A discussion covering the question of persistence in the next releases of MODX and current progress on relevant initiatives.
What success MODX has achieved over the past ten years is, in my opinion, entirely due to two core tenets that the community has always stood behind. Those ideals are modularity and extensibility.
It’s been over 10 years since Ryan, Raymond, and myself founded the MODX CMS project and a lot has changed in the world of both content management and web development in that time.
JetBrains—the makers of IntelliJ IDEA—have unsurprisingly created the only PHP development environment worth paying for a license of.
Developed from the technology behind MODX Cloud's snapshot features, Teleport is an extensible scripting toolkit that features some very powerful packaging tools for creating distributions of all or part of a MODX site.
Winner of 2013 People's Choice and 2012 Critic’s Choice for Best Open Source CMS, MODX is a powerful and flexible content management system that molds itself to your design. MODX is creative freedom. Find out why CMS Critic and countless others around the world choose MODX.
xPDO is a light-weight ORB (object-relational bridge) library that works on PHP 5, and takes advantage of the newly adopted standard for database persistence in PHP 5.1+, PDO.
There are a number of benefits to using xPDO instead of writing SQL directly against the database.
A new feature in MODX 2.2 allows Elements to define if tags in default property and property set values are pre-processed. This allows values provided to Elements in this way to use tags in values that are processed before being used by the Element, the same way it would be if the tags appeared directly in the Element tag string.
I was terribly anxious for the inaugural MODxpo event in Dallas. I had not given a presentation in front of anyone since 2000, when I was a Knowledge Management Analyst for an Enterprise Portal startup called Viador. Back then I did training sessions for the Technical Field Agents, and I remember how much I hated giving presentations. In fact, I think that's why I quit that job, because they had just informed me that would be my full time gig. But I digress.
Despite the anxiety, I was the one who needed to present xPDO, so I was going and I was presenting. Now, to even get to Dallas, I had to travel 11 hours from my home in Taos, New Mexico. I only recently moved to the Taos area, and my knowledge of the roads is, well, inadequate at best. And combined with Google Maps, life threatening at worst, as I found out Sunday morning shortly after 6am.