Archive for: April, 2016

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.

Commerce 2.0-alpha4 released

Almost two months and seven thousand lines of code later, here’s Commerce 2.0-alpha4. This release brings checkout and revamped product attributes. We’ve also added upgrade path APIs in preparation for beta1. Meanwhile, we helped push Drupal 8.1 out the door and fixed many Inline Entity Form bugs. The new checkout flow configuration form. Reminder: Commerce 2.x alphas are NOT production ready. No upgrade path is provided between alphas. A full reinstall is needed each time. Read on to find out what’s new… Tags: PlanetCommerce 2.x Source:

How is Drupal 8 doing?

Republished from The one big question I get asked over and over these days is: “How is Drupal 8 doing?”. It’s understandable. Drupal 8 is the first new version of Drupal in five years and represents a significant rethinking of Drupal. So how is Drupal 8 doing? With less than half a year since Drupal 8 was released, I’m happy to answer: outstanding! As of late March, counted over 60,000 Drupal 8 sites. Looking back at the first four months of Drupal 7, about 30,000 sites had been counted. In other words, Drupal 8 is being adopted twice as fast as Drupal 7 had been in its first four months following the release. As we near the six-month mark since releasing Drupal 8, the question “How is Drupal 8 doing?” takes on more urgency for the Drupal community with a stake in its success. For the answer, I…

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Upgrade paths between Drupal 8 module versions

Over time, modules update their shipped configuration such as rules, views, node types. Users expect to get these updates when they update the modules. For example, Drupal Commerce 1.x provides over eleven default views and rules. From release to release, these Views and Rules were enhanced with new features or bug fixes reported by the community. Take the order management view. In a future release of Drupal Commerce, we may add a newly exposed filter to the view. In Drupal 7 the view would automatically be updated unless it was overridden. That is not the case in Drupal 8. Drupal 8 introduces the Configuration Management system. While robust, it changes how we work with the configuration in comparison to Drupal 7. Instead of a module owning configuration, configuration is now owned by the site. When a module is installed, its configuration is imported. On module update, no configuration updates are…

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“One Weird Trick” for Drupal Security… or Something

Matt & Mike talk with Drupal Security Team Lead Michael Hess, along with the former lead Greg Knaddison. We talk about the current state of Drupal security, along with their Drupalcon session, “Watch the Hacker Hack”. Drupal Developer

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Pixeldust Launches ESPN Mediazone

Pixeldust is pleased to announce the re-launch of ESPN Mediazone.  ESPN helmed the restyle of its Mediazone asset which supports press and media inquiries.  The site needed functionality changes and Pixeldust was brought on board to handle development. The existing site had been using add-on functionality to manage associations between different types of content, but the client wanted to move away from this dependency and leverage native taxonomy functionality for content associations.  Using a native system would better insure future scalability, compatibility, and support, as the specific plugin they had been using was only minimally maintained.  There was no established migration path from the existing functionality to taxonomy, so Pixeldust created a custom tool. Our solution involved creating and populating custom taxonomies for these relationships, functionality to run through the existing content associations based on input parameters and reassign the relationships using the native taxonomy system, and some functions to…

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It's Time to Replace Ektron But Is EPiServer the Answer?

It’s Time to Replace Ektron But Is EPiServer the Answer? Jason Schaffer JasonThu, 04/14/2016 – 06:36 If your organization is still using Ektron, it is time to start planning a transition. We believe support will last only one more year, and after that no more patches, releases or support of any kind will be available. Do not be left behind! Source:

Doing Scrum with Sprint 2

Doing Scrum with Sprint 2 Rory Douglas BlueCodaAdminFri, 04/08/2016 – 07:48 What we learned and accomplished in sprint 2 of the website redevelopment. Source:

Selling Drupal Modules and Distributions

Matt and Mike talk to Taco Potze, Robert Douglas, Matthew Tift, Greg Dunlap, and Jeff Eaton about selling Drupal modules, and all of the benefits, downsides, and questions that arise from selling GPL and dual-licensed software in the Drupal community. Drupal Developer

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