Closed source but open forums
SDL knows that being closed-source makes it hard for people to learn how to use their software. So, what they offer, instead, is a strong community of developers. And those developers are encouraged to freely exchange information at large. To that end, you do have resources with which you can learn about Tridion.
- SDL Community
- If you’ve been around Tridion more than 10 minutes, you should get an account setup here. This is a great place to meet developers and to share information and idea.
- SDL Tridion World
- Tridion world is no longer updated, but it’s a great archive of older Tridion updates
- Tridion Stack Exchange
- Tridion Practices
- This is the place where Tridion developers and architects share what works and what doesn’t. This covers everything from schema design to how to manage CSS.
- Tridion Developer
- Tridion developer is technically hosted by Content Bloom, but anyone can contribute. A lot of the knowledge here will be targeted towards backend development, but some of the information is still good for a front-end dev looking to get his feet wet
- Create and Break
- Alvin Reyes’ blog. Alvin is now the product manager for Tridion, but he’s been blogging about it for years. Before being product manager he was an analyst at SDL. Before that, we was an analyst who consulted about SDL products. Of all the blogs you think you need to go to, Alvin’s should be first. No matter the question, there’s a decent chance he wrote an article about it.
- Nuno Linhares
- Nuno Linhares (pronounced lee nyar ish) is the director of product management at SDL. Before that he was the product manager for Tridion. Before that, he was a developer/consultant in SDL’s Professional Services division. We affectionately call Nuno “The King of Tridion” because of his benevolent reign.