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AskDrBrown is built with Joomla and a number of additional modules. We also integrated several custom PHP features. AskDrBrown includes an e-commerce bookstore built on Virtue Mart.

IE6 Quote

"Whoever makes a computer virus that silently upgrades everyone to IE8 will be a national hero" -- Eric Pierce

Displaying content based on logged in status, and updating view count on a view

Using a customfield view field:
global $user;
if ($user->uid) {
         echo $content_to_display;
if (!$user->uid) {
echo substr($content_to_display,0,350);
echo " [...] <a href=\"/user/register\">Register</a> or <a href=\"/user/login\">log in</a>  to read more.";
// Need to do this b/c statistics won't update from a view
// Based on statistics.module
// MPF Oct 19, 2009
// A node has been viewed, so update the node's counters.

The Grinder

After getting into OpenSTA, we're switching to The Grinder for our opensource performance testing. Thought this was interesting:

1.1.3. How does The Grinder stack up against a commercial tool like Mercury Interactive's LoadRunner™?

Here is an edited version of Tom Braverman's post to grinder-use.

A few reasons:

* The Grinder is lightweight

Compared to setting up LoadRunner or some other full featured tools, The Grinder is trivial to install and get running.
* The Grinder is a programmer's load tester