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July 13, 2011

Twitter Selects Drupal-Based Solution to Power Developer Community Website

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Acquia, a provider of commercial solutions for Drupal, announced that Twitter (News - Alert) selected a Drupal-based community solution for its new Twitter developer Web site at

Twitter announced the launch of the developer Web site which was developed with support and guidance from Acquia.

Leveraging Acquia solutions, Twitter offers information, tools and assistance for 750,000 developers across the Twitter ecosystem. It includes access to documents, APIs, tips, tutorials, blogs, and forums designed to connect developers to the Twitter team and each other.

“We are proud to be working with Twitter on this important effort,” said Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia, in a statement. “It demonstrates Acquia's ability to deliver enterprise-scale applications, and reinforces that Drupal is truly a best-of-breed platform for community Web sites.”

Company officials said Twitter received more than one million registered applications using the Twitter API, resulting in an ecosystem that has seen over $1 billion in acquisitions and more than $475 million in venture capital investment since December 2010.

“Twitter has always been deeply supportive of open source efforts like Drupal,” said Ryan Sarver, director of Platform at Twitter. “We made the decision to go with Acquia and Drupal for our new Web site because of the customization and flexibility.”

Other customers that Acquia has helped launch social business communities include the World Economic Forum, Daimler/Mercedes-Benz, and Red Hat (News - Alert).

Recently, Acquia introduced Commons 2.0, the next generation of its ready-to-use open social business software solution. Designed for organizations that want to quickly create engaging community Web sites, Commons 2.0 offers more options, better flexibility, and faster time to deployment than any other social software solution on the market.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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