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myDropWizard.com: How the "official" Drupal 6 Long-Term Support will work!

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 14:51

As you may know, Drupal 6 will reach End-Of-Life (EOL) on February 24th, 2016. This means the Drupal community (including the Security Team) will no longer support Drupal 6!

However, a small group of commercial vendors will collaborate with the Drupal Security Team to take on Long-Term Support of Drupal 6! And myDropWizard is one of those Drupal 6 long-term support vendors. :-)

In this article, we'll answer the following questions:

  • What specifically will happen on February 24th?
  • What is the official Drupal 6 LTS?
  • How will the process work?
  • What will customers need to pay for?

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InternetDevels: InternetDevels: 2015 wrap-up — infographics

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 14:22

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Acquia Developer Center Blog: Acquia U: "Making the world a better place, one Drupalist at a time." - with Amy Parker

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 13:09
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Part 2 of 2 - Amy Parker, the Director of Acquia University, and I sat down in Acquia's downtown Boston headquarters to talk about Acquia's technology boot camp, affectionately known as "Acquia U". In this podcast we talk about the diversity of candidate backgrounds, the candidate selection process, and go into what makes a successful Acquia "Ubie." We also talk about measuring the success of a program like this in human terms.

In part one, we went over the course and how it covers much more than Drupal. The curriculum is designed to produce people able to work in tech companies: Drupal and related technologies, agile methodologies, project management tools, trouble shooting tickets, presentation skills, and more. Listen to Part 1 to learn more.

Interview video - 14:30 min.

More Amy and Acquia U on the web!
  1. Acquia Podcast: Acquia U: "Jump in and own it. Kickstart your career." - meet Amy Parker
  2. Acquia Podcast with Keith Donaldson, Acquia U graduate, 2015: Drupal, the fastest way from idea to MVP
  3. Amy spoke with Brian Lewis in 2015 on Modules Unravelled Podcast 132, AcquiaU (here's the video of their conversation).
  4. Amy was a guest on DrupalEasy podcast 141 in 2014.
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Jim Birch: Manage Drupal 7 Configurations using Features built with Features Builder

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 13:00

Most of us have been using the Features module for configuration management in Drupal 7 for years now.  This is not what the module was originally intended for, but it has allowed us to move variables and configurations that were kept in the database into code, so they can be transferred from development to staging and production sites.

Features is a module that creates other modules.  It was designed to bundle together functionality, say for a blog or a gallery, so you could deploy that functionality to multiple sites.  If you can think of grouping together a Content type with it's fields, dependencies, and views and you are thinking along the lines of the original design.

However, somewhere along the way, some smart people figured out that we could send a lot of configuration to code using Features.  Different ideas of what should be kept in each "feature" arose, and a pseudo-configuration system evolved in Drupal 7.  Features provides a User Interface in the Drupal admin where developers and administrators could click together variables that go into a feature, and click together we did.

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Symphony Blog: Easy Amazon S3 in Drupal with S3FS

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 10:23

You may already be familiar with Amazon S3, the most popular solution for cost effective storage services nowadays. You will need it when you are looking for:

  • Low cost storage: it happens to be my case, when I implemented a Drupal based web app for a local governmental authority. The app is used by branches from all provices of the country, and they usually upload a large amount of data (documents, photos, scans etc ...) regularly. Using the app server's storage is too expensive. So I converted the Drupal file system to Amazon S3, leaving only the core and modules on the app server.
  • Fast loading: many bloggers have used S3 to store their photos, videos, audios and files, for better serving their readers. As customers are from all over the world, saving the multimedia content to S3 will let them access them much faster.
  • And many more benefits

In this tutorial, we will show you how to convert the Drupal 7 file system to Amazon S3 and sync all existing files to S3 Storage.

1. Preparation

You will need to run several client programs like drush and awscli. So if your site is on a shared hosting, you are not able to install and execute them. Pls download it to your local host and configure it there. After that you can upload to your shared hosting.

The techniques that I use in this tutorial are:

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Pronovix: Upping our game in accessibility, openness and signature technology - PDF in Drupal part 1

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 09:50

In the web community, PDF has become synonym for a range of accessibility bad practices. Some people even think that we would all be better off if PDF would finally die, just like Flash and Internet Explorer. As a result PDF is not very sexy in the Drupal and wider PHP community and this has negatively impacted our tooling.

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DrupalCon News: Registration is Open! Get your ticket today.

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 06:16

For those of us who have been breathlessly waiting since you saw the jazz band in Los Angeles, registration for DrupalCon New Orleans is open at last!

Coming up in May, DrupalCon New Orleans promises to be a fantastic time — so make sure you register today to get the earlybird rate.

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Appnovation Technologies: Generating an Automatic Style Guide for a Drupal 8 Theme

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 05:23
In this post I wanted to share my experience of integrating an automatic living style guide into a Drupal 8 theme.
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NEWMEDIA: <h2>Plan Extra Time for Architecture

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 01:26
Plan Extra Time for Architecture and Development

Drupal 8 includes several of the most popular contrib modules into core. Most noteworthy is the venerable Views module, but others include common field types such as Date, Link, and Entity Reference.

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NEWMEDIA: <p>It’s been almost two years since my

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 01:26

It’s been almost two years since my colleagues and I released the first version of the Drupal PCI Compliance white paper.

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NEWMEDIA: <h2 id="motivation-why-cms-security

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 01:26
Motivation: Why CMS Security Matters

Regardless of whether your site is a simple blog or a top 50 web property, they all represent an investment of time, money, and creative energy.

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NEWMEDIA: <p>At newmedia we've been utilizing

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 01:26

At newmedia we've been utilizing Sass and Compass compiled with Ruby for CSS Preprocessing for quite some time now in our Drupal projects. While this toolset has served us well, the toolset for Frontend Developers has been growing and improving tremendously as time goes on.

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NEWMEDIA: <p>I’ve been closely watching the

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 01:26

I’ve been closely watching the fallout of the SA-CORE-2014-005 Drupal core security advisory, which is sometimes referred to as “Drupageddon” to emphasize the severity of this security issue.

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NEWMEDIA: <h2>A Brief History of the Makefile</h2

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 01:26
A Brief History of the Makefile

Technically, my very first computer was a Tandy 1000. In reality, it was a glorified game console used by myself, my mom, and my brother to play Tetris off a 3.5" floppy disk that I had copied from a friend at school.

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NEWMEDIA: <p>Here at NEWMEDIA! we are constantly

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 01:26

Here at NEWMEDIA! we are constantly learning and improving. Over the course of the past year we have been refining our continuous integration and hosting platforms as they relate to Drupal.

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NEWMEDIA: <p>When working in a team or in an

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 01:26

When working in a team or in an environment where your code and systems are going to be used by people other than yourself, it is especially important that your site development process is clear, simple, and easy to understand. This, of course, is easier said than done when developing a complex D

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NEWMEDIA: <p>Everyone here at NEWMEDIA is

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 01:26

Everyone here at NEWMEDIA is extremely enthusiastic about this year's DrupalCamp Colorado, which will be held on August 1st-3rd in Denver.

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NEWMEDIA: <p><a href="https://www.drupal.org

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 01:26

Mailchimp, Recurly, Mollom, Stripe, and on and on—It's easy to get spoiled by

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Drupal.org Featured Case Studies: EIT Avionics

Mon, 25/01/2016 - 21:11
Completed Drupal site or project URL: http://www.eitavionics.com/

EIT Avionics produces devices for aircraft to increase safety and situational awareness. They needed a new site to showcase their products and introduce their company, and they wanted to be able to edit the site themselves. We built the site with Drupal 8 and a custom responsive Drupal theme.

Key modules/theme/distribution used: ViewsOrganizations involved: PlethoraTeam members: caspervoogtjesse.voogt
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Drupal Camp NJ 2015: Mentoring & Collaboration day - Sunday, January 31

Mon, 25/01/2016 - 19:06

We are hosting a free Mentoring & Collaboration day, Sunday at the FFW office.

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