Pagekit Public Alpha Launch

Pagekit Public Alpha Launch

Finally, the wait is over... Today we are very proud to announce the first public release of Pagekit! It's been 8 months since we published our concept page for Pagekit in November 2013 and we are thrilled to share the first alpha version of Pagekit with everyone.

All in all we worked over 2 years on Pagekit, which included 5497 commits, 4 redesigns, 5 core API changes, lots of code refactors and about 2374 liters of coffee. We also finished our website pagekit.com with a neat docs section for beginners and coders to get you started. So, get over there, create your account and take Pagekit for a test drive.

What is Pagekit?

In the past many people asked us "What is Pagekit's purpose and why should I use it?" Well, here are some key facts about Pagekit:

  1. It is a modern and elegant web application framework. It offers all the tools you need to build a simple blog or a sophisticated web service.
  2. It has a modular and extendable architecture and is built on top of Symfony components and modern open source libraries.
  3. Its additional extensions like the blog have a clean, intuitive and efficient interface, which reflects our focus on simplicity.
  4. It comes with a built-in marketplace that allows you to distribute extensions and themes instantly to a global community.

Learn more about Pagekit in the About section.

This is an Alpha release

What does that mean? There are bugs, missing features and the API and UI may change. We are still working on a lot of things and trying out new ideas. That's why we released a public Alpha. We would love to get more developers involved with Pagekit and any feedback is really appreciated. Pagekit is now open sourced on GitHub and you can star it, fork it and send us pull requests. Check the Developer section to get started.

Roadmap

We are now gathering all your feedback before we will pin down a final feature list for the first stable release. Once there are no more breaking changes to expect, we will do a beta release which is planned in the fourth quarter of 2014. A stable release may be available by the end of the year.

Also take a look at our initial blog post about the history of Pagekit and find out how it all started. We're really excited about Pagekit and how it's evolving! We will post more about it in the coming weeks. Now download Pagekit and enjoy!

Sascha
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