Jeremy Andrews

It’s been an exciting summer, building our first product with Drupal 8. When we originally made the decision to offer Long Term Support for Drupal 6 , we were thinking about a few of our clients that were a little behind on their upgrade plans, and had envisioned a mostly manual process. However, once we took the plunge and signed up new clients, we had more modules and themes to track than could easily be...

Károly Négyesi

Drupal 7 In Drupal 7, a hook_node_access implementation could return NODE_ACCESS_IGNORE , NODE_ACCESS_ALLOW and NODE_ACCESS_DENY . If any of them returned NODE_ACCESS_DENY then access was denied. If neither did but one returned NODE_ACCESS_ALLOW then access was allowed. If neither of these values were returned by any implementation then the decision was made based on other rules but at the end of the day some code needed to grant access explicitly or access was denied. Other...

Dylan Clear

Nedjo Rogers is a Senior Performance Engineer with Tag1 based out of Victoria, Canada. He’s been an active Drupal contributor since 2003, has served as an advisory board member of the Drupal Association, and has led Drupal development projects for clients including Sony Music, the Smithsonian Institute, the Linux Foundation, and a number of nonprofit organizations. He’s also the co-founder of Chocolate Lily, where he builds web tools for nonprofits, including the Drupal distribution Open...

Doug Green

I want to share two stories with you. I started with Drupal in 2005. I started my first Drupal job in 2006 at $40/hr which was a pay cut. I quickly got a raise to $50/hr. I released Coder module in late 2006 and talked at OSCMS (the predecessor to DrupalCon) in 2007 and I began to be known in the Drupal community. Sometime in 2008 I started working on search. And because of my...

David Rothstein

This is the third in a series of blog posts about the relationship between Drupal and Backdrop CMS , a recently-released fork of Drupal. The goal of the series is to explain how a module (or theme) developer can take a Drupal project they currently maintain and support it for Backdrop as well, while keeping duplicate work to a minimum. In part 1 , I introduced the series and showed how for some modules, the...

David Rothstein

This is the second in a series of blog posts about the relationship between Drupal and Backdrop CMS , a recently-released fork of Drupal. The goal of the series is to explain how a module (or theme) developer can take a Drupal project they currently maintain and support it for Backdrop as well, while keeping duplicate work to a minimum. In part 1 , I introduced the series and showed how for some modules, the...

Károly Négyesi

While coding the MongoDB integration for Drupal 8 I hit a wall first with the InstallerKernel which was easy to remedy with a simple core patch but then a similar problem occurred with the TestRunnerKernel and that one is not so simple to fix: these things were not made with extensibility in mind. You might hit some other walls -- the code below is not MongoDB specific. But note how unusual this is: you won’t...

David Rothstein

Part 1 - Reuse the Same Code In mid-January, the first version of Backdrop CMS was released. Backdrop is a fork of Drupal that adds some highly-anticipated features and API improvements to the core Drupal platform while focusing on performance, usability, and developer experience. When an open-source fork makes the news, it's often because it was born from a fierce, acrimonious battle (example: Joomla forking from Mambo ); the resulting projects compete with each other...

Jeff Sheltren

Earlier this year we undertook a project to upgrade a client's infrastructure to all new servers including a migration from old Puppet scripts which were starting to show their age after many years of server and service changes. During this process, we created a new set of Puppet scripts using Hiera to separate configuration data from modules. The servers in question were all deployed with CentOS, and it soon became obvious that we needed a...

Melissa Anderson

I was drawn to Behavior Driven Development the moment I was pointed toward Behat not just for the automation but because it systematized and gave me a vocabulary for some things I already did pretty well. It let me teach some of those skills instead of just using them. At DrupalCon Amsterdam, Behat and Mink architect Konstantin Kudryashov gave a whole new dimension to that. His presentation, Doing Behaviour-Driven Development with Behat, was a straightforward,...