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October 17, 2011

X.commerce Migrates eBay and PayPal Developer Content to Drupal

Acquia, a provider of commercial solutions for Drupal, announced that eBay's new business, X.commerce, an open commerce ecosystem, has migrated its developer Web site and developer-related content on eBay and PayPal (News - Alert) to Drupal 7, an open-source content management system (CMS).

Using the open environment, X.commerce enables the development of tools and technologies to enhance consumers’ online shopping experience.

“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, in a statement. “Working with the open-source technology that Drupal provides fits in very well with our philosophy.”

The Drupal open-source software community has more than 600,000 users and developers. Acquia markets commercial products, services, and technical support for the Drupal social publishing system. The company is working with its partner VML, a 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 (News - Alert) 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.”

Recently, Acquia announced that Twitter selected a Drupal-based community solution for its new Twitter (News - Alert) developer Web site at Acquia solutions enable Twitter to offer information, tools and assistance for 750,000 developers across the Twitter ecosystem. Twitter announced the launch of the developer Web site which was developed with support and guidance from Acquia.

It includes access to documents, APIs, tips, tutorials, blogs, and forums designed to connect developers to the Twitter team and each other.

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

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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