Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Joomla! 3.4.7 security issue


The Joomla! project has just released a new version that fixes a session hardening issue and SQL injection.

Version 3.4.7 addresses these two reported security vulnerabilities and includes security hardening of the MySQLi driver to help prevent object injection attacks.

If you want to read more information about the issue you can check the Joomla! release news.

We have released Bitnami Joomla! 3.4.7 installers, virtual machines and Amazon EC2, Google, Oracle, VMware vCloud Air, DigitalOcean and Azure cloud images that fix these issues.

Have questions about Bitnami Joomla! or the security issue? Post to our community forum, and we would be happy to help you.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

New Bitnami Ruby Stacks

We have just released new versions of the Bitnami Ruby stack, which fixes the CVE-2015-7551 security issue in all of the versions below.

  • Ruby 2.0.0-p648 
  • Ruby 2.1.8 
  • Ruby 2.2.4 

In case you are not familiar with the Bitnami Ruby Stack, it includes the base Ruby runtime/libraries, and the most popular gems for building Rails applications such as Passenger, Nokogiri, Rake, RMagick, Thin and more. It also includes the latest stable versions of Rails, Apache, Nginx, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Git, Sphinx, PHP, phpMyAdmin and phpPgAdmin.

We have released new versions of the Bitnami Ruby Stack native installers for Linux, OS X, Windows, virtual machines and cloud images for Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure, vCloud Air, Digital Ocean and Oracle cloud platform.

If you have any question about Bitnami RubyStack you can check our quick start guide or you can create a new post in our community forums.


Friday, December 18, 2015

Optimize MySQL and MariaDB Performance in Real Time with the Bitnami MONyog Stack


Software developers and DBAs are constantly on the lookout for new tools that help them address the twin concerns of application performance and data security. That's where the Bitnami MONyog Stack comes in: it provides an enterprise-grade monitoring and performance optimization tool for MySQL and MariaDB, designed to give developers and DBAs deep insight into how to squeeze the most out of their database servers.

The Bitnami MONyog Stack includes replication and deadlock monitoring, historical and trend analysis of performance data and a unified dashboard that aggregates data from multiple MySQL/MariaDB deployments. The coolest thing about MONyog, though, is its real-time monitoring feature. This real-time monitor lets developers and DBAs watch database activity in real time to identify long-running or problem queries, pinpoint areas for improvement, and deliver faster, more optimized applications.

To use the real-time monitor, simply log in to MONyog and click the "Real-Time" tab in the top navigation bar. Select the server you wish to monitor and start a new monitoring session. The MONyog interface will rapidly fill up with a graph indicating database activity, color-coded by type of query. This lets you easily identify, for example, if the proportion of writes (INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE queries) outweighs the proportion of reads (SELECT queries). You can also zoom in to specific time ranges in the graph for more in-depth analysis.


If you're looking for optimization targets, the monitor provides a list of the most-used tables and databases, as well the top 200 most frequently-executed queries. You can also view slow queries, deadlocks and locking queries. If you're tasked with ongoing product maintenance, this lets you regularly target the most common problem queries and continuously enhance page load times.

Sounds interesting? Read more about real-time monitoring here, visit MONyog's homepage, or spin up a MONyog server instantly and try it for yourself!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

New Amazon T2.Nano Instances Now Supported

Amazon recently announced their new T2.Nano instances. Bitnami has been working behind the scenes with Amazon on the technical preparations and is happy to now announce our support for T2.Nano instances, effective immediately.

T2.Nano instances come with 1 vCPU and 512 MB of memory and are especially well-suited for PHP or other applications that can take benefit from burstable performance via CPU credits. In addition we’ve made a number of configuration tweaks to the images to improve their performance.

The first set of images includes Wordpress, Drupal, and Joomla. We expect more images to follow in the weeks ahead.

Take them for a test drive and let us know what you think.

Want to Join the Excitement? We’re Hiring!

There are many exciting things that are happening at Bitnami, so we are getting a head start on growing our team for the next year!

This past year we have almost doubled, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. If you enjoy clouds, containers and all things startup, we would love to talk to you!

We spend a majority of our time working with all the major cloud providers while also creating new Docker container solutions such as Stacksmith. In our spare time, we get to enjoy perks such as two team trips a year to surprise locations, exciting monthly team events, and even more fun birthday competitions!




Want to join our awesome team? Apply now for any of the positions below.

Engineering
Director of Engineering (US)
DevOps/Stack Engineer (US and Spain)

Marketing


Partner Marketing Manager (US)
Marketing Operations Manager (US)

Operations

Senior Recruiter (US)
Administrative Accountant (Spain)

Business Development
    Program Manager (US)


Don’t see the position for you? Make sure to check out our open positions regularly for any new or updated job openings.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Joomla! 3.4.6 security issue

The Joomla! project has just released a new version that fixes multiple vulnerabilities including one that is considered a high priority. You can find more information about these issues on the Joomla! blog post.

Due to these security issues, we have released Bitnami Joomla! 3.4.6 installers, virtual machines and Amazon EC2, Google, Windows Azure, Oracle, Digital Ocean and VMware Air cloud images that fix these issues. If you already have a running version of Bitnami Joomla!, you can update it from the administration panel.

Have questions about Bitnami Joomla! or the security issue? Post to our community forum, and we would be happy to help you.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Node.js 5.1.1 and 4.2.3 Security Release


The nodejs project has just released a new version due to a security issue. Node.js version 5.1.1 & 4.2.3 fixes an important bug, CVE-2015-8027, a Denial of Service (DoS) Vulnerability. The Node.js team strongly encourages their users to update to this version. For more details please check the official announcement.

We have released Bitnami Node.js 5.1.1 and 4.2.3 installers, virtual machines and Amazon EC2, Google, VMware vCloud Air, Azure and Oracle cloud images that fix these issues. We also released the popular MEAN stack and other Node.js based applications: Cloud9, Ghost, Let's Chat and Sharelock.

Have questions about Bitnami Node.js or the security issue? Post to our community forum, and we would be happy to help you.

PHP 7 has been released: Installers, VMs, Images, and Containers

PHP 7.0.0 has been released, and you can now find it included in updated versions of WAMP, MAMP, and LAMP in the Bitnami Library. This is a great choice if you want to run a local install, a virtual machine, or deploy to the cloud (options vary by stack).

Want to create a container-based  PHP 7.0.0 runtime and framework stack? Try it out with Bitnami Stacksmith!

This new version includes many bug fixes such as various stability improvements for it's database and other functionalities, and most importantly twice as fast as the last version. 

PHP 7.0.0 also comes with a new version of the Zend Engine which includes:
  • Significantly reduced memory usage 
  • Abstract Syntax Tree 
  • Consistent 64-bit support 
  • Improved Exception hierarchy 
  • Many fatal errors converted to Exceptions 
  • Secure random number generator 
  • Removed old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions 
  • The null coalescing operator
  • Return and Scalar Type Declarations 
  • Anonymous Classes 
  • Zero cost asserts 
We'd love to hear how you like PHP 7 and what improvements or problems you've seen so far. Sound off in the comments below or connect to us on Twitter with your feedback.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Odoo 9 now available in Bitnami!


We're happy to announce a new version of Bitnami Odoo Stack.

Odoo is an enterprise resource platform from which you can manage all of your business operations – from supply chain and project management, to accounting and HR.



Some of the major changes in this new version are:

  • Customer Portal for eCommerce
  • New WYSIWYG Editor for website builder
  • Recurring Contracts for contract management
  • Recurring invoices for Subscrition Management
  • New Interface, clean, faster, full Mobile
  • Dashboards for Accounting
  • VOIP Integration, with plan calls, Dial Queue
  • Point of sale, with Restaurant, Customer Management
  • Odoo Slides, with Docs, Slides and Videos private or Public

And many more features that you can find on the Odoo Website.


Odoo 9 Apps

With Bitnami, you can deploy a ready-to-run Odoo 9 Stack with just one click. It can be deployed using all-in-one free native installers (for Linux, Windows and MacOSX), virtual machines and Cloud Images for Amazon EC2, Azure, Digital Ocean, vCloud, Oracle and Google Cloud Platform.




Do you have any questions about Bitnami Odoo 9? Post to our community forum, and we'd be happy to help you.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Django 1.7.11 & 1.8.7 security release



The Django project has just released new versions that fix the security issue "CVE-2015-8213: Fixed settings leak possibility in date template filter".

Have questions about Bitnami Django or the security issue? Post to our community forum, and we would be happy to help.


Find out more here: Django blog post.

We want to let Bitnami users know that Django 1.7.11 and Django 1.8.7 installers, virtual machines and cloud images have been updated and released. It is strongly suggested that you update your Django to the latest version. 


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bitnami Jenkins now with Docker

We are happy to announce that we now ship Docker pre-installed 
in all Bitnami Jenkins Virtual Machines and Cloud Images.

What does it mean?

It means that now you will be able to dynamically provision Docker containers as Jenkins on-demand slaves to do your jobs in an isolated environment. The advantage is that you can run each job in a separate and controlled environment, without interfering with other jobs. It also has the ability to automatically destroy those containers when the job finishes.

Do you need Java to test your Java application? Create a slave for your job and install Java without worrying about affecting your CI environment.

How can I configure Jenkins to dynamically provision container slaves?

You can find a step-by-step guide in the following page of the Bitnami wiki:
https://wiki.bitnami.com/Applications/Bitnami_Jenkins/Configure_Jenkins_container_slaves

Basically, the steps are the following (please note these steps are an overview):

  • Step 1: Build a container image with SSH access and specific credentials (more detailed instructions can be found in the previous mentioned wiki page).
  • Step 2: Configure the Docker Jenkins plugin already bundled.
    • Step 2.1: Enter your "Manage Jenkins" panel and then click on "Configure System" 
    • Step 2.2: Search for the "Cloud" section. There, create a new Cloud item and configure it.
  • Step 3: After creating the image and configuring the plugin, create a new job and configure it to restrict where the project can be run to a specific label. That label will be the name you previously set to the Cloud in the Jenkins configuration and will appear as soon as you start writing in the text box.
Now, every time you launch your job, a new Jenkins slave will be provisioned as a container and your build steps will be run inside that container. As soon as the job is finished, your container slave will be automatically dropped.

Ok, fine. I want to test my application written in Java. Do I need to create a specific container with Java preinstalled?

Bitnami can help with easy-to-use, consistent, and up-to-date container images that'll get you up and running in record time. In Bitnami we have base containers for a lot of languages, servers and databases. Our language containers provide an environment already configured to use your application and run your tests using that language. It also comes with all the necessary libraries already compiled. Language-specific containers already in the Bitnami Library are:

  • PHP
  • Ruby

  • NodeJS
  • Java
You can find more information at the Bitnami Docker page, Bitnami Dockerhub or Bitnami Github.

I want to try this as soon as possible, how can I quickly bring up a Jenkins instance with Docker preinstalled?

This feature is currently live, and is included with Bitnami Jenkins 1.631 and later. We recently released Bitnami Jenkins 1.635You can find the virtual machines here and cloud images at Amazon EC2GoogleVMware vCloud Air and Azure.

Have questions about Bitnami Jenkins with Docker and container slaves? Post to our community forum, and we would be happy to help you.


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Bitnami Welcomes Our Newest Software Partner Cloud9!

Most developers recognize Cloud9 as the popular IDE that is bringing software development into the cloud. This flexible development environment comes with a wide variety of functions out of the box, and if it doesn’t currently have what you need there’s an SDK to create your own plugins. We are pleased to announce that users who would like to create their own plugins for the Cloud9 IDE can now get started in just a few clicks using the new Bitnami Cloud9 stack!

The stack comes complete with a working version of the Cloud9 IDE bundled with an SDK that enables developers to come up with their own awesome functionality! Whether you prefer to launch the Cloud9 stack in the cloud, locally, or as a VM, Bitnami has you covered.

Some of the key features of Bitnami Cloud9 stack:
  • Live browser preview: Check and preview your web application in any one of 300+ browser/OS platform combinations.
  • Language tools: Benefit from code completion, outline views and other language tools for PHP, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, Go, and many more languages.
  • Terminal and debugger: Run UNIX commands in your workspace, set breakpoints and inspect variables with the built-in terminal and debugger.
  • Built-in image editor: Use the built-in image editor to crop, resize, rotate or flip images, all in the same browser window.
  • Integration: Connect with Mercurial and Git repositories.
  • SDK: Build plugins to integrate with enterprise workflows or third-party applications using the Cloud9 SDK.
  • Supports over two dozen themes for highlighting your code in over three dozen languages.
  • Easily run your code from the built-in runners conveniently accessed from the run panel.
  • Easily configurable to run in special modes for VIM, Emacs, or Sublime.
Cloud9 SDK is available to launch now in Bitnami! To get started adding awesome new functionality to your Cloud9 IDE in just a few clicks, you can deploy Cloud9 in the cloud, as a virtual machine, or with a local installer. The application is absolutely free, and can be up and running in as little as a few minutes- give it a try now!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Waiting for Drupal 8? Drupal 8 already available in Bitnami!


Drupal, one of the most famous open source content management platforms, has just released its new stable version Drupal 8.0.0. With over 200 new features and improvements, this is the first supported release of Drupal 8 and is ready for use on production sites. 

If you are not familiar with Bitnami, Bitnami Drupal can be deployed using native installers (for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X), virtual machines and Amazon EC2, Azure, VMware, Google, DigitalOcean and Oracle cloud images. 

You can find more info about this new version and all its features here

Do you have any questions about Bitnami Drupal 8? Post to our community forum, and we would be happy to help you.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Security Notification: libpng multiple buffer overflows CVE-2015-8126

A new security vulnerability was recently discovered in certain versions of libpng. You can find out more about the vulnerability here: https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2015-8126

Any Bitnami-packaged applications using affected versions of libpng that were installed or launched after April 9th, 2012 are vulnerable.

We believe it is the utmost importance to quickly address any security issues in applications distributed by Bitnami and our team are working to update all of the affected applications available through Bitnami and other cloud marketplaces.

We also created a patch that can be applied to fix this vulnerability in applications that are already deployed. Please take a moment to update existing installations of Bitnami-packaged applications by following the instructions in our wiki:

https://wiki.bitnami.com/security/2015-11-16_libpng_security_issue_(CVE-2015-8126)

If you have any questions about this process, please post to our community support forum and we will be happy to help!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Jenkins 1.638 security release

The Jenkins project has just released a new version that fixes multiple security issues, including a fix for the CLI 0-day.

It is strongly suggested that you update your Jenkins website to the latest version.

You can find more info about these issue at this Jenkins Security Advisory.

We have released Bitnami Jenkins 1.638 installers, virtual machines and Amazon EC2, Google, VMware vCloud AirDigitalOcean, Oracle and Azure cloud images that fix these issues.

Have questions about Bitnami Jenkins or the security issue? Post to our community forum, and we would be happy to help you.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Moodle 3.0.0-rc1 now available. New features and improvement


We are happy to announce a new version of Bitnami Moodle Stack.

Moodle, the popular Open Source e-learning platform, has added new interesting features and improvements:
        • Competencies and learning plans
        • Grading interfaces
        • Improvements to moodle.net
        • Element library
        • Navigation
        • Improvements to Moodle Plugins Directory
For more information about Moodle 3.0.0-rc1: https://docs.moodle.org/30/en/New_features

Moodle 3.0.0-rc1 is now ready to install in a few clicks with the Bitnami Moodle 3.0.0-rc1 Installers for Linux, Windows, OS XVirtual Machine images (VMs), Cloud images for Amazon EC2, Azure, Digital Ocean, Oracle and vCloud.


Have questions about Bitnami Moodle? Post to our community forum, and we would be happy to help you.





Thursday, November 5, 2015

Add Automated Quality Checks to Your Development Workflow with Code Dx and Bitnami



Whether you're an independent developer or part of a large enterprise software team, assessing and correcting software quality and security issues is one of those tasks you just can't ignore. One of the best ways to achieve this is with the Bitnami Code Dx Stack, which integrates a set of analysis tools (both open source and commercial) against your code to identify security issues and other weaknesses. The analysis produced by Code Dx then serves as a roadmap for you to begin battle-proofing your software.

This is exactly as awesome as it sounds...but it gets even better when you realize that Code Dx isn't just a static observer/inspector of your code, but can be integrated with every stage of your development workflow in a more proactive role.
  • IDE Integration: If you use Eclipse or Visual Studio, Code Dx comes with ready-to-use plugins for these IDEs. Developers can review Code Dx findings directly in their IDE, switch to the offending lines of code, and fix problems immediately. When software projects use more than one programming language (for example, Java or Python on the server, JavaScript on the client), Code Dx's IDE plugins also collate and centralize results in one place, making it easy to get a handle on the scale and scope of the work involved. Read more about Code Dx’s IDE integration.

  • SCM Integration: If you're using Code Dx in your IDE, you're probably going to fix the problems it identified before committing the code to your SCM. But what if you're using an unsupported IDE, or you're auditing an existing project? If your project uses Git, you can use Code Dx's Git integration to directly analyze a Git repository for quality and security issues. Or, if the project uses Subversion, Mercurial or TFVC, you can upload a zip file containing your source code into Code Dx for analysis. Read more about Code Dx’s SCM integration.
  • CI/CD Integration: If you use build automation, you can integrate Code Dx into your build pipeline and benefit from continuous auditing of your source code. Put simply, this means that once your project is built, you can send it to Code Dx for analysis and optionally choose to break the build/mark it as unstable based on the Code Dx results. If you're using Jenkins, Code Dx has a native Jenkins plugin designed for this, or you can use the Code Dx REST API to achieve the same result with other CI servers. Read about more Code Dx’s CI integration.


Do you like the idea of integrating quality assurance into your development/deployment workflow? Get started right away with the Bitnami Code Dx Stack, available as a native installer on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Neos joins the Bitnami Library!

Neos is now part of the Bitnami App Catalog!


Neos is a next-generation open source content management system made by the Neos community. Based on the PHP framework Flow, Neos is designed to make editing and updating the content on your website simple and intuitive. It is responsive so your website can be too, and makes building SEO into your content plan a breeze. Perhaps most importantly, Neos makes it easy to get started but also comes fully ready to scale up when your business takes off!

Here are some key features that Neos offers:

  • Fine-grained Access Control: selectively control access to certain backend tools and parts of the content
  • Translated Neos User Interface: just click where you want to edit and start typing
  • Integration with Google Analytics
  • Easy content editing and multiple preview modes for different browsers
Neos is now ready to install in a few clicks with the Bitnami Neos Installers for Linux, Virtual Machine images (VMs), Cloud Images for Amazon EC2, Azure , Digital Ocean and vCloud.

You can try Neos launching a free cloud demo server. If you are interested you just have to click on the following button to create a 1 hour free server:



Friday, October 30, 2015

SEO Panel joins the Bitnami Library!

SEO Panel is now part of the Bitnami App Catalog!


SEO Panel is a open source control panel for managing site search engine optimization. This contains SEO tools to increase and track website performance.

It's a high-quality, free PHP-based app that you can use to audit your entire website in a simple and intuitive way.

These are some of the major features that SEO Panel offers:
  •  Keyword Position Checker.
  •  Google and Alexa Rank Checker.
  •  Site Auditor.
  •  Search Engine Saturation Checker.
  •  Automatic Directory Submission Tool
Seo Panel is now ready to install in a few clicks with the Bitnami Seo Panel Installers for Linux, Windows, OS X, Virtual Machine images (VMs), Cloud images for Amazon EC2, Azure, Digital Ocean, Oracle and vCloud.

You can try SEO Panel launching a free cloud demo server. If you are interested you just have to click on the following button to create a 1 hour free server.




Thursday, October 29, 2015

DreamFactory 2.0 Now Available in Bitnami!

UPDATE: Managing your DreamFactory instances just got a whole lot easier. DreamFactory Software has released DreamFactory Enterprise. It’s a management platform that helps you provision, manage, and report on multiple DreamFactory instances used across your development lifecycle. With DreamFactory Enterprise, you gain the assurance that your DreamFactory instances are fully managed, secure, compliant, and more predictable in cost across shared infrastructure.

We are excited that our software partner DreamFactory has announced a new version 2.0, built completely from the ground up! DreamFactory is a popular open source REST API backend for mobile, web, and Internet of Things applications. With DreamFactory, developers can easily connect elements of their backend (SQL, NoSQL, file storage, email, push notifications or external web services) to any mobile device, desktop computer, or IoT device using any of the most popular client frameworks. Bitnami offers a great deployment experience for DreamFactory in the cloud, as a Virtual Machine, and locally through our marketplace. You can even launch a free one-hour demo!

DreamFactory has been hard at work on rebuilding the product from scratch using the latest PHP frameworks and web standards, with a focus on improving three critical areas: Security, API Customizability, and Modularity/Scalability. For an overview of the new app, take a look at their video introduction.



Some specifics of their new features:

Security
  • Easy integration with Active Directory and LDAP.
  • Easy integration with Facebook, Twitter, Google, and GitHub OAuths.
  • More flexible role-based access controls. End users can now have different security permissions for different apps.
  • More flexible authentication with JSON web tokens (JWT) and API keys. You can now set session timeout rules, authenticate users with usernames and passwords, make APIs public, or distribute API keys to specific developers.
API Customizability
  • Implement and automatically document RESTful APIs from scratch with custom scripts.
  • Customize API business logic with server-side scripting in either JavaScript or PHP, with additional languages to follow.
  • Improved API configuration UI for building custom APIs.
Modularity & Scalability
  • Fully modular architecture re-built using the Laravel PHP framework.
  • Install only the packages you need.
  • Use either NGINX or Apache web server (we like NGINX).
  • Pick default SQL database of choice (no longer limited to MySQL).
  • MongoDB is pre-installed and the REST API for Mongo is ready to go “out of the box”.
  • Higher scalability and performance for large-scale transactional mobile and IoT applications.
Launch Bitnami DreamFactory 2.0 in just a few clicks with our Local Installers (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X), Virtual Machine images (VMs), or cloud images!

If you are an existing DreamFactory user and would like to see how to upgrade to DreamFactory 2.0 beta, see our wiki page here for easy-to-follow instructions.

Check out Review Board’s new Version 2.5 on Bitnami!



Software engineers and managers the world over know the importance of having code review built into every step of the production process, and thousands of savvy developers at companies like Amazon and LinkedIn make that happen with Review Board. This popular web-based code review app removes the friction from checking each other’s code with features like side-by-side diffs and commenting for pre- and post-review commits. It enables dev teams to ship the highest quality software possible in the least amount of time, while learning from each other along the way!

Now, Review Board just got better with the announcement of their new version 2.5! With this latest release, the Review Board team makes even greater productivity possible with increased extensibility and improvements to mobile support and collaboration that were requested by their users. They also gave the visual design a great facelift!

Here’s a rundown of key improvements:
  • Mobile support: Important reviews don’t only happen between the hours of 9 and 5. Review Board 2.5 is mobile-friendly, so developers can contribute to important/urgent review even while they are not sitting at their desks
  • Expandable diff fragments: Instantly see more context for a comment - one click expands the diff right in the review.

  • Auto-versioning and diffing of file attachments, including images: Review Board will automatically track changes to file attachments. Simply upload your files, and everyone can see the changes side-by-side and comment on them like just like in the diff viewer.

  • Mute and Archive for review requests: You can now archive old review requests and mute any that don’t require your attention, allowing you to remove the clutter from your inbox and focus on what really matters.

  • Live HD Thumbnails: To view more of a large image, all you have to do is hover over the thumbnail.
  • API tokens: Third-party tools/services and custom scripts can now securely log in as a Review Board user. No need to give out passwords, and the access can be tightly restricted. This paves the way for future integrations with third-party automated code review services and tools.
  • Webhooks: Review Board 2.5 can notify other services like collaboration and CI tools of events. Now when you post or update a review request, it will already be in a format these tools understand.
Review Board 2.5 is available now in Bitnami! Enjoy a more seamless code review process in just a few clicks by deploying Review Board in the cloud, as a virtual machine, or with a local installer. You can even launch a one-hour demo in the cloud, absolutely free!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

‘Take 5’ with the Founder: CEO/Founder of ProcessMaker, Brian Reale

Brian Reale, CEO and Founder of ProcessMaker, a popular workflow tool that improves information flow between data and systems, was kind enough to participate in our popular “Take 5 with the Founder’ series this month. ProcessMaker’s mission is to simplify your workflow and their clients range from major universities and banks to government agencies. It is truly a global company, with offices in North America, Latin America, and Europe, and a network of over 35 partners that extends across five continents.

Learn more about ProcessMaker:

What is the most rewarding part of running your own business? 
The most rewarding part of running your own business is being so close to every part of the business from engineering to sales to support. There is never a problem where I can just leave the office early and think that it is not my problem. At the same time, this means that it is really easy to work hard and make a difference almost every day. 

What advice would you give yourself before founding ProcessMaker? 
In retrospect I probably would have not jumped right into founding my second company (or my first company for that matter). I think that I could have probably benefited from working in a few other companies before setting out on my own. Being part of something started by someone else provides a perspective that is equally important as starting something oneself. 

What advantage does ProcessMaker have over its competitors? 
ProcessMaker takes a much simpler and more intuitive approach to Business Process Management than our competitors do. Our customers consistently tell us that ProcessMaker is more intuitive and much easier to understand than other BPM & Workflow software. The problem with BPM Software is that the boundaries are not very well defined. As a result it is very easy to get ugly products that are filled with feature and scope creep. The result is not pretty from a usability perspective. ProcessMaker, on the other hand, focuses on usability and simplicity first. 

Do you see ProcessMaker as an underdog? 
Yes. If you still see yourself as a startup, then by definition you still see yourself as an underdog. The good thing about seeing yourself as the underdog is that it keeps you focused on working harder than everyone else. ProcessMaker has decided to grow organically from the get go. We raised less than $200k of initial seed capital when we started the business more than 15 years ago. Since then we have never spent time looking for investors. Instead, our philosophy has always been about building great products and services that customers wanted to buy and making sure that our income was always greater than our expenses. Most of our competitors have grown based on VC financing. They seem happy to throw money around to fuel their unprofitable growth. We prefer to be the underdog focused on smart, profitable growth. 

Why did you choose to enter this particular business? 
I love thinking about how complex operations can work or “flow” better. My very first job after college was working in a donations warehouse in a Refugee Camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After about 4 weeks on the job, I had completely changed the distribution system by inventing an artificial currency, setting up a reverse auction system, and insisting on full inventory turnover on a weekly basis. Like I said, I like to make things flow better. One way or another – ProcessMaker was bound to happen. 

Now for the Lightning Round! 

Coffee or tea? 
Tea with Milk. 

PC or MAC? 
Mac 

Early bird or night owl? 
Night owl 

Bagels or muffins? 
Bagels 

Classic or modern? 
Modern 

Detailed or abstract? 
detailed 

Washing dishes or doing laundry? 
Neither 

Saver or spender? 
Saver 

Hardwood or carpet? 
Hardwood

ProcessMaker is available in both Open Source and Enterprise versions at Bitnami! You can start creating seamless workflows with little or no programming experience in just a few clicks with our cloud images, Virtual Machines, and local installers. You can even launch a one-hour demo absolutely free- give it a try now!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Magento 1.9.2.2 security release

The Magento project has just released a new version that provides protection against several types of security-related issues, including remote code execution, information leaks and cross-site scripting.

It is strongly suggested that you update your Magento website to the latest version. Important! This patch breaks backward compatibility, and can impact extensions and customizations.

You can find more info about these issue at the Magento release news.

We have released Bitnami Magento 1.9.2.2 installers, virtual machines and Amazon EC2, Google, VMware vCloud Air, DigitalOcean and Azure cloud images that fix these issues. 

Do you already have a Magento installation? You can follow our guide about how to upgrade the application and you won't have to be worried about these vulnerabilities. 


Have questions about Bitnami Magento or the security issue? Post to our community forum, and we would be happy to help you.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Joomla! 3.4.5 security release

The Joomla! project has just released a new version that fix multiple SQL injection and ACL violation vulnerabilities. 

This is a security release for the 3.x series and it only contains the security fixes, no other changes have been made. It is strongly suggested that you update your Joomla! website to the latest version. 

You can find more info about these issue at the Joomla! release news.

We have released Bitnami Joomla! 3.4.5 installersvirtual machines and Amazon EC2GoogleVMware vCloud Air, DigitalOcean and Azure cloud images that fix these issues. 

Do you already have a Joomla! installation? You can follow our guide about how to upgrade the application and you won't have to be worried about these vulnerabilities. 

Have questions about Bitnami Joomla! or the security issue? Post to our community forum, and we would be happy to help you.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Node.js 4.1.2 Security Release


The nodejs project has just issued a new version due to a security release. Node.js version 4.1.2 fixes an important security issue, a denial of service (DoS) bug.

The Node.js team strongly encourages their users to update to this version. For more details please check the official announcement.

We have released Bitnami Node.js 4.1.2 installersvirtual machines and Amazon EC2GoogleVMware vCloud Air and Azure cloud images that fix these issues.

Have questions about Bitnami Node.js or the security issue? Post to our community forum, and we would be happy to help you.

Let's Chat joins the Bitnami Library!

Let's Chat is now part of the Bitnami App Catalog!

Let's Chat is an open source messaging application that runs on Node.js and MongoDB. 

These are some of the features that Let's Chat offers:
  • Multiple Rooms
  • Desktop Notifications
  • Mentions 
  • Private / Password-protected Rooms
  • Image embeds
  • File uploads

Let's Chat is now ready to install in a few clicks with the Bitnami Let's Chat Installers for Linux, Virtual Machine images (VMs), Cloud Images for Amazon EC2, Azure, Digital Ocean, vCloud and Google Cloud Platform.

You can try Let's Chat launching a free cloud demo server. If you are interested you just have to click on the following button to create a 1 hour free server:



Want your favorite app to be part of the Bitnami Library? Vote for it in our contest!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Bitnami Welcomes Our Newest Commercial Partner: WebMail Pro PHP!

Tired of using the same old user interface for your enterprise email system? With the Bitnami WebMail Pro PHP stack, you can quickly launch a modern front-end for your existing email system that is simple yet full-featured and powerful. It is optimized for large numbers of mailboxes and looks great on any desktop or mobile browser. With features like CalDAV/CardDAV mobile sync, mail filtering and threading, message auto-response and auto-forward, PGP encryption, and much more, WebMail Pro PHP will take emailing with your enterprise system from cumbersome to awesome!



Key features include: 
  • Modern, responsive user interface 
  • Support for IMAP, SMTP, SSL and LDAP 
  • Support for IMAP quotas, multiple accounts per user and multiple domains 
  • Drag-and-drop support for images and other attachments 
  • Thumbnail preview for images and PDF files 
  • Support for OpenPGP encryption 
  • Import and export of contacts via CSV or VCF files 
  • Internationalized and UTF8-compliant; right-to-left support for Hebrew and Arabic 
  • Extensive set of HTTP and PHP APIs for developers 
  • Integration with external cloud storage providers like Dropbox and Google Drive 
  • Compatible with Microsoft Exchange, Exim, Postfix, Dovecot, Sendmail, Qmail and many others Fully customizable via templates and included source code 
  • Professional support

Interested in WebMail Pro PHP? Deploy a one-hour free demo of the Bitnami WebMail Pro PHP Stack! We make it easy to run WebMail Pro PHP in the cloud, virtually, or locally in minutes. Try it out now!

Control Your Minecraft Servers with the Bitnami Multicraft Stack!

Minecrafters unite!

New to the Bitnami Library comes the very popular Minecraft hosting platform, Multicraft! Multicraft is a highly touted all-in-one, customizable Minecraft server control panel that was built with the user experience in mind. Stable and both easy-to-use and manage, Multicraft gives you the ability to control thousands of Minecraft servers from one place. Multicraft easily integrates with payment processing and includes APIs that allow you to create your own tools or integrate with third party applications.

Key features of Multicraft include:
  • Unified Web interface to control thousands of servers from a single dashboard 
  • Full-featured API for application automation and third-party integration 
  • Per-server management of user and player rights 
  • Built-in FTP server and client for simplified file transfer 
  • Built-in support for regular and rotating backups, world saves, server restarts, in-game messages and more 
  • Billing integration with Blesta, WHMCS, BoxBilling and others 
  • Sophisticated administrative tools to find and manage servers, send broadcasts, kick/ban players and manage users 
  • Easy, centralized configuration 
  • Customizable front-end with theming and Unicode support 
  • Advanced security features, including IP-based authentication, login brute-force protection, multi-level permissions and more 
  • Active community and professional support


Interested in Multicraft? Deploy a one-hour free demo of the Bitnami Multicraft Stack! We make it easy to run Multicraft in the cloud, virtually, or locally in minutes. Try it out now!


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

CanvasLMS joins Bitnami!

We are happy to announce that CanvasLMS is now available on our app catalog!

CanvasLMS is an open-source Learning Management System (LMS) application that integrates multimedia course content in an easy environment.

It is built using Ruby on Rails as the web application framework and PostgreSQL as the database. Everything is included on the Bitnami Stack. 

CanvasLMS also offers the following features:
  • Allows you to create courses with student assessments like quizzes or surveys.
  • Provides a virtual space for your class where you can post the student grades and track the progress using a friendly interface.
  • Its design adapts for mobile phones so you can connect everywhere.
  • It has an user-customizable navigation.
  • You can configure many automated tasks so you can reschedule jobs and avoid repetitive work
CanvasLMS is now ready to install in a few clicks with the Bitnami CanvasLMS InstallersVirtual Machine images (VMs), cloud images for Amazon EC2AzurevCloud and Digital Ocean

You can try CanvasLMS by launching a free cloud demo server. If you are interested, click on the following button to create a 1 hour free server: