What type of programmer is best for your project?

I snagged this article, "The Three Types of ‘Computer’ People",  from, Back of the Envelope.

Although it focuses on what type of programmer would make a good co-founder, I think it is not a too much of a stretch to ask, what type of programmer is best for your project? At some point in the project, there is room for each type of programmer to play a role.

Since I work mostly with open source software, I naturally consider myself a hacker.

Open Source Web CMS Distros

The Drupal Distro for Publishers


OpenPublish is a packaged distribution of Drupal, tailored to the needs of online publishers. First released about a year ago, it has quickly gained momentum. It already has hundreds of active installations, thousands of downloads, professional support from me and my crew as well as other Drupal shops. It is the obvious choice for news publishers who want to get a head-start on Drupal.

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Drupal Workflow

I attended DrupalCampNYC8. So many great sessions. One of them was about setting up a Drupal workflow using the rules.module, a Drupal contributed module. From the presenter of the session, ericg, ..."More and more modules are including rules support and in my opinion will soon be as common and relied upon as views is now." Here is a list of the Drupal 6.x contributed modules that support rules so far.

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Migrating to Drupal

If you are new to Drupal, the first thing is to get familiar with it. Drupal is an open-source web application framework with a content management system (CMS) bolted to it. Drupal has a lot of power that can quickly get out of hand and become unwieldy.  So, whether you're using Drupal or not, I hope to provide you with aggregated information on the different options to convert or migrate to Drupal (a page out of Drupal handbook on migration).

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Less Than 5 Percent Of Sales Happen Online

So how does the Internet come in handy? It's perfect for doing research before you hit the road so you know exactly what you want and where to get it.

Check out this infographic by Milo.com, a startup that checks the inventory of real world stores to tell you whether products are in stock or not. We focus on e-commerce because it's so big and still growing, so it's easy to forget that e-commerce is actually a very very small part of  commerce.