Due to the huge response to first articles of this series (http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/ibm/osource/implement.html), we wanted to open up the conversation and invite everyone to discuss the topics we write about.
Of course, we've had a lot of comments focused on our thoughts on the tools we considered and our eventual choice of those tools. While we're sure we missed many fantastic applications and frameworks, we worked off the principle of using what we needed to get the job done within the time we were given. These articles are just an honest account of how we created a collaborative web site - albeit represented as a ficticious organization to protect the innocent (!). Of course, this series represents our own opinions and not those of IBM. That said, it has been very exciting to receive the suggestions and comments from so many. We hope that this forum provides at least one place where we can open up this discussion and learn even more.
The topics for this forum should focus on real life application and practical experience - no theory please. These should include:
- How to best utilize Drupal in practice focusing on extranet/intranet community sites.
- Practical application and real experience of current open source CMS other than Drupal, such as Joomla or Plone
- Practical application and real experience of current open source web application frameworks, such as Rails and Django, to create community sites.
- New CMS and frameworks that have potential. Reviews of these based on practical use.
- Other open source development tools that have been useful to the community. These might include Eclipse plugins, browser extensions, online services, etc.
- Web site design methodologies that have been tried and tested in a practical domain.