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Drupal 7 OverviewBy James RutherfordMediacurrent Consultant<br />Drupalcamp Atlanta 2010<br />October 2, 2010<br />
Who am I<br />James Rutherford<br />Mediacurrent Consultant<br />Working daily with Drupal since 2007<br />Web Developer s...
Who are you?<br />Show of hands for:<br />`<br />
Who are you?<br />Show of hands for:<br />Never used Drupal<br />`<br />
Who are you?<br />Show of hands for:<br />Never used Drupal<br />Work with Drupal<br />`<br />
Who are you?<br />Show of hands for:<br />Never used Drupal<br />Work with Drupal<br />Drupal Professional<br />`<br />
Who are you?<br />Show of hands for:<br />Never used Drupal<br />Work with Drupal<br />Drupal Professional<br />My name is...
Session Goals<br />Cover the following topics:<br />Drupal 7 Timeline<br />New UI Design and Features<br />Under The Hood<...
Drupal 7 Timeline<br />Planning started September 2007, development February 2008<br />Still not done, 13 critical issues ...
Drupal 7 Timeline<br />Soon. Really soon.<br />9-23-2010 Acquia commits 1 fulltime engineer to work on critical issues. 20...
Drupal 7 Timeline<br />Soon. Really soon.<br />9-23-2010 Acquia commits 1 fulltime engineer to work on critical issues. 20...
Drupal 7 Timeline<br />Soon. Really soon.<br />9-23-2010 Acquia commits 1 fulltime engineer to work on critical issues. 20...
Whats New?<br />`<br />
Whats New?<br />70+ Contributed Modules are now in core<br />`<br />
Whats New?<br />70+ Contributed Modules are now in core<br />Major UI overhaul<br />New Admin UI<br />New Admin Theme (Sev...
Whats New?<br />70+ Contributed Modules are now in core<br />Major UI overhaul<br />New Admin UI<br />New Admin Theme (Sev...
UI/Theme overhaul?<br />Lets take a look.<br />`<br />
UI/Theme overhaul?<br />Lets take a look.<br />`<br />
Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
Wait WaitWait<br />What happened to Garland?<br />I have been using Garland since 2006. I like it. <br />`<br />
Wait WaitWait<br />What happened to Garland?<br />I have been using Garland since 2006. I like it.<br />I love it. I cant ...
This is body copy<br />`<br />
Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
To Sum Up<br />Almost completely new user experience across the UI.<br />Improved functionality to make building your site...
Under The Hood<br />Fields API<br />Scalability<br />Theme engine<br />Simple Tests<br />RDF<br />`<br />
Fields API<br />Replaces CCK<br />Fields on everything<br />Full customization for content, users, taxonomy<br />Pluggable...
Fields API<br />Could be its own presentation.<br />Wait it is! Great presentation from Drupalcon Copenhagen http://www.sl...
Scalability<br />“Drupal 7 is also the most scalable release to date, with features such as built-in proxy server support,...
Content Delivery Networks<br />Content is deliverable via the closest possible network.<br />Improves page loading times<b...
Database Replication Support<br />Database Replication<br />Copy of your main database distributed to additional database ...
Theme Engine Improvements<br />42 .tpl files that can be overriden<br />Theme control all the way down to the field level....
Simple Tests<br />Simple Test PHP library<br />Built into Drupal 7 as the Testing Module<br />Allows Automated Testing	<br...
RDF<br />Resource Description Framework<br />Machine readable metadata about your content<br />Describes Drupal entities a...
Crucial Thanks<br />A lot of the material in this presentation comes from other excellent Drupal 7 presentations.<br />Tha...
Questions<br />Slides and video will be up on http://drupalcampatlanta.com/sessions/drupal-7-overviewat some point.<br />....
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  1. 1. Drupal 7 OverviewBy James RutherfordMediacurrent Consultant<br />Drupalcamp Atlanta 2010<br />October 2, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Who am I<br />James Rutherford<br />Mediacurrent Consultant<br />Working daily with Drupal since 2007<br />Web Developer since 2003<br />`<br />
  3. 3. Who are you?<br />Show of hands for:<br />`<br />
  4. 4. Who are you?<br />Show of hands for:<br />Never used Drupal<br />`<br />
  5. 5. Who are you?<br />Show of hands for:<br />Never used Drupal<br />Work with Drupal<br />`<br />
  6. 6. Who are you?<br />Show of hands for:<br />Never used Drupal<br />Work with Drupal<br />Drupal Professional<br />`<br />
  7. 7. Who are you?<br />Show of hands for:<br />Never used Drupal<br />Work with Drupal<br />Drupal Professional<br />My name is Dries<br />`<br />
  8. 8. Session Goals<br />Cover the following topics:<br />Drupal 7 Timeline<br />New UI Design and Features<br />Under The Hood<br />`<br />
  9. 9. Drupal 7 Timeline<br />Planning started September 2007, development February 2008<br />Still not done, 13 critical issues as of this morning.<br />Release will happen when all critical issues are resolved.<br />So when really?<br />`<br />
  10. 10. Drupal 7 Timeline<br />Soon. Really soon.<br />9-23-2010 Acquia commits 1 fulltime engineer to work on critical issues. 20 critical issues left<br />10-2-2010 13 critical issues left.<br />6 Business days… 7 critical issues knocked out?<br />`<br />
  11. 11. Drupal 7 Timeline<br />Soon. Really soon.<br />9-23-2010 Acquia commits 1 fulltime engineer to work on critical issues. 20 critical issues left<br />10-2-2010 13 critical issues left.<br />6 Business days… 7 critical issues knocked out?<br />Drupal 7 launches in two weeks<br />`<br />
  12. 12. Drupal 7 Timeline<br />Soon. Really soon.<br />9-23-2010 Acquia commits 1 fulltime engineer to work on critical issues. 20 critical issues left<br />10-2-2010 13 critical issues left.<br />6 Business days… 7 critical issues knocked out?<br />Drupal 7 launches in two weeks<br />Kidding. <br />`<br />
  13. 13. Whats New?<br />`<br />
  14. 14. Whats New?<br />70+ Contributed Modules are now in core<br />`<br />
  15. 15. Whats New?<br />70+ Contributed Modules are now in core<br />Major UI overhaul<br />New Admin UI<br />New Admin Theme (Seven)<br />`<br />
  16. 16. Whats New?<br />70+ Contributed Modules are now in core<br />Major UI overhaul<br />New Admin UI<br />New Admin Theme (Seven)<br />Major engine overhaul<br />Fields API<br />Scalability Improvements<br />RDF<br />`<br />
  17. 17. UI/Theme overhaul?<br />Lets take a look.<br />`<br />
  18. 18.
  19. 19. UI/Theme overhaul?<br />Lets take a look.<br />`<br />
  20. 20. Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
  21. 21. Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
  22. 22. Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
  23. 23. Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
  24. 24. Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
  25. 25. Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
  26. 26. Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
  27. 27. Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
  28. 28. Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
  29. 29. Wait WaitWait<br />What happened to Garland?<br />I have been using Garland since 2006. I like it. <br />`<br />
  30. 30. Wait WaitWait<br />What happened to Garland?<br />I have been using Garland since 2006. I like it.<br />I love it. I cant let go. <br />`<br />
  31. 31. This is body copy<br />`<br />
  32. 32. Title of slide here<br />This is body copy<br />`<br />
  33. 33. To Sum Up<br />Almost completely new user experience across the UI.<br />Improved functionality to make building your site and publishing content easier.<br />`<br />
  34. 34. Under The Hood<br />Fields API<br />Scalability<br />Theme engine<br />Simple Tests<br />RDF<br />`<br />
  35. 35. Fields API<br />Replaces CCK<br />Fields on everything<br />Full customization for content, users, taxonomy<br />Pluggable Field API<br />Draw field data from external sources<br />Everything is now an entity <br />Entities are made up of fields<br />Fields are reusable across entities<br />`<br />
  36. 36. Fields API<br />Could be its own presentation.<br />Wait it is! Great presentation from Drupalcon Copenhagen http://www.slideshare.net/cyberswat/drupalcon-cph<br />`<br />
  37. 37. Scalability<br />“Drupal 7 is also the most scalable release to date, with features such as built-in proxy server support, advanced caching techniques, and Content Delivery Network support for static files.”<br />`<br />
  38. 38. Content Delivery Networks<br />Content is deliverable via the closest possible network.<br />Improves page loading times<br />`<br />
  39. 39. Database Replication Support<br />Database Replication<br />Copy of your main database distributed to additional database servers<br />Time consuming queries can then be relegated to your replicated database, allowing the main server to continue to serve requests quickly<br />`<br />
  40. 40. Theme Engine Improvements<br />42 .tpl files that can be overriden<br />Theme control all the way down to the field level.<br />Field.tpl.php<br />RDF integration at the theme level<br />Requires additional markup and theme work<br />`<br />
  41. 41. Simple Tests<br />Simple Test PHP library<br />Built into Drupal 7 as the Testing Module<br />Allows Automated Testing <br />Improve quality<br />Learning curve for writing tests<br />`<br />
  42. 42. RDF<br />Resource Description Framework<br />Machine readable metadata about your content<br />Describes Drupal entities and their relationships<br />Built in to D7 Core<br />More info: http://groups.drupal.org/node/22231<br />`<br />
  43. 43. Crucial Thanks<br />A lot of the material in this presentation comes from other excellent Drupal 7 presentations.<br />Thanks to:<br />Laura Scott<br />http://www.slideshare.net/pingv/grok-drupal-7-theming<br />Davy Van Den Bremt<br />http://www.slideshare.net/davyvdb/drupal-7-whats-new-from-an-enduser-perspective<br />Acquia for their Drupal 7 Webinars<br />`<br />
  44. 44. Questions<br />Slides and video will be up on http://drupalcampatlanta.com/sessions/drupal-7-overviewat some point.<br />.<br />`<br />

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