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Phase2: Contemplating the Benefits of Open Source with Metal Toad Media

Planet Drupal - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:27

Last week, I made the journey from Washington, D.C., to our new Portland office, or the “Front End Development Capital of Phase2,” as I like to call it. It was an incredibly enjoyable and productive trip, including everything from hanging out with the awesome West Coast Phase2 crew to discussing our vision for growth in Portland over the coming months and years.

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While in Portland, I had the pleasure of sharing some great local beer and stimulating conversation at Metal Toad Media headquarters. During an hour-long podcast that provoked many insightful comments and questions, our host Joaquin Lippincott, Metal Toad’s president, led me, Jacob Redding, and David Bellous through a discussion on the merits of open source vs. closed source technologies.

Joaquin got the ball rolling with the aggressive statement that all closed source technology should be torn down and rebuilt with an open source counterpart. Despite each participant’s shared passion for open source, David was cautious about agreeing to such a sweeping declaration, arguing that with enough time and money it is possible to solve any problem with any technology. He placed greater emphasis on finding the tool best suited to a company’s unique cultural ecosystem and specific technical objectives. My take: I fully agree that each situation requires a creative approach to selecting the right tool for the job, taking into account culture, budget, and goals. In my opinion, there are increasingly less times today when a closed source solution is the right fit.

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The discussion turned to the issue of sunk costs and opportunity costs. In the context of what Joaquin deemed the “unmitigated disaster” of Oregon’s online healthcare exchange, which was implemented by Oracle, we debated the increasingly outdated perspective that paying more for software automatically translates to better results. I used Microsoft’s collaborative software SharePoint as an example of a widely purchased product with mediocre if not downright poor customer satisfaction. However, when a massive investment is made (like Oregon’s $132 million in CoverOregon), it is difficult for a government or business to cut its losses and start over, no matter how much additional money it stands to lose in the long run.

Innovation, and the process by which open and closed organizations arrive at it, was another fascinating topic of conversation. Jacob pointed out that while Oracle’s annual investment of $5 million in research and development is easy to grasp, the constant aggregated innovation produced by the open source community is a less tangible concept – but no less meaningful. Most of us acknowledged the merits of a defined road map for innovation, which is usually more visible from proprietary companies, but agreed that collaborative methods of development are being embraced by closed and open source organizations alike. It’s a trend that is really exciting for me personally: more companies are losing their “F.U.D.” (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) about releasing long-kept “secret” code and embracing the clear advantages of open collaboration.

Although Joaquin, Jacob, David, and I covered many other issues, including the advantages of open methodology and the importance of properly executed implementation regardless of the technology, I feel that we’ve only covered the tip of the iceberg in the open vs. closed debate. Altogether it was an extremely enjoyable afternoon (beers included!). Check out the recording at Metal Toad Media, and let me know your thoughts on our discussion. I’d love to hear others weigh in and continue the debate here!

Accomplishing Your Marketing Goals with Drupal 8

Upcoming Webinars - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:11

While the trend of accessing information through different devices is still rising, 70% of surveyed enterprises believe providing the optimal experience across all devices is still a major challenge.

Drupal 8 is designed from the ground up with this new mobile trend in mind. It allows marketers to easily create content that can be built with responsive designs to optimize the experience for mobile devices. Ultimately, Drupal 8 helps to increase your marketing ROI by allowing you to accomplish more with less time.

In this webinar you will learn:

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Feeds from Drupal.org - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:07

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Metal Toad: Toadcast 22

Feeds from Drupal.org - Wed, 2014-04-16 20:38



Toadcast 22 hosted an All-Star cast including: Dave Bellous co-owner of Yellow Pencil, Jacob Redding Open Source Manager at Accenture's Emerging Technology Innovation Labs, Jeff Walpole CEO of Phase2, & Joaquin Lippincott President of Metal Toad Media to discuss Open Source, Oracle, and and the healthcare web-tech industry (Cover Oregon).

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Metal Toad: Toadcast 22

Planet Drupal - Wed, 2014-04-16 20:38



Toadcast 22 hosted an All-Star cast including: Dave Bellous co-owner of Yellow Pencil, Jacob Redding Open Source Manager at Accenture's Emerging Technology Innovation Labs, Jeff Walpole CEO of Phase2, & Joaquin Lippincott President of Metal Toad Media to discuss Open Source, Oracle, and and the healthcare web-tech industry (Cover Oregon).

Toadcast 22

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Toadcast 22 hosted an All-Star cast including: Dave Bellous, co-owner of Yellow Pencil, Jacob Redding, Open Source Manager at Accenture's Emerging Technology Innovation Labs, Jeff Walpole, CEO of Phase2, and Joaquin Lippincott, President of Metal Toad Media to discuss Open Source, Oracle, and and the healthcare web-tech industry (Cover Oregon).

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Drupal.org frontpage posts for the Drupal planet: Drupal 7.27 and 6.31 released

Feeds from Drupal.org - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:59

Drupal 7.27 and Drupal 6.31, maintenance releases which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. See the Drupal 7.27 and Drupal 6.31 release notes for further information.

Download Drupal 7.27
Download Drupal 6.31

Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 and 6 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features or non-security-related bug fixes in these releases. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult the Drupal 7.0 release announcement. More information on the Drupal 6.x release series can be found in the Drupal 6.0 release announcement.

Security information

We have a security announcement mailing list and a history of all security advisories, as well as an RSS feed with the most recent security advisories. We strongly advise Drupal administrators to sign up for the list.

Drupal 7 and 6 include the built-in Update Status module (renamed to Update Manager in Drupal 7), which informs you about important updates to your modules and themes.

Bug reports

Both Drupal 7.x and 6.x are being maintained, so given enough bug fixes (not just bug reports) more maintenance releases will be made available, according to our monthly release cycle.

Changelog

Drupal 7.27 is a security release only. For more details, see the 7.27 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 7.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Drupal 6.31 is a security release only. For more details, see the 6.31 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 6.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Security vulnerabilities

Drupal 7.27 and 6.31 were released in response to the discovery of security vulnerabilities. Details can be found in the official security advisory:

To fix the security problem, please upgrade to either Drupal 7.27 or Drupal 6.31.

Known issues

This security release introduces small API changes which may require code updates on sites that expose Ajax or multi-step forms to anonymous users, and where the forms are displayed on pages that are cached (either by Drupal or by an external system). See the Drupal 7.27 release notes and Drupal 6.31 release notes for more information.

Front page news: Planet DrupalDrupal version: Drupal 6.xDrupal 7.x
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Drupal.org frontpage posts for the Drupal planet: Drupal 7.27 and 6.31 released

Planet Drupal - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:59

Drupal 7.27 and Drupal 6.31, maintenance releases which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. See the Drupal 7.27 and Drupal 6.31 release notes for further information.

Download Drupal 7.27
Download Drupal 6.31

Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 and 6 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features or non-security-related bug fixes in these releases. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult the Drupal 7.0 release announcement. More information on the Drupal 6.x release series can be found in the Drupal 6.0 release announcement.

Security information

We have a security announcement mailing list and a history of all security advisories, as well as an RSS feed with the most recent security advisories. We strongly advise Drupal administrators to sign up for the list.

Drupal 7 and 6 include the built-in Update Status module (renamed to Update Manager in Drupal 7), which informs you about important updates to your modules and themes.

Bug reports

Both Drupal 7.x and 6.x are being maintained, so given enough bug fixes (not just bug reports) more maintenance releases will be made available, according to our monthly release cycle.

Changelog

Drupal 7.27 is a security release only. For more details, see the 7.27 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 7.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Drupal 6.31 is a security release only. For more details, see the 6.31 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 6.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Security vulnerabilities

Drupal 7.27 and 6.31 were released in response to the discovery of security vulnerabilities. Details can be found in the official security advisory:

To fix the security problem, please upgrade to either Drupal 7.27 or Drupal 6.31.

Known issues

This security release introduces small API changes which may require code updates on sites that expose Ajax or multi-step forms to anonymous users, and where the forms are displayed on pages that are cached (either by Drupal or by an external system). See the Drupal 7.27 release notes and Drupal 6.31 release notes for more information.

Front page news: Planet DrupalDrupal version: Drupal 6.xDrupal 7.x

Appnovation Technologies: Acquia Cloud Reduces Challenges for Media and Entertainment

Feeds from Drupal.org - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:06
Acquia Cloud is a powerful platform for developing and deploying Drupal sites. This post discusses how the Acquia Cloud can reduce website challenges experienced by the Media and Entertainment industries. var switchTo5x = false;stLight.options({"publisher":"dr-75626d0b-d9b4-2fdb-6d29-1a20f61d683"});
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Appnovation Technologies: Acquia Cloud Reduces Challenges for Media and Entertainment

Planet Drupal - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:06
Acquia Cloud is a powerful platform for developing and deploying Drupal sites. This post discusses how the Acquia Cloud can reduce website challenges experienced by the Media and Entertainment industries. var switchTo5x = false;stLight.options({"publisher":"dr-75626d0b-d9b4-2fdb-6d29-1a20f61d683"});

AGLOBALWAY: Quick Way To integrate Animate.css in to LESS

Feeds from Drupal.org - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:38

Recently I was working in a project, that required some nice predefined css3 animation on different elements. I was wondering if I could achieve it without using javascript and do it fast. Here how I did it:

A quick way to use LESS pre-process and animate.css functionality to make your frontend nice and smoothly animated without any javascript involved.

  1. Download animate.css in to you project/less folder and change file extension to .less
    Your structure should look something like this: project/ ├── less/ │ ├── style.less │ ├── animate.less │ └── overrides.less └── css/ └── style.css
  2. Import animate.less to your main style file. // libraries @import "animate.less"; // core @import "overrides.less";
  3. Edit overrides.less to apply animations on your elements. <h1 class="spetialHeader">Hover Me</h1> h1{ &.spetialHeader{ .animated(); &:hover,&:focus{ .fadeInUp(); } } }
  4. Less preprocess will make the magic and create css file
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AGLOBALWAY: Quick Way To integrate Animate.css in to LESS

Planet Drupal - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:38

Recently I was working in a project, that required some nice predefined css3 animation on different elements. I was wondering if I could achieve it without using javascript and do it fast. Here how I did it:

A quick way to use LESS pre-process and animate.css functionality to make your frontend nice and smoothly animated without any javascript involved.

  1. Download animate.css in to you project/less folder and change file extension to .less
    Your structure should look something like this: project/ ├── less/ │ ├── style.less │ ├── animate.less │ └── overrides.less └── css/ └── style.css
  2. Import animate.less to your main style file. // libraries @import "animate.less"; // core @import "overrides.less";
  3. Edit overrides.less to apply animations on your elements. <h1 class="spetialHeader">Hover Me</h1> h1{ &.spetialHeader{ .animated(); &:hover,&:focus{ .fadeInUp(); } } }
  4. Less preprocess will make the magic and create css file
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Feeds from Drupal.org - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:05

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NYC Camp News & Announcements: Holly Ross Becomes 2014th Contributor to Drupal 8 at NYC Camp 2014

Feeds from Drupal.org - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:47

Making good on a long stranding promise with webchick, the DA's Holly Ross rolled her first patch, and inadvertently became the 2014th contributor to Drupal 8 at NYC Camp 2014!

NYC Camp 2014 ended with a bang that perfectly *put a bird* on what was a really tremendous 14th event put on by the NYC Drupal community. Sunday was the final day on which everyone is encouraged to come back and sprint on Drupal code or a project they are working on or to get started contributing with help from a Drupal mentor.  Just over 120 attendees came back for Sprints Day, coordinated by  Irene MeiselCathy Theys & Fureigh

And we had a very special attendee who with just such mentoring was able to make her first contribution. On Saturday during their panel discussion at the United Nations with UN CITO Atti Riazi, Drupal 7 co-maintainer Angie "webchick" Byron and Drupal Association executive director Holly Ross reaffirmed their vow that webchick would help her commit her first patch to Drupal 8, and set a date of the next day (the last day of the camp which was given over to NYC Camp sprinting.)

Also on Saturday at NYC Camp, Alina Mackenzie had discovered an issue in the multiligual system documentation, where the language manager interface docblock was returning implementation details (methods should never return implementation details; it belongs to the implementation to do that.)

As Holly was going through the issue queue to pick something to work on, she came across this one, which since it affects the Drupal's Multilingual system was perfect for the United Nations,  which is preparing to become the largest multilingual Drupal deployment in the world.  Alina had a proposed resolution, so with a little mentoring from Cathy Theys, Holly rolled her 1st patch, which passed SimpleTest. 

However SimpleTest couldn't catch another inline comment on the sort method itself which also contained implementation details, that tstoeckler noticed when he was reviewing Holly's patch.  A temporary setback, Holly quickly rolled a 2nd patch, and even included an interdiff. That was enough to satisfy tsoeckler and he marked the new patch RTBC. 

YesCT also added her RTBC (though not before noticing a bug in d.o. node ownership when the node is edited by and admin) and webchick commited the patch at 5:00 pm, and thus at the exact end of NYC Camp.

It was then that everyone noticed an amazing coincidence. Holly had just become the 2014th contributor to Drupal 8. At NYC Camp 2014.

Uncanny. Check out video of the moment on Drupal TV

Stay tuned for more highlights from NYC Camp 2014

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NYC Camp News & Announcements: Holly Ross Becomes 2014th Contributor to Drupal 8 at NYC Camp 2014

Planet Drupal - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:47

Making good on a long stranding promise with webchick, the DA's Holly Ross rolled her first patch, and inadvertently became the 2014th contributor to Drupal 8 at NYC Camp 2014!

NYC Camp 2014 ended with a bang that perfectly *put a bird* on what was a really tremendous 14th event put on by the NYC Drupal community. Sunday was the final day on which everyone is encouraged to come back and sprint on Drupal code or a project they are working on or to get started contributing with help from a Drupal mentor.  Just over 120 attendees came back for Sprints Day, coordinated by  Irene MeiselCathy Theys & Fureigh

And we had a very special attendee who with just such mentoring was able to make her first contribution. On Saturday during their panel discussion at the United Nations with UN CITO Atti Riazi, Drupal 7 co-maintainer Angie "webchick" Byron and Drupal Association executive director Holly Ross reaffirmed their vow that webchick would help her commit her first patch to Drupal 8, and set a date of the next day (the last day of the camp which was given over to NYC Camp sprinting.)

Also on Saturday at NYC Camp, Alina Mackenzie had discovered an issue in the multiligual system documentation, where the language manager interface docblock was returning implementation details (methods should never return implementation details; it belongs to the implementation to do that.)

As Holly was going through the issue queue to pick something to work on, she came across this one, which since it affects the Drupal's Multilingual system was perfect for the United Nations,  which is preparing to become the largest multilingual Drupal deployment in the world.  Alina had a proposed resolution, so with a little mentoring from Cathy Theys, Holly rolled her 1st patch, which passed SimpleTest. 

However SimpleTest couldn't catch another inline comment on the sort method itself which also contained implementation details, that tstoeckler noticed when he was reviewing Holly's patch.  A temporary setback, Holly quickly rolled a 2nd patch, and even included an interdiff. That was enough to satisfy tsoeckler and he marked the new patch RTBC. 

YesCT also added her RTBC (though not before noticing a bug in d.o. node ownership when the node is edited by and admin) and webchick commited the patch at 5:00 pm, and thus at the exact end of NYC Camp.

It was then that everyone noticed an amazing coincidence. Holly had just become the 2014th contributor to Drupal 8. At NYC Camp 2014.

Uncanny. Check out video of the moment on Drupal TV

Stay tuned for more highlights from NYC Camp 2014

Drupal core announcements: Migrate in core weekly calls resume

Feeds from Drupal.org - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:22
Start:  2014-04-17 15:00 - 15:30 America/Vancouver Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting) Event url: 

https://plus.google.com/106269343178096590461/

After a month hiatus, at a new timeslot we resume our weekly Migrate in core Google Hangouts, focusing on Drupal 7.

The time is 3PM in Vancouver, 6PM in Boston, midnight in Europe (sorry) and 6AM in Perth -- coordinating across this many timezones was very hard and Europe got the short stick. Sorry.

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Drupal core announcements: Migrate in core weekly calls resume

Planet Drupal - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:22
Start:  2014-04-17 15:00 - 15:30 America/Vancouver Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting) Event url: 

https://plus.google.com/106269343178096590461/

After a month hiatus, at a new timeslot we resume our weekly Migrate in core Google Hangouts, focusing on Drupal 7.

The time is 3PM in Vancouver, 6PM in Boston, midnight in Europe (sorry) and 6AM in Perth -- coordinating across this many timezones was very hard and Europe got the short stick. Sorry.

OHO Interactive

Drupal showcase com - Wed, 2014-04-16 15:32
Site Description: 

The website redesign for OHO Interactive started by conducting research and brand analysis to ensure the new website would be a clear reflection of the agency and the work it does for clients. Research data was used to outline a new information architecture for the website that is easy to navigate and organizes the site in a way that makes sense to visitors. The creative design is a big shift from the previous site, relying on billboard images and a number of interactive details noticeable in hover states. An especially exciting part of the redesign was upgrading from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 and creating a responsive website that looks great on any device.

Site Designer: 

OHO Interactive

Site Developer: 

OHO Interactive

Site URL: http://www.oho.comVersion of Drupal: Drupal 7Site Type: 4Industry: MarketingCountry: United StatesCategories: Marketing & AdvertisingTags: drupal 7 Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5Cancel rating No votes yet
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Stanford Web Services Blog: 3 Tips for Making Your Drupal Features Highly Reusable

Feeds from Drupal.org - Wed, 2014-04-16 15:00

Dear Developers, if you follow these simple guidelines, your Drupal Features will be much more useful to institutions like Stanford over time. You will win friends and influence people. Drupal will live up to its potential, and there will be much rejoicing.

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Stanford Web Services Blog: 3 Tips for Making Your Drupal Features Highly Reusable

Planet Drupal - Wed, 2014-04-16 15:00

Dear Developers, if you follow these simple guidelines, your Drupal Features will be much more useful to institutions like Stanford over time. You will win friends and influence people. Drupal will live up to its potential, and there will be much rejoicing.

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