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Comment: Drupal Commerce++ (Score 2) 37

by amoeba47 (#45125971) Attached to: Book Review: Getting Started With Drupal Commerce
Drupal Commerce is a well designed and crafted module suite. It fixes all the failings of the predecessor Ubercart as a complete rewrite and transforms it into a new and powerful ecommerce system. Drupal Commerce allows for the development of a flexible and secure ecommerce solutions. We've been using it for a while now on several projects and are very happy with it as a robust, reliable ecommerce system. Great stuff.

Comment: Good model (Score 0) 38

by amoeba47 (#44922629) Attached to: Crowdfunding Platform For Drupal Development Launches
Drupal is an awesome CMS framework for web development. It's widely used and has a thriving userbase and developer community ( see http://buytaert.net/tag/drupal-sites for a good list of Drupal sites. Such crowd-funding initiatives are a good way to enable users to "put their money where the code is" and support their favourite open source project.

Comment: Drupal rocks (Score 1, Insightful) 192

by amoeba47 (#43136241) Attached to: Drupal's Creator Aims For World Domination
Drupal definitely has a "cleaner" code base and better software architecture than Wordpress and a better security track record to support that. Wordpress may currently win on usability, pervasive in the "blogosphere" and provides an ease of cobbling together a site.
However, I think, If you take the time to learn the Drupal API, you will find it preferable, particularly as a developer.
Over the last ~10 years, I've used a range of similar open-source CMS products, from Typo3, Plone, Xoops, Joomla, Wordpress and Drupal and out of all of them, I prefer Drupal. I think in particular, I like the flexibility and extensibility of the Drupal codebase, as well as the Drupal development community.

Comment: Drupal rocks! (Score 5, Interesting) 192

by amoeba47 (#43136157) Attached to: Drupal's Creator Aims For World Domination
As a web developer with ~10 years professional experience, the last of 5 of which have been with Drupal, I say Drupal rocks.
Drupal is a great fit for many web development projects. It's 100% GPL open-source software with a thriving development community.
It has a solid a reliable core architecture extensible via a modular plugin system.
Although there's a learning curve, it's worth it.
Like every release, Drupal 8 is making taking steps to improve on the previous, for D8 these include.

1. Integration with the Symfony PHP framework.
This lowers the barrier to entry to Drupal by allowing developers familiar with the Symfony framework to easy transition to building Drupal websites, leveraging the power of both.
2. Enforcing MVC architecture
Drupal 8 includes a new, non-php, default templating engine called "Twig" ( http://twig.sensiolabs.org/ ). No more PHP code in templates.
3. Pure core Drupal 8 includes more in core to achieve the functional requirements, without the need for additional plugins. For example, Panels style layout builders and the Views style report query builder as well as the ctools framework are now in core, along with the usual frameworks such as the Entity and Field API.

I've used Drupal with a wide variety of government and corporate IT projects.
Common server architecture includes, Linux, Nginx, Postgres/MySQL, PHP5, APC, Memcache and Varnish.
If you're looking for a solution for your next web development project that's easy to set up, and supports and extensible and scalable architecture, checkout Drupal, it rocks!
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Google CEO Schmidt Leaves Apple Board 128

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the slightly-less-billions dept.
Jerod Venema writes "Today, Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt resigned from Apple's board of directors, citing conflicts of interest. Apple has released a statement that the company and Schmidt reached a decision to split ties as Google enters new markets that directly compete with Apple's iPhone and Mac operating systems. Schmidt had recused himself of portions of Apple's board meetings when conflicts of interest or anything Google-related arose. But Steve Jobs said Schmidt would have to leave much larger portions of the meetings after Google announced last month that it would enter the operating system sphere."

Comment: Re:That's good and all, but... (Score 1) 214

by amoeba47 (#20298695) Attached to: Japanese Researchers Aim to Replace the Internet
Actually, it was the USA after WWII that forced Japan to implement censorship in their pornography.
Good old Christian values and all that.
And now, some time on, America has given up on that while Japan has stuck with the old laws from the 1940's.
As far as I'm aware, actual genitals must still be censored in the media in Japan.

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