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)
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.c... (more)
Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 requires two oboes. Instrumenting Symfony only
required one liboboe!
Here at AppNeta we’re still recovering from an immensely
productive DrupalCon Portland 2013. Our partnership with Acquia and our
continuing support for the contrib TraceView Drupal module made sponsoring
the event a natural decision. We’re glad we made the long flight out West,
as there was a lot of interest in TraceView. In fact, on the plane ride back
to Boston I brought back not only three Voodoo Dozens but a stack of business
cards two inches high. (I’ll leave it to you to guess whic... (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 with... (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... (more)
"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 ... (more)