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One of the most important aspects of a modern software is how to get it into the hands of customers. Especially developers, because they are the ones who will spend most of their time working with our libraries and components.
Us, too. In fact we need better goals, than “making more money” or “creating better stuff”. So last year we decided to be SMART about it and set high-level product goals for ourselves and for our community. After all, we want to be the best ECM development platform for a large community of developers. But how do we get there?
We moved. To Github, with our code and management tools… and our documentation and this blog(!); and to Stack Overflow with your questions and our answers.
We’ve been working on restructuring SenseNet ECMS as a product for a while; now it’s time to change the way we connect with people. The next milestone on our roadmap is to redesign our website in order to make it more streamlined and transparent for you. Our most important aim with the redesign is to provide you all the information you might need when looking for the open source, .NET based ecms that would fit your business needs and still provide a pleasant user experience.
Have you ever wanted to know the permissions of a certain user, not just for a single content but in the whole system? We had a permission setting page for a long time but that did not give administrators the full picture
To fulfill an important need of Sense/Net users that were reported towards us several times recently, we have been developing a brand new, nice and easy-to-use feature in the Product. This is a Survey-editor application, which is being built to be fully customizable and extendable via the templated structure.
Thank you guys for taking your time and completing our test! The result was quite instructive for us. It provided us a solid starting point for us to design the new architecture of the portlet system in SN7.
A new public Community Edition is available for Sense/Net ECM! As always, we offer new features and many bug fixes
As the part of rebuilding the information architecture in SN7 we were highly motivated to redress the Portlet-structure to make its usage more handy
Sense/Net has always been an innovative and open-minded company, with focus on the latest-greatest things. That’s why we decided to start working on a mobile app which makes our users’ life easier.
Based on our former experience with the pickers in Sense/Net and on our UX researches, it was clear that the picker should be revamped in terms of both usability and customizability, to give developers a configurable and maintainable tool.
As the result of the competitor analysis we prepared the redesign of the new, skinnable Picker for SN7. We understood a lot of conceptual expectations from users by looking at our competitors’ solutions. These were all taken into consideration when developing custom solutions for individual picker-types in SN7.
In Sense/Net ECM we rely heavily on our Lucene indexing and search engine: every content modification involves re-indexing the data. This means our indexing subsystem sometimes must handle a really heavy load when many users create or modify content at the same time. In an environment where there are multiple web servers (both generating new indexing activities as users work) things tend to get more complicated and vulnerable to concurrency errors. Indeed we found out that there was a possibility of executing indexing activities in a reversed order.