Month: February 2018

TYPO3 Reading List :: Issue 02 – 2018

Since the last edition of the TYPO3 reading list, many things happened in the TYPO3 world and around. The topics this time are about TYPO3, Agile, Development and Security. TYPO3 — Pre-Launch The first link is not really a reading recommendation, but a sneak preview to the new an fresh website. Many thanks to all involved community members. All work was done on a voluntary basis. Website preview: Official announcement: Software testing the TYPO3 core Each commit to the TYPO3 core is tested on several levels. Some days ago pre-merge test number 20.000 was run....

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TypoScript in a Nutshell

TypoScript is the configuration language of TYPO3. It is (especially in the beginning) hard to understand and to get the big picture, how it works. In this post I will try to shed some light on it and will help to understand whats happening. What is TypoScript? TypoScript is not scripting language, even if the name suggests it. But it has some components, which apply functionality onto content objects. This is confusing at the first sight, but opens a lot of possibilities. 🙂 The second main thing is, that all TypoScript is collected down to the page where it is...

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TYPO3 Performance – Caching, TypoScript and more

The first two layers of the TYPO3 performance onion where about quite common topics valid for every website: (browser) caching and frontend optimization. The next skin level is about TYPO3 rendering and what TYPO3 integrators can do for the performance of the website. Use static file cache extensions The best thing is, when TYPO3 is not needed to deliver a web page to the visitor … no TypoScript code, no extensions or any other php code is involved. You can achieve this using the extension “nc_staticfilecache” for TYPO3 versions up to 7.6.x or “staticfilecache” for TYPO3 version 8LTS and...

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TYPO3 Sprint Releases 9.0 and 9.1 — The main changes

After eight months, about 1200 commits later and many many hard coding hours the first sprint release TYPO3 version 9 was released on December 12th 2017. Six weeks later the next sprint release 9.1 was published on January, 30th. Both contain 56 deprecations, 71 new features, 76 breaking and 21 important changes. I will try to shed some light on these changes in this post. The total number of changes for version 9.1, which have a massive impact on TYPO3, are over 200 in the different categories. These changes result in 6089 changed files, 214.869 inserted and 221.214 deleted...

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