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Ibibo Pliggs it

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Ibibo Labs has a link to one of their new products under testing, a Digg-clone running on Pligg, called Newscola. Strangely, for all of Nasper’s technology muscle, MIH had to use a freely available software to push the product out. Now, I don’t have any problems using open source or free software, but the mistake that most companies make is in rushing to the market just to launch the product, without any thought given to how it would integrate with their existing systems. Ibibo’s other services run on .Net and IIS, while Pligg is a LAMP product and there is no common login. I can forsee that at some point a poor developer will end up having to write hacks into Pligg’s authentication module to integrate the regular Ibibo login into the system or migrate the system wholesale to .Net, which is such a ridiculous waste of time.

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Written by shyam

February 2, 2007 at 6:43 am

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  1. hi can u further explain the matter in layman terms.i can sniff that u r talking snthng really important


    May 17, 2007 at 5:19 pm

  2. Well, its not that they are the first ones who face this multiple base problem & then having to integrate them all!! There are a number of examples around, like Orkut-Google for one!! ;)


    January 12, 2008 at 5:03 pm

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