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Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:15
Published: Wed, 03/26/14Download this episodePDF Yes. But pdf and epub modules are the second generation. Fileviewer module was the first generation. It uses Poppler, the popular pdf lib in Linux, to convert pdf file into png images and display them in browser. After several years, the Mozilla Foundation created pdf.js which allow browsers use HTML5 and JavaScript to display PDF file. Today pdf....
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:53
This is a copy of an open letter written to the Governor of Oregon regarding the Oregon health exchange. (PDF) --- Dear Mr. Kitzhaber, In light of the recent resignation of the Oregon Health Authority director, Bruce Goldberg and the previous resignation of Cover Oregon director, Rocky King, I feel that I need to speak up.Read more
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:36
Topics:  Drupal Planet Localization When working with Drupal's language / locale components in code, we need to be aware of some issues to ensure that the multilingual subsystem works as we'd expect. Hard-coding a language (or assuming no language) is problematic Retrieving field values Setting field values...
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 16:46
1.  So Erin, what's your role at Mediacurrent, both internally and client-related? My title is Business Development.  This includes working with prospective clients to see if Mediacurrent can solve their Drupal and Digital Strategy needs.  I also work with our Partners and Alliances to better serve our clients and provide a complete solution.  Internally, I work a lot with...
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 14:13
In Drupal 8, the entire block system got an overhaul, and there are lots of goodies in there. I took a tour of the new system with a short video. Some of the biggest changes to see are that you can now use blocks more than once on your site, and there is a new Custom block library that lets you create block types, which are very much like content types for blocks. They let you add fields to...
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 09:07
Drush is awesome. Having Drush commands at my finger tips saves me a lot of clicking in the Drupal admin interface and ultimately makes me more productive. If you are new to Drush, you might find the large number of commands available overwhelming and not know which ones to start with. If you are interested, keep reading to find out more about the 10 Drush commands that I use most often - the...
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 21:43
AttachmentSize AcquiaCertificationStudyGuide.pdf121.27 KB logo.png5.99 KB TL;DR I passed. :P Here's a run-down of what the experience was like. Up-front disclaimer: I work for Acquia. However, I was not involved in the creation of Acquia Certification and had no insight to the test beforehand apart from a single sample question. I'm also writing this on my personal blog, rather than...
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 21:39
The Drupal.org working groups have been busy as usual! Here are the latest updates on what the Drupal.org Software, Infrastructure, and Content working groups were doing during the past two months.
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 20:29
After many weeks of clean up, I've finally managed to produce generic installation scripts for ELMSLN that work with Vagrant (and any *nix server for that matter).  This drastically simplifies the process of getting ELMSLN up and running for testing.  ELMSLN is a networked Drupal application that relies on other systems in the network to fully appreciate what is going on. In the playlist to...
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 20:01
Right after we launched our first certification last week, two questions stood out. First, why is Acquia doing the certification? And why did it take them so long? I saw these as two sides of the same coin. I wanted to reflect a bit on the history of this project. Click here for full details of Acquia’s Drupal certification.

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