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Decibel launches Open API

15.11.12

Tech City’s Decibel Launches Open API Framework And CMS For Fast And Accurate Web Development 

  • Innovative website platform brings the best of open source and proprietary software in one system
  • Decibel take up projected to create 100 new highly skilled jobs over next two years

London, 15 November 2012 – Decibel Technology, an enterprise-level web content management system (CMS), today launched its Open API offering, creating a brand new category of CMS designed to significantly speed up and enhance website development and management.

Based in Tech City, and with clients that already include Nokia, L’Oreal and Miss World, Decibel Technology has invested £1 million into the product architecture and is currently bolstering the team with bilingual experts to make Decibel an even more truly global product. Noted by a leading analyst as ‘part of the leading group of CMS solutions’ and ‘one of the most comprehensive CMS solutions on the market’, Decibel expects to create more than 100 new highly skilled jobs over the next 24 months.

Decibel Open API (Application Programming Interface) opens up Decibel’s successful closed source framework and CMS to be fully extensible so that developers have complete control to build new or extend existing features. After integrating the website design into Decibel, they simply write their code in an app, and plug and play. Importantly as Decibel can’t be edited directly, it retains its integrity, stability and security.

With minimal code required to customise Decibel, development is more accurate and significantly faster, reducing the cost of the development over the life of a website.  Rather than wasting significant time preparing and debugging systems to make them fit for purpose, like typical systems, developers can use Decibel straight out of the box, providing more valuable value-add development time and making it a more enjoyable working experience.

Designed for developers, web agencies and ultimately website owners, the Decibel Open API proposition provides a complete set of enterprise-level features, which is downloadable by developers for free, and can be learnt from behind a desk in hours.  Providing risk free adoption, web agencies and developers can very quickly embrace Decibel to see the dramatic impact on developer productivity and output while running it alongside their current offerings.

On the client side, nearly half (46%) of people do not want a CMS that locks them in to a developer or an agency, according to research commissioned by Decibel Technology, and they prioritise this as the main consideration when choosing a system to use. Decibel fuses the best components of existing open source and closed source so that the CMS and web framework are licensed directly to the website owner, putting them in control to choose which web agency or developer to use at any time.

“We took a completely fresh look at the way businesses and developers build and run websites and what was on offer in the market and realised no one is getting the best deal.” said Ben Harris, CEO, Decibel Technology. “The developer is often the forgotten about party in the selection of a CMS, but choosing a CMS which is difficult for developers to use can significantly add to the lifetime cost of a website. The basic construction of many CMS requires a great deal of work before it can be used, but with Decibel it’s a matter of creating an app and then it’s just plug and play. Helping developers to work faster and more accurately means that website owners save money both in the initial build and in the on-going maintenance and development of their website.”

Decibel is particularly well suited to PHP 5.3 object-orientated developers with experience of MVC frameworks. Decibel can be used for developing a broad range of websites, extranets, intranets and web-based business applications. With its sophisticated caching solutions Decibel is ideal for developing high-traffic functional applications, while the platform provides an array of extensible objects that simplify common web development tasks, from creating a new type of content module to writing an authenticated web service.

Talking about his experience of working on Decibel and other platforms, Dave Walsh, developer, says: “If you’re going to build fully scalable websites, there is simply no comparison. It’s very structured, really easy to understand and you can get your hands dirty straight away. Decibel is the way forward.” 

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