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Steve Fisher and the Design/Content conference

Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2015 by drupalroot

In this episode, Jeff talks to Steve Fisher, founder of The Republic of Quality and co-organizer of the Design/Content Conference. They cover the growing movement towards cross-functional design/content/development teams, and the joys of organizing and promoting the new conference.

Aten Design Group: Speeding up Complex Drupal Data Loads with Custom Caches

Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2015 by drupalroot

Recently we had the task of loading data from a content type with 350 fields. Each node is a University’s enrollment data for one year by major, gender, minority, and a number of other categories. CSV exports of this data obviously became problematic. Even before we got to 350 fields, with the overhead of the Views module we would hit PHP timeouts when exporting all the nodes. If you’re not familiar with Drupal's database structure, each field’s data is stored in a table named ‘field_data_FIELDNAME’. Loading an entire node means JOINing the node table by entity_id with each related field table. When a node only has a handful of fields, those JOINs work fine, but at 350 fields the query runs slow.

Midwestern Mac, LLC: Thoughts on the Acquia Certified Developer - Front End Specialist Exam

Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 by drupalroot

Previously, I posted my thoughts on the Acquia Certified Developer - Back End Specialist exam as well as my thoughts on the Certified Developer exam. To round out the trifecta of developer-oriented exams, I took the Front End Specialist exam this morning, and am posting some observations for those interested in taking the exam.

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