If you happen to be standing in the middle of a big box retailer such as Target or Walmart, and you look around, you happen to be witnessing one of history’s greatest logistical triumphs. Retailers such as Walmart, Best Buy and Home Depot stock thousands of items from all over the world. At any given time, Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, manages around $32 billion in inventory from items made in more than 70 countries.
I spend most of my working days working with Drupal so it’s no surprise that my first blog post on my personal site was about Drupal. You probably noticed though, that my blog runs on WordPress. I know someone will point it out to me and ask me why, and I got this question today from a friend of mine. So I decided to write a blog post about the general difference between WordPress and Drupal, and when you should choose one or the other.
Let’s start with an excerpt from the WordPress.org site:
WordPress started as just a blogging systems, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plug-ins, widgets, and themes, WordPress is limited only by your imagination. (And tech chops.)
Now my thoughts based on experience and observation:
It’s 2011 and debate rages on in the mobile industry over the future of applications.
On one hand, people seem to love native client apps. A quick download process from an app store, and the shiny icon is sitting on the mobile device’s desktop, ready to go.
What’s more, as a developer, I might even get paid for it. But if I want to reach lots of users, I have to write different code for every single device platform: iPhone, Android, Symbian. That’s a lot of code to keep in sync. And I need users to keep updating the applications every time I make a small change.
It started 37 years ago with a pair of football cleats made of kangaroo leather. That’s how John Forzani, an ex- football player who couldn’t find his favorite pair of cleats decided to open The Locker Room in Calgary.
Now, after a colorful few decades that saw massive expansion, the Forzani story is about to end with a $770 million dollar takeover bid.