A test of five technologies for editing the content of a developer blog. Foreword. This document evaluates five CMS (Content Management System) technologies. The analysis covers a wide range of indicators (both direct and indirect) to synthesize trends and models that determine market leaders, especially in the field of blogs. The content of the blog, which can be viewed in the same way as the website, the technologies that we propose to study, are not specifically blog frameworks. Among the five selected technologies, each of these CMS is one of the most influential in the market.
They account for more than a million downloads per week and about 30% of the CMS used worldwide. We voluntarily exclude online software platform systems operated by third-party sites and blogs). These platforms do not allow for sufficient autonomy in case of significant changes or special requests on the blog and are therefore excluded from the following analysis.
Technology Comparison Table The technology comparison table is based on information from:
- official publisher sites
- technical link sites
NOTE. This data was taken during January 2011 and may change during reading. document. Coverage means all parameters that are accessible and configured by the site administrator.
Measuring the degree of development of the studied technologies. The degree of technology development can be measured using three criteria:
- number of downloads;
- number of installed CMS;
- creation of supporting materials or training materials.
Downloads. Download speed is one of the most compelling facts to measure software popularity. Despite the differences in platforms and the different enthusiasm of users for technologies, we propose to evaluate the weekly download speed of recently released versions of CMS from the developer communities.
Setting. Although information about the number of downloads is useful, downloadable software does not necessarily meet user expectations. This indicator does not represent an accurate measure of technology adoption. In addition, users can simply download this software for educational purposes. We measure the number of actual downloads by combining the data collected from the user panel and the number of sites created using this technology.
The first study demonstrates Joomla’s historical passion. The tool has long been considered the benchmark in this area. However, the second graph shows that interest is constantly changing. In just a few years, this CMS has gained the position of its direct competitor, and today it has an acquisition power in the blog area that far surpasses these homologues. Creating assistants and training materials. How many developers publish reference articles or study guides on various media of the presented technologies? This topical issue is also a good measure of technology adoption. This shows the dynamism around the brand .. The table below shows an analysis of two web developers networks. Each network presented the amount of media made by its freelancers.
Acquaintance with technologies – content editor developed. His strength is mainly in his workflow system, which makes repetitive tasks automatic. This is a free open source CMS. It is developed by a community of international developers. This web-based software is very popular and has won many awards due to its modular and evolutionary aspect.
2 is a blogging oriented CMS. Easy to manage and especially convenient when editing content, it is a reliable tool with a growing reputation.
3 is a CMS developed by a community of Internet users. This community offers great dynamism to this content manager, who takes into account new modules every day for easy integration. This allows you to add custom features and get a product that suits your needs.
Like 2, 3 can implement both a blog and a website.
4 is a multi-platform CMS developed in the Java programming language. It has built-in content management features that allow you to display pre-formatted layouts. The solution includes several dozen portlets that allow you to easily and quickly configure the main functions of the intranet portal.