Posts by Scott Molinari


“Can the software do X?” In the more than a decade of time we’ve worked with online community owners, while selling and servicing vBulletin, this question was often asked by customers wanting to do more with their online communities. “X” was always some idea or problem the customer wanted to solve above and beyond just a forum application. More often than not the answer was, “Sorry, unfortunately it...

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We’ve been scoping out databases for the past several months and have come to the conclusion, MongoDB will be our database of choice. This is not a final decision, as we still need to see, if Mongo will perform as we intend it to (and we actually think it will). But, it definitely fits all of our “non-testable-under-load” requirements.

Here is a top-level list of requirements and also some we’ve learned to want, after getting to know MongoDB too. Sound strange? Read on!

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UPDATE: This post is not longer true. Things have changed.    I am probably going to get some heat for making the decision to run Skooppa “mainly” on PHP from certain programmers and even knowledgeable business people out there in the web application programming world. So, I am formulating my answer to them, with the expectation that at one point in our business life, I am going to have a very heated discussion with...

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A Roadmap, of sorts

A Roadmap, of sorts


Posted By on Dec 11, 2013

Currently, Skooppa is like an embryo, incubating, waiting to be born. There is a load of information buried in its DNA, actually created in our, the founders, minds. These ideas and concepts will define what that embryo will grow up to be, but there are so many factors, which may affect the growth and the outcome. One thing is certain, we want direly to make Skooppa, our baby, a reality. Skooppa needs to make its goal and get online...

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