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Indexing Multiple Binary File Types

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2006

by Jordan Hirsch  | 3 comments

Many people have experienced difficulties with indexing multiple types of binary files. Large binary files present a unique problem. Mindshare Interactive Campaigns has created a custom solution that we are happy to share with the eZ publish community. It involves installing a few third-party indexing tools as well as writing your own binary file handling plugin - but we have provided all the code to get you started.

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Tuning MySQL for eZ Publish

Friday, 11 Aug 2006

by Bård Farstad  | 3 comments

This article explains how to tune a MySQL database for use with eZ Publish. MySQL is a database engine used by eZ Publish to store content. While other databases are supported by eZ Publish (such as PostgreSQL and Oracle), for performance reasons we recommend MySQL

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The eZ publish Web Server Environment

Friday, 04 Aug 2006

by Łukasz Serwatka  | 1 comment

This article describes the optimal eZ publish operating environment. It provides instructions for installing and configuring Apache, PHP and APC (Alternative PHP Cache). The article assumes that you are running Linux in both your development and production environments, as Linux provides the best performance and stability for an eZ publish installation.

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The eZ Template Component

Monday, 17 Jul 2006

by Tobias Schlitt  | 3 comments

This article describes the template engine included in version 1.1 of eZ components. I analyze a simple application that, using the template engine, queries Google for specified keywords and then checks the rank of a website in the results. While I am not going to describe the entire application (which also uses the eZ PersistentObject component and some more classes), describing the template aspect of the application should give you a good idea of how the eZ Template can be used.

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Server Architecture for eZ Publish Hosting

Monday, 17 Jul 2006

by Bård Farstad  | 1 comment

To get optimal performance from your eZ Publish installation, you need to have the hardware infrastructure that can support your site's level of activity. Different sites and site usage patterns require different hardware configurations. In this article we look at the most common hardware configurations for eZ Publish deployments, ranging from single servers to clustered environments.

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eZ Publish Search Engine Optimization

Saturday, 17 Jun 2006

by Juliusz Calyniuk  | 3 comments

The success of a website is often closely related to its rank in search engine results. eZ Publish, the Enterprise Open Source Web Content Management system, provides numerous features that make it easy for search engines to analyze and index eZ Publish websites. This article provides tips and techniques for increasing your eZ Publish site's ranking with search engines.

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Clustering in eZ publish 3.8

Tuesday, 13 Jun 2006

by Bård Farstad  | 1 comment

This article explains the eZ publish 3.8 clustering architecture. It also discusses problems with clustering in previous eZ publish versions, shows how these issues have been resolved in version 3.8, and gives you an idea of the results you can expect from clustering.

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eZ Open Funding

Friday, 09 Jun 2006

by Vidar Top  | 3 comments

In this article, Vidar Top, VP Sales & Marketing at eZ Systems, explains how eZ Systems is moving Enterprise and Open Source closer together by providing an online infrastructure for the joint funding of Open Source projects.

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Building a custom template for a news portal

Tuesday, 16 May 2006

by Bård Farstad  | 1 comment

eZ Publish uses templates (consisting of HTML and eZ Publish-specific code) to configure the graphical elements of the user interface. In this article, we show you how to work with eZ Publish templates through the example of creating a frontpage for a news portal.

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eZ Publish: Performance Best Practices

Friday, 28 Apr 2006

by Bertrand Dunogier  | 0 comments

This article examines the life-cycle of an eZ Publish project and offers suggestions for performance optimization that can be implemented during each stage of the deployment.

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It's all about the people

Monday, 24 Apr 2006

by Aleksander Farstad  | 2 comments

In this interview, Aleksander Farstad, CEO of eZ Systems, explains what is special about the eZ crew: "We are a unique team of dedicated people working together for something we believe in." He also talks about what he expects from new employees and what they can expect from eZ Systems.

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eZ Systems Opposes Software Patents

Wednesday, 12 Apr 2006

by Zak Greant  | 1 comment

In response to the European Commission's Consultation and public hearing on future patent policy in Europe, eZ Systems has prepared this article to summarize our answers on a questionnaire issued by the commission. eZ Systems opposes software patents. The software industry's history of innovation, growth and mutually beneficial competition would not have been possible with the hindrance of patents, especially under the current patent system.

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Power of Enterprise Open Source

Monday, 06 Mar 2006

by Aleksander Farstad  | 1 comment

Aleksander Farstad, the CEO of eZ systems, argues in this article that combining Enterprise and Open Source approaches is of high value to customers, partner companies, and developers. They benefit from the freedom of Open Source as well as the responsibility taken on by a company. Learn here what you get from combining the best of both worlds.

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Writing Articles for ez.no

Monday, 13 Feb 2006

by Sandro Groganz  | 0 comments

Do you know an interesting topic? eZ Systems is always looking for authors who would like to write an article for us on eZ-related topics. We welcome technical as well as non-technical content. You could write for an audience of developers or sales-oriented persons - no matter what: any topic from within the eZ ecosystem is of interest to us. Read this article for a guide through the authoring process.

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Image Manipulation with eZ Components

Monday, 16 Jan 2006

by Bård Farstad  | 2 comments

The eZ Components is designed to simplify building applications with PHP 5.1. For example, they can make a developer's life easier when it comes to image manipulation. With eZ Components, you can analyse and scale images, also apply visual effects and other manipulations to them. The examples are based on the eZ Components rc1 release.

The sample code of this article is available for download.

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A Joyride to eZ Components beta2

Friday, 23 Dec 2005

by Tobias Schlitt  | 1 comment

Come with me on a joyride to eZ systems' hottest product, the eZ Components. While taking this tour with me, you will also learn some of the nice PHP 5 features. You will get an insider's view on beta2 and I will summarize the most significant changes since the beta1 release.

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An Introduction to eZ Components

Monday, 28 Nov 2005

by Derick Rethans  | 5 comments

This article provides a glimpse into the usage of the eZ Components for PHP 5. They are object oriented and reusable building blocks which will speed up development and deployment of enterprise applications based on PHP 5.

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Development Tools for eZ Publish

Tuesday, 02 Aug 2005

by Bård Farstad  | 3 comments

eZ Publish is a toolbox ready to be tweaked, tuned and configured. To make the most of eZ Publish you should use a development environment to boost your efficiency. In this article we take a look at some of the available tools for easing your eZ Publish site development.

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Reference Issues

Friday, 08 Jul 2005

by Derick Rethans  | 2 comments

PHP 4.3 has some problems with returning by reference, where memory corruptions might occur. PHP 4.4 fixes those problems, and raises notices whenever you do something wrong. This article attempts to point out some of the problems that you might encounter.

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Multiple Apache Installations HOWTO

Thursday, 07 Jul 2005

by Derick Rethans  | 2 comments

In this short article I will explain how to set-up two versions of Apache/PHP on one system.

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