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A bunch of the Affinity Bridge crew went down to Seattle the weekend before last for the much anticipated Pacific North West Drupal Summit - Mack, Robin, Shiraz, Shawn, and myself (Ariane) made it down (Zoe was meant to come but picked up a cold in Italy and didn't want to contagious it to everyone), and Dave Tarc and Scott Nelson who have been collaborating on a couple projects rounded out the posse. It's always great catching up with the rest of the PNW Drupallers, it really is a hotbed of Drupal activity, and we were lucky enough to be joined by many of our Drupal friends and colleagues who...
This past weekend was the Drupal7 Contrib Module Upgrade Sprint that Károly Négyesi (aka chx) organized at the NowPublic offices in Vancouver. I spent a good part of Saturday there, helped out with coaching the one brave beginner who turned up to learn some of the tools for helping out in the community. Otherwise, after a bit of a rough start, the devs all hunkered down and made some Drupal magic, upgrading super important things like Views, Panels, database stuff, and various other bits and pieces of modules and themes. A good number of people came in from out of town and all worked their...
This post is part of our Abridged series , which aims to explain the basics of some of the more ominous yet awesome Drupal projects in simple and practical terms. We hope these posts will help demystify some of these projects for people who have been hesitant to try them out! Here, we'll take a look at the Features module, created by the fine people at Development Seed , including a review of the challenges that led to its creation, the current state of the module, how to start using it, resources, and a note on how we've been using it ourselves. Background Everyone who's spent hours doing the...
Just a reminder, we're just a month and a bit away from the PNW Drupal Summit in Seattle, October 24-25. It's a regional conference, a little more con than a camp, a little more camp than a con...most of the AB crew is heading down for it, and I have no doubt it'll be great! Create an account on the site to register, and mark your attendance on your profile. For folks in the Vancouver area, there's a wiki page on g.d.o for travel planning. And be sure to pitch a session - there are a lot of great ones already! Big thanks to the crew in Seattle, especially Jared (aka. rocksoup) who's...
DrupalCon is about to descend on Paris in a matter of days. Sadly no, I will not be attending. But you're in luck, because our very own Disseminator of Awesome Shawn is on his way to represent Affinity Bridge and enjoy his first DrupalCon!
Code optimization with Xdebug and KCachegrind
As of today, we are now only two weeks from the Drupal 7 code freeze. When we hit Sept. 1, from then on in, only bug fixes will be worked on (no new features), as everyone focuses on generally improving the code and how it functions. Because of the deadline coming up, there is a lot of focus on getting new patches committed to HEAD before Sept. 1, and to get the patches committed, they need to be reviewed by the community and given a stamp of approval. As of 11:41am PST today, the D7 queue contains: 392 Pending bugs (D7) 345 Critical issues (D7) 1695 Patch queue (D7) 233 Patches to review (D7)...
This is the first "AB Abridged" post – a series of posts explaining the basics of some of the more ominous yet awesome Drupal projects in simple and practical terms. We hope these posts will help demystify some of these projects for people who have been hesitant to try them out!
Patch Review Session for Drupal 7 Core
We all know the infamous style.css file, and how easy is open it up in your text editor and start to dump code in to the infinite and beyond. Even though things have changed a little bit with D6 and the .info file, look at your CSS for any given site and ask yourself, "is this what we really want, a huge file where we dump everything?"