Posted on mar, juil 15, 2008 by jwhatcott Whatcott
Acquia has signed up as a platinum sponsor for Drupal Szeged 2008 coming up August 27-30. We're sending a large contingent of Acquians as attendees, presenters, and general community participants. We'll be recruiting and enabling partners, looking for new employees, and sharing the latest Acquia news. We really look forward to seeing everyone there.
In the month of June we enabled Google Analytics on Drupal.org as part of an effort to build a user experience toolkit. The toolkit was designed to provide insight on: what users were searching for, what traffic patterns and workflows vistors were following, and what usability feedback we can get from field studies. If you are interested in Drupal.org analytics you should attend the web conference on key performance indicators tomorrow.
Many Drupal APIs accept a boolean argument (TRUE or FALSE) to determine some behavior. I believe that practice should be banned in all but exceptional cases, instead using a defined constant with a descriptive name.
I was recently interviewed by Barbara Vandenbussche for Jobat, a Belgian employment website with a weekly print magazine written in Dutch. The interview (PDF, Dutch) talks about Drupal, but also mentions Acquia and Mollom. It is the first time that Mollom was prominently featured in the printed press, and that needs to be celebrated with a blog post. Yay!
Last week in San Francisco, Jay and I spent some time at the Wired office with Wired's Michael Calore and Scott Loganbill. Of course, we took this as an opportunity to evangelize Drupal so we sat down in Wired's Webmonkey zoo to talk about Drupal and Acquia.
While blogging platforms like WordPress and Movable Type have considerable name recognition among Web users, few outside the development community know about this flexible and open-source content management system Drupal, which powers sites like Sony BMG's Myplay, PopSci.com, and the Web 2.0 blog Center Networks.
Drupal's avid developer community voted the product into a Webware 100 award earlier this year, so when Drupal creator Dries Buytaert came to town this week I took the opportunity to catch up with him and learn a little about the upcoming commercialization project for Drupal called Acquia.
Acquia, of course, is not the first company to take an open-source product and try to commercialize it; the most popular company in this game is Red Hat, which commercializes Linux.