Blog posts by dharmatech

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June 2, 2011
By dharmatech Filed under Case studies and user stories, CiviCRM

In 2010, San Francisco Baykeeper was suffering from disparate fundraising and communication systems.

They were using:

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August 20, 2009
By dharmatech Filed under CiviContribute, CiviCRM, Finance and Accounting

About 8 weeks ago we began looking into a CiviCRM / QuickBooks integration framework. Our goal is to write a module that allows CiviCRM contributions and contact information to be written to QuickBooks. Our target version is QuickBooks 2009 Premier Non-Profit edition, since that's what we use.

At the very least, the module should be able to:

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July 15, 2009
By dharmatech Filed under Architecture
Current CiviCRM architecture pitfalls rasantiago has proposed a new CiviCRM architecture with details of the ORM layer. Torenware commented on the latter and mentioned some particular scalability issues.  Our own experience with the Active Record design pattern proposed by rasantiago is that it works well for small projects but doesn't scale well.  We believe that CiviCRM is now facing serious scaling problems in several areas, to wit:
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May 14, 2009
By dharmatech Filed under CiviCRM
The current way to track Households (HH) in CiviCRM is not easy. Over the last few weeks DharmaTech has been brainstorming how to better manage HH's and we had a chance at the CiviCRM developer camp to bounce ideas off of the core team as well as other developers in the community which was really helpful. What follows are our ideas to start the discussion.
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