After I joined Acquia in January, I was given the task of assisting in the port of the Acquia.com/Acquia Network web properties to Drupal 7. Although other people were involved in the process, including Jakub Suchy and his team, there was a lot that needed to be ported. One such item was the Acquia Network Connector module, which links a website to the Acquia Network and passes website data after it validates its keys.
MongoDB -- from "humongous" -- is an open source, non-relational, document-oriented database, supported in Drupal 7. The goal of MongoDB is to bridge the gap between key-value stores (which are fast and highly scalable) and traditional RDBMS systems (which provide rich queries and deep functionality).
We are only a couple of weeks into 2011, but we’ve already had a very exciting start to the New Year with the launch of Drupal 7, version 1.3 of Drupal Commons, and the release of the upgrades in functionality for Drupal Gardens. Not to mention, it was announced that all Acquians +1 are invited to celebrate our 2010 success in Puerto Rico this April. It’s the beginning of a year that we anticipate will be filled with fantastic growth, challenges, learning, and fun!
Woburn, MA – January 20, 2011 – Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, today announced that Drupal founder and project lead Dries Buytaert will be kicking-off his Drupal tour in Australia. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Drupal and the release of Drupal 7, Dries will be embarking on a trip down under to listen, learn, and educate enterprises and the media about the value of Drupal, the open source social publishing system.
A year ago, I wrote about how those looking for work should consider learning Drupal, an open-source Web content management system. According to the project team, Drupal now powers 1 percent of all of the Web sites in the world.
This Sprint Camp is all about contributing to Drupal. It's planned as a national German event for about 40 to 50 participants. The goal of the Sprint Camp is sprinting for Drupal 7 core and some contrib modules, mainly Views, but also to improve German documentation, translation of core and modules as well as marketing Drupal to the German public. The sprint will take place in Hannover.
Yesterday I participated in the Drupal 7 code sprint with a host of excellent people. We made good progress and also talked about the state of the Drupal 7 release. Apparently Moshe and I came to a very similar conclusion about what needs to be done and both decided to blog about it; in fact I stole the title of this post from him.
Last week the Acquia engineering team finished its first post-DrupalCon sprint and upgraded nearly 9,500 Drupal Gardens sites to a new release. For an invitation-only beta, that is a lot of sites. Considering that this effort is combined with running on recent daily builds of the Drupal 7 alpha, the team has no shortage of challenges.