Come meet with members of our team in Manhattan. Trellon is going to be at the New York Drupal Meetup tonight, April 8, 2009. On the agenda for this evening is a Drupalcon DC wrapup, information about IRC bots, and a chance to socialize with other Drupal developers.
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In just over a week I will be presenting at the Calgary Open Source Systems Festival (COSSFEST) on how to create Web 2.0 websites using Drupal. COSSFEST is a two day event featuring multiple speaking tracks and workshops demonstrating the use of Open Source to lower costs, and increase the capabilities and competitiveness of your business. Beginning in 2006 as an effort by the Calgary Linux Users Group and was called the "Calgary LinuxFest 2006".
Tomorrow I will be doing a presentation at the Washington DC Drupal Meetup on the Interface module and what it means for improved usability in Drupal. If you have not heard of this project we have been working on yet, you can read Michael's recent blog posts and view the screencast demo. If you are interested in learning more, come on out and see the demonstration.
Editor's note: This is a long post. If you just want to see the screencast, click here, and there are notes about it below. If you want some sample code to help you understand, click here. If you want to read how Mike explains the whys and wherefores, get comfortable, ease the seat back, and read on.
Handling file uploads have always been a bit of a challenge with Drupal. Uploads work, so long as you want them to work exactly the way they have been implemented through CCK or the upload module. Changing this default functionality, in versions going back to 4.6, has always been something of a pain, involving hacks to core or building one-off upload fields to handle things the way you want.
In between sessions at Drupalcon DC I was asked if Trellon generally implements bookmarking tools such as, sharethis or addthis, for clients? I started to answer that we have no preference but stopped myself when I remembered a client situation with Sharethis. When the Sharethis component was installed it made page load times slow and it had some script caching issues.
SimpleTest, the test suite that Drupal started using, and then improved upon, has primarily been used to test modules in their own little sandbox, unaffected by the outside world, user data, or client-desired tweaks. This is perfectly fine when you're working on a controlled piece of code, like a module intended for release.
I read this article that predicted the decline of Facebook a little while ago, and I've found myself thinking about not only the future of Facebook, but the future of social networking in general.