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Building Drupal Web Sites in China

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Posted by Adam Malone on Mar 21, 2017
Following on from my previous blog posts around how Drupal and open-source are growing in China, we must start looking at how the overall ecosystem can be nurtured to turn one of the most populous countries in the world on to Drupal. From a developer perspective, it’s clear to me that, for the most...
China from Space
Posted by Adam Malone on Oct 27, 2016
In the previous articles in this series, we’ve talked a lot about the technical solution to the challenges that deploying websites to China brings with it. What’s not been discussed so far is quite possibly even more important: the people aspect. After 6 years of working in the CMS world, it’s...
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Posted by Adam Malone on Sep 27, 2016
Whether you’re outside China and trying to get in, or inside China and trying to get out, a well-known barrier sits between the Chinese internal network and the wider internet. The Great Firewall of China (防火长城) acts as a giant filter between the two networks, restricting access to external sites...
At the Chinese Hackathon
Posted by Adam Malone on May 17, 2016
In the Open Source community, the best way to get involved, and learn, is to dive in, head-first, at the deep end. This is exactly the reason why we run hackathons: to introduce new concepts to developers in an environment where they can be nurtured. By combining a hackathon with a DrupalCamp,...
Posted by Adam Malone on Sep 03, 2015
After working with both Chinese customers and global customers with a Chinese user base, we at Acquia have developed an understanding not only of the sometimes difficult requirements faced, but also the existing state of both sites and platforms. From well-known challenges like the Great Firewall...