Sun, Drupal, and Chapter Three

In May, Sun Microsystems approached us for assistance in launching a very cool social media site they were building in Drupal. Two months later we launched the Sun Video Learning Exchange, designed to let Sun staff easily publish training videos and resources to their global network of support engineers and customers. From the time of project kick off we had two months to complete two design passes, develop all features, test, and launch the site. Work progressed smoothly much in part to a very agile work process that paired our team with internal Sun developers working side by side to launch the site.

The site is a great showcase of the comprehensive media handling functionality available now in Drupal. Apart from the integration with LimeWire to store and transcode content and integration with Sun's LDAP directory for authentication, the site is built entirely with very standard Drupal modules including Views, FiveStar, and Community Tags. It was a real pleasure for us to work with Sun to develop the Learning Exchange and we are really looking forward to seeing what else they can do with Drupal.