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Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:30
Keep Calm and Clear Cache! This is an often used phrase in Drupal land. Clearing cache fixes many issues that can occur in Drupal, usually after a change is made and then isn't being reflected on the site. But sometimes, clearing cache isn't enough and a registry rebuild is in order. The Drupal 7 registry contains an inventory of all classes...
Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:46
I have a standard format for patchnames: 1234-99.project.brief-description.patch, where 1234 is the issue number and 99 is the (expected) comment number. However, it involves two copy-pastes: one for the issue number, taken from my browser, and one for the project name, taken from my command line prompt. Some automation of this is clearly possible, especially as I usually name my git branches...
Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:25
We proudly present our first official drupal.org project, which we released about two months ago: the Outdated Browser module. It detects outdated browsers and advises users to upgrade to a new version - in a very pretty looking way.
Fri, 03/27/2015 - 13:18
In Drupal 7 the Field API introduced the concept of swappable field storage. This means that field data can live in any kind of storage, for instance a NoSQL database like MongoDB, provided that a corresponding backend is enabled in the system. This feature allows support of some nice use cases, like remotely-stored entity data or exploit storage backends that perform better in...
Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:31
Some recent fun we've had Mapping with Drupal People love maps. People love being able to visually understand how locations relate to each other. And since the advent of Google Maps, people love to pan and zoom, to click and swipe. But what people hate, is a shoddy mapping experience. Mapping can be hard, but fortunately, Drupal takes a lot of the pain away. Why map? You...
Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:18
This website and our special math teaching materials was created to demonstrate that learning math (Linear algebra, Calculus, Probability theory etc.) can be fun, if everything is kept simple and easy to understand. Categories: EducationCountries: United States of AmericaLanguages: English
Fri, 03/27/2015 - 01:00
I’ve just listened to the latest episode of the Modules Unraveled podcast by Bryan Lewis, which talked about The current job market in Drupal. And it made me think about my own journey as a Drupal developer, from zero to reasonably competent (I hope). The thing about this industry is that everything seems to move faster and faster. There’s a best new tool or framework released every other day....
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:28
Drupal is a great choice for your enterprise-level web application project, and maybe even your website. Like every other framework under the sun, it’s also a terrible choice if you’re cavalier about the management of its implementation. Things go awry, scope creeps, budgets get drained, and hellfire rains down from the sky… You get it. The good news is that there are steps you can take to...
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:12
Palantir CEO Tiffany Farriss recently keynoted MidCamp here in Chicago where she spoke about the economics of Drupal contribution. In it, she explored some of the challenges of open-source contribution, showing how similar projects like Linux have managed growth and releases, and what the Drupal Association might do to help push things along toward a Drupal 8 release. You...
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:58
I've offered to help mentor a Google Summer of Code student to work on DruCall. Here is a link to the project details. The original DruCall was based on SIPml5 and released in 2013 as a proof-of-concept. It was later adapted to use JSCommunicator as the webphone implementation. JSCommunicator itself was updated by another GSoC student, Juliana Louback, in 2014. It would be great to take DruCall...

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