Many Nuxeo customers adopt our ECM platform because of its inherent extensible, flexible architecture. Nuxeo EP powers some pretty cutting edge and creative content applications out there. These are organizations that really get the value of digital content to drive their business.
Companies who value technology to innovate and stay ahead of their own competitors often see the value in having a stronger voice in their own ECM roadmap. Big companies and government agencies often have more developers and architects on staff than the traditional ECM suite vendors. Nuxeo is delivering a platform built for companies who know what they need from a content application and want to build something specific to their business. The customer knows their business better than a software vendor.
One of the unique aspects of Nuxeo is that we encourage the input, feedback and active contribution from our customer and partner community. Organizations that adopt our platform for mission critical apps are often willing to participate in its continuous improvement. Put some skin in the game to maximize their value and use of the platform.
One of the sessions I particularly enjoyed at Nuxeo World earlier this month was co-delivered by CTO Thierry Delprat and our DevOps manager Julien Carsique. "Contributing to Nuxeo EP" was a great overview of the guidelines, processes and tools a customer, partner or consultant should understand in order to be an active contributor and help drive the direction of the platform and packaged applications.
Highlights of the session include:
- How becoming a contributor benefits you: we can maintain your changes, ensure they're fully supported and moved ahead as new product releases are launched
- Different types of contributions: testing and logging issues, submitting translations to support more languages across our global user base, feedback on areas of improvement, building or enhancing modules, building packages for the new Nuxeo Marketplace
- Overview of cool customer/partner contribution examples: OpenSocial via Leroy Merlin (session slides), Theme Editor with Chalmers University, Scenari and SDS with Kelis, to name a few
- Overview of the tools to help you: Documentation, the Sandbox, JIRA, Mailing Lists, Discussion Forums, Maven for builds and dependency management
Take a look at the full session slide deck. We encourage your participation and contributions. It's our community that keeps the Nuxeo momentum strong and moving ahead of the pack as an ECM innovator.