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Presentation to the Sydney Drupal Users' Group, reporting back on the events of DrupalCon DC 2009.

Presentation to the Sydney Drupal Users' Group, reporting back on the events of DrupalCon DC 2009.

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News From DrupalCon DC News From DrupalCon DC Presentation Transcript

  • News from DrupalCon DC Jeremy Epstein 19 March 2009
  • Cool t-shirts!
  • Biggest DrupalCon ever (again)
    • 1,400 people
    • Like the Drupal community at large, continues to double in size each year
    • DrupalCon getting a bit too big, too corporate
  • D7 timeline announced
  • drupal.org
    • Redesign complete
    • Mark & Leisa talked about redesign, usability testing, “open source design”, community process – great pres
    • d.o upgraded to d6
    • ApacheSolr on d.o
    • Now working on implementing redesign
    • Mark & Leisa now helping with d7 usability
  • What’s new in D7
    • Fields in core
    • RDFa in core
    • 78% test coverage
    • Database: next gen
  • Why I Hate Drupal (walkah)
    • NIH (Not Invented Here)
    • “ Do-ocracy”, drupal devs never sleep, many contribute but get no recog
    • drupal_alter
    • arrays instead of objects
    • “ Simple” image uploading
    • High learning curve
    • Usability and admin screen still crap compared to Joomla / WP
    • Module admin page baad
  • Deployment and migration
    • Development Seed: Context, Spaces, Exportables
    • Panel discussion on deployment: Sacha Chua (.install scripts), Heyrocker (Deploy module), Shawn (Warner Bros Records)
    • Chris Bryant: Patterns module
    • Moshe and MikeRyan: migration, table wizard module
    • More: http://www.greenash.net.au/posts/thoughts/  deployment-and-migration-hot-at-drupalcon-dc
  • Totally rocking your dev env (sacha)
    • Use VCS – git, svn, whatever
    • Maintain a clean vendor branch
    • Use firebug!
    • Use Xdebug (or some PHP debugger)
    • Use SimpleTest
    • Use build tools (e.g. make, ant)
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