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eZ Platform and a Graph Database?

eZ Systems has been working on a Content Management System with a rather complex content model for over 15 years. Traditionally this data has been stored in a relational database, supported by a Search Engine built with Solr. The new Solr implementation for eZ Platform was introduced at the eZ Publish Summer Camp 2015 by Petar Španja.

Some time after the session we discussed more details such as the decision to go with Solr and not ElasticSearch and one thing stuck with me. Would a mapping of the content repository to a Graph Database make sense? Is there a use case for it and how feasible would it be?


Written by Jani Tarvainen on Saturday August 29, 2015
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eZ Publish 4.x to 5.x Upgrade Paths

In November 2014 the last versions of eZ Publish were released (5.4 and 2014.11). This is the last version of the fully featured Open Source Content Management System, whose code base dates back to 2002. From this version onwards the legacy code is no longer included with the standard distribution and the product will be known as eZ Platform.


Written by Jani Tarvainen on Saturday August 15, 2015
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Symfony and Content Management: Comparing Bolt, Drupal 8 and eZ Platform

If you're working in the PHP content management space (a fancy way of saying building websites with WordPress, Drupal, etc.) you've likely heard about Symfony. While it is just one part of a larger renaissance in the PHP community, it's probably the best known brand known to developers and business folk alike.

Using Symfony as a concept, however is quite ambiguous. Let's take a look at how three different content management tools have done just this.


Written by Jani Tarvainen on Thursday July 9, 2015
Permalink - Tags: drupal, bolt, wordpress, php, cms, ezplatform, ez, symfony, silex, mysql