This Month in TYPO3 - February 2019 - Issue #11

In February, we introduced the new TYPO3 Core development structure and are looking ahead to the upcoming elections.

Created by Peter Kraume

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Table of Contents

  • TYPO3 Core
    • A revised core development structure
  • TYPO3 Association and TYPO3 Company
    • TYPO3 Association Elections 2019
    • Open Source Definition
    • Natural Language Generation: Using AI in Content Generation
  • Events
    • 14th International TYPO3 Conference T3CON19
  • Ticket Sale Opened for these Events
    • TYPO3camp Venlo, The Netherlands
    • TYPO3camp Switzerland
    • TYPO3camp Berlin, Germany
    • T3CON19, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Upcoming Events in the Next Two Months
    • T3BOARD19, 9–16 March
    • TYPO3camp Venlo, 14–16 March
    • typo3.org sprint India, 28–31 March
    • General Assembly of the TYPO3 Association, 9 April
  • TYPO3 Ecosystem & Community
    • Feedback for the TYPO3Book Project
    • What Happened on the typo3.org Website in 2018
    • This Month in the Education Committee
    • Official Documentation for CKEditor Integration in TYPO3
    • Solr for TYPO3 Extension releases in February
    • TYPO3 Upgrade Guidelines
  • Development
    • An Introduction to Symfony Console in TYPO3
  • Extensions
    • lux 2.0.3
    • eventnews 3.0.0

TYPO3 Core

Over the last few years, TYPO3’s development process has shown that core development needs an improved working mode. In this detailed article, TYPO3 Project Lead Benni Mack explains the revised core development structure. Everybody — developers, contributors of any kind, existing core team members or people with a good technical understanding for the core or a specific component — can apply for one of the newly open positions. Read more

TYPO3 Association and TYPO3 Company

By mid-March, the voting for the new Board of the TYPO3 Association and two new members of the Business Control Committee (BCC) will have begun. The nomination phase for candidates ended in February. Now it's time for you to get familiar with the candidates and their motivations and ask them any questions you have. Read more

As a member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), the TYPO3 Association participates in the initiative to confirm the Open Source Definition. The term "open source software" was coined in 1998 as software that provides a set of precise freedoms and benefits, including but not limited to the freedoms to run, study, redistribute, and improve the software on which you rely. Read more

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hot topic. But have you heard of Natural Language Generation (NLG)? Learn how websites are using AI-powered NLG to provide targeted and personalized content on demand. NLG will soon be available for TYPO3 CMS too, thanks to the collaboration between Retresco and the TYPO3 Company. Read more

Events

The 14th International TYPO3 Conference T3CON19 will take place in The Hague, The Netherlands. Block out your calendar on the 17 and 18 of October 2019. The event website is up and running and early bird tickets are already available. See you all there! Read more

TYPO3 Ecosystem & Community

The aims of the TYPO3Book project are ambitious. The team wants to distil expert knowledge, which is often secreted away, and share it with newcomers to TYPO3. And they want to create resources that suit a range of users at various levels. The team posted the table of contents recently and started sharing their work with the community to elicit feedback. This is helping them validate what they have learned so far, and also discover anything they have overlooked. Read more

The team who develops and maintains our central hub, the typo3.org website, has published a short report from their sprint, a retrospective of their work in 2018, and a look at what’s in store for the future. Read more

The Education Committee has held the first major sprint this year in Hamburg. The main topics were the online certification platform, CertiFUNcation, and the TYPO3 Trainer Network. The most significant change was to reduce the duration of certification from three to two years. Certificates can be extended once by 12 months, subject to participation in CertiFUNcation. Read more

Integration of CKEditor was introduced with TYPO3 8 LTS in the system extension rte_ckeditor, thus replacing the previously used "HtmlArea". Documentation for this system extension has now been added to the core. Read more

In February the Solr for TYPO3 team released several updates of the Apache Solr extensions. In his blog post, Timo Hund summarizes the releases and their various highlights. Read more

A TYPO3 upgrade is one of the most crucial tasks for TYPO3 agencies and developers. In a comprehensive blog post, Sanjay Chauhan covers all aspects of TYPO3 updates and upgrades from the view of both a decision-maker and a developer. Read more

Development

Command controllers are a practical way to execute things in TYPO3 context on the command line. Since TYPO3 8, it has been possible to create and execute these commands natively using Symfony Console. In his article, Marcus Schwemer describes how to use them and the opportunities they offer. Read more

Extensions

The marketing automation tool for TYPO3: Living User Experience - EXT:lux - is now available in the Extension Repository. Read more

EXT:eventnews - which brings events to the famous news extension - got a major refactoring. It now supports 9 LTS and delivers lots of new features. Read more