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Getting Started: Collaborative development with Git

This post is part of the "All you need to know to become a great Drupal developer" blog series.

Git is a version control system, like "track changes" for code. It's fast, powerful, and easy-to-use version control system. But the thing that's really special about Git is the way it empowers people to collaborate.

Drupal: A Global Army of Nerds

It's the DrupalCon Portland Floor Show! I went around the exhibitors' area and through the halls of the Oregon Convention Center asking two vital questions to our community: What is your favorite thing about Drupal? Why should other people come to DrupalCon?

SemTechBiz: Schema.org, Knowledge Graph, and prospects for Drupal

Semtechbiz LogoLast week’s SemTechBiz San Francisco was packed with insightful keynotes and sessions showing trends for semantic web technologies. The hot topics of the conference were Google’s, Yahoo’s and Wikidata’s Knowledge Graphs, as well as the adoption of schema.org, an initiative launched 2 years ago by the major search engines to standardize and promote structured data on the Web.

Migrate 2.6 - framework changes

The Migrate module provides services for migrating data from various sources (other CMS frameworks, external web services, or other Drupal installations) into the local Drupal environment. It has been used to migrate sites such as The Economist, Examiner.com, Stanford Law School, and PayPal and eBay's developer forums (x.com) to Drupal.

Migrate 2.6 is now in beta. Today I will cover some of the most significant changes at the framework level, for those who have been developing their data migrations using Migrate 2.5 and earlier. There have also been significant UI changes, and the introduction of a framework for implementing wizard-style UIs for defining migrations, which will be covered in future posts.

Vincenzo Rubano - Impressions of DrupalCon and Thank You

Short, but sweet this week in the Acquia podcast: Drupal 8 Accessibility Maintainer Mike Gifford, and accessibility contributor Vincenzo Rubano talk about DrupalCon Portland and say thanks for all the help that allowed Vincenzo to attend DrupalCon Portland and begin to make a difference in person.

Open Source and Local Economies - Meet Ranko Marinic

Here is one more conversation I had at Drupal Camp Alpe-Adria in April, 2013. Ranko Marinic is from Croatia and has some great perspectives. He works as an IT consultant with a wide range of technologies and with Drupal "by night". He is studying economics and has become interested in the economic effects on local communities of implementing open source software. Ranko also talks about the moment he really started believing in open source as a social movement.

Event summary: DrupalJam 2013

Last Friday the annual one-day DrupalJam conference was held in the Rotterdam Feyenoord soccer stadium. The conference, which saw its eighth edition - if I recall correctly - is shifting to be more business focused with its new motto Drupal beyond the code, and was a great success with over a 100 participants. This blog post serves as a high-level summary of a couple of the talks that I attended.

Sign up for free Drupal for project managers - mini-course

Are you a project manager working for a company adopting Drupal? Are you new to managing Drupal projects? This course is the right one for you!

This course follows the life cycle of a Drupal project from start to finish and back again and is based on our full day Drupal for Project Manager’s course.

Voices of Drupal Camp Alpe-Adria 2013

Here are the highlights from a few of the conversations I had with attendees of the 2013 Drupal Camp Alpe-Adria, held in April in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The camp was a wild success and attracted a large, international crowd. I'll post a couple more interviews I did at this event in coming weeks.

Dream It. Drupal It. (Develop It!) DrupalCon.

Hey developers ~ new, experienced or otherwise, undecided!

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