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How to Write Drupal Update Scripts

This is the second part in my two-part series about Drupal update scripts, specifically focusing on using update scripts for your custom modules as part of your deployment process. You can read the first post about Why You Should Spend the Extra Time to Write Drupal Update Scripts. Now that we know "why" lets talk about "how" and what better way to demonstrate how then look at real-world examples. Read More…

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Creating a Custom Panels Layout in Drupal 7 (Video Tutorial)

There are a lot of great tutorials on the web and, as Chris pointed out, Drupal is a pretty developer friendly platform. With some chutzpah and the power of Google, you can build just about anything in Drupal. But for the beginner to intermediate Drupaler, even a well crafted text tutorial can be just a bit outside their knowledge and hard to follow. As someone who learns visually, sometimes I just wanted someone to show me how to do something. In that spirit, I offer up this lesson on creating your first custom Panels layout. I hope you find it useful and if you have questions or feedback, feel free to leave them in the comments. Read More…

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Why You Should Spend the Extra Time to Write Drupal Update Scripts

Drupal update scripts are a great way of automating database updates. They are extremely important to contributed modules when changing the database schema and updating existing data to the new schema. Specifically I will be discussing using update scripts in your custom modules as part of deploying new features. I'm not saying update scripts should replace using the Features module, in fact I use them together, update scripts are great for things that might not be managed in features. This will be the first in a two-part series that will cover using Drupal update scripts. Read More…

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Sprinting to Drupal 7 - Interviews with the Drupal.org sprint team

It was sprint time last week here in Portland, where over 20 people came to upgrade Drupal.org up to Drupal 7. There were 5 different teams focusing on different aspects of the project: infrastructure, Git, Project module updates, general upgrade of Drupal.org specific modules, and making the Bluecheese theme responsive. Read More…

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