Issue 30 April 12, 2012
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DrupalCon Denver Recap
Victor Kane gives us a very detailed overview of the sessions he attended at DrupalCon Denver.
Another Matt Farina post about performance.
Larry Garfield gives us a slew of options for making the decision whether you should build multiple Drupal sites or a single Drupal site that looks like multiple sites and everywhere in-between. Really good info from Mr. Garfield.
Earl Miles takes a cue from Drupal Core Office Hours with his announcement of Bug Squad Mentoring Hours.
Ron Golan shares how and why he switched from a VM based dev setup to a native dev environment installing the necessities using the great homebrew package installer for OS X.
The folks over at Pantheon Systems have posted a manifesto of sorts laying out their goals with Pantheon and who they see the service they are providing. Good read.
In my opinion the Examples module is one of the most underrated modules on Drupal.org. Examples module is a collection of, wait for it... example modules. These modules are heavely documented showing you how to do things with Drupal's API's. Randy Fay is proposing the module be broken into separate modules going forward. Seriously, you should check out this module if you are new to Drupal and you're a coder.
Brian has a great conversion with Nathan Haug, Lullabot and the man behind the Webform module. Nathan recently launched Webform.com and discusses his plans and the inside scoop on this great epi of Modules Unraveled.
New Lullabot Kyle Hofmeyer talks with Ben Finklea of Volacci about the Blue Drop Awards.
JD Collier of Digett shares 3 modules that can improve the usability of your sites.
This week Sally Young shares a nice responsive image rotator for Drupal.
Brock Boland shares how he uses bookmarklets to quickly post to his Drupal blog using the QuickPost Bookmarklet module. I need to check out his module, adding a bookmarklet to my site has been on my list for a while.
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