Jahia Opens Beta 6.5 With Next Generation Web Content Management

Jahia Invites Developers to Their New Java-Based Composite Content Platform That Offers a Solid, Modular, Zero Coding Solution

GENEVA and WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - December 16, 2010) - Jahia, the premier provider of web content integration software combining web, document, and portal features, today announced the beta release of Jahia 6.5, the first open source, Java-based Composite Content Platform based on the latest open source frameworks. The new beta enables developers, webmasters, and advanced users to create sophisticated web projects in as little as one-fourth the time by using any programming language with zero coding, making it easy to manage, author, and embed content composites from any source. Jahia 6.5 combines PHP-like modularity with Java strength for maximum development velocity.

"As a Gold Partner, we got to deploy Jahia Beta 6.5 and we are really excited by the quickness of this new platform. In our test environment, we got a fairly complex site up and running in a fraction of the time that it normally takes," explained Manuel Pallage, General Manager of NSI IT Software & Services. "We will commit several projects to this exciting new platform in the coming months. Our partner relationship with Jahia is now more valuable than ever -- 2011 will be a great year for both of us."

"Today's web and intranet projects are becoming ever more sophisticated, targeting specific purposes and communities, and ranging all the way up to full-fledged applications designed to generate and manipulate content," said Elie Auvray, Jahia Solutions Group co-founder and CEO. "Jahia 6.5 empowers developers and power users with a unique and innovative suite of time-saving management tools."

"Our upcoming release reaches new heights: it delivers not only limitless, modular, 'content smart' business solutions to Jahia users, but also multiple scripting support and zero code composition to development teams," said Emmanuel Garcin, Vice President and General Manager of Jahia North America. "Jahia 6.5 reaches out to new communities of IT professionals looking to create rich, more sophisticated enterprise deployments."

Features of the Jahia Beta 6.5 include:

  • The first Composite Content Platform combines the modularity of PHP frameworks with the strength of the most solid Java open source standards
    • A full JCR architecture with a content repository based on Apache Jackrabbit for access by any application.
    • A powerful RESTful API for rapid website deployment. Developers can now directly access services and build custom extensions, which directly tap into the Jahia core back-end services, to develop dynamic, content-rich applications.
    • Template creation using a mix of scripting languages, including PHP, velocity, and JSP.
  • A new Jahia Studio that fosters rapid development and assembly of new extensions, with a drag-and-drop designer to build web sites from available content composites.
    • Users populate personalized dashboard pages with available composites
    • A Composites Library features more than 60 content composite and code samples that can be deployed across multiple projects
  • Compelling, next-generation, content management with unified WCM, portal, social, search, and Enterprise content
    • Community-centric collaboration encourages participation with integrated forums, polling, forms, and user-generated content
    • User profiles can be customized and extended according to your organization's needs
    • A new "Contribute Mode" for simple content editing without any technical training
    • Set up advanced roles with dedicated attributes for reviewers, authors, publishers, translators, and others in just a few clicks
    • New JahiApp social and collaboration capabilities let you deliver exciting customer solutions through the rapid assembly of content-rich applications, available within the beta package or on our JahiApps forge: a JahiApp MyPortal in which each user gets a personalized dashboard page to populate with available composites.
    • An engaging JahiApp Blog which can be dragged and dropped into any of your web initiatives
    • JahiApp Stickers for easy and efficient collaboration while working on content

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About Jahia
Jahia software integrates all types and sources of content across intranets, extranets, and the Internet, within one simple user interface, at a lower total cost of ownership than other proprietary or open source systems. Content can include business, collaborative and social application portlets, widgets, gadgets, pictures, Microsoft Office files, and RSS feeds. Founded in 2002 in Switzerland, Jahia has its North American headquarters in Washington DC, and offices in Montreal, Canada and throughout Europe. Jahia has over 300 customers in more than 15 countries across the globe. For more information, please visit www.jahia.com.

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