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Margaritas and Tacos Beneath the Bridge [May 25, 2012]

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Margaritas and Tacos Beneath the Bridge

IN THE SEATS

In the slightly damp backyard — the river birch trees were shedding — three Brooklyn co-workers from Acquia, a software firm based in Boston with a Dumbo outpost, camped out at a silver table lighted by a hurricane candle and passing patches of blue sky on a rainless Wednesday evening: Lisa Rex, 38, a software designer from Cobble Hill; Ezra Gildesgame, 25, a software engineer and product manager from South Park Slope; and Ben Jeavons, 28, a senior software engineer from Park Slope. They were in the mood to dine Mexican and alfresco. “We needed some fresh air and some fresh food,” Mr. Jeavons said.

How Elastic Load Balancing works in Amazon Web Services [May 31, 2012]

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ZD Net

Network pain affects every IT manager.

  • Network hardware like load balancers are expensive.
  • Network design is complex, especially sprawling enterprise networks and multi-tenant ISP networks.
  • Expertise is required to keep them running.

Any company that can ease this pain is onto a good thing. Virtualizing network technology is a hot cloud topic that companies like Embrane, Nicira and Big Switch Networks are in the middle of. The next piece of virtual networking technology for me to deal with is a load balancer. Here, I talk about load balancing in general, and later I will use the AWS console to add a virtual load balancer to my new pair of Drupal instances.

Drupal 8 : les nouveautés techniques commentées par Dries Buytaert [29 mai 2012]

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Lors de l'entretien qu'il nous a accordé jeudi 24 mai à l'occasion de sa venue en France, Dries Buytaert a détaillé les évolutions techniques du futur Drupal 8. Aux côté de l'intégration de HTML5 en natif, "l'évolution principale de cette nouvelle version portera sur la mobilité", a-t-il insisté.

"Drupal 8 permettra d'une part de prendre en charge des applications natives pour les mobiles, avec une intégration par le biais de Web Services RESTfull, d'autre part de bénéficier d'une expérience avancée en termes de navigateurs Web mobiles via des implémentations de HTML5 adaptées à ce type d'écran." (lire l'interview de Dries Buytaert sur la politique produits d'Acquia publiée sur JDN Solutions, dans laquelle il aborde les évolutions fonctionnelles de Drupal 8).

Sous le capot, la principale évolution de Drupal 8 concerne son rapprochement avec le framework PHP français Symfony. "Nous avons beaucoup travaillé sur le sujet avec Sensio Labs, et les équipes de Fabien Potencier", explique Dries Buytaert. "Symfony a été choisi car il s'agit d'une infrastructure PHP robuste, sans doute l'une des plus robustes dans le monde."

NYSE Relies on Open Source for Growth [May 28, 2012]

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CIO Journal

The announcement by NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext, that it is expanding the terms of its partnership with the Warsaw Stock Exchange, illustrates how the exchange company expects to significantly increase revenue by commercializing its own technology.

NYXT, as the unit is known internally, generated $490 million in revenue in 2011, up from $444 million in 2010 and $363 million in 2009. Management says the company is on track to hit $1 billion in revenues by 2015. NYSE also sees commercialization of its technology as a wedge allowing it to develop relationships with blue chip customers for its financial exchange businesses.

Bob Kerner, chief digital officer for NYSE, says the technology organization has been able to ramp up to support this aggressive growth strategy by using Drupal, an open source application used to build web sites and tools for collaboration and knowledge management. Drupal was first released in 2001, but has gained in popularity since 2007. Kerner’s team also uses a software development methodology called Agile, which is characterized by rapid, iterative development cycles and close collaboration between developers and their internal customers.

Le fondateur de Drupal à Radio France [27 mai 2012]

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France Inter

L'histoire de Drupal est une belle histoire. C'est l'histoire d'une idée née il y a 12 ans dans la tête d'un étudiant belge, une idée devenue aujourd'hui un outil de référence pour les créateurs de sites Internet. Drupal, c'est quoi ? réponse : un CMS. Mais encore... Selon la définition de la communauté française Drupal, composée de "Drupalists", Drupal est "un logiciel qui permet aux individus comme aux communautés d'utilisateurs de publier facilement, de gérer et d'organiser un vaste éventail de contenus sur un site web". Pour simplifier : Drupal est un outil opensource, c'est à dire gratuit qui est pris en main et amélioré par des miliers de développeurs dans le but de permettre de mettre sur pied des sites Internet de tous types (e-commerce, médias...) : La Maison blanche, voyages-sncf, The Economist, Le Figaro, Slate et Radio France ont par exemple choisi Drupal. L'histoire de Drupal, c'est donc l'histoire de l'idée d'un créateur devenue un outil mondial. Ce créateur a aujourd'hui 33 ans. Il s'appelle Dries Buytaert. D'origine belge, il vit désormais à Boston où il gère Acquia, une entreprise de support dédiée aux utilisateurs de Drupal, un buisness donc, créé à partir d'une idée gratuite. A l'initiative de la Direction des Nouveaux médias de Radio France, Dries Buytaert était de passage à la Maison ronde la semaine dernière. Rencontre avec un geek devenu entrepreneur.

Interview Drupal : retour sur l'aventure du CMS open source La suite sur Clubic.com : Interview Drupal : retour sur l'aventure du CMS open source [25 Mai 2012 ]

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Clubic

Avec une communauté de plus de 630 000 développeurs, dont plus de 16 000 en France, Drupal est l'un des leaders du marché du CMS (outil de gestion et de publication de contenus) et a su développer un modèle économique articulé autour de l'open source. C'est la société Acquia, fondée en 2007 et comptant 200 salariés à travers le monde, qui propose ses diverses solutions en ciblant principalement les entreprises. En France, Acquia est dirigée par Cyril Reinard et compte parmi ses clients la SNCF ou LaPoste. Aujourd'hui Drupal serait utilisé sur 1,5 million de sites web dont plus de 11 000 en France.

De passage à Paris, Dries Buytaert, le créateur de Drupal, a accepté de répondre à nos questions.

Comment se positionne Drupal sur le marché mondial des CMS ?

Dries Buytaert : Il existe des centaines de CMS. Aujourd'hui un site sur cinquante utilise Drupal. C'est l'un des CMS les plus importants et seul Wordpress possède une part de marché plus élevée. Drupal se placerait donc en seconde position. En revanche nous ne sommes pas vraiment en concurrence avec Wordpress. Typiquement Wordpress est pensé pour les sites plus petits et nous nous focalisons sur les sites plus complexes.

Dries Buytaert (Acquia) "Drupal 8 s'oriente vers HTML5 et la mobilité [24 mai 2012]

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Le créateur de Drupal est en France pour annoncer le lancement de la filiale française de la société de services qu'il a créée. Il revient pour nous sur les évolutions à venir du CMS Open Source.

Le créateur de Drupal, et directeur technique et fondateur de la société de services Acquia, Dries Buytaert revient sur les dernières évolutions de Drupal, et les nouveautés à venir dans Drupal 8. Le 25 mai Dries Buytaert devait annoncé officiellement le lancement d'une filiale en France.

The API-ificiation of software – and LEGOs [May 28, 2012]

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Gigaom

Today everything has an API. Facebook has hundreds of APIs across such social areas as friends, photos, likes and events. Google has thousands of APIs across search/AdWords, Web analytics, YouTube, maps, email and many more. Amazon has APIs that cover the spectrum from Alexa Web traffic rankings to e-commerce product and pricing information and even the ability to start and stop individual machines. I spent a decade architecting and building component and services based software, and another decade after that evaluating and investing in infrastructure software, I believe this mobile and cloud influenced wave of RESTful service-oriented software may finally live up to its initial promise.

Although the majority of API attention has centered on consumer Web services, an emerging cadre of startups are focused on infrastructure and business processes. These newcomers are providing a broad range of critical services neatly packaged as frameworks or APIs. Some of these companies, such as Salesforce and Google Maps, are next generation SaaS providers that have built solutions to serve both end users and developers. Others, including Mailchimp and Twilio, are pure play offerings that solely target developers as customers.

2012 Future of Open Source Survey Results Are In [May 25, 2012]

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The Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) is in full swing in San Francisco this week, and, in conjunction with it, Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners are out with the results of their 2012 Future of Open Source Survey. These annual surveys have a good record of picking key open source trends and providing good forecasts. For example, the same survey has made accurate predictions about the cloud computing and mobile technology scenes in recent years, as well as the rise of open source Business Intelligence software. Here are some of the findings from the 2012 survey.

There were 740 respondents for this year's survey, and non-vendors made up 59 percent of respondents. Among respondents, 62 percent said that open source applications and platforms represented more than half of their software deployments. When asked what makes open source attractive, respondents said "freedom from vendor lock-in," "lower costs," and "quality," were paramount.

Web Optimization Firm Yottaa Closes $9M Series B Funding Round [May 22, 2012]

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Web Host Industry Review

Web optimization provider Yottaa announced on Tuesday that it has closed $9 million in Series B funding. The round of funding will be used towards accelerating the delivery of its services that optimize, protect and monitor websites for SMBs, and other organizations.

Existing Yottaa investors, General Catalyst Partners, Stata Venture Partners and Cambridge West Ventures participated in the round, and were joined by an additional undisclosed investor.

This funding round comes a week after Yottaa launched its solution for mobile acceleration, combining its patented front-end optimization service with a global content delivery network. Its mobile acceleration solution currently has more than 30 million users, according to the press release.

Web hosts that are looking for a solution that combines site speed optimization, mobile optimization and a CDN may consider partnering with Yottaa. The referral or reseller program could be a fit for web hosts that want to deliver faster websites to their customers. HostMySite ad Acquia are existing Yottaa partners.

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