Issue 170 - January, 1st 2015I'm trying something new to start off 2015. This week I have included the most popular links from TheWeeklyDrop in 2014.
Most Popular of 2014
A good list of resources for devs from Web Omelette.
It's not a good idea to copy your dev database to production. If you question this, you need to read this post.
Amitai Burstein of Gizra shares how they do theming. I would love to hear more about this method of theming.
Nice list of tips from Web Omelette.
Chx has been a fixture in core development for a long time. In this post he says after the D8 Migrate work is complete he will no longer work on core issues. I won't rehash what Chx says in his post but this seems like a good move.
Great advice from Steve Burge and Dave Reid.
I have mentioned some of these before but this post from Appnovation Technologies is worth a look.
Mark Casias shares his experiences migrating a Drupal site to Wordpress. As someone who hasn't touched Wordpress in years I was surprised by several things Mark points out about the CMS.
A great post from Heather James covering common mistakes people make when building Drupal sites. I have seen many of this mistakes myself. If you are a site builder or even a developer you should check this out.
Brian Lewis of Modules Unraveled created a video discussing how to check to see if your Drupal site was compromised.
As the Drupal project and community becomes more connected with the PHP developer community we should also consider our counterparts in the Wordpress community. I agree with Brandon Savage that practice of throwing stones at the Wordpress project should stop.
This year @mortendk stepped down from his position on the Drupal Association Board. In this post he explained why.
OSTraining's Steve Burge takes a look at an architectural part of the building Drupal sites that can bite you if you don't think about the decisions you are making early on in the project.
A nice comparison between the Zen and Omega themes from Friendly Machine.
A nice pre-launch checklist from Mediacurrent's Director of Marketing Adam Waid.
Chapter Three's Matthew Vaughan shares his approach to setting up a Drupal 7 WYSIWYG.
2bits reports on these attacks and offers information on how you can mitigate the risk.
A really great recommendation on managing configuration in code by Blair Wadman.
Some interesting results from Kristian Polso research.
If you are a themer you will want to read this. Emma Jane Westby summarizes the choices new themers have to make and where theming in Drupal is headed. Be sure to check out the Magic module as well.
Drush is awesome. Having Drush commands at my finger tips saves me a lot of clicking in the Drupal admin interface and ultimately makes me more productive. If you are new to Drush, you might find
Heather James offers advice for maintaining a healthy Drupal site.
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