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Start your engines! Vroom – the Web’s biggest car store – has just joined Boyle Software’s client roster. We are looking forward to ramping up several projects for Vroom, a company that is upending traditional automotive sales. Utilizing a mix of Microsoft and open source technologies, we are eager to help Vroom continue its exponential growth in the buying, selling, and trading-in of used cars all across the USA.
In my last post I described how you make Drupal work with Gearman – a pretty good job server, which allows you to do things asynchronously, in the background. However cool Gearman is, there are a couple of downsides to the way it operates:
- Its queueing protocol is too simplistic. Once you claim an item from the queue, you cannot release it (unless you create a client in a worker and add the identical item), postpone (bury), etc. So if the worker dies, the item is lost.
- The Drupal integration module is sporadically maintained and still requires that you write quite a bit of code to get things working.
A great alternative is Beanstalkd. Written in C, it is super fast, and there is a PHP-written client – Pheanstalk – that provides for neat integration. Moreover, the Drupal module is actively maintained and has a full-fledged Drupal Queue backend class. Continue reading
Boyle Software is happy to announce the expansion of our Microsoft back-end department. While we still concentrate on the open-source community and tools, we now also have a growing group of Microsoft developers.
Our latest addition is Danny Chan, a senior engineer with over eight years of experience in complex systems design and development, as well as specific Microsoft experience with C#, ASP, VB and SQL.
Boyle Software will be working with IMS Health to build a database for Key Opinion Leaders in the Bone Healing industry and academia. While IMS concentrates on collecting and organizing the medical data, Boyle Software will work on the database interfaces, access methods and packaging.