Bryan Ruby

About

Bryan Ruby is owner and writer for the socPub and founded the original site as CMSReport.com in 2006. He works full time as information technologist and is a former meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He is slightly more humorous than here in person, social media and on his personal blog BryanRuby.com.

Latest Posts

An End of an Era: Mollom End-of-Life Announcement Bryan Ruby Tue, 05/09/2017 - 06:17

Sometimes I get too nostalgic over computers or software that I once used in my daily life. I remember my first computer (the Commodore Vic-20), I remember my first programming language (BASIC), and I remember my first spam filtering software for user generated content (Akismet). But nine years ago, a new spam filtering service originally intended for Drupal called Mollom emerged and I quickly forgot about the other spam blocking software.

New Joomla 3.7 Offers Seven Significant Improvements Bryan Ruby Tue, 04/25/2017 - 22:06

This week, the Joomla! Project announced the release of Joomla 3.7. This new release in the Joomla! 3 series features over 700 improvements to the popular content management system, including many features which "make administration of Joomla! Web sites easier and more feature-rich, as well as several security updates". The following are the seven biggest new feature improvements socPub.com found in Joomla 3.7.

As Facebook Fights Fake Accounts, Black Market Prices Go Up Bryan Ruby Tue, 04/18/2017 - 06:58

NBC News recently posted an interesting article where the author notes that the spam industry follows the same Law of Supply and Demand as any capitalist-loving business does. As social networks crack down on fake accounts and fake news, the spam industry is able to charge their customers more to establish such inauthentic accounts.

CMS Report is now socPub

We're no longer yesterday's CMS Report. Less than ten days ago, I started the process to migrate this website's content management system from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. During the migration, I decided it was also time for a rebrand by listing the site under a new name and a new domain. We're now socPub and registered under the domain socpub.com.

What does socPub mean? Absolutely, nothing.

DNN releases Evoq 9 with a new Content as a Service Platform

Although I retired last year from writing stories solely focused on content management systems, I still have a few of my favorites that I like to keep an eye on. One of those favorites is DNN which back in the day we once called DotNetNuke. Less than a year ago, DNN brought to market Evoq 8 which addressed modern day marketing needs for better customer engagement.

The 2016 WordPress.org Vs WordPress.com Infographic

If you are already obsessed with WordPress and planning to set up your website or blog, then you must know what the key differences are between the two; WordPress.org and WordPress.com.

Knowing this beforehand would certainly help you to decide the one suitable for you.

Let’s talk about WordPress.org first. Simply speaking, if you are ready to shell out a bit and have sufficient time to devote, then WordPress.org takes an edge.

Bryan Ruby: Recovering from Blogging Burnout

After three or four decades of being immersed in the digital lifestyle and blogging on a continual basis for 15 years, I found myself puking at the idea of spending more time in front of the computer outside of work. It's not that I don't still like technology and content management, but I didn't recognize until it was too late that the lack of topic diversity would eventually lead me to digital burnout. To fix this, I seriously tried not to throw the baby out with the bathwater.