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Joseph Esrig is a Developer with Unleashed Technologies and he has been with us since 2013. Joseph holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and recently sat down with us to discuss topics ranging from BASIC to Social Media.


When considering what platform works best for nonprofit websites Drupal often comes up as the top choice. This is in part because the open source software is perfect for projects without large development budgets and yet can also accommodate any amount of customization your organization might require. Nonprofits like the Marine Corps Association and Foundation, Reserve Officers Association, and United States Naval Institute have chosen Drupal to manage their website and content, including online magazines, as they expand their global reach. 


On the second day of Adobe MAX, it became clear that there is a strong focus on the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS). However, there is a bigger story. That story recognizes that Adobe DPS has a purpose beyond coexisting with the Adobe AEM platform. Since its inception, DPS has been used in so many creative ways it has left the confines of the purely magazine/publications universe and shown value in many other areas both internally and externally to the organizations leveraging the tool.

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GitHub and services like it, such as BitBucket, GitLab or Gitorious use git. Git is a distributed version control system written by the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, after he got frustrated with proprietary software. Git is similar to other version control systems such as subversion or CVS, but it's distributed. What this means is that if you clone a git project, you have the entire project history.


Drupal’s free Content Management System solution has been popular with non-profit organizations for years because of its accessibility and expandability. Last month the Drupal Community was introduced to Drupal 8 by founder Dries Buytaert DrupalCon Austin 2014 and he spoke about the open-source-software’s dedication to providing developers and their organizations with the most progressive Content Management System available through a General Public License.


Your site looks great. There are fun graphics, interesting animations, and a cool little whirligig that you didn’t know you needed until your web designer showed you the way. However, all of this has added to your load times and now your site is just plain old s. l. o. w. Visitors are getting frustrated and bouncing.


It's easy to get overwhelmed by the different choices available when selecting a web platform or content management system (CMS) for your nonprofit. Open source or proprietary? WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Sitecore, DotNetNuke, Kentico...which one do you choose?


As we come into the New Year we can take an entire year in review and say that the landscape of web is changing forever – more and more organizations and companies are leveraging Drupal for enterprise applications. In previous years open source solutions such as Drupal would never be considered for the projects that are insisting it be used for today.