How I defeated the maven-release-plugin in a flat structured multi module project (via warpedjavaguy)

Thanks for clearing my M2 multi-module confusion. My problem was trying to mavenize multiple “flat” ANT projects. I created a new Maven parent project, and was then able to add child modules to it using your guidance. Rules are made to be broken so that paradoxes can be created. Maven is a handy tool and has a lot of available plugins. It adopts the convention over configuration philosophy and provides a standard build lifecycle out of the box. This makes it very easy to automate a build and release process without writing a single line of script. But there's a … Continue reading How I defeated the maven-release-plugin in a flat structured multi module project (via warpedjavaguy)

Overcoming Weaknesses in CMS / Portal Software

Historically, the obstacles in this space (CMS) have been cost and ease of use. Cost There is really no rhyme or reason to the cost of CMS software. The cost problem is that the great majority of CMS / portal vendors use competitor-based pricing which has created greyness for buyers. “Why is this CMS product $1000 and this other CMS product $50,000?”. Or as I have often heard, “Your CMS app does the same thing as one that was came in at over 6 figures.” Secondly, application pricing and offshore programming fees have plummeted, so vendors have tried to reclaim … Continue reading Overcoming Weaknesses in CMS / Portal Software

Is Corporate Blogging the Killer App of 2006?

Blogs have become a staple for business communication. With staff blogs on Websites being made available for public consumption, customers get insight into the people and culture of the company they may be buying into. Corporate blogs also provide customers and partners with an opportunity to provide feedback. Wether you’re a business principal, partner or customer, I am interested in hearing your stories about how a business blog has changed your perspective on busuiness communication. Primary Reasons for Starting a Corporate Blog – Community building– Thought leadership / idea provocation– Communicate with customers– Marketing / sales driving– SEO / Improve … Continue reading Is Corporate Blogging the Killer App of 2006?

Core CMS Features

What makes a CMS a CMS? What features should a content management system have? Is a CMS a subset of other common knowledge management systems — or does the CMS contains theses sub systems? Core considerations for a CMS: Content Management – Document management and related workflow Content Creation (authoring) – Web based forms for content entry. Easy-to-use UI for editing (WYSIWYG editor) Content Delivery – Separation of content from presentation. Publishing. Continue reading Core CMS Features