Latest News|October 14, 2011 11:43

PayPal & eBay developer content moves to Drupal

Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, has announced that eBay’s new business, X.commerce, has migrated its X.com developer website and all related content on eBay and PayPal from a proprietary platform to Drupal 7, an open-source content management system (CMS). Using an open environment, X.commerce enables the development of tools and technologies that enhance how consumers shop online.

‘Our goal at X.commerce is to create an open commerce ecosystem that developers, technology providers, merchants – and ultimately consumers – can benefit from,’ said Naveed Anwar, head of community, X.commerce. ‘Working with the open-source technology that Drupal provides fits in very well with our philosophy.’

Drupal is open-source software with a community of more than 600,000 users and developers. Its open development model ensures that Drupal remains a cutting-edge platform that supports the latest technologies the Web has to offer. Acquia develops and markets commercial products, services, and technical support for the Drupal social publishing system. Acquia is working with its partner VML, a full service digital marketing agency, and web engineering company TAM Software on the X.commerce site migration.

‘X.commerce is at the forefront of development in the commerce technology universe, and we’re delighted that the business – along with eBay and PayPal – sees the effectiveness of Drupal as a best-of-breed, enterprise-level solution,’ said Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia. ‘We look forward to helping these market leaders by ensuring a smooth migration, and will work with them to develop new capabilities and technologies that advance the goals of their developer communities.’

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