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Drupal Positioned as a “Visionary” in Leading Analyst Firm’s 2009 Social Software in the Workplace Magic Quadrant

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Woburn, MA, Oct. 29, 2009 – Acquia, the enterprise guide to social publishing, today announced that Drupal has been placed by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries Quadrant of its 2009 Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace.(1)

Debunking Drupal myths - Part one: Content control

Acquia has quickly become successful in increasing the exposure of Drupal to "CTO-level" conversations at larger enterprises. Despite the fact that there are numerous examples of big companies using it, Drupal is really still pretty unknown in big organizations - at least when you compare it to commercial, closed-source content management systems (the "incumbents").

As Drupal starts to make inroads in these larger organizations, the incumbents are forced to defend why their expensive proprietary software is better than that "little Drupal project." Hooray! The mere fact that they now must have answers shows that Drupal isn't such a little project anymore, and it is starting to cause real pain to the incumbents. It's now only a matter of time: high quality, powerful open source software with a big community behind it is the biggest threat to any closed-source software. The incumbents are living on borrowed time.

But given that we're now impacting them competitively, we're all about to experience an increasing flow of venomous-sounding FUD coming from these incumbents.

CCK and Views article in PHP User magazine

This month's issue of the print magazine and website PHP User (in German) features an article on Drupal's CCK and Views module. The article was written by Meinolf Droste of MDWP, an Acquia Silver Partner.

Drupal at Digital Marketing First conference in Belgium

Yesterday I gave a keynote presentation at the Digital Marketing First 09 trade show in Brussels, Belgium. Drupal was out in full force with four Belgian companies joining forces to make the conference a special Drupal-themed event. There were also a number of other companies present who are using Drupal.

Robbie Williams using Drupal

A couple of weeks ago, Robbie Williams made his comeback on
British television music talent show The X Factor, where he performed his new single "Bodies" for the first time live.

With his comeback also comes a website refresh using Drupal: see http://robbiewilliams.com. The site was developed by an Acquia partner based in the UK.

Speaking at MIT

I will be speaking at MIT on Monday, October 26 at 5pm in the Stata Center in Cambridge. I plan to talk about the state of Drupal, Drupal 7 and Open Source development in general. After the presentation, there will be some time for social networking. The event is free so you're all invited to attend!

Sneaky Drupal Pagers

See the update at the bottom!

Drupal’s pagers are neat, and when they were first developed, were way ahead of their time. They also have a couple problems. One of them is scalability. When you’ve got 10,000,000 somethings, calculating how many pages there are so that you can skip to the last one is time consuming.

XDebug, Komodo, and the Acquia Drupal Stack Installer

The Acquia Drupal Stack installer for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) has been released, and it’s pretty cool (works on 10.5 Leopard, too, of course). I’m now using it as my primary development environment, replacing MAMP. In this article I show how you can configure the stack installer to use XDebug for step through debugging.

Free Acquia Hosting

Last week at DrupalCon Paris, we announced Acquia Hosting, a highly available cloud-based hosting platform tuned for Drupal performance and scalability. Technical details can be found in my announcement blog post.

DrupalCamp Kiev looks like a blast

Shortly before DrupalCon Paris, there was DrupalCamp Kiev. From this video it looks like it was a great success, and it shows that there is strong support for Drupal among the Russian speaking countries. Acquia was a sponsor of DrupalCamp Kiev.

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