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Moving Commons to Drupal.org

Just over a month ago, I joined the Acquia team. I’m thrilled at the opportunity to work with so many talented people who are working with Drupal!

I’m part of the team that develops Commons, the Drupal distribution for building vibrant community websites that competes in a marketplace dominated by proprietary vendors such as Jive and Yammer.

Acquia Commons wins for high-tech communities

I was meeting last week with an incredible set of high technology leaders who are all leveraging Drupal and Commons for their developer communities. These are very high profile companies, it’s amazing the progress Drupal has made in becoming a leader for developer and high technology customer communities.

Drupal skill sets: Please give your feedback!

By: Heather James

Are you interested in learning Drupal? Are you a Drupal trainer or screencaster? We'd love to hear from you about your own learning experience and how you found your way through Drupal.

Acquia Podcast 35: Moshe Weitzman on Drush, Migrate and Moving To Acquia

Moshe Weitzman is a very prolific and well known contributor to the Drupal community, both in the core and contrib areas, and is responsible for a couple very powerful Drupal tools that are used by many people in the Drupal community. In this episode we discuss the beginnings and current status of the Drush tool and Migrate module, as well as his new duties now that he is at Acquia.

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Writing JavaScript without anonymous functions

Most of the JavaScript you see on the web is full of anonymous functions. I don't think most of them are necessary. Allow me to demonstrate.

Imagine a PHP developer—let's call her Sunny—who doesn't really write JavaScript, but needs to toggle some text on a page. Sunny goes searching for examples on Google, and finds this jQuery snippet:

Commons 2.0 and Contributing to the Drupal Community

This summer I worked at Acquia building status updates and activity streams in Drupal. The modules I developed became the centerpiece of Commons 2.0, which was released on August 31st. This new major version of Commons represents a giant leap forward in the world of social business software. It introduces a familiar, easy-to-use communication interface into a realm previously burdened by its focus on static documents.

Acquia Podcast 34: Alex Bronstein on the Media Module

One of the most commonly asked questions in the Drupal world is how to handle media - images, video, and audio - in Drupal. There are countless modules available to help you manage and display media in Drupal. The Media module is an attempt to create one module that can be used for managing all of your media. Join me as I speak with Alex Bronstein, one of the primary developers of the Media module, as he talks about the goals and status of the Media module for Drupal 7.

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Why DrupalCon London Codesprint was so good

By Heather James

Confession: I'm not a coder, and I love code sprints. Previously, I wrote about how Awesome BoFs are, but really, the best part of DrupalCon is: The Code Sprint. And London's was a great example. Here's why: the context, the space and organization, which I'll describe in more detail. Even with the amount of people involved (150+ about 10%) we could have fit more! I'd also like to convince you why you really don't want to miss the next one... because you will be guaranteed to experience the zeitgeist moment you can only get at the code sprint at DrupalCons.

New video: The Acquia Story

Following on the heels of the video about pronouncing our name, we've released one that's more serious -- and that, I hope, will be useful to the Drupal community at large. It's the Acquia Story, three minutes that covers what Drupal is, who we are, what we offer, and how we engage with the community to grow the Drupal ecosystem.

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