I remember hearing within the last year or two about a content management system either being released or developed that was centralized around product/item information. I'm aware that there are several CMSes that have this capability, but this particular one was built specifically for that task. Also, I remember it winning some sort of award or recognition for upcoming software products.

However, I can't for the life of me remember what this CMS was called or who was developing it.

Does anyone know what package I'm talking about?

  • Can you explain what you mean by "product/item information?" Normally I'd read that as an e-commerce application, but then you'd probably have just said that if so. – Su' Nov 14 '11 at 4:56
  • I think the best example to similarity I can give is gdgt. It's not an e-commerce website, it's purely informational, and it has community-oriented elements. If you look at a product specs page, you can see categorized specifications that can be used for comparisons. – Adam Maras Nov 14 '11 at 5:44
  • @AdamMaras : how about making an answer with that? ;) – Olivier Pons Nov 19 '11 at 20:41
  • @OlivierPons Because I'm looking for a specific software package that I can reuse. gdgt is just a good example of what could be done with such a package. – Adam Maras Nov 20 '11 at 6:37

I know Zope is an application server written in python that is centered around fully object oriented model

Plone is a CMS built upon Zope that uses this object oriented architecture to take full advantage of the underlying architecture for defining it's content types.

I've even read about an extension that can take an UML model definition (a class diagram for sure) and produce a full Plone content type definition out of it.

  • That's a great answer, but alas, not the one I'm looking for. Thank you anyway for trying. +1 as I will look into this regardless. – Adam Maras Nov 19 '11 at 19:34

Would it be OneSource? This was just from a Google.

  • No, I don't believe it was a commercial software package. If memory serves, it was something more open, like WordPress or Django. – Adam Maras Nov 20 '11 at 17:29

Could it be Magneto or one of the others listed here?

  • No, it wasn't an e-Commerce package. – Adam Maras Nov 21 '11 at 16:09

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.