Posts Tagged:cloud computing

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.


Defending Against a Self-Propagating Drupal Botnet Attack

On the 28th of March 2018 the Drupal Security Team announced SA-CORE-2018-002, a serious Remote Code Execution vulnerability, which came to be known by many as “Drupalgeddon 2”. The patches to Drupal core were quite simple and Acquia implemented a platform-level mitigation within a few hours of the announcement. However, it was not trivial to reverse engineer the actual exploit(s), and it took a couple of weeks for credible Proof of Concept exploits to be published. Of course, once they were, exploit attempts were seen in the wild shortly after. Approximately one month after the initial announcement, Acquia’s Incident Response (IR) team began to see evidence of an attempt to exploit the vulnerability apparently coordinated from a single IP address belonging to a fairly well know French “cloud computing company”. The real server IP has been changed in this write-up. From the Drupal site logs, the attack followed a familiar…

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Basecamp is hiring a data analyst

Come work with us!Basecamp is hiring a data analyst to help us make better decisions in all areas of the business. This includes everything from running A/B tests with statistical rigor to forecasting revenue for the year to tracing performance problems to analyzing usage patterns.We’re looking for an experienced candidate who’s done similar work elsewhere (as you’ll be the only one at Basecamp with this specialty). But nobody hits the ground running. You won’t be able to answer every question immediately or know how all the systems work on day one — and we don’t expect you to.We want strong, diverse teams built from different backgrounds, experiences and identities. We’re ready for the ongoing work that goes into building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career. That starts with working no more than 40 hours a week on a regular basis and getting 8+ hours of sleep…

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​Experience a Simpler Cloud Computing Platform with DigitalOcean

(This is a sponsored post.)From deploying static sites and blogging platforms to managing multiple client websites, DigitalOcean provides a flexible platform for developers and their teams to deliver an unparalleled end-user experience with a lightning-fast network, pre-configured applications, and a 99.99% uptime SLA. Simply let us know your needs and our solutions engineers will provide the best options available. Direct Link to Article — PermalinkThe post ​Experience a Simpler Cloud Computing Platform with DigitalOcean appeared first on CSS-Tricks. Source: CssTricks

Friduction: the internet's unstoppable drive to eliminate friction

There is one significant trend that I have noticed over and over again: the internet’s continuous drive to mitigate friction in user experiences and business models. Since the internet’s commercial debut in the early 90s, it has captured success and upset the established order by eliminating unnecessary middlemen. Book stores, photo shops, travel agents, stock brokers, bank tellers and music stores are just a few examples of the kinds of middlemen who have been eliminated by their online counterparts. The act of buying books, printing photos or booking flights online alleviates the friction felt by consumers who must stand in line or wait on hold to speak to a customer service representative. Rather than negatively describing this evolution as disintermediation or taking something away, I believe there is value in recognizing that the internet is constantly improving customer experiences by reducing friction from systems — a process I like to…

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Friduction: the internet's unstoppable drive to eliminate friction

There is one significant trend that I have noticed over and over again: the internet’s continuous drive to mitigate friction in user experiences and business models. Since the internet’s commercial debut in the early 90s, it has captured success and upset the established order by eliminating unnecessary middlemen. Book stores, photo shops, travel agents, stock brokers, bank tellers and music stores are just a few examples of the kinds of middlemen who have been eliminated by their online counterparts. The act of buying books, printing photos or booking flights online alleviates the friction felt by consumers who must stand in line or wait on hold to speak to a customer service representative. Rather than negatively describing this evolution as disintermediation or taking something away, I believe there is value in recognizing that the internet is constantly improving customer experiences by reducing friction from systems — a process I like to…

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Acquia retrospective 2016

As my loyal blog readers know, at the beginning of every year I publish a retrospective to look back and take stock of how far Acquia has come over the past 12 months. If you’d like to read my previous annual retrospectives, they can be found here: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009. When read together, they provide a comprehensive overview of Acquia’s trajectory from its inception in 2008 to where it is today, nine years later. The process of pulling together this annual retrospective is very rewarding for me as it gives me a chance to reflect with some perspective; a rare opportunity among the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day. Trends and cycles only reveal themselves over time, and I continue to learn from this annual period of reflection. Crossing the chasm If I were to give Acquia a headline for 2016, it would be the year…

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Technical Writer – DigitalOcean – New York, NY

WordPress, Joomla!, Ghost, Drupal, etc. Our mission is to simplify cloud computing for every developer. Based in New York, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high…From DigitalOcean – Thu, 03 Nov 2016 21:27:22 GMT – View all New York jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Websites We Like: October 2016

Another month, another collection of fascinating websites! Here’s a few that have caught our attention lately. GitHub Octoverse 2016 Alongside releasing a bunch of neat updates, GitHub recently published their annual breakdown of what’s been going on in the community. It’s called the GitHub Octoverse: It’s funny to think that the Octoverse used to be little blog posts and now they’ve flourished into beautiful standalone websites filled to the brim with infographics and charts. I especially like the choice of big text and the use of the typeface Karla. Intercom Intercom, the customer communication platform, recently launched a redesigned website chock full of illustrations and beautiful imagery: Every page on the website is worth exploring for the way in which they describe their product, their team and their goals. A cast of animal characters bring a sense of levity and quirkiness to what might be an otherwise straight forward and…

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Top 10 Google Products You May Not Have Heard About

Google’s quest for total web domination over the last couple of years has produced an army of helpful and successful products, including Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Earth and more. And while Google’s most successful products get a ton of press, they also have a huge list of lesser-known products that deserve a shout-out or two. Below is a list of the top 10 you may not have heard about.

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