Category Archives: MySQL

Amazon Aurora Now Available

We are taking a serious look into Amazon’s Aurora database engine.unnamed

From Amazon… “Amazon Aurora is now available to all customers. Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible relational database management system (RDBMS) that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Amazon Aurora provides up to five times better performance than MySQL at a price point one tenth that of a commercial RDBMS while delivering similar performance and availability.”

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Using WebSocket with Drupal

Drupal TipsDrupal is written with PHP – a language that has quite a few limitations: request-response logic, one thread per request, no shared-in-memory variables between requests, among other strictures. PHP is easy and fine when you only need to render HTML pages, but what if you want to add real-time applications like chat, streaming analytics, or document collaboration? For these, a better approach is to use the WebSocket protocol. Languages like Java or C++ support this protocol in their core, but not PHP. If we want to develop real-time applications, can a Drupal website avoid writing some part with Java or C++ or using third-party products like Google Cloud Messaging (GCM)? The answer is yes.

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Drupal developers needed now!

DrupalIf you have excellent front-end Web development skills – HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript –  along with a couple of years of experience building sites with Drupal 7, we need you now! We have immediate, full-time opportunities in New York City for Drupal coders looking to join an established team of passionate, open-source-centric engineers. It’s all about smart solutions to problems as they arise…

To apply, please email your resumé to today!

Boyle Software wants you!

Boyle Software technologiesBoyle Software continues to roll with great project work for our clients both new and old!

Most positions are based here in New York City or nearby in the tri-state area. Smart local developers with a passion for open source technologies should check out our various opportunities and email us their resumes!

We’re looking for both back- and front-end Web developers and mobile engineers, drawing on a wide array of languages, frameworks, and platforms: Java, PHP, MySQL, MongoDB, iOS/Objective-C, JavaScript, AngularJS, NodeJS, HTML/CSS, SaSS, etc. Sound like the stuff you like to use or want to learn? Send us your resume now!

Supporting NYU

Boyle Software is proud to continue a long tradition of work for New York University.

We did our first work for NYU over ten years ago; and last year we expanded the relationship and started migrating various schools and departments to the University’s implementation of the Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) content management system.

Last month we started designing and developing new, custom functionality for NYU, including coding new AEM components. In addition to CMS work, we continue to assist several NYU departments with UX design as well as a broad mix of front- and back-end coding.

A school as large, global and diverse as NYU will always have new technology challenges; and we’re thrilled to play a part in crafting smart solutions for them.

If you missed it, please check out this blog piece about Uwe Kristen’s discussion of responsive design, given a couple of months ago at NYU.

Syncing variable access in Drupal 7

Drupal 7Variables are a very convenient Drupal mechanism for storing practically any sort of data or configuration. By using variable_set() and variable_get() you can access or modify DB-stored config parameters in runtime, and built -in serialization allows you to store complete data structures without having to create custom DB tables and/or using entity APIs.

However, if you have a close look at the mechanics of this functionality, you can see the potential hazard of losing stored information.

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Rock and Roll: An American Story

Rock and Roll: An American StorySteven Van Zandt – aka Little Steven of the E Street Band, The Sopranos, etc. – was fed up and wanted to bring about a change. Seeing escalating drop-out rates in American high schools, coupled with increasing cuts to funding for arts-related educational programs, Van Zandt decided he needed to do something to help turn things around. His vision was to bring the thrill he experienced as a youth, listening to and learning about rock and roll and R&B music, to the classroom of today; to give teachers a deep, interactive way to present the history of rock and roll to kids who might not know where today’s pop music comes from. In doing this, he hoped to keep kids in school and engaged with American history itself.

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American Media, Inc. Subscribes

AMIBoyle Software is pleased to announce a new client: American Media, Inc. (AMI). With a multi-year consulting deal Boyle Software will help AMI flex its publishing muscle and get into better technical shape for the future.

“We’re extremely excited about this new deal with AMI,” said Matt Davis, Boyle Software’s VP of Operations, “AMI has such an awesome spectrum of magazines, dozens of them grouped into three vertical markets: Men’s, Women’s and Entertainment. Its quite a lot of work; and we’re very much looking forward to it.”

Magazines include:
Natural Health
Men’s Fitness
Muscle & Fitness
Country Weekly

Technologies include: PHP, Drupal, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Java, eCommerce and many others.