Working with simplytest.me and Drupal.org
Tips and tricks for getting the most out of simplytest.me – Patrick Drotleff is a passionate contributor to the Drupal project whose work – including simplytest.me, pareview.sh, and the tongue-in-cheek BreakingHead card game – often centers around building tools that help others contribute to Drupal. Within minutes of Drupal 8 beta being announced at DrupalCon Amsterdam, I saw a tweet saying it was available to try out on simplytest.me. Though I had used the service before, I wanted to know how it actually worked and Patrick was kind enough to agree to show it off here on jam's Drupal Camp.
With Simplytest.me you can easily evaluate and test (nearly) any module, theme, distribution or Drupal core version available on Drupal.org within a temporary sandbox without the requirement of any local setup. While it was created as a demo-tool in mind, people started using it for contribution and it has proven especially useful for non-developers who want to help in the issue queues.
In this session you will learn about some of simplytest.me's lesser-known features and how to use them when working on Drupal core and your own projects on Drupal.org.
- simplytest.me Questions & Answers page
- Here is a 2013 blog post with information about how simplytest.me works and some tips for using it.
Thank you, simplytest.me sponsors!
Thank you simplytest.me sponsors for your generous support.
Guest author dossier
- Name: Patrick Drotleff
- Work affiliation: developer at Maloon
- Drupal.org: patrickd
- If you like simplytest.me, check out pareview.sh, "Resources for Drupal Project Application reviewers"
- Github: patrickd-
- BreakingHead, "Open source card game about the Drupal.org issue queue"
- Personal website & blog: http://patrickd.de/
- Twitter: patrickd_de
- Facebook profile
- Google+ profile
- Xing: Patrick Drotleff
- Support Patrick on Gratipay: patrickd