Plone Conference, will be held October 25-27, 2006 at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms in Seattle, Washington USA.

The conference spans three full days and includes talks, tutorials and workshops for Plone developers, Plone implementers, and those who seek to join the Plone community.

O'Reilly Spotlights Enterprise CMS

lfresco Software, one of the first providers of open source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, is being featured by O'Reilly at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) starting today.

Alfresco VP, Kevin Cochrane, will present during the O'Reilly Spotlight, 1:00 PM Pacific Time tomorrow the 25th.

The Best Open Source CMS

Best Open Source CMS Packt, the publisher of many a useful CMS book, announces an official quest for “The Best Open Source CMS” and an according, annual set of prizes around the “Packt Open Source CMS” yearly winners.

Bye Microsoft CMS, Hello MOSS WCM

The Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) has been emerging in its new form over the past two and a half years. Beta 2 is out and we're told production will arrive in the environs of late 2006.

As for MCMS 2002 as we have known it? Its gone. Its history. Its a fading memory.

Magnolia Open Source CMS Updated

Magnolia 3.0 is out the door. A “commercial open-source” project, Magnolia integrates web content management (CMS) and document management (DMS) through a single, web-based, AJAX-powered user interface.

Version 3.0 brings together 3+ years of research and development and is one of the few CMS products to support the JSR-170 content repository standard.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Web 2.0

Hell, we love AJAX, but come on, there's a heck of a lot of people desperately in need of a good old 1999 technology spike in the arm. The term “Web 2.0” in many ways smacks of just this desperation.

That's why, when I read Galbraith's “The seven deadly sins of Web 2.0”, I felt compelled to share. And having suffered a bit at this one, I think my favorite was #5, “Avoiding tables, when they are the best solution”.

If you're really in a cynical mood (temporarily of course), you could also check out the Web 2.0 Generator, where in a matter of seconds you can generate an entire Web 2.0 Company.

Hey that's not bad. Sadly, they did build their generator with ASP.NET, which is like sooooo not on rails man.

Sun Jumps for Open AJAX

Sun has announced its support of the AJAX application model by joining the OpenAJAX Alliance, as well as the Dojo Foundation. Sun plans to actively participate in these two communities, driving open standards for AJAX programming and increase interoperability across AJAX technologies.

The Greatest Skill of the 21st Century

In an age when technology is everywhere, those who understand how technology works are easy to find. Those who understand how people work are much harder to find.

Open Text to Utilize Oracle Content DB for Enterprise CMS

Oracle and Open Text announce that Open Text, a leader in the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) space, will offer content management solutions on the Oracle Content Database. The decision extends Open Text's recently launched enterprise solutions framework.

Microsoft CMS, CMS.RAPID Updated

CMS.RAPID is a free of charge solution accelerator for Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 (MCMS) and is a product of collaboration between Microsoft UK, Artemis Corporation and 30 RAPID partners, all Microsoft portal specialists, from all over the World.