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Dragging and Dropping portlets

Liferay - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 05:00

If you are working with Liferay for a while now, you might still remember a feature that went missing with version 6.1 - but there was a way to get it back. Also in 6.2 and 7.0.

Now that Liferay Portal 7.1 and Liferay DXP 7.1 are out, you might wonder if the feature is finally implemented, or how quickly it can be implemented, or what that feature actually is (or was):

Let's start with an explanation: When you drag and drop portlets (or now: widgets) in Liferay, you'll see where to drop them because of the blue bar indicating where it can be dropped. However, you can't see all the options that you have - all the columns where you can drop them. You'll need to know where they are, in order to hover in that region.

Here's a quick visualization of what you want to see (but you don't see it out-of-the-box):

(Note that I changed the Layout of the page from the default 1-column to a 1-2-1-column layout to have some options for dropping the Hello World Portlet)

Now for the options that you have to fix it: Lucky me: The old and ugly CSS still works, and you can just copy/paste it to your page's Look&Feel CSS code - or just embed it in your own theme.

Which old and ugly CSS code?

Well, it's good you ask:

.portlet-dropzone { transition: padding 0.5s linear; } .yui3-dd-drop-active-valid .portlet-dropzone { outline: 1px dotted black; padding: 10px; margin: 3px; min-height: 100px; }

If you come up with a simpler CSS selector, or even with beautiful visuals, please contribute to LPS-33636. Or just vote for it. I still hope that I don't need to repeat this post for the next version, but I promise that I will, if it's necessary. Even if doing so feels like trolling... because it already does ;)

Olaf Kock 2018-07-10T10:00:00Z
Categories: CMS, ECM

Backup failure on community.liferay.com

Liferay - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 02:01
What happened?

Today at 12:13pm WeDeploy, our hosting solution, started a maintenance process. As a normal procedure some services were restarted. 

After the restart, all services from community.liferay.com were up and running, but we noticed that some blog and forums posts were missing. We checked our list of backups and we noticed that the last backup was on July 4th.

We continued to investigate and discovered that the backup service, which was supposed to run every 3 hours, had stopped on July 4th at 7:50am. The reason for that was because there was not enough memory on the backup service and since then no backups were performed.

This was an isolated problem on the backup service inside of the community site project, all other WeDeploy clients were not affected.

 

What are we doing to avoid that in the future?

From the Community side, we're going to add another layer of backup, increase the allocated memory/cpu for that service, and proactively monitor its health. We will create another environment with scheduled recoveries in order to help us identify those situations faster. We will also improve the backup script to notify us when a backup doesn't finish.

From the WeDeploy side, we're elaborating a built-in Backup/Restore functionality specifically designed for Liferay services. It will include scheduled backups of the database and doclib, custom options for backup frequency and retention, and controls for manual backups and recoveries.

Besides that, we're implementing a feature called Alerts, which will notify users when they are close to reach their CPU and Memory limits, among other things.

 

Conclusion

We appreciate your feedback and will continue to invest our best resources in making our services better each day. Thank you again for your patience.

Zeno Rocha 2018-07-10T07:01:00Z
Categories: CMS, ECM

Anniversary Schedule at OSCON

Open Source Initiative - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 14:01

 

The Open Source Initiative (OSI), in conjunction with OSCON, will be celebrating 20 years of Open Source next week at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland. The OSI will be hosting a day of community-led lightning talks, open source related activities, and an after party on Wednesday (July 18th). Entrance is free, courtesy of OSCON, but registration for the Expo Plus pass is required using the promo code EXPOFREE. The Expo Plus pass gives access to the event organized by the OSI, while the regular pass gives access to all other OSCON sessions and activities. The promo code “OSI20” gets 20% off any regular pass.

 

 

Schedule Open Source Anniversary (Room F149)  9am Keynotes  10:20am Morning Break   11am Simon Phipps: Welcome
Keynote: Danese Cooper & Stephen WalliHeroic and inspiring tales of open source  11:50am Carol Smith: ClearlyDefined: Crowdsourcing FOSS data for project success
Stefano Zacchiroli: Software Heritage: browsing 20 years of FOSS, and then some 12:30pm Lunch 1:45pm Patrick Masson: Welcome
Keynote: Bruce Perens: 20 years of Open Source  2:35pm Jose Parrella: 25 years of Debian
Abby Mayes: 20 years of Mozilla  3:15pm Afternoon Break  4:15pm Deb Nicholson: Free Software: Our Past and Our Future
Deb Goodkin: 25 years of FreeBSD  5:05pm Michael Tiemann: 25 years of Red Hat
Josh Simmons: Teaching the Next Generation to FLOSS
Vicky (VM) Brasseur: Closing 5:45pm Booth Crawl (5:45pm - 7:00 pm) 7:00pm - 9pm 20th Anniversary Party (Cupcakes and Cocktails)
Panel with OSI / Open Source Founders

 

The OSI will also be celebrating the Anniversary at the Community Leadership Summit, held just before OSCON (July 14-15). The event is free to attend, but registration is required:

http://www.communityleadershipsummit.com/

Categories: Open Source

Contact Management on-line Training Session - Sign up Now!

CiviCRM - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 12:19

Several spots are still left for the on-line Fundamentals of Contact Mangement training taught by Cividesk on Tuesday, July 10th from 4 to 6 pm MDT (Denver, Colorado). Please note this special time to accomodate CiviCRM users in Australia and New Zealand (training will be on Wednesday July 11th for users in that time zone).

Click here for more information and to pay/register for this  training session on managing contacts in CiviCRM designed for new users. 

Categories: CRM

Administrator and Developer Training this October, UK

CiviCRM - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 05:49

As part of the UK CiviCamp event in October, we are also offering two-day Administrator Training and two-day Residential Developer Training on CiviCRM.

Categories: CRM

Take your first step towards being GDPR compliant – get rid of duplicate contacts

VTiger - Sun, 07/08/2018 - 23:43
In the wake of GDPR, businesses are taking measures to keep their CRM data accurate and up-to-date. But, many businesses, without realising, fail in their efforts to be compliant because of one common problem – duplicate records. How do duplicate contact records jeopardise your efforts to comply with GDPR? Let’s say you’ve saved contact details […]
Categories: CRM

CiviCRM 5.3 release

CiviCRM - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 18:52
This latest CiviCRM 5.3 release is now ready to download. Please also note the important information for the upcoming security release.   RELEASE NOTES: Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version.  The release notes for 5.3 can be accessed here.  
Categories: CRM

Linux Australia Joins Open Source Initiative

Open Source Initiative - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 07:23

 

PALO ALTO, Calif. - July 5, 2017— Linux Australia, Inc, the organization representing thousands of Linux and open source community members in Australia, was recently accepted as a member of the Open Source Initiative, the global non-profit working to promote and protect open source software, further strengthening international relationships with partner organizations committed to free and open source software, hardware and culture.

 

The Open Source Initiative is the steward of the Open Source Definition (OSD) and the community-recognized body for reviewing and approving licenses as OSD-conformant. The organization's members play an important role across the world in community building, education and public advocacy to promote the importance of non-proprietary software. In doing so they further international awareness of how open source technologies, licenses and models of development can provide economic and strategic advantage.

President of Linux Australia, Kathy Reid, was delighted with the move. “We’re incredibly proud to bring Linux Australia into the Open Source Initiative fold - joining a strong and active international community of practitioners, policy advocates and technologists committed to the benefits that open source technologies can provide. As the Open Source Initiative celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, we look forward to partnering with both OSI and other partners to continue to strengthen international open source communities of practice. As new developments such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality and other emergent technologies come to the fore, the principles and ethos underpinning open source are more important than ever. “

Patrick Masson, General Manager of the Open Source Initiative, was equally positive. “We’re honored to welcome Linux Australia as an OSI Affiliate Member. As a community-driven organization working to advance software freedom, Linux Australia serves as a model for open source collaboration, co-operation, and co-creation. Most already know of Linux Australia’s premier international conference, linux.conf.au, however Linux Australia’s efforts to advance free and open source software are far broader: cultivating communities of practice, supporting projects to promote Linux, creating educational resources to further understanding and adoption. We look forward to working with Linux Australia and their membership--in all their activities--and thank them for their ongoing commitment and contributions to software freedom.”

 

About Linux Australia

Linux Australia is the peak body for Open Source communities in Australia. Linux Australia represents thousands of users and developers of Free Software and Open Technologies, and facilitates internationally-renowned events including linux.conf.au—Australasia's grassroots Free and Open Source Software Conference. Individuals who join Linux Australia directly participate in online discussions on mailing lists covering a range of topics and user communities. Members of Linux Australia participate in sub- committees and special interest groups, organize events or stand for election to the Linux Australia council. Linux Australia Members may submit applications for funding for projects relevant to or beneficial to the Australian FOSS community under the grants program. Linux Australia membership is free and anyone can join.

Media contact: Kathy Reid, President, Linux Australia president@linux.org.au

About the Open Source Initiative

Founded in 1998, the Open Source Initiative promotes and protects open source software, development and communities, championing software freedom in society through education, collaboration, and infrastructure, stewarding the Open Source Definition, and preventing abuse of the ideals and ethos inherent to the open source movement. The OSI Affiliate Program allows non-profit organizations to become OSI members--an ideal way to support the mission of the OSI and contribute to the continued awareness and adoption of open source software. Affiliate Membership A “who’s who” of open source communities. For more information about the OSI, see https://opensource.org.

Media Contact: Italo Vignoli, Director, Open Source Initiative italo@opensource.org

Image credit: "Linux.conf.au 2003" by Lauchlin at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

Categories: Open Source

Ready for the next step? Take your business overseas

PrestaShop - Wed, 07/04/2018 - 03:24
In Europe, cross-border ecommerce is growing by 30% a year, and by 2020 it will amount to 130 billion euros(1). For customers, shopping on overseas sites allows them to
Categories: E-commerce

Lexicon update in Liferay 7.1 from 7.0

Liferay - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 06:16
Typography

Several reasons and their benefits drove us to a change from Source Sans Pro to System font:

  1. System fonts are always more legible as they are designed more consciously and they are designed to work in all languages.

  2. Using a non-system-font introduces extra size in the CSS that each user has to download.

  3. Source Sans Pro does not support for example Chinese, Japanese or Arabic. Therefore the browser will select the first font-face available to show the language.

  4. Using system-font we can use more font weight and variations as they are included in the system. Otherwise, we have to download them to use them. This would increase the CSS weight, download time, slower font load, etc.

  5. Source Sans Pro is Open Source but it is hosted in CDN and there are many countries where accessing CDN is not allowed, for example in China. On the other hand, system fonts are 100% reliable.

 

Color Palette

An improvement in our color palette plays a key role for accessibility. Our new colors, an evolution on the previous color palette, introduce more contrast what allow us to improve the user experience for users who have different visual problems.


 

 

On the left you can see Lexicon 1 color palette (7.0) and on the right Lexicon 2 color palette (7.1).

 

Alerts

Alerts have suffer small variations that turn in the following facts:

 

Alerts have been reinforced with an icon to clearly differentiate success, warning, error and info states. In addition, the new color palette has been applied to them what results in a better accessibility level.

 

 

A better placement in order to reduce the number of blocking actions in the user path. For this, we have placed general alerts (session expiration, language change among, server answers, among others) to the bottom left corner of the screen. Also, every success message, even if it is application specific, will appear there. In this way, the user is blocked less times and it is only blocked when we think something is not going right and it must be changed which is the target of application specific alerts.

Management toolbar

The new management toolbar has been introduced in portal. It is important to highlight the importance of the “toolbar” word. The previous version of this component was lacking two key actions add/create and search.

 

New management toolbar with search field, plus button and visualization dropdown button (7.1)

 

Search was placed in the navigation bar. This bar could have several navigation tabs and could mislead the user on the search action context. Therefore, the search bar that is a tool over a certain dataset has been included in the toolbar.

 

Old management toolbar was not containing the search field, it was placed in the navbar (7.0)

 

A similar case happens with the plus button. This button used to be sticked to the bottom right corner of the screen, a place that was hard to realize for the user. This main action was to far away from the main focus attention area for the user, which is the left area and the top area of the screen.

 

Old management toolbar was not containing the plus button (7.0)

 

Moreover, the previous version of this toolbar was forcing you to introduce not necessary functionality or promises in some cases. You don’t have to include those tools your users are not going to need. The visualization selector is under a dropdown menu now and it only appears when there is more than one visualization type.

 

Old management toolbar had a visualization switcher that was occupying lot of space (7.0).

Navigation bar

The navigation bar, placed below the top bar, has been reinforced with changes that improve its use in context and that make application parts more relevant.

The first change is related to removing the search bar from the navigation bar and placing it in the management toolbar, as mentioned in the previous section.

The second change is a bit more complex. Application parts are taken out from the actions menu in the top bar and placed in the navigation bar, which makes them easier to discover. Navigation bars containing application parts must be in dark background so a strong relation is created between the application and its parts.

 

 

Moreover, there were occasions where the navigation bar had only one navigation tab which had the same name as the application title. That bar was not needed and it is removed.

 

Forms

Numerous changes has been introduced in forms and more changes are yet to come in following releases so the experience can be improved much more.

Form layout

Two new form layouts have been created to reduce part of the complexity. These changes have not been applied entirely in portal. But changes are being done progressively.

 

Not all forms can be 12 columns width. This is acceptable for forms that focus its attention on emulating the final result. For the rest of forms we are facilitating a smaller form box of 8 columns width. The reason behind this is that narrower areas help the user to focus much more the attention.

 

In addition, we have included a layout with a sidebar to include a vertical navigation. This pattern allows you to navigate through different forms for the same set. Our aim with this navigation is to break down long forms into smaller ones that reduce the task complexity and that allow users to complete them and find information faster.

Form hierarchy

A stronger form hierarchy has been applied to those old forms that has been translated into new forms. This improvement results into a better and quicker scanning.

Form inputs

Form inputs have been restyled to make the inputs easier to identify. Line fields are not wrong in certain context as mobile applications but in bigger screens and large forms they can suppose an extra complexity level to our users.

 

Old input styles on the left hand and new input styles on the right hand.

 

All these changes applied with rigor and consistency result in a better user experience and the visual results is:

 


 

Localizable fields

Localizable fields are now identified with a language selector next to it. In this version we leave behind tabs to select languages and fields with tiny flags below in something that helps identifying faster what is and what is not localizable.

 

 

Sites’ Widgets

We are also involved in a revision work of the site visualization environment, the part of the Portal that we commonly call “Sites”.

 

This work consists basically of an improvement of the way the content is shown trying to favor its understanding and its use. These changes have begun to be introduced in some applications and will be gradually applied to the entire suite

 

The three main aspects on which the work has been oriented are:

1. Reconsideration of the widget structure.

An attempt to provide a  better identification of the main structural parts of the widget and the tools associated to each.


 

 

 


 

2. Review of the information architecture of the asset as a basic unit of content.

A way to establish a versatile pattern that helps clear identification of the content blocks within the asset, that is able to adapt to different types of assets and facilitates the configuration of their different visualizations in the form of Application Display Templates.

 


 

3. Adaptation of Lexicon patterns to specific applications in Sites environment.

A work of adaptation of patterns and templates that we can find both in administration and that of sites, to the specific characteristics of this environment.

 

Future work

Our work on improving the user experience doesn't stop here. More changes will come in future versions not only with new interaction patterns or accessibility, but also by providing a better information architecture.

Victor Valle 2018-07-03T11:16:00Z
Categories: CMS, ECM

Liferay Portal 7.1 CE GA1 Release

Liferay - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 05:00
I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of: Liferay Portal 7.1 CE GA1! Known Issues

List of known issues

Downloads

Download the release now at: www.liferay.com/downloads or deploy now at wedeploy.com.

New Features Summary

Web Experience:  Fragments allow a content author to create small reusable content pieces. Fragments can be edited in real time or can be exported and managed with the tooling of your choice. Use content pages from within a site to have complete control over the layout of your pages.  Navigation Menus let's you create site navigation in new and interesting ways and have full control over the navigations visual presentation.
 


Forms Experience: Forms can now have complex grid layouts, numeric fields and file uploads. They now include new personalization rules that let you customize the default behavior of the form. Using the new Element Sets, form creators can now create groups of reusable components. Forms fields can now be translated into any language using any locale and can also be easily duplicated.
 


Redesigned System Settings: System Settings have received a complete overhaul. Configuration options have been logically grouped together making it easier than ever before to find what's configurable. Several options that were located under Server Administration have also been moved to System Settings.
 


User Administration: The User account form has been completely redesigned. Each form section can now be saved independently of each other minimizing the chance of losing changes. The new ScreensNavigationEntry let's developers add custom forms under user administration.

Improvements to Blogs and Forums: Blog readers a can now un-subscribe to notifications via email.  Blog authors now have complete control over the friendly URL of the entry.  Estimated reading time can be enabled in System Settings and will be calculated based on time taken to write an entry.

Blogs also have a new cards ADT that can be selected from the application configuration.  Videos can now be added inline while writing a new entry from popular services such as: Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook Video, and Twitch. Message boards users can now attach as many files as they want by dragging and dropping them in a post. Message boards also has had many visual updates.
 


Workflow Improvements: Workflow has received a complete UI overhaul. All workflow configuration is now consolidated under one area in the Control Panel. Workflow definitions are now versioned and previous versions can be restored. Workflow definitions can now be saved in draft form and published live when they are ready.

Infrastructure: Many improvements have been incorporated at the core platform level, including ElasticSearch 6.0 support and the inclusion of Tomcat 9.0. 

Documentation

Official Documentation can be found on Liferay Developer network.  For information on upgrading, see the Upgrade Guide.

Bug Reporting

If you believe you have encountered a bug in the new release you can report your issue on issues.liferay.com, selecting the "7.1.0 CE GA1" release as the value for the "Affects Version/s" field.

Getting Support

Support is provided by our awesome community. Please visit our community website for more details on how you can receive support.

Liferay and its worldwide partner network also provides services, support, training, and consulting around its flagship enterprise offering, Liferay DXP.

Also note that customers on existing releases such as 6.2 and 7.0 continue to be professionally supported, and the documentation, source, and other ancillary data about these releases will remain in place.

Kudos

A thanks goes out to our engineering and QA teams who spent countless hours developing, testing, translating and writing documentation to ensure a stable release that meets and hopefully exceeds our expectations!

A special thanks goes to our awesome community who volunteered their time as a part of the community beta program testing features, reporting bugs and providing overall feedback.  We couldn't have done it without you.

Jamie Sammons 2018-07-03T10:00:00Z
Categories: CMS, ECM

Liferay Portal 7.1 CE GA1 Release

Liferay - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 00:00
I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of: Liferay Portal 7.1 CE GA1! Downloads

Download the release now at: https://www.liferay.com/downloads-community or deploy now at wedeploy.com.

New Features Summary

Web Experience:  Fragments allow a content author to create small reusable content pieces. Fragments can be edited in real time or can be exported and managed with the tooling of your choice. Use content pages from within a site to have complete control over the layout of your pages.  Navigation Menus let's you create site navigation in new and interesting ways and have full control over the navigations visual presentation.
 


Forms Experience: Forms can now have complex grid layouts, numeric fields and file uploads. They now include new personalization rules that let you customize the default behavior of the form. Using the new Element Sets, form creators can now create groups of reusable components. Forms fields can now be translated into any language using any locale and can also be easily duplicated.
 


Redesigned System Settings: System Settings have received a complete overhaul. Configuration options have been logically grouped together making it easier than ever before to find what's configurable. Several options that were located under Server Administration have also been moved to System Settings.
 


User Administration: The User account form has been completely redesigned. Each form section can now be saved independently of each other minimizing the chance of losing changes. The new ScreensNavigationEntry let's developers add custom forms under user administration.

Improvements to Blogs and Forums: Blog readers a can now un-subscribe to notifications via email.  Blog authors now have complete control over the friendly URL of the entry.  Estimated reading time can be enabled in System Settings and will be calculated based on time taken to write an entry.

Blogs also have a new cards ADT that can be selected from the application configuration.  Videos can now be added inline while writing a new entry from popular services such as: Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook Video, and Twitch. Message boards users can now attach as many files as they want by dragging and dropping them in a post. Message boards also has had many visual updates.
 


Workflow Improvements: Workflow has received a complete UI overhaul. All workflow configuration is now consolidated under one area in the Control Panel. Workflow definitions are now versioned and previous versions can be restored. Workflow definitions can now be saved in draft form and published live when they are ready.

Infrastructure: Many improvements have been incorporated at the core platform level, including ElasticSearch 6.0 support and the inclusion of Tomcat 9.0. 

Documentation

Official Documentation can be found on Liferay Developer network.  For information on upgrading, see the Upgrade Guide.

Bug Reporting

If you believe you have encountered a bug in the new release you can report your issue on issues.liferay.com, selecting the "7.1.0 CE GA1" release as the value for the "Affects Version/s" field.

Getting Support

Support is provided by our awesome community. Please visit our community website for more details on how you can receive support.

Liferay and its worldwide partner network also provides services, support, training, and consulting around its flagship enterprise offering, Liferay DXP.

Also note that customers on existing releases such as 6.2 and 7.0 continue to be professionally supported, and the documentation, source, and other ancillary data about these releases will remain in place.

Known Issues

List of known issues

Kudos

A thanks goes out to our engineering and QA teams who spent countless hours developing, testing, translating and writing documentation to ensure a stable release that meets and hopefully exceeds our expectations!

A special thanks goes to our awesome community who volunteered their time as a part of the community beta program testing features, reporting bugs and providing overall feedback.  We couldn't have done it without you.

Jamie Sammons 2018-07-03T05:00:00Z
Categories: CMS, ECM

Strategic digital transformation and the 4 principles of treating data as the ultimate resource

SnapLogic - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 15:19

Digital transformation promises a lot of benefits but rarely delivers. Why is that? It’s because organizations are adopting baseline digital transformation strategies instead of strategic ones. There’s a significant difference between saying you’re doing digital transformation and doing STRATEGIC digital transformation. The difference between the two approaches is very important because strategic digital transformation will[...] Read the full article here.

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Categories: ETL

Meet Roberto, Ambassador of the month | June 2018

PrestaShop - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 17:00
About you Three words to best describe you: Quiet, ambitious, determined.
Categories: E-commerce

Liferay Portal 7.1 RC 1 Release

Liferay - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 17:03
I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of: Liferay Portal 7.1 RC 1
  Download Now: Fixed in RC 1

New Features Summary

Modern Site Building: Liferay 7.1 introduces a new way of adding content.  Fragments allows a content author to create content in small reusable pieces.  Fragments can be edited in real time or can be exported and managed with the tooling of your choice.  Use page templates from within a site and have complete control over the layout of your content pages.  Navigation menus now give you complete control over site navigation.  Create site navigation in new and interesting ways and have full control over the navigations visual presentation.        Forms Experience: Liferay 7.1 includes a completely revamped forms experience.  Forms can now have complex grid layouts, numeric fields and file uploads. They now include new personalization rules that let you customize the default behavior of the form.  Using the new Element Sets, form creators can now create groups of reusable components.  Forms fields can now be translated into any language using any Liferay locale and can also be easily duplicated. 
    Redesigned System Settings: System Settings has received a complete overhaul.  Configurations have been logically grouped together making it easier than every before to find what's configurable.  Several options that were located on Server Administration have also been moved to System Settings.     User Administration: User account from has been completely redesigned.  Each form section can now be saved independently of each other minimizing the chance of losing changes.  The new ScreensNavigationEntry let's developers add any form they want to user administration.     Improvements to Blogs and Forums:  Blog readers a can now un-subscribe to notifications via email. Friendly URLs used to be generated based on the entries title. Authors now have complete control over the friendly URL of the entry.   Estimated reading time can be enabled in System Settings and will be calculated based on time taken to write an entry.     Blogs also have a new cards ADT that can be selected from the application configuration.  Videos can now be added inline while writing a new entry from popular services such as: Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook Video, and Twitch.  Message boards users can now attach as many files as they want by dragging and dropping them in a post.  Message boards also has had many visual updates.     Workflow Improvements: Workflow has received a complete UI overhaul.  All workflow configuration is now consolidated under one area in the Control Panel.  Workflow definitions are now versioned and previous versions can now be restored.  Workflow definitions can now be saved in draft form and published live when they are ready.     Infrastructure: Many improvements have been incorporated at the core platform level, including ElasticSearch 6.0 and the inclusion of Tomcat 9.0.  At the time of this release  JDK 8 is still the only supported JDK.   Documentation Documentation for Liferay 7.1 is well underway.  Many sections have already been completed in the Deployment and Development Sections.  For information on upgrading to 7.1 see the Upgrade Guide. Jamie Sammons 2018-06-29T22:03:00Z
Categories: CMS, ECM

Integrating complete enterprise ecosystems through self-service

SnapLogic - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 13:39

When it comes to the system of self-service – it’s neither a novelty nor a new approach. In fact, the concept of self-service has been around for centuries dating back to the 1500s when buffets or smörgåsbord originated in Sweden with the intent of feeding hungry guests. In 1917, the first truly self-service grocery store[...] Read the full article here.

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Categories: ETL

Out of the box; and outside of the box! - Irene's Blog - Civi Edinburgh Meet Up

CiviCRM - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:20

Another bright and breezy day in Edinburgh for our 3rd meet up; a brilliant afternoon programme and we were a good mix of non-users, users and our expert developer Marcus.  

Categories: CRM

Liferay Portal 7.1 RC 1 Release

Liferay - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:03
I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of: Liferay Portal 7.1 RC 1
  Download Now: Fixed in RC 1

New Features Summary

Modern Site Building: Liferay 7.1 introduces a new way of adding content.  Fragments allows a content author to create content in small reusable pieces.  Fragments can be edited in real time or can be exported and managed with the tooling of your choice.  Use page templates from within a site and have complete control over the layout of your content pages.  Navigation menus now give you complete control over site navigation.  Create site navigation in new and interesting ways and have full control over the navigations visual presentation.        Forms Experience: Liferay 7.1 includes a completely revamped forms experience.  Forms can now have complex grid layouts, numeric fields and file uploads. They now include new personalization rules that let you customize the default behavior of the form.  Using the new Element Sets, form creators can now create groups of reusable components.  Forms fields can now be translated into any language using any Liferay locale and can also be easily duplicated. 
    Redesigned System Settings: System Settings has received a complete overhaul.  Configurations have been logically grouped together making it easier than every before to find what's configurable.  Several options that were located on Server Administration have also been moved to System Settings.     User Administration: User account from has been completely redesigned.  Each form section can now be saved independently of each other minimizing the chance of losing changes.  The new ScreensNavigationEntry let's developers add any form they want to user administration.     Improvements to Blogs and Forums:  Blog readers a can now un-subscribe to notifications via email. Friendly URLs used to be generated based on the entries title. Authors now have complete control over the friendly URL of the entry.   Estimated reading time can be enabled in System Settings and will be calculated based on time taken to write an entry.     Blogs also have a new cards ADT that can be selected from the application configuration.  Videos can now be added inline while writing a new entry from popular services such as: Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook Video, and Twitch.  Message boards users can now attach as many files as they want by dragging and dropping them in a post.  Message boards also has had many visual updates.     Workflow Improvements: Workflow has received a complete UI overhaul.  All workflow configuration is now consolidated under one area in the Control Panel.  Workflow definitions are now versioned and previous versions can now be restored.  Workflow definitions can now be saved in draft form and published live when they are ready.     Infrastructure: Many improvements have been incorporated at the core platform level, including ElasticSearch 6.0 and the inclusion of Tomcat 9.0.  At the time of this release  JDK 8 is still the only supported JDK.   Documentation Documentation for Liferay 7.1 is well underway.  Many sections have already been completed in the Deployment and Development Sections.  For information on upgrading to 7.1 see the Upgrade Guide. Jamie Sammons 2018-06-29T17:03:00Z
Categories: CMS, ECM

Get your store ready for future sales operations with the 2018 e-Commerce Calendar.

PrestaShop - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 08:11
The start of summer is a crucial period for e-sellers.  We have put together some tips to help you improve your communications around the future sales events that will liven up your online store.
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Machine learning front and center at a hands-on Tech Open House

SnapLogic - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 13:00

Our third SnapLogic Tech Open House on June 20 was a night of learning … machine learning to be exact. I, along with Jump Ananpiriyakul, our machine learning expert, talked about and demonstrated machine learning and how it can be used on the SnapLogic platform. Our presentation covered the importance of machine learning as well[...] Read the full article here.

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