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Quest Communications announces qPortal Version 3.0
December 1, 2005
The much touted and long awaited qPortal 3 was announced today bringing a much needed improvmenet in database performance to Quest Communications' flagship Content Management product.
Quest Communications today released the long awaited "Version 3.0" of the qPortal Content Management System. With over four years of development history behind it, qPortal has gained much admiration from the development community and Quest's clients due to its functionality and ease-of-use.
Managing Director and chief architect at Quest Communications, David Herman, had this to say: "I am very excited about this latest version as it represents a huge step forward in the database architecture allowing us to introduce much needed speed improvements to the system".
The latest version of qPortal now integrates even closer with Microsoft's SQL Server allowing the retrieval of content objects and pages to be improved up by as much as 500% in some cases.
However, the database enhancements are not the only improvements present in the new version. The entire library of functions was overhauled into two new subsets - namely a Standard and Advanced subset - allowing qPortal to be deployed as two separate packages offering basic and advanced functionality. In this way the product now caters for a wider variety of applications.
Says Herman, "The new version of qPortal now supports Modules which are customised add-ons that integrate with the system at the core level allowing us to leverage the enhanced database functionality. These add-on modules introduce, for example, basket or transaction capabilities to the underlying application database quickly and easily."
Quest have committed their ongoing support of the product by also announcing that they are working on a minor update that will ensure compatibility with MySQL 5 which was released at the end of October this year. In addition, a new website, www.qportal.co.za has been launched in support of the product and to serve as a home for future enhancements, add-ons and news.
"It is our intention to eventually make qPortal open-source", concludes Herman, "and in order to do this we have to embrace open-source platforms and databases so watch this space".
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