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:

  • 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? 

Early bird or night owl? 
Night owl 

Bagels or muffins? 

Classic or modern? 

Detailed or abstract? 

Washing dishes or doing laundry? 

Saver or spender? 

Hardwood or carpet? 

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 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 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:

Monday, October 5, 2015

Drop by and Visit the Bitnami Team at AWS re:Invent 2015!

Our team is incredibly excited to sponsor the AWS re:Invent 2015! For those of you unfamiliar with the event, AWS re:invent started in 2012 as a way to bring together AWS customers and partners to collaborate and learn about new cloud computing strategies in a series of hands-on workshops, sessions and technical deep-dives. Amazon has been a valuable partner of Bitnami for many years starting with the launch of Bitnami Cloud Hosting in 2011.

Members of our team (from our software engineers to our marketing reps) will represent Bitnami in the Expo Hall (booth 533) in The Venetian this week in Las Vegas. Drop by to discuss anything and everything cloud hosting and, of course, grab some free swag.

We love hearing from our users, so find us this week and meet the team!