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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.

Finally! There's a Roadmap for Drupal 7, 8, and 9

Let me give credit where credit is due. The Drupal community is really getting organized in 2018. In years gone by, Drupal has succeeded despite not having a clear direction. Everything was done in a stereotypically “open source” way with loose roadmaps and vague planning. The apex of this was the development of Drupal 8 which dragged on for over 5 years. This disorganizaton continued even after the release of Drupal 8. Early last year, I wrote a post “When is Drupal 7 End-of-Life?” Unfortunately, no-one knew the answer. The deeper I looked, the more messy and confusing Drupal’s plans became. The release cycles for Drupal 7, 8 and 9 were all vague and undefined. Source:

FULL STACK WEB DEVELOPER – University of Washington – Seattle, WA

Development experience with the Drupal 7 framework, including custom module create, coding standards, knowledge of contributed modules, and Drupal maintenance….From University of Washington – Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:49:54 GMT – View all Seattle, WA jobs Source:

Site builder and developer position is open buttonwillowsix


State of Drupal presentation (September 2018)

Last week, nearly 1,000 Drupalists gathered in Darmstadt, Germany for Drupal Europe. In good tradition, I presented my State of Drupal keynote. You can watch a recording of my keynote (starting at 4:38) or download a copy of my slides (37 MB). Drupal 8 continues to mature I started my keynote by highlighting this month’s Drupal 8.6.0 release. Drupal 8.6 marks the sixth consecutive Drupal 8 release that has been delivered on time. Compared to one year ago, we have 46 percent more stable Drupal 8 modules. We also have 10 percent more contributors are working on Drupal 8 Core in comparison to last year. All of these milestones indicate that the Drupal 8 is healthy and growing. Next, I gave an update on our strategic initiatives: Make Drupal better for content creators © Paul JohnsonThe expectations of content creators are changing. For Drupal to be successful, we have to…

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Full Stack Web Developer (Drupal) position is open

bangkok, bangkok, Thailand Source:

Drupal Global Training Day September 2018 – Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Start:  2018-09-29 10:00 – 17:00 Asia/Kolkata Event type:  Training (free or commercial) GTD 2018, Trivandrum Schedule Morning Session (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM) Opening Remarks Drupal Showcase Fueling Digital Transformation with Drupal Afternoon Session (2:00 PM – 5:00 PM) Drupal Workshop – Build a simple Drupal 8 application from scratch in 3 hrs. Venue ICFOSS Training Centre, 4th Floor, Thejaswini, Technopark Registration There will not be any registration fee. The venue can accommodate maximum of 60 people. Register here to confirm your participation Prerequisite for Drupal Workshop The participants need to bring laptop with the following installed. MySQL 5.5.3/MariaDB 5.5.20/Percona Server 5.5.8 or higher with InnoDB as the primary storage engine, and requires the PDO database extension. Apache2 – rewrite module enabled. PHP 7.1 or 7.2 – Required memory size is 256MB. PHP GD and PDO enabled A GNU/Linux system (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) is recommended. If you can install…

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Full-stack Drupal Engineer position is open

Bethesda, MD, United States Source:

Web Developer – Seattle Community Colleges – Seattle, WA

Drupal Module Development in PHP. Build Seattle Colleges’ Websites using the Drupal framework. The Web Developer position reports to the Web Development Lead… $72,000 – $88,000 a yearFrom Seattle Community Colleges – Sat, 15 Sep 2018 04:10:29 GMT – View all Seattle, WA jobs Source:

Web Designer/Developer & Content Manager – Wisconsin Public Television – State of Wisconsin – Wisconsin

Qualified applicants will have experience in web programming, effectively using Drupal, experience with the following program & languages:…. $24.97 – $38.76 an hourFrom State of Wisconsin – Sat, 15 Sep 2018 02:41:54 GMT – View all Wisconsin jobs Source:

Technical Project Manager (Mid or Senior-Level) position is open hook42inc


Senior Web/Drupal Developer position is open

La Mirada, CA, United States Source:

Sr. Developer/Designer (Web) position is open

Bethlehem, PA, United States Source:

Drupal Developers – Washington DC – 2 Developers and 1 – Business Analyst openings immediate -4 years assignement position is open

washington, DC, United States Source:

We made Drupal a lot easier to evaluate

Seven months ago, Matthew Grasmick published an article describing how hard it is to install Drupal. His article included the following measurements for creating a new application on his local machine, across four different PHP frameworks: Platform Clicks Time Drupal 20+ 15:00+ Symfony 3 1:55 WordPress 7 7:51 Laravel 3 17:28 The results from Matthew’s blog were clear: Drupal is too hard to install. It required more than 15 minutes and 20 clicks to create a simple site. Seeing these results prompted me to launch a number of initiatives to improve the evaluator experience at DrupalCon Nashville. Here is the slide from my DrupalCon Nashville presentation: A lot has happened between then and now: We improved the download page to improve the discovery experience on We added an Evaluator Guide to We added a quick-start command to Drupal 8.6 We added the Umami demo profile to Drupal 8.6…

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Extended security coverage for Drupal 8 minor releases

Since the launch of Drupal 8.0, we have successfully launched a new minor release on schedule every six months. I’m very proud of the community for this achievement. Prior to Drupal 8, most significant new features were only added in major releases like Drupal 6 or Drupal 7. Thanks to our new release cadence we now consistently and predictably ship great new features twice a year in minor releases (e.g. Drupal 8.6 comes with many new features). However, only the most recent minor release has been actively supported for both bug fixes and security coverage. With the release of each new minor version, we gave a one-month window to upgrade to the new minor. In order to give site owners time to upgrade, we would not disclose security issues with the previous minor release during that one-month window. Illustration of the security policy since the launch of Drupal 8.0 for…

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Coding with Cache Tags in Drupal 8

Cache tags are a game changer for your caching strategy in Drupal 8. Expiry vs invalidation Up until Drupal 8, Drupal has had one caching strategy called cache expiration. It cached computed output for a fixed period of time (e.g. 1 hour). There are two downsides to this approach: You cannot see newer content until the expiration time (time-to-live or TTL) had lapsed. You would have to compute output again after the expiration period even if nothing had changed. Drupal 8 introduced another option called cache invalidation. This is where you set the cache lifetime to be permanent and invalidate (purge) that cached item when its no longer relevant. Drupal 8 does this by storing metadata about the cached item. Then, when an event occurs, such as an update on a node, the metadata can be searched to find all cache items that contain computed data about the updated node,…

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Drupal Developer (Remote) position is open @civicactions


Drupal 7, 8 and 9

We just released Drupal 8.6.0. With six minor releases behind us, it is time to talk about the long-term future of Drupal 8 (and therefore Drupal 7 and Drupal 9). I’ve written about when to release Drupal 9 in the past, but this time, I’m ready to provide further details. The plan outlined in this blog has been discussed with the Drupal 7 Core Committers, the Drupal 8 Core Committers and the Drupal Security Team. While we feel good about this plan, we can’t plan for every eventuality and we may continue to make adjustments. Drupal 8 will be end-of-life by November 2021 Drupal 8’s innovation model depends on introducing new functionality in minor versions while maintaining backwards compatibility. This approach is working so well that some people have suggested we institute minor releases forever, and never release Drupal 9 at all. However that approach is not feasible. We need…

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Jumpstart Your Drupal 8 Adventure with this Webinar on Acquia Lightning

If you’re going to start a Drupal 8 project, and there are many reasons why this makes sense, you should start with Acquia Lightning. Because this flexible Drupal 8 distribution streamlines the process of building and delivering feature-rich Drupal 8 sites. It takes the guesswork out of Drupal 8 module selection and configuration for key features like media, page building, and workflow. The result: Acquia Lightning saves web developers and builders 30 percent or more time on new projects. Marketers and enterprise content teams get more done, more effectively, with powerful authoring capabilities. In other words, it’s like getting a free head start on Drupal 8. And on Tuesday, September 25, it will get even easier to get going with Lightning, and Drupal 8, because Acquia is offering a one-hour webinar, Build Better Drupal Sites Faster with Acquia Lightning. David Aponovich, senior director for product marketing at Acquia, will be…

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