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CorraTech, an open source solution provider, announced an alliance with SpikeSource to deliver a suite of open source composite business management applications, integrated within a service-based approach and powered by SpikeSource's SpikeNet service. As a strategic member of SpikeSource's Partner Network, CorraTech leverages its success in delivering SpikeSource solutions to the enterprise. Combining the consulting and software development expertise of CorraTech with the technology and service support of SpikeSource, OpenSuite offers businesses a risk-free way to take advantage of the superior value proposition offered by open source applications. CorraTech's suite of open source software is a fully supported suite of enterprise ready business functions, integrated within a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) and powered by SpikeNet. CorraTech's OpenSuite combines ... (more)

Drupal 8: A View into Performance

This is part 4 in a 5-part series on performance in the upcoming Drupal 8. Check out part 3, on performance in Twig templating, here. Views is one of the most installed Drupal modules with over two thirds of Drupal sites reporting that they have it installed. Soon, though, that number will go up: as of Drupal 8, Views is a core module! This effort started as a community effort and was announced as an official Drupal 8 initiative in a post by Dries explaining why this change is so exciting. One of the reasons that Views is so popular is that it provides an ‘all-in-one' answer without writing a single line of code. But there's a reason that many programmers hate WYSIWYG editors: you see the result, but not the steps taken to produce it, and what you don't know might come back to bite you. While a WYSIWYG editor will get you broken links or weird formatting, WYSIWYG da... (more)

5 Reasons to Use Solar VPS for Cloud Hosting

Looking for Cloud hosting solutions? Not sure what service you should use? Here at Solar VPS we know finding a great Cloud server hosting company can be a pain in the butt. With a good amount of services offering Cloud Computing solutions, how do you know which one is good for you? Well, to help you decide, we have put together a list of 5 reasons you should use Solar VPS as your Cloud service provider. 1. Windows, Linux, Cloud Applications on Demand Before we set out to design the Solar VPS product offerings, we conducted a good amount of market research. We wanted to figure out what was working for some Cloud hosting companies and what wasn’t. With a small amount of research, it became abundantly clear the answer was choice – choice for operating systems. Some of our competitors offer Linux Cloud Hosting. Some offer Windows Cloud Hosting. Hardly any offer Cloud App... (more)

CorraTech Aligns With SpikeSource To Deliver Integrated Business-Ready Open Source Applications

CorraTech announced an alliance with SpikeSource to deliver a suite of open source composite business management applications, integrated within a service-based approach and powered by SpikeSource’s SpikeNet service. As a strategic member of SpikeSource’s Partner Network, CorraTech leverages its success in delivering SpikeSource solutions to the enterprise. Combining the consulting and software development expertise of CorraTech with the technology and service support of SpikeSource, OpenSuite offers businesses a risk-free way to take advantage of the superior value proposition offered by open source applications. CorraTech’s suite of open source software is a fully supported suite of enterprise ready business functions, integrated within a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) and powered by SpikeNet. CorraTech’s OpenSuite combines best-of-br... (more)

Ulitzer to Give Drupal 6.0 Its Biggest Scalability Challenge Yet

Ulitzer.com, which initially made the headlines with its "job descriptions from the future," announced today that it will launch its Ulitzer "beta" site with more than 16,000 authors and more than 1 million original articles, published in more than 5,000 topic-specific online journals. Each journal offers up to 14 content-specific sections, written by the world's most-respected authors in their fields. All Ulitzer authors will earn 100% of their Google AdSense revenue. See author index here. All approved Ulizter authors can post a variety of story types: 01) Article 02) Blog 03) Book Excerpt 04) Book Review 05) Case Study 06) Feedback 07) Interview 08) News 09) Opinion 10) Podcast 11) Product Review 12) Tutorial 13) Video 14 Whitepaper  Within one year after its beta launch date, Ulitzer is projecting to serve more than 100,000 authors with over 10 million original article... (more)

The Next Big RIA Service: Sprout

I was preparing my slides for the upcoming AjaxWorld Conference in New York next Tuesday, where I compare different technologies for creating rich Internet applications.  The slides for the big players on the market are ready, but I was looking for one more – something that would fall into a category of cool RIA. And I found one. These days RIA tools are created mainly to two groups of people: Web Developers and UI Designers. The second group is represented by creative people who can design screens but are not programmers. Big guys like Adobe are trying to come with tools that would bring together these two groups of people who currently live in different planets. For example, the rumor has it that Adobe is going to release Thermo Beta this Summer. It allows designers to drag and drop and Flex code will be automatically generated based on their creative moveme... (more)

Minerva Infotech CMS 1.0 Available

Minerva Infotech has launched a custom Content Management System (CMS). Minerva Infotech CMS 1.0 is used to create, edit, manage, and publish content in a consistently organized fashion. The content management may include computer files, image media, audio files, video files, electronic documents and web content. PHP, MYSQL, and Apache were used for this CMS, and Minerva Infotech also worked on the open source code - Wordpress, Oscommerce, Drupal, PHPBB, Forums, PHPList, Zencart, and CRELoaded. ... (more)

Liferay's Open Source Portal 5.2 Integrates CMS, Web 2.0

Liferay has announced the 5.2 release of Liferay Portal Standard Edition. The open source solution integrates content management, collaboration, and social networking to help enterprises consolidate software investments. The latest release features enhanced performance and scalability for reduced hardware costs and simplified administration for greater reusability and adoption. Customers that deployed Liferay Portal often deployed Liferay as a collaboration or content management solution, with plans to customize the product in future iterations to fit long-term business strategy. Savings result from Liferay's compatibility with an enterprise's existing application servers and databases, requiring no new investment in infrastructure software. Liferay Portal 5.2 drives further value by helping enterprises maximize existing technology investments: Control Panel: A new... (more)

DrupalCon 2010 Coming to San Francisco in April

Drupal on Ulitzer Marking its first appearance in San Francisco, Calif., DrupalCon 2010 will take place April 19-21, 2010 at the Moscone Center. DrupalCon is the premier conference for Drupal, the award-winning open source content management framework that is galvanizing social publishing and web development today. Session proposals will be accepted through February 15. The Drupal social publishing system has been downloaded over 2 million times since its inception, and project growth has doubled annually for several years. Drupal is used to deliver a wide variety of application types including single or multi-user blogs, wikis, community networks, digital media portals, and web content publishing and management. The hot topic at DrupalCon San Francisco 2010 will be Drupal 7, the latest, greatest, feature packed and easiest to use version of Drupal. Dries Buytaert... (more)

OpenPublish Version 2.0 Released Today

Phase2 Technology is pleased to announce the release of OpenPublish Version 2.0 today. OpenPublish taps the power of Drupal, a social publishing platform, and supports everything from news coverage to Web 2.0 trends, semantic metadata tagging with Open Calais, social publishing and topic hubs. Version 2.0 focuses on building a community of developers around the distribution with a new website, expanded online documentation and user guides; a theme layer overhaul and a more robust sub-theming architecture make it easier to create custom designs. In addition, improved administrative and editorial interfaces have been added. It is the 2nd major release of OpenPublish and follows 8 minor releases since March 2009 when the package was debuted by Phase2 Technology and Thomson Reuters. OpenPublish Version 2.0 and the future releases will allow editors to further rethink on... (more)

Python Performance Tips, Server Side Caching and More

1. Python Performance Tips, Part 1 Like Ruby, Python is a programming language with a reputation for performance bottlenecks. However, Youtube has shown that if you write code the right way, you can scale Python to serve 40 million video views per day. The trick is to use external code in C/C++ where super fast performance is needed. These 18 steps will show you how to make your Python app fast and efficient. 2. Monitis adds a monitoring node in Denmark Monitis has just added its 17th monitoring node in Denmark to bring 24/7 robust monitoring to companies with customers and viewership in Denmark. To monitor your site from the new node, simply sign up for a Monitis account and add an external monitor. The Denmark checkbox should appear. 3. Server side caching: a great way to speed up your site! (Joomla and WordPress optimization experience) Website visitors are impatient... (more)