Inside DS Technology

Scaling Drupal
7:42 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Hardening Drupal Against Badly Behaved Bots

Botcache flow diagram

If you've run Drupal for any length of time you know that spiders and bots can make the difference between a well performing site and one that requires a coffee refill while the page loads.  Some bots are particularly nasty.  Even with a meticulously crafted robots.txt file, they'll slam you from an entire farm of machines, sometimes as many as five to ten a second.  And that's just from one search engine.

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Open Source
9:42 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Digital Services Paging System Now Available on GitHub

The Digital Services Paging System is now available as open source on GitHub.  You can use it to coordinate off-hours staff communications, emergency support, or countless other text-based messaging needs.  To understand how it evolved, let's step a bit back in time.

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