The Weekly Top 10: CMS and SharePoint
Written by Alex Armstrong   
Thursday, 11 August 2016

This week's round up of interesting posts from external sites has resources  for those working with WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Magento and Sharepoint developers. - Develop a Client Web Part in the SharePoint Framework - a Walk-Through

In this article, we'll walk through the web part creation process and start to look at the various config files, and also cover things like bringing in a JavaScript library such as jQuery, incorporating CSOM code, and dealing with async operations such as fetching data and so on. - SharePoint Development - Part 1 (InfoPath)

This part of the development strategy is not to show you how to develop for InfoPath but to start the dialog on how to progress away from InfoPath using a real world example. This particular example is a mock-up of an actual application that ran into web server, configuration, and authentication limitations. - Are You Sure Your SharePoint Intranet Won't Break?

Last week Microsoft announced that they are ending support for Sandboxed Solutions with code. In less than 30 days Sandboxed Solutions with code will stop working and your intranet might break. What are you doing about it? - To Code or Not to Code - the Ultimate SharePoint Question

The ultimate SharePoint Question - do I custom code or not? As a developer, more particularly a SharePoint developer, this is my ultimate struggle. What is custom code in SharePoint? Is it server side code, client side code, WebPart development, Add-Ins? Oh my, so much to choose from. How do I make the right decisions? This article deals with these questions and more.

Development for Other Popular CMS Platforms - Drupal Development with Docker Compose

Using virtualized environments for development is smart. You can create accurate replicas of arbitrary systems, safely isolated from your host OS and other development environments. The overhead, however, is significant, both in terms of system and development resources. Docker Compose is a Docker wrapper that allows you to easily define and manage sets of containers for a project. This article demonstrates usage of Docker Compose for Drupal development. - Experts Sharing Their Tips to Master Joomla (and Their Favorite Joomla Development Tools Too)

I remember reading somewhere: Getting advice from the experts is like finding money in your pants on wash day. Well, I guess the feeling is pretty much the same, do you agree? Joomla has been improved to become more and more easy to use (many are nodding reading this). This time I knocked on Joomla experts' door to collect their best Joomla tips and daily tools they work with to build things with Joomla. - Drupal Development Tips for Common Problems

Some problems when developing are simply annoying, and show up again and again. Many of these are relatively tricky to solve without knowing the best solution for the problem. I've combined my answers to a few of these problems that I've found I run into often. - WordPress Tutorial: What Your Clients Don't Know - TJ Kelly

Here are some of the common problems I hear from non-WordPress folks trying to maintain their sites. These are not hard questions. My goal here is to remind WordPress devs that we take a lot for granted and WordPress beginners don't. These topics may seem obvious to you, both in question and answer, but they are not obvious to everyone. - Pro Tips to Navigate and Curate the Magento CMS

Want to make your way more quickly around Magento's content management system? Read on to find out how. - 9 Ways to Convince Your Client That WordPress is the Best CMS

As WordPress professionals, we know why our favorite CMS works for so many projects; however, we internalize so much knowledge in our day-to-day work that it can be difficult to communicate why we feel what we feel. With that in mind, here are nine objections to WordPress an uninformed client might raise, along with the information you need to counter them.

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