Olisipo Learning in Portugal has a culture that is based on the constant
search for new challenges. Recognized by their clients as the “Best HR
Supplier”, they have placed more than 450 specialists into some of the
country's most attractive and innovative IT projects. As a leading Portuguese
IT sourcing partner, they also take the responsibility of managing and
developing consultant skills very seriously. Olisipo's diversified and
differentiating training experience accelerates professional success and
enhances talent. As the only Portuguese IT company listed as a Top 500 Growth
Company in Europe, they also contribute directly to the creation of jobs in
the European Union. These are just a few of the reason why Olisipo has
prioritize NCTA CloudMASTER® Certification in 2017 for their candidates,
consultants and clients.
The current European Cloud Computing Policy is ... (more)
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)
A content management system (CMS) is a system facilitating efficient
production of desired output by using managed content. The content may be
text, images, graphics, documents, sound, video or other that can be managed
in an electronic format. It is a software application used in uploading,
editing and managing content on a website. CMS has been gaining popularity as
it handles various tasks including when to display content, how many times to
display content to specific users and how the content interacts with other
elements of the website. Open source CMS systems are popular for their
quality, lower cost, reliability and flexibility.
This article is the first in a series that lists the advantages and
disadvantages of the 18 most popular open source Content Management Systems.
The first five are WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, and b2evolution.
There's revolution (or evolution) occurring in the high-performance computing
(HPC) industry. Recently both AMD and Intel introduced chips with multiple
processing units in a single package. Instead of having one central
processor, or brain, computers will now have multiple brains with which to
run programs. While this technique isn't new, it's the first time these types
of architectures have been mass-produced and sold to the commodity PC and
This revolution will affect everyone who uses a computer including
high-performance clustered systems. From laptops to game consoles to large
servers, the multi-core age has begun. From an end-user's perspective, this
change will remain hidden. However, the expectation of continued
price-to-performance gains like those experienced over the past 20 years will
Programmers will find providing additional ... (more)
In another trip down the rabbit hole to where things are odd indeed,
SpikeSource, Kim Polese's open source stack operation, is going to certify
all of its SpikeIgnited open source applications on Windows.
In concert with Microsoft, it says.
SpikeIgnited includes BI, ECM, collaboration, e-mail, CRM and web content
management software, the kind of stuff that Microsoft supplies.
The announcement quotes Microsoft's general manager of platform strategy Bill
Hilf as conceding that "a significant number of enterprise customers with
open source applications run those applications on Windows server" so it's
trying to be cooperative and win interoperability points.
SpikeSource, which isn't believed to be doing all that well, says it recently
shipped an unidentified Windows-certified SpikeIgnited product to NEC for
customers who have been asking for dual-certified Linux/Windows a... (more)
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
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)
The OpenID Foundation (OIDF), formed in early 2006 "to help promote, protect
and enable the OpenID technologies and community," yesterday announced that
Google, IBM, Microsoft, VeriSign, and Yahoo! have joined its board.
The Foundation was formed by seven community members with the goal of helping
promote, protect and enabling the OpenID technologies and community.
While the OpenID Foundation serves a stewardship role around the
community’s intellectual property, the Foundation’s board itself
does not make any decisions about the specifications the community is
Today’s announcement marks a milestone in the maturity and impact that
the OpenID community has had.
In 2008, there will be a larger focus on making OpenID even more accessible
to a mainstream audience, the development of a World-wide trademark usage
policy (much like t... (more)
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)
LinkedIn has become the professional's social network site, and it is gaining
popularity fast. Add in the purchase of a stake in LinkedIn by SAP, and you
can see why Orchestra is so heavily invested in LinkedIn.
LinkedIn provides professionals a place for open and honest business
discussion, without the anonymity of other social media sites that can lead
LinkedIn is featured in an article as one of the top startups in Silicon
*Obviously one of the world's largest news providers doesn't use Drupal, as
you can see form the ugly URL. Maybe someday they'll get with it and have a
URL like this:
Story Details: LinkedIn, founded 2003: The most popular social networking
site for professionals was valued by its investors last year at $1 billion
and has annual revenue beyond $100 ... (more)
Wow, look at me, I'm famous. Oh wait, what have I done. Are people going to
follow me to the grocery store with cameras now?
Probably not, unless the world turns it's attention from Jon and Kate to
SAP Business One. But in our little world, this is pretty cool.
Orchestra and myself are featured on the SAP site at SYS-CON. Check us out on
the front page.
As an FYI, SYS-CON is part of Ulitzer, which is a huge news site. It runs on
Drupal and is reported to be one of the largest Drupal sites in existence,
expected to have millions of views per month with over 2 million nodes. We
don't just like it because it is Drupal though, Ulitzer is an awesome
business and tech site that has replaced some other sites for me.
Here are some links to this site and others like it:
SAP SYS-CON Site: http://sap.sys-con.com/
SAP Business One Journal on Ulitzer: http://sapbusinessone.ulit... (more)
Over the last few months, I have had a number of postings that have talked
about security enhanced virtual machine images that we have made available on
Amazon Web Services. The goal behind this work was to look at how we could
improve baseline security in both virtualized and Cloud Computing computing
environments by pre-integrating industry accepted recommended security
settings. Organizations leveraging our work would have fewer security steps
to undertake as our images were configured to be compliant with the
recommendations published by the Center for Internet Security as part of
their Solaris Benchmark (adapted for OpenSolaris).
So with this goal in mind, we developed security-enhanced versions of the
OpenSolaris 2008.11 and 2009.06 operating systems. The latter went beyond the
Center for Internet Security recommendations by also adding support for
encrypted ... (more)