Drupal 8 is moving along at a steady pace, but not as quickly as we all had hoped. One great advantage this has is it gives developers time to backport lots of the features Drupal 8 has in core as modules for Drupal 7. My inspiration and blatant rip-off for this blog came from the presentation fellow Lullabot Dave Reid did at Drupalcon Austin about how to Future-Proof Your Drupal 7 Site. Dave’s presentation was more about what you can do to make your Drupal 7 “ready” where this article is more about showing off Drupal 8 “hotness” that we can use in production today.
Ronan Dowling (ronan), lead developer at Gorton Studios joins Ted and Mike to talk about all the new features in Backup and Migrate 3.0 including file and code backup and a improved plugin architecture. We also get up-to-speed with Drupal 8 development, review some Drupal-y statistics, make our picks of the week, and ask Ronan 5-ish questions.
Cross-posted with permission from Genuine Interactive
Les is a web applications engineer at Genuine Interactive. He is a frequent Drupal community contributor. Genuine’s PHP team works on projects in a range of industries from CPG, B2B, financial services, and more.
One of the key features of a Drupal module is an admin interface. An admin interface enables you to make a module's settings configurable by a site editor or administrator so they can change them on the fly.Tags: Drupal Module DevelopmentPlanet Drupal
Although Drupal 8 has had a Conditions Plugin API for a several months, it wasn't until during DrupalCon Austin sprint we managed to get blocks to use the Conditions Plugin API for block visibility.
The great thing about Condition Plugins, is they are re-usable chunks of code, and many contrib projects will be able to take advantage of them (Page Manager, Panels, Rules anyone?)
In this post, I show how you can create an example Page Message module that uses a RequestPath condition plugin to show a message on a configured page.
So you've finished building a beautiful Drupal website. That means your work is done, right?
Not even close! Building the site is only the beginning: every website needs to be deployed, hosted, monitored, maintained, upgraded, security patched, scaled, and more— and if you start thinking about those things only after finishing your site, you’re bound to run into trouble.
Fortunately, DrupalCon Amsterdam is here to help! We’ll be running a #devops track that will bring devs and ops closer together. We’ll be discussing ways to achieve easier deployments, as well as how to ensure better stability, scalability and security for your big, beautiful Drupal website.
We've got a bunch of awesome speakers with experience in all of the above topics, as well as:
... and many more topics that you should think about when building that beautiful website that can't afford to go down.
The DrupalCon Amsterdam DevOps track will feature a broad range of talks covering the various technologies used in devops— and we expect it will be a nice counterpart to the traditional Drupal-centric tracks. These DevOps sessions will give you a perfect opportunity to peek into new technologies and talk with the best people working on those solutions.
Whether you are putting together a small internal application or a large, popular, internet-facing site, your job does not end at the last commit. So join us in learning how to release stronger and better software faster. We’re all in this together, so let’s share the love and learn from each other!
Today, my cover was blown.
If you came across this photo on your Facebook account or Twitter feed and you’ve been wondering – or furiously texting friends who were in Austin last month – “Is that really...?” or “Was he...” and “Did you meet him?”
The answer is:
No. Howard Stern did not attend DrupalCon as a Drupal Watchdog secret agent. (Although we did hear a rumor that he was in Austin at the time, taping an episode of America’s Got Talent, and that he just might put in a surprise appearance at the Convention Center.)
Truly, that was I in the photo: Ronnie Ray, your fearless Watchdog blogster.
So now you know. But kindly keep this information on the QT.
Although if you or your company want a Howardish presence at DrupalCon Amsterdam, feel free to send checks, cash, a NYC-Amsterdam round-trip airline ticket (and Howard only flies first class, alas) to R. Brawer, c/o this magazine.Images: