Open Source

Intrepid Network Inc. develops custom software and dynamic Web sites using Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, and more. This includes, but is not limited to, automated systems software, content management systems and e-Commerce functionality. For more information about why we develop using open-source please refer to this article, written by David A. Wheeler or ask us how it benefits you. Why Open Source Software / Free Software? Look at the Numbers!


PHP 7.2 Performance & Security

On 30 November 2017, the PHP community announced the release of PHP 7.2. More specifically, this is the second feature update to the PHP 7 series. While Drupal 7 does not include support for PHP 7.2 it does support PHP 7.1 which is 250% faster than PHP 5.6. Intrepid Network has been quietly updating select websites from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 and we've been updating select Drupal 7 websites from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.1. Performance tests confirm reporting claims and version 7.1 is indeed much much faster.

Why Open Source Software?

Open Source Software / Free Software (OSS/FS) (also abbreviated as FLOSS or FOSS) has risen to great prominence. Briefly, OSS/FS programs are programs whose licenses give users the freedom to run the program for any purpose, to study and modify the program, and to redistribute copies of either the original or modified program (without having to pay royalties to previous developers).