Posts Tagged:about drupal

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.


5 Reasons Not to Require Composer in Your CMS

Some people love Composer.  They use it to build their PHP projects and manage all the external libraries and dependencies. They love it so much they say things like this: “Composer should be the only way to build a Drupal code base.” That approach is misguided, and I’m going to give you 5 reasons why. Composer is a great tool, but it’s far more limited than some people realize. I’m going to mostly write about Drupal in this blog post, because it is further down the Composer path than any other CMS. But, some platforms like Magento and Typo3 are headed that way too.  [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Beyond Websites – Using Drupal for Digital Signage

Using Drupal 8 to power real-time signage systems. Acquians Adam Weingarten and Mike Madison shared their knowledge and experience in a session at DrupalCon Baltimore called “Beyond Websites: Using Drupal for Digital Signs”. Drupal gets better when companies, organizations, and individuals build or fix something they need and then share it with the rest of us. Our community becomes better, stronger, and smarter when others take it upon themselves to make a positive difference contributing their knowledge, time, and energy to Drupal. Acquia is proud to play a part, alongside thousands of others, in making tomorrow’s Drupal better than today’s. “People are looking for ways to present information outside a conventional web page. Drupal has a lot of established patterns for web pages but not many for some of these new experiences. This session helps fill those gaps and give people a roadmap for how to build their own next-generation…

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Thoughts as we head to DrupalCon Baltimore

The past weeks have been difficult. I’m well aware that the community is struggling, and it really pains me. I respect the various opinions expressed, including opinions different from my own. I want you to know that I’m listening and that I’m carefully considering the different aspects of this situation. I’m doing my best to progress through the issues and support the work that needs to happen to evolve our governance model. For those that are attending DrupalCon Baltimore and want to help, we just added a community discussions track. There is a lot to figure out, and I know that it’s difficult when there are unresolved questions. Leading up to DrupalCon Baltimore next week, it may be helpful for people to know that Larry Garfield and I are talking. As members of the Community Working Group reported this week, Larry remains a member of the community. While we figure…

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ES6 for Drupal Developers: ES6 Modules, Classes, and Promises

Some of the most important new features in ES6 originate from existing solutions for problems shared by a large swath of JavaScript applications. This is particularly true of ES6 modules, a new system of class-based inheritance, and promises. Prototypal inheritance can be difficult for those new to JavaScript. And at some point, modules and promises have both been present in various JavaScript libraries, but until now, they were impossible to implement natively. In the previous installment of this blog series, we looked at some of the most conspicuous aspects of ES6, such as arrow functions and concise methods, in addition to smaller syntactic features like template literals and computed property names. In this final installment of the “ES6 for Drupal Developers” series, we’ll dig into ES6 modules, classes, and promises, all essential elements that are emblematic of the new way to write JavaScript. ES6 modules and named exports The most…

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United by Contribution — Two Takes on Open Source

A couple of Drupalists meet WordCamp London 2017 – WordCamp London 2017 was my very first WordPress community event; my first time up close with a community rumoured to have a very different focus and feeling than the Drupal community I know and love. But contribution, the one theme unifying us across all open source software communities, brought us all together. Chris Jansen and I had the privilege being invited to speak about open source contribution at WordCamp London 2017. We also had the good fortune to be supported by our respective employers to be there; thank you Deeson Agency and Acquia! Thank you, WordCamp London! Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! It was great to meet you. We were welcomed with open arms and yes, it was a very different kind of event for us. The event The WordPress community doesn’t have big DrupalCon-style events, but it does hold…

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Drupal Developer – MetroStar Systems – Washington, DC

MetroStar Systems is looking for a Drupal Developer that is passionate about Drupal development, leading teams as well as partnering with business development….From MetroStar Systems – Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:42:30 GMT – View all Washington jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

D8 Site Building: Intermediate Drupal 8 training in site building

Start:  2017-03-18 10:00 – 14:30 America/New_York Organizers:  sfelder PDay jbylsma ghalusa bart atlas lizardata Event type:  Training (free or commercial) In this class we will cover more advanced topics of site building. Target Audience: Drupal 7 builders and themers who want to know more about Drupal 8 Relative beginners to Drupal who already knot the very basics of installing Drupal and creating nodes. Decision makers who want hands-on practice building sites using Drupal 8. Technical and non-technical project managers. Prerequisites: -Have downloaded and installed Acquia Dev Desktop on your laptop (PC or Mac) -Know how to navigate Drupal’s admin interface (create nodes, access Views, etc.) -Understand how to build a basic View Course Learning Objectives: – Learn how to build a fully functional website with advanced features, using no custom development. What to bring: -Laptop computer with Acquia Dev Desktop installed -Food and drink will be provided. Additional Information: The…

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D8 Site Building: Intermediate Drupal 8 training in site building

Start:  2017-03-18 10:00 – 14:30 America/New_York Organizers:  sfelder PDay jbylsma ghalusa bart atlas lizardata Event type:  Training (free or commercial) In this class we will cover more advanced topics of site building. Target Audience: Drupal 7 builders and themers who want to know more about Drupal 8 Relative beginners to Drupal who already knot the very basics of installing Drupal and creating nodes. Decision makers who want hands-on practice building sites using Drupal 8. Technical and non-technical project managers. Prerequisites: -Have downloaded and installed Acquia Dev Desktop on your laptop (PC or Mac) -Know how to navigate Drupal’s admin interface (create nodes, access Views, etc.) -Understand how to build a basic View Course Learning Objectives: – Learn how to build a fully functional website with advanced features, using no custom development. What to bring: -Laptop computer with Acquia Dev Desktop installed -Food and drink will be provided. Additional Information: The…

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Drupal Global Training Day #4 Omsk

Start:  2017-03-18 10:30 – 15:00 Asia/Omsk Organizers:  paych adcillc Event type:  Training (free or commercial) https://www.adcisolutions.com/our-events Drupal Global Training Day is a unique program, which is held around the world since 2012. On 18th of March Drupal Global Training Day will take place in Omsk. Drupal Omsk community invites everyone to a one-day training. Its main goal is to introduce Drupal to everybody and to teach some basics. This is a good choice for someone who: has heard about Drupal or knows something about it; has programming skill and wants to extend his/her potential; is interested in web-development in general. This is a free event to all participants, but please register at drupal-omsk.timepad.ru/event/452571/ to guarantee that you’re in.Then come to our training and learn how to make professional websites based on Drupal CMS. Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed

Free: Drupal Global Training days, Delhi

Start:  2017-03-18 10:00 – 16:00 Asia/Kolkata Organizers:  RajeevK Event type:  Training (free or commercial) Drupal Delhi Community Invites everyone to a one day Free Drupal training. Who Should Attend — All Students who are planning to make a career in Web Development — Developers who have heard about drupal and want to start their career in Drupal — General web Developers. What will be covered — An Introduction to Drupal 8. — Hands on, on building a Site in Drupal 8. — An introduction to the Drupal community. Requirements — Carry your laptop along — Its good to have a LAMP(Linux), WAMP(Windows), MAMP(Mac) setup done. Location Ex2 Solutions India Pvt Ltd 47, Badkhal Rd, Sector 27A, Faridabad, Haryana 121001 Google Maps Location – https://goo.gl/maps/WE4VmNtGeQ72 Nearest Metro Station – Badkal Mor OR Sector 28 (On Violet Line) Register here – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTDGZhXOK8J-f-WnHzL73cY0wk9Ypd… Meet the TrainersHaneet SinghAruna SinghRajeev Kumar Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed

Kyiv Drupal Global Training Days

Start:  2017-03-18 10:00 – 19:00 Europe/Kiev Event type:  Training (free or commercial) http://drupal.ua/events/kyiv-drupal-global-training-days Drupal Ukraine community invites everyone to a one-day training. You should attend if you: – have heard about Drupal or know something about it; – have programming skill and want to extend your potential; – are interested in web-development in general. Submit your registration here http://bit.ly/dgtd-kyiv-register Join to FB-event http://bit.ly/dgtd-kyiv-fb-event to following latest news and updates. Come to our training and learn how to make professional websites based on Drupal CMS. Sessions In the first part of the day we will have sessions dealing with t basic parts of Drupal system.You will gain knowledge about its main features and capabilities to make different kinds of websites. Practical trainings In the afternoon we will have practical trainings in three groups appropriate for attendees with different levels of skills, technical competence, and working in various directions and phases of…

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Drupal 8 Beginner Class Approaches One Million Views

Late in 2015, just before the release of Drupal 8, a company called OSTraining approached Acquia for help in funding a Kickstarter project. The goal of the Kickstarter was to make sure that as many people as possible can use Drupal 8. Their method was to publish free, high-quality Drupal 8 training on YouTube. Acquia decided to sponsor the The Drupal 8 Beginner Class, which consists of 60 video tutorials. This training project was more successful than we ever imagined. Over 1 million people have watched it. The class now gets around 20,000 views every week. Acquia Academy also features free Drupal 8 video classes from OSTraining. We’ve been featuring some of these classes in our Learn Drupal 8 for Free series. Check out the sign-on instructions below. The popularity of both classes shows the enthusiasm there is for Drupal 8. If you’re curious about Drupal 8, or know someone…

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Drupal 8 Beginner Class Surpasses One Million Views

Late in 2015, just before the release of Drupal 8, a company called OSTraining approached Acquia for help in funding a Kickstarter project. The goal of the Kickstarter was to make sure that as many people as possible can use Drupal 8. Their method was to publish free, high-quality Drupal 8 training on YouTube. Acquia decided to sponsor the The Drupal 8 Beginner Class, which consists of 60 video tutorials. This training project was more successful than we ever imagined. Over 1 million people have watched it. The class now gets around 20,000 views every week. Acquia Academy also features free Drupal 8 video classes from OSTraining. We’ve been featuring some of these classes in our Learn Drupal 8 for Free series. Check out the sign-on instructions below. The popularity of both classes shows the enthusiasm there is for Drupal 8. If you’re curious about Drupal 8, or know someone…

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Drupal Developer – Mediacurrent – United States

Passionate about Drupal community involvement and open-source. Do you see the big picture of a Drupal project?…From Mediacurrent – Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:15:28 GMT – View all jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Contribution Stories: Nida Ismail Shah, The State of Hooking into Drupal

Drupal gets better when companies, organizations, and individuals build or fix something they need and then share it with the rest of us. Our community becomes better, stronger, and smarter when others take it upon themselves to make a positive difference contributing their knowledge, time, and energy to Drupal. Acquia is proud to play a part, alongside thousands of others, in some of the stories making tomorrow’s Drupal better than today’s. One of them is Nida Ismail Shah’s. Nida Ismail Shah calls his approach to technology “trying to always stay a beginner”; he feels he’s always learning and there’s always something new to get on top of. “I started learning Drupal just a couple of years ago, and like everyone else, I started with hooks … One could say that most of Drupal was about hooks back then 🙂 … Object oriented PHP now lets us work with a lot…

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Improving Drupal 8's User Experience

Matt and Mike talk with Acquia’s Kevin Oleary and Ted Bowman about efforts to improve Drupal 8’s usability and overall user experience. We talk about Drupal’s processes, user testing, semantic versioning, preinstalled content, and more. Source: https://www.lullabot.com

Principal Drupal Developer – MetroStar Systems – Reston, VA

MetroStar Systems is looking for a Principal Drupal Developer that is passionate about Drupal development, leading teams as well as partnering with business…From MetroStar Systems – Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:51:47 GMT – View all Reston jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Nasdaq using Drupal 8 for new Investor Relations websites

I wanted to share the exciting news that Nasdaq Corporate Solutions has selected Acquia and Drupal 8 as the basis for its next generation Investor Relations Website Platform. About 3,000 of the largest companies in the world use Nasdaq’s Corporate Solutions for their investor relations websites. This includes 78 of the Nasdaq 100 Index companies and 63% of the Fortune 500 companies. What is an IR website? It’s a website where public companies share their most sensitive and critical news and information with their shareholders, institutional investors, the media and analysts. This includes everything from financial results to regulatory filings, press releases, and other company news. Examples of IR websites include http://investor.starbucks.com, http://investor.apple.com and http://ir.exxonmobil.com — all three companies are listed on Nasdaq. All IR websites are subject to strict compliance standards, and security and reliability are very important. Nasdaq’s use of Drupal 8 is a fantastic testament for Drupal…

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Spaceship! Building with Legos and Blocks in Drupal 7 and 8

My son Jett is a total Lego genius. He can take a pile of random blocks and design something symmetrical, dynamic, unique and wonderful. Something that only he could have imagined.  I like to think of building Drupal sites like building with Legos.  You have all these standard pieces, and when you put them together, you get something usable, dynamic and wonderful.  The Lego analogy is especially relevant to this post because we’ll be talking about Drupal “blocks”. In the Drupal Content Management System, “blocks” are little pieces of supporting content used primarily for sidebars.  Our clients’ use of blocks is most often to showcase promotions or call-outs to specific content on their sites.  The Drupal back-end lets you create custom blocks on-the-fly that contain text or HTML, or you can write a custom module that will output blocks with custom content.  Many contributed modules also create blocks for specific…

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