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July 20, 2016  10:37 AM

Flash in the Drupal pan? Acquia releases Lightning for Drupal 8

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Drupal

Acquia Lightning arrives this month as a freely available open source distribution of Drupal, which, in itself is a free and open source content management framework written in PHP. Acquia does, obviously, also offer 'paid for' elements of functionality. Drupal (now at version 8) is used by...

June 29, 2014  2:13 PM

How websites are smarter in the background than you thought

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CMS, Magnolia, Open source

Basle-based open source web content management system (WCMS) company Magnolia International has released the 5.3 version of its core product with functionality now delivered through a series of task-focused apps. For software developers, this latest version opens up the firm's overall Magnolia App...


October 21, 2012  2:12 PM

UK gov open source should follow Utah, USA

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Drupal, e-government, government, Open source, USA

The public sector's global use of open source technology is growing. Famed tech speaker Clay Shirky has been filmed for a TED talk saying that Germany is now publishing its laws on the GitHub...


September 4, 2012  2:47 PM

Magnolia: a CMS should be as easy to use as a smartphone

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CMS, Open source

The Swiss-German city of Basle is home to this week's Magnolia Conference 2012. The open source enterprise web content management system (CMS) company is soon to roll out the version 5.0 iteration of its eponymously named product. The CMS is changing Pascal Mangold is chief...


February 17, 2012  8:23 PM

Gianfranco Zola & open source enterprise portals

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Content Management, Open source

Sardinia is, undeniably, more famous for its footballing star Gianfranco Zola than it is for its integrated open source enterprise portal platform and content management systems. But with so much technology emanating from the US development hubs of Silicon Valley, Raleigh, Boston and Washington DC...


October 21, 2011  9:21 AM

Joomla! CMS: from ecommerce portals to the parish church & pancakes

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, CMS, Content Management, Open source

Open source content management system (CMS) Joomla! has recently surpassed the 25 million downloads mark and listed more than 225,000 registered developers at the joomlacode.org website. Described as a CMS suitable for building everything from corporate websites and ecommerce portals to online...


August 11, 2011  4:43 PM

Twitter runs open source for developer website

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Content Management, Drupal, Open source, twitter

Twitter obviously makes more headlines for its user-facing news-related goings on than it does for its back room engineering and 'enabling' technologies. In some kind of effort to redress that balance, I will make brief mention here of the fact that Twitter has selected a Drupal-based community...


July 11, 2011  10:00 AM

News of the World dead, that’s OK – all press going open source online

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, CMS, Google docs, online, Open source, publishing, WordPress

Reports suggest that this weekend saw the demise of a UK Sunday red top newspaper. While some will lament and bemoan the demise of this so-called British institution, it is of course natural wastage on the evolutionary path towards online news dissemination powered by open source technologies. Is...


June 24, 2011  3:38 PM

Acquia: “Social software is now a business imperative”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Acquia, Drupal, Open source, publishing, social media

The "suits" behind Acquia, the company that provides "commercial services" for the open-source social publishing platform Drupal, has this week released its Commons 2.0 social business software solution. Every aspect of software application development appears to be getting "social media...


June 15, 2011  9:51 AM

Has open source content management come of age?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CMS, Drupal, Open source

I posted a news blog earlier this month concerning some high profile adoption of the Drupal open source Content Management System (CMS) -- or to use Drupal's...


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