Remodeling Four Kitchens: A look inside our new brand
With the additions of Advomatic and Manatí, we’ve had an exciting few years at Four Kitchens. While we’ve remained fundamentally the same organization, we’ve also been evolving into something new. It’s time for our brand to catch up.Learn more
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Improvements to the Materialized View API
The Materialized View API (related posts) provides resources for pre-aggregation and indexing of data for use in complex queries. It does this by managing denormalized tables based on data living elsewhere in the database (and possibly elsewhere). As such, materialized views (MVs) must be populated and updated using large amounts of data. As users change data on the site, MVs must be intelligently updated to avoid complete (read: very slow) rebuilds. Part of performing these intelligent updates is calculating how user changes to data affect MVs in use. Until now, these updates had limitations in scalability and capability.
OpenSolaris 2009.06 first impressions
I downloaded and installed OpenSolaris to experiment with its LAMP stack implementation. I eventually want to set up a headless, SSH-accessible box I can use to experiment with unique OpenSolaris features like dtrace on PHP and MySQL.
Four Kitchens’ website featured on 960.gs
Our website has been featured on 960.gs, home of the 960 grid system! This is quite an honor, as we're big fans of grid-based design -- especially 960.gs -- and have begun implementing its principles and techniques in virtually every project.
David’s epic presentation megapost
UPDATE 2009-06-08: You can download these slide decks (and more!) from our Presentations page. --The Web Chefs DrupalCamp Stockholm 2009 Is Drupal secure: the Drupal project's responses to the web's most common software vulnerabilities Scalable Drupal infrastructure: a guide to planning, deploying, and scaling big websites Drupalcon DC 2009 Building infrastructure you can scale, monitor, and maintain The next 10 Years: the future of application scalability and responsiveness
Four Kitchens and GeekAustin present an evening of drinks and Drupal
We're co-hosting a party and you're invited! On Wednesday, May 20th at 6:30pm, Four Kitchens is teaming up with GeekAustin to spread Drupal love in Austin. This _free_ event is a chance for local Drupal professionals to share their passion with the curious and uninitiated masses of our fair city.
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