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January 2, 2007
By Dave Greenberg Filed under CiviCRM

I'm back in San Francisco after a fantastic couple of weeks exploring New Zealand (Aotearoa in Maori). We spent all our time on the South Island - as there were so many things we wanted to do there, and so we could visit with Lobo and his family in their new home in Nelson. (Check out Lobo's New Zealand blog for updates on their experiences in NZ).

Overall, we found the "kiwis" (New Zealanders) to be incredibly friendly, welcoming and helpful folks... very informal, passionate about their beautiful country, honest and playful. The South Island is incredibly diverse in terms of landscapes and eco-systems - and much of it is protected as parklands and wilderness.

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December 29, 2006
By Dave Greenberg Filed under v1.7, Architecture

I just checked in a few changes that allows a CiviCRM install to use a memcached server if available. We use the php memcached integration to make this possible.

To use this feature you'll need to do the following

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December 27, 2006
By Dave Greenberg Filed under v1.7, Architecture

I've spent a fair amount of time in the past two weeks figuring out how we could optimize and improve CiviCRM. Its been an interesting few days and I suspect will become more interesting over the next few days as we start implementing a few things. All this is in preparation for doing a pretty major load test for the Branner project.

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December 23, 2006
By Dave Greenberg Filed under CiviCRM

Two articles worth mentioning and thinking about, culled from the fairly informative N-TEN Connect

Evaluating a Community - by Seth Gottlieb. A pretty good read on factors to consider when choosing to adopt/integrate an open source project. CiviCRM does use a fair number of other open source projects and we use quite a few of the factors Seth describes when we choose a project. We also hope CiviCRM comes off in a positive light when folks out there are looking for a relationship management system
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December 19, 2006
By Dave Greenberg Filed under v1.7, CiviCRM

Trying to get our arms around how to load test CiviCRM and it is turning out to be a major issue with quite a few steps. This post is primarily for us to sort things out and make sure we are on the right path. So here are the specific steps and various programs we'll use to test things out:

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December 19, 2006
By Dave Greenberg Filed under CiviCRM

Wikipedia Fundraising C.O.R.E designed and developed by the folks at Four Kitchen Studios is using CiviCRM v1.5 and Drupal 4.7. In their own words:

Fundraising C.O.R.E connects to the CiviCRM data tables as the source of data. CiviCRM in turn gets its data from the PayPal and Moneybookers synchronization engines we manage. Finally, we're using i18n for internationalization.

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December 15, 2006
By Dave Greenberg Filed under CiviCRM

Just to set better context, here is our load testing scenario:

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December 14, 2006
By kurund Filed under CiviCRM

Last weekend Rupam Jaiswal, our CiviCRM team developer from India got married. A few of us from the team had gone for the wedding. It was great to see the transition from a developer whose days revolved around putting together code, into a bride who was now busy getting things together for the big day. She looked resplendent in her traditional Indian outfit.

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December 14, 2006
By Dave Greenberg Filed under v1.7, Architecture, CiviCRM

One of our major goals for this year is to optimize CiviCRM to handle load in a graceful manner. This is extremely important for us with the Branner Project.

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