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    New version of Slice released

    Posted 16 January 2015 by Maciej Majchrzak

    The new version of Slice - 4.1 - makes Slice 4 even more powerful and convenient to use. Slice 4.1.0 has been released recently and is available, as always, through the central maven repository. You can also download zip packages from our Download page.  Slice 4.1 is backward-compatible with Slice 4.0 and can be used on AEM 6 (with slice-aem6 v1.0.0 extension), on CQ 5.6 (with slice-cq56 v2.0.0 extension) as well as on a standalone Sling instance. What's new? Slice 4.1 brings a couple...

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    Testing comes in many flavours

    Posted 08 January 2015 by Lukasz Morawski

    Some time ago, a mysterious testing evangelist hung several posters in our office, presenting her thoughts on software testing. Posters in—Testing is like…—style, hung proudly in the most crowded areas of the office like the kitchen and the elevator, trying to spark some discussion and thoughts from other colleagues. This started a process of debate about testing with responses such as “Development is like being Batman riding a unicorn". I suspect the true purpose was to show the different faces of software testing and point to the roots of ideas that influence and change testing.

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    #1 way to drive brand loyalty: Put people first

    Posted 10 December 2014 by Katz Kiely

    I spent a day in Frankfurt recently with friend and colleague Dan Ariely. 

    He spoke at Lufthansa’s Global Social Media Excellence conference before leading a hands-on workshop exploring how brands can be genuinely consumer focussed in the digital age ...through the behavioural psychology lens of course. 

    Human behaviour is fascinating and surprising. Dan recounted a number of experiments, all of which delivered unexpected results, and all of which are entirely relevant to companies and brands that need to engage, and motivate, their stakeholders.


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    AEM 6.0 - Embracing Authoring Experience Design

    Posted 24 November 2014 by Nedim Dedic

    AEM 6.0 got updated recently. As a result, there is a lot of excitement and a great deal of activity here at Cognifide around AEM 6.0. 


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    Up and Running with LiveReload in Adobe AEM6

    Posted 21 November 2014 by Patrick Clancey

    What is LiveReload

    LiveReload automatically reloads the browser window (or just individual assets) when files change on the server side. It uses a browser plugin and WebSockets to create a persistent connection between the browser and server, when files change the server sends a request to the browser plugin to reload the page, or just a single file in the case of CSS and images.
    In AEM 5.6 this feature supports reloading pages when JSPs change. But, when used with AEM 6, it also works with client library changes! Awesome!!


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    Zen & the Art of Smart Signage

    Posted 04 November 2014 by Simon Ward

    According to MediaTel, “Digital-out-of-home (DOOH) ad revenue jumped 30% in Q2 2014.” Seeing the rise of digital signage usage, we realised that many brands were limited to running stand-alone campaigns per display screen. Seeing that digital  signage displays were rapidly becoming an important tool in the creation of digital experiences, we set-out to radically improve how this channel would be managed. 

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    Technology and the role of the designer

    Posted 22 September 2014 by Juliette Hocquigny

    Last week, London hosted the Global Design forum. Sessions were held at different venues, from the V&A to the Mallett. The overall aim of the events was to discuss and debate the role of design in today’s world and its part in an ever-changing environment as a result of digital transformations.

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    People Powered Transformation

    Posted 15 September 2014 by Katz Kiely

    Digital channels and tools have transformed the way we do business, communicate, collaborate and share.  Digital impacts every business function: structures, processes, communications, cultures, security, reputation.  The concept of “business a usual” is a thing of the past. The world is in a constant state of flux and the speed of change is unlikely to slow anytime soon.

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    Agile and Web Marketing: A continuing problem for technology

    Posted 03 September 2014 by Juliette Hocquigny

    The role of a marketer today is to react and respond to changes that are happening so quickly that they are not in a position to foresee the needs of a content platform in advance. Under these circumstances where does this leave technology? Unlike for previous clients, we can no longer demand a complete set of needs to develop a platform from. Therefore we must be agile, but we must also push the agile methodology to its extreme.

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    Digital Paralysis Kills

    Posted 20 August 2014 by Cleve Gibbon

    Last month McKinsey reported that the flow of goods and services in 2012 reached $26 trillion; that’s 36 percent of the global GDP.  We were forewarned that global flows revenue would triple by 2025 with digital playing a lead role in that increase.  Are you forearmed with the digital platforms you need to capitalise on that? Or are you suffering from digital paralysis?

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