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The power of PHP - Meet Michelangelo van Dam

In our first "video podcast", I recently spoke with prominent PHP developer Michelangelo van Dam (aka @DragonBe) about PHP, its history, current trends toward convergence and compatibility, use in the enterprise, and where Drupal fits in the picture. This conversation is a follow-up to Michelangelo's guest blogpost on Acquia.com: "The power of PHP: The Swiss Army Knife of Digital".

You can bet your career and company on open source - Meet Tom Wentworth

Acquia's Chief Marketing Officer Tom Wentworth is a great fit for a technology company. He has a computer science background and has been working with web content management since it was a concept. Tom wasn't interested in marketing until a few years ago, "What really got me excited about Marketing was seeing the intersection of marketing and technology, because technology is where my passion is."

Trickle-down & ripple-out: the 4 Freedoms with Anthony Ferrara

PHP core contributor, security expert, and Senior Architect at NBCUniversal, Anthony Ferrara and I sat down to talk at the PHP BeNeLux '13 conference. In part one of our conversation, we talked about open source as an ethos and how it affects business. In this part, we talk about what the Four Freedoms mean to us as IT and web professionals, but also the growing impact of open source software outside the world of software development.

Acquia Announces Cloud API, Global Leadership #drupalcon [March 21, 2012]

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It’s a busy month over at Acquia, a provider of value-added products and services for Drupal. The company has announced a new Cloud API and a change in its leadership team.

New Cloud API

The new Acquia Cloud API allows developers to integrate capabilities provided by Acquia’s managed Drupal service, Acquia Cloud, even if they’re not hosted in Acquia’s environment. Developers can use the API to increase architectural consistency across environments without being forced to implement foundational features such as workflow, site management and provisioning from scratch.
The new API provides a number of features:

  • Ability to integrate Acquia cloud developer tools such as continuous integration or management tools into all websites and applications, including those hosted on non-Acquia environments
  • Triggering custom scripts and commands on workflow actions using Cloud Hooks
  • Automatic provisioning to Acquia cloud from any Drupal distribution or using scripting interfaces

The new Acquia Cloud API is available now in beta for all Acquia Cloud customers by request. Acquia is planning a general availability release in April. Acquia will also be demonstrating the Cloud API at Drupalcon in Denver, which being held at the Colorado Convention Center this week.

New Leadership

In addition to announcing the Cloud API, Acquia has named content management industry veteran Joseph Wykes as Vice President of Global Channels. If Wyke’s name looks familiar, we reported about Percussion Software appointing his successor, Deidre Diamond, to President earlier this week. Wykes served as President at Percussion for ten years and led the company’s expansion in the enterprise market before joining Acquia.

In 2011, Acquia expanded its customer base to over 2000 and partner network to over 40%. Wykes' addition to the leadership team will likely further Acquia’s goal of making Drupal a more attractive option for the enterprise market. We will continue to watch Acquia to see if the new leadership team composition causes shifts in how the company markets itself globally.