Announcement: DD4T 2.5 to be released in 2019


For the past 3 years, the development of DD4T was put on hold while we worked with SDL to merge our framework with SDL's own Digital Experience Accelerator (DXA). This merger was not as successful as we had hoped. We are therefore resuming active development of DD4T.

Clarification

Seeing that:

  • DXA has not developed into an open, extensible framework
  • DD4T is still a popular choice that leads to successful implementations
  • The market is asking for clarity and support

We have concluded that:

  • DD4T is still important to many Tridion Sites customers

And thus we decided to:

  • Resume active development on DD4T

Which means that:

  • DD4T will continue to be a solid foundation on which to build your web applications
  • Bugs will be fixed, stability will be improved and performance will be enhanced
  • Compatibility with Tridion and .NET is guaranteed, and technical trends will be followed

The first tangible result of this new direction is the release of DD4T 2.5 in December of 2019. This will be a consolidating release, aimed at:

  • Create more clarity around versions (every package will go to 2.5)
  • Send a clear signal to the community
  • Full support of Tridion Sites 9 including page regions
  • Improved cache invalidation (including component linking!)
  • Bugfixes (mostly around caching, binary handling and viewmodels)

About


DD4T (Dynamic Delivery for Tridion) enables the use of MVC frameworks in Java and .NET with Tridion. At its core, DD4T publishes Pages and Components as data into your Content Data Store rather than as code to your filesystem. You can then leverage tools which you know; such as ASP.NET MVC, Spring - or anything that can use REST to deliver your content in any view you like.

Getting started


On our wiki you can find tutorials on how to get your first DD4T application set up. Learn how to use DD4T from scratch.

There are also instructions on how to setup your development environment, might you choose to contribute.

Features


Open source
Extendable
Business/Development Acceleration
Latest technology
Active Community
Pluggable

Download


DD4T can be downloaded using NuGet (.NET) or from Maven Central (Java). There are also Zip packages available on GitHub for all projects.

You can download the template installer from Github as well.

Contribute


DD4T is built by the community. So, we depend on people's own time to help develop new features and fix bugs. You can help too!