Open Source Meets Journalists' Need for Quick Results
Source: PSC Group
A national publisher with local business publications in major U.S. cities, wanted to supplement their print and online publications with web applications that presented supporting data from their articles allowing readers to draw their own conclusions. This meant that each application had to be conceived and executed in the same week to coincide with the release of the associated print article, a process that could not be easily achieved with legacy programming technologies. Although legacy programming technologies could have been used, PSC sensed that Open Source was tailor-made for this project. Not only was it less expensive, but it was also faster, and easier to create a state-of-the-art interactive mapping application.