Contribute 3 includes a set of out-of-box Contribute Publishing Services (CPS, part of the Web Publishing System or WPS) for logging, e-mail notification, and user management. But did you know you can create your own services too? The real power of CPS is unleashed with custom services that extend and integrate Contribute in exactly the way you want. Tom Lane has posted an article on using ColdFusion to create a custom CPS. See http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/contribute/articles/custom_cps.html.

2 thoughts

  1. Steve Allison (Senior Product Marketing Manager) and Lucas Sherwood (Product Evangelist), both from Macromedia Europe, gave excellent presentations on Contribute, WPS, and CFML integration with Contribute 3 at the London CFUG a couple meetings ago (http://www.ukcfug.org/go/objectid/DE671A2E-E081-0302-F9071C980907E3FD).
    I must say – I was surprised and impressed with what you can do with Contribute and ColdFusion together, if you take a little time to play with it. For that matter, Andi Hindle (Server Product Manager at Macromedia Europe) showed-off the very cool and little known API that Breeze exposes at the same meeting.
    I don’t think that many developers realize all of the cool hooks that exist in these products.

  2. Simon, yep, I know one large customer in the US who has created a CF reporting front end to the log and reporting APIs in Breeze. Cool stuff.

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