Plone Conference 2010: first 2 days
As usual we have seen a lot of interesting talks these days in Bristol, these are the interesting ones I attended and some other things I've seen here :)
Alex Limi and Alan Runyan explained the process of the revolution Plone 5 will bring to us and the evolution that we will se in the upcoming Plone 4 series until we reach Plone 5. This evolution includes Deco, Diazo (the new name for xdv) or Dexterity based content types. We will also see packaging and deployment improvements mainly thanks to WSGI adoption by Zope.
And finally a general advice: be ready for Plone 5: clean up things right in Plone 4.x
Enterprise search using SOLR
Calvin Hendryx-Parker explained how they have developed a ZCatalog index (not Plone specific) to index Plone content in SOLR and get results from there
Loose weight now, ask me how!
Roché Compaan from Upfront System, explained that Plone catalog is used for many tasks that is not suited for such as preparing navigation, portal tabs and so. He aims to replace those parts with other implementation to get Plone faster, because it will only use Catalog for searches. upfront.diet is the product for that.
How not to develop with Plone
Lennart Regebro explained common pitfalls in Plone development, and how to avoid them and presented collective.blog.star a way to avoid some of the explained pitfalls creating a Plone product without adding contenttypes, strange interfaces, ...
Tools and techniques for a successful Plone project
Martin Aspeli explained what tools he uses to develop Plone projects and also presented a preview of his book "Profesional Plone 4 Development", the update of his previous successful book.
The art of integrating Zope with Web Services
David Glick showed the power of Python to connect to diferent types of web services (XML-RPC, SOAP, RESTful services) and how to avoid common problems.
Oops I Deployed It Again
Dylan Jay presented collective.hostout a collection of Fabrik and buildout recipes to easily deploy buildouts in remote servers
Lightning talks sessions are the most interesting ones, in which everyone has learnt a lot at all Plone Conferences.
David Glick has created a new content-type through the web using Dexterity on only 5 minutes and exported to the file system for re-use. Awesome!
Diazo in action
Dimitris Moraitis showed the collection of collective.transcoder products to transcode videos into other formats, fully configurable through-the-web. You can now build your own YouTube easily in Plone (we are currently using it in a project and it's awesome!)
Jeins Klein presented a Mac Finder like browser for Plone!
Plone in Japan
We all greated Manabu Terada for his 40th birthday! He presented his work on Plone in Japan and commented some bugs of Plone with double-byte languages
Ok, that's all folks. Now we have the beers-and-pies party. So, see you there or tomorrow at the OpenSpaces sessions!