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This week we share news about the renewal of the eZ Community Board, the eZ Platform 1.7.2 release and updates in resources, social media and events.
No matter the audience or the industry, every web development project has to balance design with functionality, resources with requirements, and wants with needs.
But ensuring that your project is accessible to all members of your target audience can add unique requirements that demand novel solutions from your development team.
Last year, I switched from developing on a dual-boot Windows and Linux machine to working on a Mac. During the transition, I felt my productivity slump: not only was I missing keyboard shortcuts that I had become very accustomed to (such as Alt+←, for instance), but some native MacOS behaviour drove me crazy (like ⌘+Tab cycling through applications rather than cycling through windows of all applications). I also found the Mac terminal to be lacking, missing important utilities, and running some outdated binaries. So, vowing to prove decisively the superiority of humans over machines, I decided to make my Mac Just Work* ™ * Like my PC used to.
“The goal of the eZ Community Board is to govern and coordinate community-driven activities related to eZ Platform and to other open source projects from eZ Systems and/or other members in the eZ community as well as to promote and help grow the community.”
The current Community Board has been in place since March 2016. Time to renew the Board!
2016 has seen a lot of progress. eZ Engineering has launched several releases of eZ Platform, including a Long Term Support release. The community is engaging and sharing knowledge on Slack, as well as events such as Web Summer Camp and the eZ Conference. The recently started work around eZ Platform v2 has also triggered several initiatives in our community to showcase some of the topics at hand.
This week we share news about the new eZ Platform 1.8 Fast Track release, eZ Conference 2017, a back end prototype based on Angular by CJW Network and more.
eZ Systems has raised and discussed the question of revamping the eZ Platform UI in different blog posts. We at CJW Network feel that releasing our AngularJS and REST based prototype can add some practical insights to this discussion.