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We’ve published several articles on the topic of caching and its role in optimizing web performance in the past. In this article, we will focus specifically on varnish, which is an HTTP accelerator otherwise known as caching HTTP reverse proxy. What are HTTP Accelerators? HTTP accelerators use techniques such as caching, prefetching, compression, and TCP acceleration to reduce the number of requests being served by the web server. Accelerators are primarily of two types: Web client accelerators Web server accelerators Varnish is an example of a web server accelerator which serves as a reverse proxy server and is installed in front of web/application servers. It focuses on reducing the number of requests being served by the web/application server by caching the responses returned from the web server, thus allowing less bandwidth usage and reducing the server’s load. ... (more)

5 Marketing Technology Must-Haves for the Modern Marketer

When I was 17 and trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up, chief marketing technology officer was 334th on my list, only 333 spots removed from my top choice, game show host. Nonetheless, I was surprised when, after Sajak, Dawson and Trebek turned down the gig, Right Source Marketing put me in charge of marketing technology a few weeks ago. I’ve never considered myself a techie, but here I sit, with the rise of technology and data having forever shifted the role of the modern marketer. Just when marketing had become cool again, we’ve gone ahead and crashed the technology party – a place that used to be reserved for geeks and nerds. Why? The reason is simple – the marketing seat at the boardroom table is getting closer and closer to the CEO seat because marketing is no longer viewed as a cost center but rather a revenue driver. As marketers, if we can ... (more)

Autoload Any Software With Arvixe Web Hosting

CALABASAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/13 -- Arvixe, an award winning and recognized leader in web hosting and domain name registrations, has announced a new feature for customers. The new feature allows for the automatic installation of any software when setting up a new hosting account. The new autoload feature offers over 200+ of the most popular software and scripts available on the market -- all at no additional cost. These include popular blogging platforms WordPress, Storytlr, TextPattern, bbPress, LifeType; content management systems Drupal, Joomla, ModX, Xoops; forums MyBB, phpBB, Simple Machines, Vanilla and more. In addition to the new autoload feature, Arvixe allows cPanel access to popular 1-click application installers Fantastico and Softaculous giving customers more flexibility to install any software of their choosing. Arvand Sabetian, Founder and ... (more)

Optaros Creates Dynamic Online Community for Chicago Public Radio

Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago, WBEQ 90.7 FM Morris, and WBEW 89.5 FM Chesterton) is a community-supported, non-commercial public service broadcasting institution for 7.7 million people throughout Chicago and surrounding regions. Chicago Public Radio produces, acquires, and distributes engaging, thoughtful, and entertaining programs of depth, breadth, diversity, and substance. The organization prides itself on helping listeners learn about issues and ideas that affect the community, the nation, and the world. The institution has more than 120 employees across multiple offices in greater Chicago. In planning the Vocalo Web site, Chicago Public Radio was breaking new ground. The Web site would not just promote its companion radio station, but provide an avenue through which a diverse audience could be reached, intrigued, and attracted to the radio station... (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)

Plone and Drupal: Different Approaches, Different Results

Drupal Developer's Journal on Ulitzer Plone and Drupal are two leading open source Content Management Systems (CMS). Both were recognized in the 2009 Open Source CMS awards, run by Packt Publishing.  Both also have large installed bases and large developer communities.  This is made evident by some quick searching on Google: A search for LinkedIn profiles that mention Plone (search for 'plone site:linkedin.com/pub/') turns up 1350 pages-a large increase from 500 results in 2006. The same kind of search for Drupal developers turns up 9700 pages (search for 'drupal site:linkedin.com/pub/').  This tells me that, in LinkedIn anyway, there might be approximately seven to eight times as many Drupal developers as there are Plone developers. Below I will outline the strength and weaknesses of both systems. As a site administrator who has worked with Plone since September 20... (more)

Any Language, Any Stack, Any Cloud

"This is a great day for developers and enterprises looking to the cloud," said ActiveState CEO Bart Copeland (pictured) as he announced the general availability of Stackato 1.0.  "Stackato delivers on the promise of the cloud -- convenience, cost-efficiency -- with the security, control, and compliance the real-world enterprise demands," Copeland added. Bart Copeland, ActiveState CEO, talks to Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan "Stackato is about freedom, control, and ROI," continued Copeland. "Developers have the freedom to work with multiple stacks; use the best-suited tools; configure, test, and deploy faster; and ultimately build more apps. IT managers get control: They can create new apps and migrate existing ones; eliminate the risks of data silos or rogue clouds; ensure tighter security and compliance; and deploy to the cloud model that's right for th... (more)

EOS Editorial —The Times They Are a Changing

In the 1964 Bob Dylan song The Time's They are A-Changin' it says, "Come gather 'round people, wherever you roam and admit that the waters around you have grown, And accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you is worth savin' then you better start swimmin' Or you'll sink like a stone. For the times they are a-changin." When the gifted songwriter first sang those words Linux didn't exist. For that matter neither did Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds. However, now halfway through 2006 the Open Source ranks are growing by leaps and bounds, and if you don't consider this new breed of Open Source solutions in your IT decision-making process then you'll surely sink like a stone. The year Dylan wrote his famous tune computers were rare. It was the year IBM launched the 360, which included free software with source code. With computers expensiv... (more)

CorraTech Announces Alliance with SpikeSource

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)

Bye Bye Traditional Webmastering, Hello "Web Manager 2.0"

CMS Watch, an independent analyst firm that evaluates content management technologies, released research today finding that a new breed of web manager is emerging to link content management more closely to website visitor satisfaction.  This analysis stems from CMS Watch's 2008 "Web CMS Report," released today, which evaluates 30 major Web Content Management (WCM) offerings. As part of its ongoing research, CMS Watch interviews hundreds of web managers around the world. Web teams have traditionally emphasized webmaster roles with layout and production skills, sometimes using first-generation WCM tools to automate the HTML conversion process. Automated or not, "shovel and forget" editorial processes frequently led to bloated sites. Says CMS Watch Founder Tony Byrne, "The new web manager looks at information from the consumers' perspective and more often than not, as... (more)

Drupal CMS to Move to a Whole New Level

"It is very important to me that Acquia has a marketing leader who understands the importance of growing and sustaining a community and who is passionate about the principles of open source software," said Acquia co-founder and CTO Dries Buytaert as Jeff Whatcott joined the company as vice president of marketing, responsible for all marketing activity. Whatcott recently arrived from Adobe, where he led marketing for LiveCycle and Flex. A longtime advocate of community, open standards, and open source development, Whatcott has nearly a decade of experience in successfully leading technical evangelism, standards relations, developer marketing, and product management organizations at Adobe, Macromedia, and Allaire Corporation. “I’m delighted to be part of a company and a community at the intersection of so many pivotal trends for the web and for software in general,” ... (more)