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Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:05
In this screencast, I explain how we can link (register) one or multiple OSF Web Services networks to a single OSF for Drupal instance. I discuss how this OSF Web Services mechanism can be used to bring datasets from multiple different OSF instances into the same Drupal portal. I also cover how we can use the same OSF Web Services network as the backend for multiple Drupal portals (which uses...
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:37
March 22nd, 2014, we have concluded DrupalCampChina 2014 (announcement). This is the second year that Drupal Shanghai Community has teamed up with Techyizu.org (a Shanghai-based volunteer-driven organization and supporters of the China startup and tech community.) to succefully organize DrupalCamp within Barcamp. For those who don't know, Barcamp is the same style as DrupalCamp, but wider topics...
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:52
Today's web is supposedly about fancy software on both server and client, building amazingly flexible applications merging content and functionality from anywhere.  What, then, is the role of old-school HTML websites?  In particular, why am I wasting my time building AkashaCMS and not building websites with Drupal?
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:17
Many a time a customer’s casual challenge of “But that’s easy in Drupal isn’t it?” has resulted in us taking up the gauntlet and putting in some hard yards to indeed "make that easy”. Clearly 8,500 D7 modules on drupal.org is not enough. As we were working on a government project last year the question popped up again and we had to rise to the occasion. The project was eventually put on ice,...
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:00
Last month, we wrapped up a project for nonprofit-oriented payment processor, iATS Payments. iATS Payments wanted to invest in gaining wider adoption of their services and enlisted ThinkShout's help in building a PHP wrapper for their existing SOAP API. Being a bunch of software engineers who have implemented our fair share of APIs (both good and bad), we knew we had to achieve certain goals...
Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:27
We’re back from another successful Drupal NYC Camp! A great event as always (thanks to Forest Mars and all the other volunteers and organizers that made the event possible), this year the event attracted more than 800 attendees and was held at a truly awesome venue: the United Nations. Forum One’s presence this year was bigger than ever! Five of us attended, four of whom spoke at five...
Mon, 04/14/2014 - 21:19
Though DrupalCon Latin America - Bogotá, Columbia is just under a year away, we’re already getting the ball rolling on planning and organization— and we need your help!
Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:55
Drupal core comes with a built-in structure called an installation profile. An install profile is a specific set of features and configurations that get built when the site is installed. Drupal has almost always had some variety of install profile, but with Drupal 7 they became a whole lot easier to create and understand.
Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:01
The Open Semantic Framework (OSF) for Drupal is a middleware layer that allows structured data (RDF) and associated vocabularies (ontologies) to “drive” tailored tools and data displays within Drupal. The basic OSF for Drupal modules provide two types of capabilities. First, there are a series of connector modules such as OSF Entities, OSF SearchAPI and OSF Field Storage to integrate...
Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:57
Much has been said over the last number of years since the publication of Luke Wroblewski’s Mobile First in 2011, as part of the A Book Apart series, marked as “brief books for people who make websites.”  The series offers valuable tools about designing for and working in the web business, and Luke’s contribution is no small one.   And while a few years have come and gone, has anything really...

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