Archive for June, 2011

Should You Be a Hybrid? 5 Design Skills for Developers

June 24th, 2011 Leave a comment
Should You Be a Hybrid? 5 Design Skills for Developers

If you watch a lot of science fiction, you might think that I’m talking about some sort of part-human, part-alien hybrid. What I’m really talking about is a hybrid of a web developer and web designer. For a long time, the two roles have been somewhat separate. Web designers often had a background in graphic design or art and focused on the front end look and feel of a web site. On the other hand, web developers had a background in computer science or software development and focused their skills on the backend development. Today’s… View full post »

Intro to Hadoop

June 10th, 2011 Leave a comment
Intro to Hadoop

Hadoop. A seemingly nonsensical word that keeps getting thrown around whenever you’re in a meeting. What does it mean? What does it do? Let’s read on and find out! What is Hadoop? Hadoop is a project by the Apache Foundation in order to handle large data processing jobs. It was originally conceived by Doug Cutting, the creator of Apache Lucene (Who based the name on his son’s stuffed pet elephant, incidentally). He was inspired to do so after hearing about Google’s MapReduce and GFS projects, which were Google’s way of handling very large amounts of data at once; Hadoop is an… View full post »

The Drupal Community

June 6th, 2011 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment
The Drupal Community

This is my theory on open source development and the importance of collaborative efforts. I will outline some thoughts on the benefits of having a community of people that are actively supporting Drupal development. The first benefit that comes to mind is the willing cooperation of many individuals in making the best product possible. The diversity of needs and goals spawns many useful modules. The next would be having a wide range of possibilities when selecting a Drupal support team or partners. You can join the Forums or Groups related to your interest and learn much more swiftly than you would by… View full post »