Global Drupal Training Day

Join us for Drupal Global Training Day - May 30th, 2014

Free Intro to Drupal and Data Visualization The Drupal open-source content management system (CMS) powers more than one million websites and more than twelve percent of the top 100,000 according to BuiltWith . Join us for a FREE introduction to Drupal websites and data visualization on Friday May 30th. Hosted by Sage Tree Solutions , this event is part of the Drupal Association 's quarterly Drupal Global Training Day. When: Friday May 30th from 9am-12:30pm Where: UCSD Price Center in the Green Table Room, 2nd floor Sun God Lounge What to bring: Wi-Fi enabled laptop with a web browser to...
Rules Extended

Rules Extended: views_rules

Extending your rules knowledge This edition of our "Rules Extended" series looks at the contrib module views_rules and how it can make dealing with complex loops in rules easier, by leveraging your hard won views knowledge. Views rules: The rules module is a very powerful tool for executing actions on your site, and includes it's own query engine for creating loops. However, sometimes we need to perform actions on data-sets that can only be derived from more complex queries; the type of query where views shines. Enter the views_rules module, which profiles views integration with rules...
Freelancer VS Established Shop

Freelancer or Shop? Why you should work with an established development shop

Why you should work with an established development shop If you are considering updating an existing web site or building a one and are not sure what kind of team you need, this article will help guide you through the selection process. Presuming you are not going to hire your sister’s nephew who claims to “know all about the web,” then you will be selecting your development partner from a pool of development shops and freelancers and perhaps your corporate IT team. There are pros and cons to each type of partner, read on to learn what’s right for your project. The larger and more complex...
Architecting Drupal Like a Boss

Architecting Drupal Features... Like a Boss

Not architecting features can lead to more work than is necessary A common problem for building features without architecture is that developers tend to build the features directly without a plan for scalability. One approach is to build one feature that captures every possible configuration that can be captured including, but not limited to, Drupal configurations, content types, fields, permissions, views, cache configurations, various strongarm variables, contexts, ctools configurations, blocks, etc. This "kitchen sink" approach is a definite way to get all the configurations captured in a...
Fun with Kalabox

Fun with Kalabox - A Developer's Review

Unboxing Kalabox One of the joys I have in my day as a Drupal developer is starting up Kalabox . The eclectic team at Kalamuna managed to inject a lot of personality into the user interface and this makes it a fun experience for setting up projects: Kalabox running, check! Web Server running, check! Database running, check! Warp Factor 9...awesome! Spirit Animal Fire Phoenix... radical! I know there are many command line ninjas out there that enjoy setting up their local development servers and I have great admiration for what they do, however, I would rather have an easy button to set up all...