Which is the best? Drupal or Joomla?

Very interesting when we talk about Drupal and Joomla. Both have advantages and drawbacks of each.

Some time ago there was a survey conducted by eBusiness Solutions Webology about "Which CMS is best? Drupal or Joomla?", And the sample data is the webmaster throughout the world.

Assessment survey is divided into 5 categories:

  • Development.
  • Documentation.
  • Performance and Function.
  • Appearance.
  • Usage.

Below are the results of the survey:

In this area Joomla win:

  • Easy to create attractive website.
  • A large choice of themes.
  • Interface that is easy to digest for beginners.
  • Easy to train clients to use it.
  • It's easy to find a master Joomla.

In this area Drupal win:

  • Complete documentation for the core and module.
  • Little bugs or errors to the core and module.
  • Supports Social Networking (Social Networking).
  • Supports SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
  • Support SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).
  • Internationalization support (many languages).
  • External Integration.
  • Existence of User Management and Permission features.
  • The Add-ons quality.
  • Easy to create large complex web site.

IMB recommendation to use Drupal. The Drupal users.

Choose which becomes your primary goal in creating websites based on that survey results.

See the table results of the survey. Another article about Drupal vs. Joomla.

The Azure Platform

The Azure platform? Hmm..very interesting. A few days ago we try to find more information about this platform and the tools (Windows Azure SDK) and it only support Vista or Win7 for development environment.

Windows XP is still wide use among developer and me is one of them. Need 1000 USD or more to build new development environment for Azure platform. They said they will explore options to enable the SDK on WinXP, and we hope this will be done sooner.

It's seem Microsoft try to sell Vista to developer too, what a strange requirement considering we are building cloud applications to remove the underlying OS support.. lots developer complain about this Azure system requirements.

The only thing that we can do now is try to adding new features into our products and hope we can create new products for Azure platform sooner.

XPS Annotator Donation

XPS Annotator may be used free of charge, but if you wish to express your appreciation for the time and resources the authors have expended developing and supporting it over the years, we do accept and appreciate donations.

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Thank you in advance for your support!

Firefox XPS Viewer

The main function from XPS Viewer is to open or view an XPS Document. Everybody know if XPS Document is new document format from Microsoft (similar PDF format).

The weird things is about the way they promoting their XPS Document, why creating an XPS Viewer hosted in Internet Explorer? and need Internet Explorer is the preferred default browser to open an XPS Document? Ya maybe Microsoft planning to use XPS Document and XPS Viewer as an "Ace Card" for Internet Explorer so Firefox users will start using IE, but not that simple isn't? What a bad strategy against PDF format! After lots complain about the limitations then Microsoft releasing XPS Viewer EP (not hosted in Internet Explorer), but with limited features like no Digital Signature support. Not again!

But thanks for Microsoft for that strategy because after that we creating a standalone XPS Viewer, of course with no limitations :)

We adding new feature in our XPS Viewer like annotations, sidebar, documents properties adder, XPS to Image converter, and Digital Signature. Support common operations including save-a-copy, print-output, copy-to-clipboard, zoom, and text-search.

Yes, this is a Firefox XPS Viewer because you can open an XPS Document even Internet Explorer isn't your default browser.

Signing an XPS Document using XPS Annotator

XPS Document support security feature such us digital signature, this digital signature can help to ensure the identity of the author and the validity of the document content.

"How to adding digital signatures or signing an XPS documents using XPS Annotator?" To sign the XPS Document, your system must have an X.509 certificate manager installed such us for use with a SmartCard. Here's the step to sign your XPS documents using XPS Annotator:

  1. On File menu, click Signatures (Ctrl+8).
  2. Click Add Signature Definition.
  3. Fill the form on Signature Definition window then click OK.
  4. Click Sign, choose the certificate on the list (if no certificate is installed then no list is visible).
  5. Click Done.

Note: In our next release we will try adding a popup information when no certificate is installed. So wait our next release :)