Issue 13 December 15, 2011
In this week's issue learn how to set up a WYSIWYG editor AND why you shouldn't, get some good performance tips, and learn about some cool modules. Be sure to check out this week's sponsor Re.vu, a very cool Drupal powered service.
Remember the days when we would gather the family around the radio to listen to the fireside chats of our leader? Me nether but it sounds interesting. Dries will be answering questions from the community with a moderator on Friday, December 16 at 10am Eastern US time.
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Articles & Tutorials
Chris Loos walks us through setting up a WYSIWYG editor that you and your clients will be happy with.
Moshe Weitzman makes the case for switching from SimpleTest to UPal, a PHPUnit powered testing framework he has been working on. According to Moshe, PHPUnit is easier to use and is the de facto standard in the PHP world.
Jimmy Berry (boombatower) continues the discussion about testing frameworks and whether they should be included in core.
Johan Falk of NodeOne shows us the new aggregation features in Views 3.
Art Williams from Digett gives us some tips for getting the most out of Rackspace Cloud Sites. I've been using Rackspace Cloud Servers for quite a while but have heard many complaints about the Cloud Sites platform. If you have had issues with Cloud Sites maybe this post can help you out.
Just to keep us balanced this week, Ronan Berder tells us to avoid WYSIWYG Editors and instead train clients to us Markdown. If you don't know what Markdown is you're missing out.
Amitai Burstein of Gizra.com gives us a sneek peek at Organic Groups 7 and it's integration with Entity References.
This isn't the first post I've linked to related to Vincent Driessen's Git branching model but it's such a good approach that I thought I should highlight it again. This time Jeff Geerling talks about how he is using a simular approach to manage the code on smaller sites as a solo developer. Git or some VCS still makes sense even if you are working solo.
Chris over at BuildaModule.com is doing something cool for Weekly Drop readers. Each week you get access to a video that would normally require a subscription. This week we learn how to export your database schema into version control.
Johan Falk the friendly Video caster from NodeOne is now producing video content for Drupalize.me. Check out his Rules series and more over at the ever growing Drupal training site.
Tutr.tv has a good round up of videos this week that's worth a look.
Nathan Haug's Do it with Drupal talk about performance is a really great primer on Drupal performance and scalability. Seriously, this is one of the best talks I've seen on these topics.
This week's Module Monday highlights the Premium Content module. If you want more flexibility restricting content to privileged users check out Jeff Eaton's post.
Brandon Geiger over at Aten Design Group discusses this sandbox project that extends the popular OpenLayers mapping module.
LevelTen Interactive gives us the lowdown on two new modules that allow you to integrate your Drupal site with many social media sites.
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