I don’t really have much to say about this release, since watching a pre-cooked demo is not the same as getting a first-hand experience, but here it goes.
Day Software, continuing to ride the CQ 5 and CRX momentum waves, released CQ 5.2 with new Social Collaboration (SoCo) and Digital Asset Management (DAM) applications. Not to mention some interesting multi-site and multilingual enhancements.
While marrying web content management with social media, web 2.0 and DAM is hardly revolutionary — nowadays, it’s more about execution than the idea itself.
All in all, Day did fairly well with CQ 5.2. Next time there are questions about negative numbers on the balance sheet, the answer will (still) be simple: R&D and associated product launch costs (including time per day spent on Twitter with marketing efforts).
Full article on CMSWire: Day Software’s CQ 5.2: Weaving in DAM and Social Collaboration
Lars Trieloff (Day’s product manager for collab and DAM, and the person who spent the past 1.5 years of his life on this release) proudly welcomed CQ 5.2 and shared hidden CQ5 gems he didn’t show in demos.
The first one is the workflow launcher designed specifically for CQ5 DAM.
The workflow launcher listens to all content repository events and triggers the actual processing of any new asset added to the system. All event types (+other info) are clearly visible in the launcher tab.
The second one is (not pretty enough to be shown in demos, I gather) feed importer.
The importer is used to talk to remote sources, parse them and create nodes in the content repository. it is currently used for subscribing to remote iCal files and in the blog tool for content aggregation.
In order to implement a new parser and importer, Trieloff says, “all you have to do is implement one OSGi component.” And, voila, your Twitter mashup is done.