Twenty years ago today, Drupal was founded by Dries Buytaert. The Drupal story began in a dorm room at the University of Antwerpen, and a lot has been achieved since.
In the world of fast changing technology and a vibrant open source ecosystem, it is a great achievement to reach the age of twenty. Over the years the Drupal project has developed from a CMS system into an open source digital transformation platform that millions of people around the world use every day.
One of every thirty websites in the world is built with Drupal
In the last 20 years Drupal has become one of the leading open source frameworks in the world for high-end digital experience projects, and the story of the Drupal community, its companies, and individuals is nowhere near ending.
During the history of Drupal it has always been a priority to solve problems for the end users, to react fast to new technologies, and to adapt the project to new challenges. For many years Drupal has proven its case: Even though Drupal was always built for the high end market, the focus was always to make it easy for new users to start using it. The result is that the Drupal community is thriving, every year thousands of exciting new web projects are launched, and Drupal maintains to be a front runner for high-end digital experiences.
The fact that Drupal is open source makes it even more attractive. Today more than ever, companies and governments want to own their data and their software. They want to have the freedom to use it and develop it the way they want. Escaping the walled gardens of SAAS, PAAS, and the vendor lock-in effect of proprietary software has caused a huge momentum for Drupal.
1xINTERNET is built around Drupal - on the backend all our applications are based on Drupal and our employees are truly dedicated Drupalists. We take part in the community work, and we do not only have ambitions for 1xINTERNET, but also for Drupal as a project. We care about the future of the Drupal ecosystem, and it is our wish, that together we can build an even stronger community. We want to foster the relationship and collaboration with like minded companies and individuals with the goal to make Drupal even better, and to further accelerate its growth and adoption.
When we all continue to contribute our time, technical skills, and passion into the open source project Drupal, we can benefit for many years to come. At 1xINTERNET we look forward to seeing where Drupal will take us in the next decades.
We strongly believe in the power of the extraordinary innovative Drupal community, and we are proud every day about being part of the Drupal universe.
Celebrating 20 years of Drupal
During the year 2021 we will focus on highlighting our best solutions made with Drupal. We call this series “Celebrating 20 years of Drupal”, and we will highlight 20 projects throughout the year. Every month we will feature case studies, introduce our latest projects, and show our compelling product lines of software solutions based on Drupal. So make sure you follow us on our social media to get the news hot and fresh!
Today, to kick off the year of Drupal for 20 years celebration, we highlight the following case study: Transgourmet is one of our great clients, for whom we have built a multi-site solution. Transgourmet is one of the biggest food wholesalers in Germany and eastern Europe with a focus on gastronomy, hotels and bulk consumers.
In the beginning 1xINTERNET was asked to review all websites of Transgourmet and their daughter companies Selgros Cash and Carry. The goal was to create a unified platform for all websites and e-commerce solutions. Drupal was selected to create a consistent and flexible solution that allows the relaunch of all websites of the company. Over the last years we have created this platform in close cooperation with Transgourmet, and currently all websites are being rolled out on our platform.
This case study won the Enterprise category at the German Splash Awards 2020 which was held in October 2020.