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CEM - shuffling deck chairs on the titanic

Going back 15 years, we’ve seen the core of providing websites shift across various types of “platforms” - from Web Content Management (WCM) to Enterprise Content Management (ECM) to Customer Experience Management (CEM).  Every iteration involved another set of technologies, and associated migration headaches.

Each expansion also consumed more and more of the resulting presentation tier.  At first, this was mostly a good thing as no standard mechanisms existed to facilitate efforts.  However, in the last few years alone key frameworks have arisen to tackle this job much more effectively, such as:  EmberJS (2007), AngularJS (2009), and Backbone.js (2010).  Suddenly, the templating systems embedded within a CMS platform were not only unnecessary - but were actively getting in the way of good website design - much like a certain iceberg.

Cloud CMS allows you to fly over this barrier with an API-first approach.  No more shuffling deck chairs - sorry Leo.  We’ll take it from here…

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With Cloud CMS, you’re free to select any presentation framework and build your customized look-and-feel that focuses on both your content, as well as your customer.  No meddling in the page delivery, no unsupported add-ons, no unnatural or customized CMS configurations - just a pure API driven solution, done right and provided natively.

Cloud CMS JavaScript Driver Release 1.0.3 is out!

The Cloud CMS team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 1.0.3 of the Cloud CMS JavaScript Driver for jQuery, Dojo, Javascript/HTML5 and Node.js applications.

Download today from http://github.com/gitana/gitana-javascript-driver.

JavaScript Driver for Cloud CMS

The Cloud CMS JavaScript Driver is a JS library that you can drop into your HTML5/JS applications to take advantage of the authoring and delivery APIs of the Cloud CMS server. It makes it easier for developers to utilize the Cloud CMS HTTP/REST APIs by providing native convenience functions via JavaScript.

The Gitana JavaScript Driver is ideal for use within either the browser or server-side JS environments (like Node.js). For a Node.js wrapped module, please check out: http://github.com/gitana/gitana-node-js.

What is Cloud CMS?

Cloud CMS is a cloud platform as a service for managing all of your business content - from formal business content like articles and news items to social content and interaction data coming from your applications. Cloud CMS puts all of your data into an innovative, high performance and scalable repository and gives your business powerful tools for collaboration, branching, merging and working with content with a secure and robust tools.

To learn more about Cloud CMS, please visit: http://www.cloudcms.com

Release Highlights

This release includes a number of highlights, including bug fixes and new features, which are worth mentioning. A few of the more important elements are shown below. For an itemized list of code level changes, please check the commit history.

  • Fix to map .each() iteration with nested property changes
  • Improved support for automatic application stack and data store caching
  • Preference for clientKey syntax (instead of clientId) (so as to be consistent with adjustments to Cloud CMS)
  • Support for application deployments, query and lookup via API
  • Fixes for missing clone() methods for proper type adherence on promise chaining
  • Improved ability to find stacks for contained data store elements
  • Added ability to specify parent and file paths on node creation and lookup
  • Enhancements to ticket based authentication
  • Support for HTML5 local and session based storage of OAuth2 credentials
  • Improved support for non-window (server-side) environments (like Node.js)
  • Better handling of OAuth2 credentials using refresh token
  • Support for Preview URIs (new feature in Cloud CMS)
  • Support for Identity Policies (new feature in Cloud CMS)
  • Support for partial tree loading (new feature in Cloud CMS)
  • Fix for miscalculated Application URIs

We encourage our community to upgrade to this new release of the Cloud CMS JavaScript driver. We encourage everyone to submit issues, pull requests or post questions to our forums at http://www.cloudcms.org.

To learn more about the Cloud CMS JavaScript Driver, please visit our open-source GitHub repository at http://github.com/gitana/gitana-javascript-driver.