BitRock Presenting at WhyFLOSS Madrid

In addition to JavaOne, BitRock founder and CTO Daniel Lopez Ridruejo will be giving a talk on BitNami at WhyFLOSS Madrid, a Spanish conference on open source software. If you're not familiar with it, the BitNami project provides popular web applications such as DokuWiki, Drupal, Joomla! and Wordpress in self-contained, easy to install packages. With BitNami, even non-technical users can get BitNami application stacks up and running on Windows, Linux, OS X or Solaris in just a few clicks. BitNami also includes several development stacks for Rails, WAMP, JRuby and more.

The WhyFLOSS event is being held in Madrid on May 21st and registration is free, although all of the talks will be in Spanish.


BitRock Selected Finalist of Spanish 2009 Internet Award

BitRock has been elected as a finalist of the 2009 Internet Awards in the category of best company. This nomination recognizes our work on BitNami and how it enables users of different backgrounds to quickly have up and running blogs, wikis and other web based programs. You can find more information at Dia de Internet website


Get $100 Off Your JavaOne Pass

BitRock will be exhibiting and demoing InstallBuilder, our cross platform installer development tool, at JavaOne, and you’re invited! If you’re not familiar with JavaOne, it is one of the leading events for Java developers. Held June 2-5 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, it offers attendees an opportunity to hear from industry leaders and other technology experts – those programming directly in Java(TM) technology and those looking at it from new perspectives including scripting, RIA, open source and more. A wide range of sessions give developers a chance to get hands-on experience with Java and related technologies.

To sign up and get $100 off of your full conference pass, visit: cplan.com/javaone2009/externalregistration/reg.html and enter the code EXHBCEK5.

If you do attend the conference, be sure to drop by the BitRock kiosk to enter our drawing for a very cool prize!

PostBooks Open Source ERP Now Installs in Minutes

We're proud to announce xTuple, developer of PostBooks open source ERP, as a new BitRock customer! xTuple approached BitRock to help make PostBooks, its award-winning open source ERP, accounting, CRM and reporting software, easy to install.

The new BitRock Custom Stacks for PostBooks are self-contained installers that fully automate the installation and configuration process for PostBooks ERP, making it easy for even non-technical people to take the freely-available software for a spin.

To download PostBooks or sign up for a demo of the Standard or Manufacturing editions, visit xTuple.com.

In addition to the new easy to use installers (known as Custom Stacks), xTuple is also leveraging BitRock's Network Service to better service its large and growing user base. The Network Service enables xTuple to communicate new releases and other important messages to users while getting better visibility into how PostBooks is being deployed to improve product development and support.