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Content versus Data (and Context)

Today the world has evermore information created and consumed each passing day. Not only is content creation using tools like Instagram, YouTube and others booming, but we're also collecting more and more data using sensors in our smartphones, cars and what not. So what is the relation of these two, content and data?


Written by Jani Tarvainen on Saturday March 26, 2016
Permalink - Tags: iot, drupal, rest, api, wordpress, bpm

The Content API Gold Rush

Content is King and the RESTful API is the royal chariot. The market is bursting with options of various kind of Content API options all promising to catapult the value of content to new valuable heights through syndication or unlocking unparallelled mobile experiences.

Let's take a look at three approaches for Content APIs; Content as a Service Platforms, a RESTful CMSes and an API Platforms. You could use any of these to power a website or an application.


Written by Jani Tarvainen on Wednesday February 3, 2016
Permalink - Tags: cms, restapi, drupal, contentful, prismatic, symfony

Leirillä tyhmyys tiivistyy

Kävin vuonna 2015 eri julkaisujärjestelmään keskittyneessä tapahtumassa: toukokuussa WordCamp Finlandissa, elokuussa eZ Summer Campissa ja syyskuussa DrupalConissa ja kaiken kukkuraksi vielä DrupalCampissa.


Written by Jani Tarvainen on Sunday January 31, 2016
Permalink - Tags: wordpress, drupal, cms

What's on the Menu, Symfony?

Menus are a vital part of any web application or a website. Content Management Systems are traditionally a strong contender in this field as they are at their core just tools to create navigatable views to a pool of content. The Symfony Framework on the other hand is neutral when it comes to menus.


Written by Jani Tarvainen on Wednesday January 27, 2016
Permalink - Tags: symfony, php, wordpress, drupal, ezplatform