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Which Drupal module is gaining in popularity the fastest?

Organizations of all types and sizes are adopting Drupal because it is a secure, scalable open source CMS for numerous kinds of web and mobile projects. While the overall platform continues to advance, do you know specifically which modules are growing in popularity the fastest? If you were to undertake a Drupal project today, which modules would you use to ensure a viable project? We started charting the overall advancements of the top 25 Drupal modules currently in use based on popularity. And while the overall trend for EVERY module is growth, some are growing...

Promet's CTAR augmented reality app is featured in the local press.

We are excited to share some recent favorable press on our newest contribution to the iTunes store - CTAR. What is it? CTAR is an Augmented Reality app that lets users find and track Chicago Transit Authority buses and trains, all in real time. It’s reality, only augmented! Promet's mobile development expertise really shines through on this app. From Crain’s Chicago Business: “In September, designers at Promet Source, a Chicago Web developer, created an augmented reality application that lets users find nearby CTA train and bus stops and their estimated arrival...

Promet Source was out en masse recently at the Chicago version of the Chef Meetup Group. No, we are not referring to Julia Child but to some serious code talk. 

Promet Source was out en masse recently at the Chicago version of the Chef Meetup Group. No, we are not referring to Julia Child but to some serious code talk.  What is Chef?  Opscode, the developer of Chef gives this description, “Chef is an open-source systems integration framework built specifically for automating the cloud. No matter how complex the realities of your business, Chef makes it easy to deploy servers and scale applications throughout your entire infrastructure. Because it combines the fundamental elements of configuration management and service...

Promet visited the corporate headquarters of Rackspace in San Antonio, TX this week

Promet visited the corporate headquarters of Rackspace in San Antonio, TX this week and we came away very impressed. Our goals in visiting this important partner was to learn more about their technology and roadmap and share our mutual best practices. Rackspace’s HQ is located in a retrofitted regional mall on the outskirts of San Antonio. A few years ago, the mall was a victim of shifting demographics and sales trends and found itself vacant and begging for demolition. Enter Rackspace who was looking for a large open space to house their expanding employee...

Check out this slideshow of how we have automated our continuous integration process at Promet. This was recently presented by Michelle Krejci at Drupal Camp Chicago at University of Chicago last November 10th.

Automated testing with Drupal from PrometSource To view more Drupal presentations and tutorials from the Promet Source team, visit us on Slideshare.

One of Promet Source's major higher ed projects is the renovation of Grinnell College's website. Promet's John Nollin guest-blogged on Grinnell's Web Services blog to discuss the benefits of using Drupal in building higher education websites.

Managing over 100 sections of a college website is no simple task. Amongst the many issues there is access control, syndication of content across the entire site, and providing a consistent and meaningful structure for users. Luckily, Drupal 7 is able to satisfy these challenges and has been the choice of hundreds of Universities and Colleges worldwide. Drupal does many things extremely well to appeal to higher education sites. First and foremost they are content rich media sites, with lots of news, events, and information (content) that needs to be easily...

Drupal Camp Chicago will be on Nov. 10th at University of Chicago. Promet Source is a sponsor for this event and will be speaking at four sessions!

Promet Source will be at Drupal Camp Chicago on November 10th at the International House of University of Chicago. Organized by CDMUG (Chicago Drupal Meet Up Group), this is the 5th annual Drupal Camp Chicago and Promet is proud to be a Gold sponsor for this event. Come out and meet the Promet Source team at the following sessions: Automating Testing at Every Stage Project Management Tools and Organization Startup Stories: Lessons in Agile Prototyping and Development with Drupal Options for Mobilizing Your Site with Drupal View the full schedule for sessions here....

We are excited to attend BADCamp in UC Berkeley as a sponsor and speaker!

Promet Source once again joins the growing Drupal community at BAD Camp 2012, the Bay Area Drupal Camp, at UC Berkeley, CA on Nov. 1-4th . We are proud to be a sponsor for this 4-day event, one of the most highly attended Drupal Camps in the US! Promet's CEO, Andy Kucharski, and Director of Products, Jay Uhlinger, have been selected to speak about ways to stress out Drupal sites in the session Thunder and Lightning: Loadstorm and Other Ways to Stress Out Your Drupal Site. This session will be on Nov 4th, 9:30-10:15am at Valley LSB 2040. See you there!

Responsive Background Images module (a Drupal plugin) created during Promet's Hackathon in August 2012.

What Responsive Background Images module (a Drupal plugin) Responsive Background Images is an easy to use, simple helper module for making your background images responsive.  It can be used with either static or slideshow background types, and will always fill the full window space with your image(s).  The slideshow background effect is automatic with this module if you enable more than one image. The module achieves this by first recognizing the screensize with which a user is viewing your site, then loading the best file size (image style) for that screen.  For...

As promised, here is the complete slideshow on Chris Calip and Johnnie Fox's presentation at DrupalCamp Asheville - Automating Testing at Every Stage

    Let us show you how we have utilized Phing, Jenkins, PHPUnit, Selenium, and Chef to automate our continuous integration process. We will show you how we force our git commits to pass metric, unit, and user tests on a clone of our development site before they can be pushed. Then we will demonstrate how we have used Selenium, integrated with Jenkins and Zoetrope, to test our support sites every night. - Chris Calip and Johnnie Fox, Automated Testing at Every Stage     Automated testing DrupalCamp in Asheville from PrometSource