Umbraco MVP x2, Trainer and CTO @cogworks • Team Captain @wowschoolpl • #umbraCoffee Co-Host • IT Consultant and Public Speaker.
Why Umbraco? Myth Busters!
Umbraco Poland Festival, Cracow 2016
Co-Owner & Lead Developer @ SICC
Team, Technology & Knowledge Wizard (CKO, CIO) / PedagoGEEK @ WOW School
- ~200 different systems (Wiki: http://bit.ly/cms-lis)
- Free, Open Source
- Commercial, closed-source, payed
(Sellers & Customers)
Umbraco is open-source, so everyone can hack it
In most cases, the servers being hacked, not software.
Stealing passwords from users e-mails is also considered as hacking :)
WEBSITE HACKED TREND REPORT 2016 - Q1
You can create websites without programming knowledge with other CMS
But, should we?
Available Starter Kits
- Blogging platform
- Local Goverment website
- E-commerce site
- Gallery / portfolio website
- Cross-platform mobile app
- Real Estate agent website
Other helpers & options
- Plugins / Packages (in all CMS, free & commercial)
- Community help
- LEARN HOW TO CODE!
- CMS != Click + Maintain + Settle (& Forget :))
There is less .NET developers than e.g. PHP ones
We can only base on estimations
- Zend's estimate about PHP: 5M (late 2015)
- Xamarin's estimate about C#: 8M (late 2014)
Let's check it!
How many PHP developers are in the room? :)
Polish job offers search
- PHP: 316 offers
- C#: 615 offers
Searched in one of the most popular job offers portal in Poland (pracuj.pl).
LinkedIn profiles (Worldwide)
- PHP: 2 464 545
- C#: 2 172 859
LinkedIn profiles (Poland)
- PHP: 30 161
- C#: 24 935
We're still talking about DEVELOPERS.
And there are developers and 'developers'.
How many great developers (eighter C# or PHP) you know?
Umbraco is developed & shipped by Microsoft
Microsoft love Umbraco,
(asp.net, microsoft.com), trying to help Umbraco...
...but it's NOT their product.
.NET hosting is more expensive than PHP
Yes, it is. But...
"The Upgrade Myth"
Sitecore is an enterprise solution whereas Umbraco is suited to small-medium sized businesses
"Why Umbraco" statement
"Umbraco is a fully-featured open source content management system with the flexibility to run anything from small campaign or brochure sites right through to complex applications for Fortune 500's and some of the largest media sites in the world."
Sitecore has it...
Time vs. Money
Time == Money
Development in Umbraco is too expensive
Support is lacking
Did you hear about Mike Sadowski (Brand24)?
Umbraco CMS army of people willing to help you everytime, with everything and everywhere. They live on OUR, Twitter, SO and other lands. Be aware of Unicorns. Be Unicorn for other poeple.
Umbraco is complex, it's not so popular, I won't get a job with skills in it.
It's happening now. Here.
So, how to convert those conclusions into benefits?
- Don't stop learning
- Use (even squeeze from) opportunities like todays fest!
- Hire wisely
- Balance between passion & hard skills
- "Takich trzech jak nas dwóch to nie ma ani jednego"
- Don't fight with haters, just do your job
Let's bust some other myths :)
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Why Umbraco? Myth Busters!
By Marcin Zajkowski