I'm on the plane headed to my 4th DrupalCon, and this one is looking like a good time.
So much is happening this year. Drupal 8 is getting closer and closer to release, more and more Drupal businesses and services are being launched, and we continue to develop our Drupal products.
While my session on DevShop wasn't accepted, I am personally involved in a lot of BoF sessions this year.Drupal.org & GitHub, Living in Harmony: HubDrop.io
On Tuesday, I'll be discussing the future of Drupal.org and GitHub integration via HubDrop.io, our git-mirror-as-a-service. If you are interested in moving your module development to GitHub, but want to keep the code going to drupal.org to keep integrated with it's release system, than HubDrop is for you.
We will chat about what HubDrop is, what it will be in the future, and we'll fan the long-running flamewar over whether drupal code hosting should just move to GitHub.
Room 10A (Ashday), 3rd floor. Tuesday - 5:00 to 6:00The Great Multisite Debate
This BoF session was spawned by what I thought was a simple question posted on Twitter:May 16, 2014
After a flurry of replies, Jakub Suchy from Acquia suggested to continue the conversation as a DrupalCon BoF.
Apparently I touched on a controversial subject!
Multisite is a powerful (some would say dangerously so) feature of Drupal that let's you host many sites pointed at a single codebase on a server, and the Drupal hosting as a service companies out there are starting to offer multisite and multisite-like services.
Aegir is built on the concept of multisite, but it's not a requirement to use it.
During a temporary lapse in judgement, I offered to moderate this throwdown, so wish me luck.
Expect to see representatives from the Aegir project, Pantheon, Acquia, and more. It's bound to be a spirited debate!
Room 8A - JustDigital | 3rd floor. Thursday · 10:45-11:45Aegir Hosting Project
Now that I've been invited to become a maintainer of the Aegir project, Christopher Gervais (the aegir lead) has invited me to join him at the Birds of a Feather session.
Come see what's new in Aegir 3, chat with other aegir users, and talk about what might be in store for the future.
Room 8B - Unicon | 3rd floor. Thursday · 02:15-03:15Future of DevShop, Aegir, & Open Cloud Software
As an alternative to my session on DevShop, I've scheduled a BoF on the future of DevShop. I'd like to have a conversation about what people are interested and where things could go from here.
As the year progresses I plan on releasing more tools for Aegir & DevShop for cloud management.
If you haven't heard of DevShop yet, go read my session proposal: DevShop: Drupal DevOps in a Box
So the BoFs are certainly where it is at this year. I hope to see you there. Please don't be afraid to get in touch if you'd like to meetup beyond the BoFs!
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You’ve probably come across this situation before. When visiting a certain site, you see a browser warning that the website is using mixed content — both HTTP and HTTPS together.
Avoiding mixed content is nothing new to some web developers, but read on if you’re looking for a quick fix to prevent both mixed content warnings and CSRF attacks, which are the underlying reason why browsers have those warnings in the first place.Introducing HSTS
For somebody working in a development agency, estimation is a critical part of the job. Different companies handle this process differently, and the method can be anything from a wild guess ("That'll cost around $n") to a very methodic approach.
DrupalCon Austin 2014 kicks off today in Austin, Texas, at the Austin Convention Center. More than 3,300 people are expected to attend the event, which offers educational and networking opportunities for the mix of developers, designers, IT managers, agencies and Fortune 500 companies that make up the Drupal community.
In the first post of this series, we looked at why Symfony is being included in Drupal 8, and what that means for longtime Drupal developers. Now that we've considered the implications, just what is getting incorporated into Drupal?
Drupal is not using Symfony as a full stack framework. Rather, it is taking advantage of specific components. This post is essentially a list of these components with a link and a brief description for each.
Title: High Performance Drupal
Authors: Jeff Sheltren & Narayan Newton
Title: Drupal for Designers & Drupal Development Tricks for Designers
Author: Dani Nordin
Want to use the most awesome version of Drupal on the most awesome Drupal hosting? ;) This guide is for you!Let's Get Started!
First, head to http://www.acquia.com/acquia-cloud-free to set up your new site. This process takes a few minutes, but worry not; you can bide your time watching helpful tutorial videos! Once your site is provisioned, you'll be taken to the Acquia Cloud workflow page.
For all you early birds arriving in Austin today, DrupalCon badge pickup and onsite registration opens at 3pm.
Can't make it tonight? Reg opens bright and early Monday morning at 7am and goes until 6:30pm.Drupal Training
Training begins tomorrow at 9am, and there is still space in some classes. Register online to secure your spot before they sell out!
I was musing yesterday morning while heading to the airport that I've been attending Drupalcons since 2007. Seven years. When I entered into the Drupal community back then, I had no real idea that this would become the focus of how I chose to make my living. I had no idea that, mostly, twice a year I would join with other like minded people. I didn't know that I would find myself in a leadership position in the community. I didn't know that I'd end up helping lead companies. What I did know was that I was working with a software project that made it easier for me to do my job.drupaldrupalconaustindrupal association