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MuraCon 2018 Conference in Review

MuraCon is the only conference dedicated to the Mura platform. Muracon 2018 was held at the Sheraton Grand in downtown Sacramento, on April 5 & 6, preceded by a sold out day of pre-conference training.

By Sean Schroeder
[Podcast] The Docker Revolution for Faster Development

Docker Captain and MuraCon 2018 keynote speaker Bret Fisher joins host Michaela Light on the CF Alive! podcast to talk about the ways that Docker containers have revolutionized much of how we build, ship, and run software, and the key benefits for choosing to deploy applications on the Docker toolset.

MuraCon 2018 is almost here!

We're only a few days away from the start of this year's MuraCon conference, bringing together development, user experience and marketing professionals, as well as the entire blueriver team, for an action-packed two-day summit. 

How Storytelling Soft Skills Can Create Better User Experiences in Technical Careers

Business storytelling in the digital world is like programming code: The cleaner it is the better the user experience. Park Howell from The Business of Story explains why the power of person-to-person communication is much more than a “soft skill”.

By Park Howell
Contain yourself – literally. You can't avoid Docker, K8s for long

Do you remember those guys that invented virtualization, founded a company, got rich and lived happily ever after, remembered fondly by all? Well, that’s almost the story of VMware. But we might see a different story with some of the people behind Docker.

[Webinar] Storytelling: Digital's Most Disruptive Hack

Wise business executives, content marketers, developers, and programmers understand that clarity is king in every aspect of their digital careers. And they use story to hack through the clutter, rise above the noise and be heard.

Join Park Howell from the Business of Story in this webinar that will show why storytelling is much more than a marketing buzzword. Learn how to use this critical human skill to cut through the digital noise with your code, content and career.

Conversations with MuraCon Keynote Speaker Bret Fisher

Bret Fisher is a widely-respected Docker authority, instructor and administrator with a deep knowledge of both the Docker platform and the underlying Docker story. As a prelude to Bret's keynote address and half-day workshop at MuraCon 2018, blueriver has facilitated a couple of quality conversations with the renowned Docker Captain.

By Michael Evangelista
[Webinar] Interfacing with Humans: Communication Hacks to Boost Your Dev Career

Do you ever try talking to non-developers but only get blank states? For devs like you, it sometimes can feel like you speak a totally different language from everyone else in the enterprise.

MuraCon Keynote Announced! Park Howell from the Business of Story

As this year's keynote speaker at MuraCon 2018, The Business of Story's Park Howell will show us how using the power of story to communicate what you make happen as a Wisdom Worker can advance your personal and professional missions further, faster.

Join Us for MuraCon 2018

Make plans now to attend MuraCon 2018, to be held April 4 - 6 in historic downtown Sacramento! The 2018 conference schedule is filling up fast with informative, insightful presentations from some of the industry's most talented Digital Experience experts and Mura Platform professionals, on two dedicated tracks spanning two full days.

Mura Demystified: Mura.js, Now and Then()

Integrate Mura-specific functionality with any page, CFML or otherwise, using the power of Mura.js. Invoke ORM objects, perform jQuery-like searches through the DOM, or chain a number of functions using then() for promises. Grant Shepert shows how in the latest Mura Demystified blog post.

By Grant Shepert
Designing Great Experiences for Your Audience and Your End-Users

When it comes to delivering online content, clarity is key. Even when every aspect of a page is built with good intentions, too much of a good thing can be just that. Emily Drumm from Global Cloud illustrates common UX problems from the end user's point of view, along with some surprisingly simple solutions for streamlining both design and the management of content.

[Webinar] Mura.js and Vue.js: A Love Story

Learn how to utilize Mura.js and the Vue JavaScript framework to create an interactive site that "talks" to Mura's JSON API in this free, online webinar presented by blueriver.

Docker First at MuraCon 2018 with Captain Bret Fisher

MuraCon 2018 is shaping up to be the best one yet. This year's conference, April 5-6 in Sacramento, will offer up another jam-packed roster of presenters and topics on two tracks, with a featured presentation by leading Docker authority Bret Fisher!

By Michael Evangelista
[Video] Infinite Scrolling with Mura 7 - MuraCon 2017

In the age of asynchronous single-page applications and seemingly endless content bingeing, a seamless experience is increasingly crucial when attempting to keep an audience engaged. Whether perusing headlines, researching rock bands or scrolling social feeds, every click of a link or press of a button is an added point of friction in the user’s experience. Omitting these small actions helps eliminate distraction, creating Flow in the experience. In this video, South of Shasta’s Nolan Erck provides a step-by-step walk through a fully-functional starting point for any “scroll-to-load” need in Mura.

Google Sitemaps Revisited

Of all the plugins in all the Mura instances, the Google Sitemaps plugin reigns supreme. The plugin has been around a long time, ever since Mura 5.2, and had changed little since then. Time, it seems, for a reboot.

By Grant Shepert
Mura Demystified: The JSON API, Getting Friendly with Feeds

Mura's JSON API provides a robust yet elegantly simple means for collecting, filtering and sorting content - complete with Mura's built-in permissions, pagination, and other familiar options - directly from the source, completely outside of the admin interface or other Mura UI. Grant provides some simple examples and useful resources for exploring and interacting with content feeds via the JSON API.

By Grant Shepert
What's Up, Docs? Exploring Mura 7 Documentation

Mura CMS is currently at version 7.0, with a 7.1 release on the horizon. A lot has changed since the creation of the Version 6 documentation site, and the content at docs.getmura.com has been completely revamped to reflect those changes.

By Michael Evangelista
Mura Demystified: The JSON API, Your Next Favorite Thing

The web is evolving fast towards a headless all-the-time-and-everywhere state of being, where content needs to be distributed easily and reliably to any number of known (and more often unknown) interfaces like web browsers, tablets, phones, shared-content peers and distribution networks, in a secure and easily digested format, rendered and.or unrendered. That's where we come in, via the JSON API. It's serious business.

By Grant Shepert
Introducing the Immutable Mura 7.1

Mura has been moving towards a common goal since the beginning of the 6.0 branch: Immutable Infrastructure. It's a big technical concept, and a bit intimidating when looked at from on high. The fact is, you can finally achieve it without having to greatly adapt your current routines. Mura 7.1 the kind of application that will fit in with the modern infrastructure, and reduce the barriers between where you are and what you want to achieve.

By Grant Shepert