During this year's Adobe MAX after an amazing keynote it was time to sit down to the Business Catalyst Unconference.
Liam Dilley from Pretty was there to represent the company attending Adobe Max and sat in on the Unconference along with a number of Business Catalyst Partners. What did Business Catalyst have to show?
Opening the unconference was Cristinel from the Business Catalyst team providing a great summary of work done to BC today including open platform.
The Business Catalyst new Rendering Engine
Pretty has been deep into the new BC.Next for some time now, testing and observing all the new abilities and features, but what are they?
The new rendering engine includes a new caching system to help the performance of sites built on BC, A new easier to follow module syntax for all modules in BC, Liquid Markup and a number of other tweaks and enhancements such as a new editor.
Pretty has been delving into explain such new features with our Brass Tacks webinars in recent months and we will continue to do so.
For the unconference opening Cristinel summarised all these great new coming features. Lucian Cozma was up next with a deep dive into BC.Next.
Oh and there are REST API's for things like pages, eCommerce and the CRM to enjoy and use.
In the BC.Next deep dive Lucian showed off some of the core code fundamentals that both the new module syntax and Liquid markup. Everyone seemed really focused listening and viewing all the new features. It is a big change to the platform and expands massively what you can do. It is a lot to learn!
Next up was Radu, We have been waiting for this part for a while as Radu had something special to demo today.
That Secret Source
Introducing the new module - module_webresource
This is something special and Radu shows great enthusiasm as he demonstrates and explains what it does. So what is it? Coupled with the new API's this module, quite simply is a means to tap into that API data on the front end of a website through. It was amazing stuff and you could tell people were blown away by it.
What's next for Business Catalyst?
Liam made some good points that people should really get stuck into all the new Business Catalyst. Next functionality to understand the scope of what they can do now, before they really start asking those questions of BC.
Business Catalyst new ICE Editor
Business Catalyst Sandpile
The event was also live streamed by the BC Sandpile
- Opening presentation and BC.Next deep dive with Lucian Cozma
- Open Admin deep dive with Radu Cosnita
- BC Roadmap open table with Alexandru Costin
- Connecting Web Apps with Scott Reynolds from Thrise