November 05, 2009

Here's a presentation Jeff made at a recent DPCI seminar (October 29th, 2009). The subject is Scaling Drupal in the Enterprise. If you have any questions, please post them as comments here and I'll try to answer them.

Posted at 11:33 am by DPCI Bloggers

October 27, 2009

The White House's official internet home recently refreshed with Drupal as their foundation. Upon hearing the news, I, like so many open-source evangelists, was elated. Big win for Drupal and the open-source community.

Posted at 08:54 pm by DPCI Bloggers

October 05, 2009

Testing against an exact copy of a live site is essential to successful Drupal deployments. This, unfortunately, can be both time consuming and mind-numbingly tedious. If, for example, something goes wrong with an update script that changes the database schema you need to fix the issue, rebuild the database, and test again. A potentially laborious task.

The process involves some variation of the following:

Posted at 12:38 pm by DPCI Bloggers

September 29, 2009

When developing a Drupal site, there's a constant sense of deja-vu. "I know I've done this before!" As with many things in life, it becomes a race to do it faster this time than you did the last.

Posted at 10:15 pm by DPCI Bloggers

September 25, 2009

Smashing Magazine recently called out a potential security risk with SVN that I think is worth reposting here. This isn't an SVN vulnerability that needs a patch, but rather a symptom of poor deployment practices that are easily avoided. Here's how:

Posted at 07:31 pm by DPCI Bloggers

May 26, 2009

So here’s the short version: Artist makes a cute little robot. Robot carries a flag with a destination written on it. Robot is set loose on the streets of New York City. Passersby see the little robot, figure out where it is going, and help redirect it towards its goal. Unfailingly, the robot always made it to its specified destination.

Posted at 06:53 pm by DPCI Bloggers

April 03, 2009

One of the best features in Drupal is the ability to configure Drupal from within the Web UI. While this allows quick manipulation from the front end, regardless of technical expertise, it can quickly become a nightmare when migrating modified data between local, development, test, and production servers. Going through the process of updating all of these settings manually during each deployment is not only time consuming but extremely error prone, especially if you have multiple developers working simultaneously on separate machines.

Posted at 11:35 am by DPCI Bloggers

March 26, 2009

UPDATE: For those visiting from Slate's article "Message Error" by Chris Wilson, please check out my rebuttal. Thanks!

Posted at 03:17 pm by DPCI Bloggers

March 03, 2009

Drupal and Joomla are the two most popular open-source cms solutions around, and there is a long-running debate as to which is the superior product. After having worked with both, I am ready to choose a side:

Drupal is the superior CMS.

Posted at 09:32 am by DPCI Bloggers

February 25, 2009

I recently read an interesting white paper about digital content and the protection of publishing rights written by Bill Rosenblatt, the Founder of Giant Steps Media. Titled Google's Settlement with the Publishing Industry, Mr.

Posted at 10:08 pm by DPCI Bloggers

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