Written by Roland Benedetti, Chief of Product and Marketing at eZ

Today at eZ, we released the first stable versions of eZ Platform and eZ Studio. This is a big day for everyone in the eZ ecosystem and more importantly, it’s the beginning of a new era for eZ software. Please check out the official press release.

Reaching today’s milestone was no small feat. We designed and built our new generation of content management software for more than 3 years in collaboration with passionate, dedicated members of the eZ community. We introduced the technical infrastructure of this new generation progressively starting with the eZ Publish Platform 5.x series and then we rethought the whole user interaction and interface. Congrats to everyone involved!

We decided to design eZ Platform and eZ Studio by focusing on core functionality, with a limited feature scope that does not cover the whole range of capabilities eZ Publish offers. Delivering the full range of eZ Publish’s features would have been too risky, and we much prefer to release early and often, and listen to our customers. That’s the way software should be done, at least that is what we think.

We much prefer to release early and often, and listen to our customers. That’s the way software should be done.

There is a lot more hard work ahead of us to develop eZ Platform and eZ Studio further. In 2016 and beyond, we will follow our new continuous release process, with Fast-Track Releases (FTRs) every 2 months. At every step, we will stay focused on our vision: to deliver tools that simplify the way people -- developers, designers, editors and marketers -- interact with content. We believe the future of CMS and Digital Experience Management (DX) is about returning to the essentials, and nothing is more essential in our minds than people and content.

We believe the future of CMS and Digital Experience Management (DX) is about returning to the essentials, and nothing is more essential in our minds than people and content. 

So today, we introduce eZ Platform, an open source, enterprise grade platform for building websites and content-driven apps. Based on the Symfony full-stack framework, the leading PHP framework, eZ Platform makes it easier for developers build powerful sites and apps.

We also introduce eZ Studio as the new command center for editors and marketer to manage their content. A set of editorial tools working on top of the eZ Platform content repository, eZ Studio provides very simple, visual features to help editors and marketers create content and manage landing pages.

eZ Platform and eZ Studio will progressively take over eZ Publish as the flagship content management solutions in the eZ ecosystem, as the new software  grows and enables more use cases. By putting users first, eZ Platform and eZ Studio will enable developers, editors and marketers  to do more and to do it more efficiently than ever.

Here is a small list of links you will find useful:

We’ve been working hard to make it possible for eZ Partners and customers to move smoothly from our legacy solutions to the new software. Stay tuned for more information on migration in the days ahead.

And as always, please reach out to the eZ Product team at productmanagement@ez.no if you have feedback to share.

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