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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Dec 8, 2010

Drupal site building often involves moving a site from one environment to another: from a local development environment to a staging server on the web to a full production cluster.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Dec 7, 2010

Drupal 7 RC 1 needs testers. And now more than ever, your favorite modules need testing too. As Moshe wrote yesterday, they're here to collect on the D7CX pledge. This is a great way that a new Drupal user can make a significant contribution, and make some friends in the process :)

I was amazed at the most recent DrupalCamp in Ireland that some people I spoke to weren't trying out Drupal 7 yet. I've been using Gardens so much, I adore D7 and get all itchy when I use D6. Come in, the water's fine!

Well, except that many of your favorite modules aren't quite ready yet. Many module maintainers took the D7CX pledge to be ready for the release of Drupal 7. That looks to be in about 7-10 days! There's a mad rush on and even as a non-coder, or a new user to Drupal you can help.

Download Drupal 7, and test your favorite modules. Report bugs and submit patches! It's easy, right? I'll be making a few posts this week to take "the scary" out of testing patches, and show you exactly how I do it. In this post, we'll get D7 up and running, and determine the best way to locate modules which need help, and the specific issues which need testing.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Nov 29, 2010
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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Nov 9, 2010

We had 226 respondents to a survey about roles in the Drupal community. Though we pilot tested the survey and honed down the questions, the findings were inconclusive, though we could draw one result. Apparently we use terms like "themer" or "module developer" yet these platonic ideals seem to only exist in our heads. In reality, a person on a team will find themselves handling many roles. In the context of a larger organization, Drupal is one tool in a larger set to be integrated with. In a smaller dev shop, Drupal is again, one tool of many which are used. Slicing up Drupal developers into roles turned into a muddy exercise.

However, there was one interesting outcome. Of the respondents, 203 individuals replied to the open-ended question: "What do you wish you had known when you started Drupal"? It's taken me this long to code and analyze this information so we can make some use of it. I think it can give people within Drupal some insight on how we can improve our welcome mat. And for those who are new, I hope this gives you some good tips and advice!

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Oct 26, 2010

We are big fans of Varnish Cache, the incredibly fast and flexible open-source, caching software.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Oct 11, 2010

Though it's not always a linear process, hopefully with training, we can make the learning process a bit smoother for you, by connecting you to development expertise.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Sep 8, 2010

At DrupalCon, Barry Madore & Allie Micka from Advantage Labs organized a BoF: Drupal x10 inspired by Dries’s keynote. There were some interesting examples given.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Aug 30, 2010

It sounded like a really simple request: "Is it easy to add a search filter for 'My posts'?".

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Aug 25, 2010

It is day two at Drupalcon Copenhagan, and Robert Douglass and I presented this afternoon on Apache Solr Search Mastery.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Aug 6, 2010

Trivia question: Suppose you execute the MySQL queries

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Aug 6, 2010

What's so wrong with saying "Drupal has a steep learning curve?" Well, it's not the most helpful analogy. And it's one of my pet peeves.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jul 6, 2009

It's been several days since we launched Acquia Search commercially.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jun 30, 2009

Why will the visitors of your site care about Acquia Search?

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jun 18, 2009