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This week's DrupalDC meetup still brought in about two dozen members despite the fact that many government offices were closed for Columbus Day. Most DrupalDC meetups feature lightning talks about various topics, but yesterday’s meetup was a conversational one which focused entirely on Drupal 7, which was just released in beta. Drupal 7 still has several critical issues, around 6 or 8 right as of the meetup, but that number could go up as more module developers try to upgrade and come across incompatibility issues with D7.
This is a message for everyone attending Drupalcon Copenhagen.
Trellon will be holding a training workshop called Drupal Fundamentals: Building a Collaborative Development Environment. This is the same training we have provided to some of our larger organizational clients, and the first time we are making it available to a public audience.
Trellon is a virtual environment where “the office” is an internet chat room, and the team is spread across physical locations including Washington DC, California, Paris, and Australia. It’s a working environment that presents unique challenges. How do we maintain code standards? Coordinate teams of developers? Provide general oversight of projects? To succeed we’ve leveraged powerful open source tools and created rigorous processes for developing world class Drupal websites, and at Drupalcon Copenhagen this August we will share these practices with you!
Team Trellon is going to Drupalcamp Chicago this weekend, and we have an extra ticket. It doesn't have your name on it, yet... but it could.
If you can get yourself to Chicago (or are already there), and you want to join us, let me know. We might just have a ticket for you.
People at Trellon have been working on the Dashboard module as part of the Drupal.org redesign. A new version came out the other day, and we could use some help testing it and getting some feedback.
Often, the most important part of a website is the users of the site itself. They are unique individuals who form the basis of thriving communities. It's vital to support users by delivering content in predictable and personalized ways.
Today is Earth Day, and we are trying to keep the Earth Day web site rolling with the massive amounts of traffic that have been hitting it.
We were expecting about 25 million visitors to the site. Then Google decided to be all environmentally friendly and link to the site from their home page. Then Apple decided to be all ecosensitive by making the integrated iPhone app the number one app in their featured section. We really appreciated it when the servers were suddenly all spitting out 600 pages a second with no warning.
You've been working with Drupal since 4.x. You've attained a mastery of modules, a command of caching, and you build themes that make Chuck Norris weep openly. Now what?
We're giving a presentation about this question in the Drupalcon Sponsor's Corner this year. Think of it as the Trellon "now what?" session, where we help you answer that question.
There's not much that has not been said about Drupal's Forms API, and it can be a challenging concept for developers who are used to working with other platforms. Any series talking about the underlying framework would be incomplete without some discussion of how it is used.
CCK is the most important acronym you need to know in relation to content management in Drupal. It stands for Content Construction Kit and is the framework that allows people to enter all kinds of different information in their web sites.
So, you can put out a passable brochure site in a day and have reached the point where you want to learn a little more about Drupal. You're not looking to become an elite hacker type, you just want to be able to do something beyond pointing and clicking your way through site building.
Trellon is closed today, Monday, January 18, 2010, in observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.