DrupalCon 2011, the main conference for everything Drupal, is in only 2 weeks. With Drupal usage exploding over the past few years DrupalCon has sold out quickly. This year the organizers got a much bigger venue and there is still space available. There is a rich set of sessions ranging covering the range from base technologies to advanced enterprise solutions. Find out about the sessions at http://chicago2011.drupal.org/schedule. I hope to see you there.
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And OHO is thrilled to be helping out. Come on out to DrupalCampMA at UMass Amhearst on January 22nd and plug in to the fast growing Drupal community in Western MA.
The event is being held on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst at the ultra-modern Integrated Sciences Building with a fantasic agenda that includes:
Well, the content management world is about to change once again - with Drupal leading the charge. Team Drupal has been hard at work re-architecting, extending, enhancing, tuning - and just all around 'making it great' and the team will release Drupal 7 on January 7th.
Watch this webinar on academic recruiting with Drupal, hosted by Jason Smith of OHO Interactive and Bryan House of Acquia. You'll learn about research, features, and functionality, and why Drupal is great for higher education websites.
Happy Holidays from OHO!
Today OHO had a special Friday lunch for the holidays, complete with festively decorated OHO hoho cookies, catered Italian food, and a Yankee Swap.
Internet Explorer has a 31 stylesheet limit for stylesheets that are added to pages using the link tag. Since this is such a large number this limit is usually not an issue but on more complex sites, especially Drupal sites with many enabled modules, hitting this limit is fairly easy. The consequence being that every stylesheet after the 31st will not load.
Jeffrey Way writes in his article, "But it Doesn’t Validate", for Nettuts+:
"When validating, your primary focus should be on determining where you’ve made mistakes. Validation isn’t a game, and, while it might be fun to test your skills to determine how high you can get your score, always keep in mind: it doesn’t matter. And never, ever, ever compromise the use of the latest doctype, CSS3 techniques and selectors for the sake of validation."
A team from OHO is attending the MarkLogic Digital publishing summit in New York City today. As a MarkLogic partner, OHO is a sponsor of the event. OHO develops user interfaces for businesses using MarkLogic to manage large quantities of unstructured data.
Ok, so we’ve scoped the challenge and we’ve stated that Drupal is a great solution.
Well, how can a content management solution really help us here? Great question. Let’s dig in and talk a bit about Drupal’s architecture and its core components – and let’s work from the OS to the UI tier of your application.
First, Drupal’s core is written in PHP and affords us the opportunity to run on any OS. PHP, as you know, delivers great performance, is itself extensible, and scales well.
Watch this webinar for an introduction to Drupal and learn how to integrate it with other platforms, use existing SEO modules, explore multi-site options, and hear themeing do's and don'ts.
Have you heard of Drupal? Have you heard the name ‘Dries’? Well, if you’ve been involved in web software in the past five years, I suspect you have. If not, let me introduce both.
Drupal is one of today’s rising stars in the very crowded content management arena. An open source ‘social software’ platform, the product was originally developed by Dries Buytaert - now CTO and co-founder of Acquia, and is regularly found on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant in the highly coveted ‘visionary’ sector.
OHO Interactive continues to strengthen its Drupal portfolio and is proud to annouce our involvement in Drupal Camp Connecticut @ Yale University and our support for the OpenScholar Project at Harvard University.
July 21st, 2010 – Waltham, MA
Today, OHO Interactive hosted Alfresco’s Northeast Lunch and Learn conference in Waltham, MA. The event showcased Alfresco’s market-leading open source enterprise content management system. The event was very well received with over 100 technology and business executives registering for the event.
The Actors Fund – a human services organization in New York and LA serving the entertainment industry – has engaged OHO Interactive to migrate their existing website from Plone CMS to Acquia Drupal. The site will also integrate with the Blackbaud suite of products including Raiser's Edge, Patron's Edge, and Patron's Edge online.
Open source Enterise Content Management (ECM) is one ot today's 'hot topics' and is playing a key role in helping organizations leverage internal knowledge to drive competitive advantage. ECM is also being used in new innovative ways - literally ushering in new Web-based business models.
Have you read it? The article about Dr. J. Craig Venter’s efforts to create a synthetic cell? Interesting stuff. While I’m no chemist, bioengineer, or engineer of any kind, I did find the article interesting.
Google answered that question today at Day 2 of Google I/O, and the answer is at Google TV. But let's not get ahead of ourselves... They spent the first half of the keynote building up suspense talking about the Android momentum:
- 21 OEMs
- 48 Countries
- 65 Devices
- 100,000 Daily activation run rate
- 1 billion miles traveled in GPS navgation
- 50,000 Applications
- 180,00 Developers
They announced the next release of Android 2.2 called Froyo, which has 5 Focus Areas:
The answer is... Both! Google I/O got its name from both a developers roots (Input/Output) as well as developers future, (Innovation in the Open). They kicked off their third annual developers conference today and San Francisco is currently crawling with more than five thousand developers (including two from OHO Interactive) anxious to hear whatever big news it is that is almost always released at their conferences (stay tuned to our blog, it sounds like it'll be announced during tomorrow's keynote at 9AM PDT).
Here at day two of the MarkLogic User Conference in beautiful San Francisco. From a developer's perspective, I can't think of a better way to spend Cinco de Mayo.
The big tagline for the conference (and the giveaway T-shirts) is "NoSQL before NoSQL was cool." And it's true: MarkLogic has been waving the NoSQL flag for nearly 10 years now. The way they store and access data is streamlined, unique, and ideal for a number of Web 2.0 applications.