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News From DrupalCon DC

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

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News From DrupalCon DC

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

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