Michele Locati is On Fire

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A big vote of thanks from me, and hopefully from everyone else, to Michele Locati for the VAST amount of work he's put in recently on bug fixes and performance improvements to the c5 code.

Those who don't subscribe to c5's github repository at
will be largely unaware of the work that's being done behind the scenes. Every morning my email inbox is choked with evidence of the core developers' work, and most of that seems to be c/- mlocati at the moment.

I encourage all c5 developers to subscribe, if only to be encouraged by seeing the love that the c5 code base is getting. Plus, you learn a heap, even if you don't understand 98% of it *ahem*.

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MrKDilkington replied on at Permalink Reply
Thank you for creating this post, Gondwana. I think it is important to recognize concrete5 community members who go above and beyond. Especially when their contributions are not immediately visible to most.

Michele Locati is an incredibly valuable core contributor.

John Liddiard is the anchor of the PRB and marketplace.

For anyone who hasn't done this already, please "star" the concrete5 project on GitHub. More stars can increase the attention of GitHub projects. It also is a way of saying thank you to Michele, John, and the core team.

Also, if you are a developer and want to learn more about how concrete5 works and is evolving, it is highly recommended to "watch" the concrete5 project on GitHub.
mesuva replied on at Permalink Reply
Hear, hear!

The work that goes into concrete5 is incredible and I'm regularly in awe as to what is achieved.
katz515 replied on at Permalink Reply
Awesome post.

Yeah, I cannot thank enough to mlocati and others in addition to the core team.
deek87 replied on at Permalink Reply
Some say that he is written in PHP, and pull requests are his way of communicating. All we know is he is called Michele Locati.

Honestly Michele's work has been amazing, most of the things he does nobody on the front end will really see, but for those who have to use the backend will really appreciate the work he has done!

Thanks Michele and the core team.

Also if you watch the github project you can see some of the new features that will be coming to concrete5 ;)
mlocati replied on at Permalink Reply
Well, what should I say... I'm just doing my bit...

Open source projects exists because everyone that use them can improve them.

For example, if I use MS Office and I see something that's not working or can be better, I simply can't do anything except waiting for a new release and hoping that it will get fixed.

On the contrary, everyone can contribute to source projects, and the original authors (PortlandLabs in case of concrete5) have a better product for free. Sure, they don't make money in selling the product, but they can have financial support with services built around the product (like the marketplace, custom support, ...). It's a win-win IMHO.

Of course, "contributing" to open source projects may mean a lot of stuff: someone may be good at coding, someone else may be good with UI/UX (so can push developers to improve that), someone else may be good in spreading the word (a product used by nobody is like if it doesn't exist, it looses traction and it's going to be die).

So, I'm just doing 1/3 of what concrete5 deserves ;)
tallacman replied on at Permalink Reply
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to everyone who makes this the best CMS ever!
mlocati replied on at Permalink Reply
The funny thing is that somebody thinks I'm a layabout... Maybe just because I'm Italian ? :D :D :D

mesuva replied on at Permalink Reply
I've been to Como, Michele. I always imagine you sitting out the front of a cafe in the sunshine, with an espresso, watching the boats and the seaplanes come and go across an afternoon.

Please don't ruin the illusion!
mlocati replied on at Permalink Reply
I do love living here. I'm lucky enough to live in one side of the city center, and to work in the opposite site of the center, so every morning, noon and evening I walk across the pedestrian area, surrounded by tourists from all around the world: I feel I'm on holidays me too ;)
And of course I stop (quite often in Piazza San Fedele) in a bar for an espresso :P