Drupal Association blog: Want to host DrupalCon North America in Your City? We Have the RFP for You.
We are excited to open our RFP process for DrupalCon North America. We are currently looking at locations for 2019 and at locations for 2020. We are running the RFP process concurrently for both years.
If you've attended DrupalCon in the past,... - News from Planet Drupal
We are moving back the 2017 Drupal North Summit to August 25th-27th.
We’ve made this change as we realized the original July date was not the ideal timing for the event. Out of consideration, respect, and in support for other Drupal events in the general region, we have chosen to pick an alternative date.
We know it’s always a challenge with the community growing so fast and with events such as these Summits, Camps, and Cons, popping up all over the world, we can’t appease... - Drupal in/around Victoria
I’m afraid of the Webform module's issue queue. I see the Webform 8,x-5.x module's usage stats growing and with it, duplicate bug reports are increasing. The webform_update_8025() update hook is going to haunt me for months. Now I’m afraid to write any update hook that touches an existing field definition. I’ve realized that it is time to push back on the Webform module's issue queue before it’s too late.
Hear me out: I’m not looking for a fight - just a solution... - News from Planet Drupal
Developer Soft Skills
One of my earliest jobs was customer service for a call center. I worked for many clients that all had training specific to their service. No matter the type of training, whether technical or customer oriented, soft skills were always a included. Margaret Rouse said, “Soft skills are personal attributes that enhance an individual’s interactions, career prospects and job performance. Unlike hard... - News from Planet Drupal
With the recent launch of Penn State University’s main site and news site, we were able to help Penn State breathe new life into their outdated online presence, to allow prospective and current students alike to have the best experience possible on a wide array of devices. Working closely with the PSU design team, we created a complete experience from desktop to mobile, utilizing popular design patterns that would help... - News from Planet Drupal
The original purpose of the Features module was to “bundle reusable functionality”. The classic example was a “Photo Gallery” feature that could be created once and then used on multiple sites.
In Drupal 7, Features was also burdened with managing and deploying site configuration. This burden was removed in Drupal 8 when configuration management became part of Core, allowing Features to return to its original... - News from Planet Drupal
Pattern Lab is many wonderful things: a style guide, a component inventory, a prototyping system, and the embodiment of a design philosophy, all wrapped inside a fundamentally simple tool – a static... - News from Planet Drupal
DrupalCon 2017 may be over, but we’re still feeling the impact. Last week 20+ Phase2 team members and over 3,000 sponsors, attendees, and speakers converged on Baltimore for 5 days of Drupal.
In case you weren’t able to join us in person, here is a recap:
Impact At The Phase2 Booth
At this year’s conference, we focused on highlighting the impact digital technology, and specifically... - News from Planet Drupal
Goal: Getting PHP Sessions into Redis
One of several performance-related goals for NBA.com was to get the production database to a read-only state. This included moving cache, the Dependency Injection container, and the key-value database table to Redis. 99% of all sessions were for logged-in users, which use a separate, internal instance of Drupal; but there are edge cases where anonymous users can still trigger a PHP session that gets saved to... - News from Planet Drupal
Columbia University is taking proactive steps to ensure its predominantly Drupal-based digital properties are offering the best possible experience to site visitors. Using Acquia’s Lightning distribution as a base, the CUIT team has begun to roll out a new platform on Drupal 8.
Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT) provides Columbia students, faculty, and staff with central... - News from Planet Drupal
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With Drupal, there is no... - News from Planet Drupal