Friday, March 22, 2013 - 12:03pm
The Drupal Community is now one of the largest - if not the largest - open source communities in the world. With over 20,000 modules and 1+ million users, the growth is impressive.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:25am
In the battle for CMS dominance, there are three main players in the Open Source space: Drupal, Wordpress & Joomla. This blog isn’t a comparsion between the two, though there are plenty out there. What I want to focus on is all of you who have a Wordpress site and want to transition it to Drupal—easily.
We have found that there is a lot of user crossover between these platforms, Wordpress in particular. The maintainer of the Migrate module, Mike Ryan, has done great work on the Wordpress...
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 10:21am
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 8:31am
Git is becoming a standard in revision control software for Open Source development. Its distributed nature along with speed and flexibility aligns its self with todays agile and fast paced web development environment. This previously recorded webinar covers the common mechanics of using Git while also pointing out standard "gotchas" that new adopters of Git face. This webinar is considered a teaser for the full Blue Collar Git that I'll be giving in Charlotte. The teaser version of the webinar is intended for users who have some experience with revision control software (such as SVN or CVS) but are new to Git.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 4:44pm
At the end of this month on September 30th, Mediacurrent is helping organize the first-ever Atlanta Drupal Business Summit. To my knowledge, this is the only time an event tailored to non-developers (i.e. the “suits”) has been held in direct conjunction with a regional Drupalcamp. Let me be blunt, I think Drupal has a serious problem that it needs to address soon, very soon.
Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 10:36am
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 3:13pm
The famous Greek philosopher Aristotle stated, “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.” Aristotle's dialogues have been used to teach an array of subjects from physics to poetry. Mediacurrent has heeded Aristotle's words and has recently stood up a new training division. As countless Drupal sites are launched daily across the web the demand for sound Drupal specific training has exploded. The increased number of Drupal books published over the last several years mirror the Drupal community’s desire for increased training.
Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 3:44pm
This blog post is part of a series on Drupal distributions. The first post discussed the difference between distributions, installation profiles, and Features.
Drupal distributions are the foundation of what I like to call "Drupal as a product." Distributions are like pre-packaged websites: where Drupal core can be turned into any kind of website by configuring it and adding modules, distributions come pre-configured and with the modules needed for a certain type of website.
Friday, December 17, 2010 - 12:15am
In the beginning of the year, Mediacurrent announced an alliance with Open Source Training. For the past few months, the partnership remained largely dormant as we found it difficult to balance the demands of Drupal site-building, while expanding our training services. Ultimately, we decided that we needed a dedicated resource to exclusively focus on Drupal training initiatives. With that said, we are pleased to announce Jordan Schmitt as Mediacurrent’s new Director of Drupal Training.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 9:45am
You may have heard the buzz about ways to make building certain kinds of Drupal sites easier. The terms "installation profile," "distribution," and "feature module" get thrown around a lot. But what do these terms really mean, and why do they matter?