Issue 6 - October 27, 2011
I wanna welcome all of our new BADCamp subscribers! What a great event. I'm still recovering from the BADCamp bug, but enough about me let's get on to the links.
News & Announcements
John Albin Wilkins talks about his new role as the Drupal 8 Mobile Initiative lead.
Livelink has created cool map site that shows Drupal adoption on a geographical level. Users can search for Drupal sites by geo location and members of the Drupal community can add their Drupal projects to the map. This is a very cool idea.
Drupalpros.com seeks to answer the question, "Do you know a developer in my town?". Think Sortfolio (37Signals) for Drupal. Listing your services is free with no commitment required.
Events & Camps
November 7th in Delhi, India.
November 9th & 10th in Mumbai, India.
November 11th in Deccan, India.
January 14th & 15th in Melbourne, Australia.
Articles & Tutorials
Ryan Szrama gives us the "Pinapple Store", a clone of store.apple.com he created for his session at DoItWithDrupal. Check out what can be done with Drupal Commerce before the cease and desist letter comes down.
The Aten Design Group give us a cheatsheet for setting up an express checkout process in Drupal Commerce.
The folks over at Cocomore AG walk us through setting up a Continuous Integration for a Drupal 7 project with Jenkins.
Open Deals is a brand new Drupal 7 distro from Netstudio for building a deals sites like Groupon.com. No download available yet but the demo is cool.
In Scott Hadfield's latest post of his installation profile series he shows us how to create a simple install profile suitable for a basic brochure type of site.
Larry Garfield explains why the decision to adopt a 3rd party HTTP library called Symfony is very important to Drupal's future in the PHP world.
Brian Gilbert of Realityloop gives us a recipe for setting up nginx, MariaDB, PHP, and Aegir on Mac OS X. He even includes a screencast!
Bricks is a new module by @bangpound that is a replacement for many different blocks related modules. Bricks supports ctools context, content types, and access plugins and allows you to export Drupal blocks (bricks) out of Panels pane displays.
James Sansbury of Lullabot introduces us to Entity Cache in this week's Module Monday post. Entity Cache aims to make Entities scaleable and performant. If your Drupal 7 site is running a bit slow, this post may be of help to you.
Want to help get these stream wrappers into core? Subscribe and/or help #1308152: Add module://, theme:// and profile:// stream wrappers to access system files!