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Drupal Bits at Web-Dev: Deploy Feature changes by reverting with Hook Update Deploy Tools

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015 by drupalroot

If you are using a deploy workflow with your Drupal website you may be reverting your Features through code.  One approach is to make the Feature take care of itself by adding an .install file to the Feature and then adding a hook_update_N() to the install.  This has some nice advantages of keeping your changes compartmentalized.  Translation: fewer merge conflicts on your deploy.install.

Chen Hui Jing: Drupal 101: Installing Drupal 8

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015 by drupalroot

For people who may not be entirely familiar with the software development process, understand that it’s not like we start off with a fixed pool of issues which gets smaller as issues are resolved. For a relatively large project like Drupal, on-going development will inevitably introduce new issues. But if you take a look at the issue logs, the issues have been steadily trending downward since we started, and RC1 was finally released on October 7.

I first took a peek at Drupal 8 over a year ago when it was at alpha9 just out of curiosity. At that time in my career, I was barely getting the hang of Drupal 7, so I didn’t really explore very much beyond...

Drupal @ Penn State: Youtube Uploader widget

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015 by drupalroot

This is a quick video I shot showing how you can use the YouTube Uploader widget to streamline your workflows of interacting with Drupal and Youtube. I’m demonstrating this in the context of ELMS Learning Network as we’re looking at utilizing this module as part of our ELMSmedia distribution. It’s pretty impressive what the 7.x-2.x version is able to do and without further ado; enjoy.

Pantheon Blog: Avoiding “Dependency Hell” with Site-Local Drush

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015 by drupalroot

Composer has brought the PHP community a long way, making dependency management much more convenient. With the advent of Drupal 8.0.0-rc1, even more people are going to be using composer indirectly, whether they realize it or not. This is because Drupal 8 uses Composer to manage its external libraries. Drush also uses Composer to manage  dependencies, which means you can get spectacularly bad results, including some very difficult to diagnose crashes, unless  all of Drush’s dependencies are very strictly compatible with all of Drupal’s dependencies. 


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