Ahson Ahmad and Norrie Quinn are starting things off this Momentum talking about the Web Services. Not expecting too much new, but you never know. Hopefully some good information on the REST interfaces.
Of all my posts in this series, this is the one that is probably the least needed. I say this because it looks like EMC is some of this now. It does need to be said though, just so EMC know that we still care, and in case I am guessing wrong. The themes for the Architecting of Content Applications is closely related to the Application Separation topic and in many ways, is the complement to the Focus on the Core edition.
I’m going to stay away from some specific feature requests for applications. I would want to do complete run-downs on any app before I did that. I want to be a little more strategic in my advice.
As always, please feel free to add/comment.
I just started writing a series on what EMC should do with their Documentum product as part of my Christmas gift to EMC. That part is key…this is a gift from the community because we want Documentum to be better and to stick around.
Why do I say the community? Simple enough…because I hear these things from many users at different installations across multiple verticals. I hear things from clients, partners, competitors, and random people at meetings.
We criticize because we care.
Today we are looking at the Content Server, the engine that makes everything work.
This is the first in a series that I am writing as a Christmas present to EMC. I want them to think about Documentum as a platform for the future and not on just adding on chunks that can be used to drive revenue. Revenue is important, but investment now means revenue in the future.
After all, if they want their vision of SkyNet to come true, they need to get to work.
Why Web Publisher Sucks
I talked recently about how there are many ECM vendors out there that have sub-par applications, like Web Publisher from Documentum, that shouldn’t be required to be an ECM vendor. It isn’t that they aren’t capable of writing good applications. It is that the landscape changes faster than the release cycles for the platform.
Victor Spivak, chief architect for the platform, is presenting on what is the most popular topic post from last year. Victor is smart and doesn’t mince words. The session was mostly packed 15 minutes before it even started.
Victor is going to breeze through many of the things that haven’t changed in a year, so supplement these notes with last year’s notes. These notes are “more accurate” if they conflict.
Didn’t do any sessions during the second slot, everything was standing room only when I got there, at least the ones I card about. Going to take some time to see what David Le Strat has to say about CenterStage. I have a lot of eRoom clients that are anxious to move to CenterStage, when it is ready for them.