The great debates of all time; Coke vs Pepsi, Chevy vs Ford, Mac vs PC, and in the realm of Open Source content management systems it comes down to Drupal vs WordPress. The greatest debates of our time all have something in common: passionate supporters. In the world of Open Source CMS projects, Drupal vs WordPress is no less polarizing. In a sea of opinion, it can be hard to find the facts. Does it really come down to personal preference or are these CMS projects fundamentally different tools with best use scenarios unique to each?
The open source software community has produced some of the most popular, powerful, and innovative products to come along -- ever. Drupal, for instance, has revolutionized the way organizations build websites. Linux has freed countless businesses from the software licensing issues that come along with the major, proprietary operating systems. Hadoop has made Big Data accessible to the masses, meaning you don't have to be a giant like Google or Amazon to make use of Big Data.
Time to build or rebuild your organization or business website? If so, then what you're looking for (whether you know it yet or not) is Drupal. Drupal has some incredibly powerful advantages over the competing platforms, and allows you an immense level of flexibility when it comes to what kind of website you build and how you populate it. Here are some highlights about Drupal that you're going to want to know before building your next website.
The tech industry is just now recovering from some massive shakeups. As the cloud becomes a more prominent force in computing, software vendors are shifting their business models to reflect the cloud-oriented infrastructure. This is represented by all of the "aaS" products. As revenue streams become less clear, software development companies have been increasingly aggressive in terms of licensing compliance.
Below is a video from my presentation at Refresh Detroit last month. The audience consisted of web designers, librarians, Wordpress and Joomla fans, and more. I explained a little about why Drupal is open source, what that means to people and businesses, and how you can both benefit from and contribute to Drupal.
Full presentation and recap available at Refresh Detroit.