It has only been 1,5 months and Atlassian already released their next major version of Confluence. Confluence 5.1 is centered around page templates, which are known as ‘blueprints’ inside the application.
In previous versions of Confluence there were two types of content; pages and blogposts. When you created a new page or blogpost you started out with a blank page. With blueprints you don’t start with a blank page anymore. Instead you pick a type of page you want to create and you get a template for you page for free! Some blueprints even have a wizard where you have to fill in some information which will be used in the blueprint itself. You can of course still start with a blank page if you want.
We made it for the last day of Devoxx! A bit tired after the Devoxx party at the NOXX, but luckily there were only two sessions and a keynote today. Like previous years the keynote on friday was a “technical” discussion panel with people from/representing Oracle, Google, Microsoft, JUG’s, open source. Everybody could ask questions which unfortunately meant that the talk was less technical and more politics. With a lot of political questions which of course the panelists couldn’t answer.
The day started with an android focused keynote by Google. It was definitely a better presentation than the keynote of day one. Despite that it was about android, Tim Bray showed us where the mobile market is going. Touching topics such as monetizing your app, new android features, comparison with the competition (Apple and Microsoft).
17.00 – Everybody is excited about going to the conference. We just have to commit our last changes and we’re off to Antwerp!
19:30 – Checked-in at our Hotel and on our way for some delicious beers
?? – Back at our hotel…