Perspectives from the experts at Chromatic
Matt Glaman joins us! Mark, Dave, and Matt examine how Drupal 7’s end-of-life challenges are symptomatic of a widespread approach to development. Matt dives deep into the drawbacks behind software maintenance, and unveils his plans to release Drupal Bridge by DrupalCon 2023.
Jen Lampton joins us! As the co-founder of Backdrop, Jen provides plenty of insight into why Drupal 7’s EOL requires a multi-pronged solution for different customer bases. Mark and Jen dive deep into Drupal alternatives and the challenges behind them, taking a closer look at where Backdrop may fill the gap for some users.
Drupal 7's end-of-life comes with more questions than answers. Chris and Mark discuss the complexities that come with retiring Drupal 7 and outline the basis of the communication gap between the Drupal Association, the Drupal 7 Soft Landing Initiative, and its users; taking a hard look at the possible steps to come.
Tim Lehnen joins us! Tim is the Drupal Association’s Chief Technology Officer and is one of the voices in the room when it comes to decisions around Drupal 7’s End-of-Life. We talk with Tim about that as well as how he thinks about sites still on Drupal 7, modern Drupal’s growth being better than the usage graphs show, and even Drupal.org still being on Drupal 7 (for now)!
Irina Zaks joins us! Irina is a web developer, open-source evangelist, and the co-founder of the Drupal 7 Soft Landing Initiative. Irina, Chris, and Mark discuss Drupal 7 end-of-life, Backdrop, and how to give Drupal 7 users a soft landing.
Chris and Mark discuss the wide spectrum of sites still running on Drupal 7 and which characteristics make staying on Drupal 7 more (or less) risky. They then unpack the pros and cons of some Drupal 7 alternatives.
Drupal 7's end-of-life has been extended multiple times but is now set for November 1, 2023. Should it be extended further? Mark and Chris break it down and maaaybe change Chris’ mind.
There’s been quite a bit of talk about what it takes to upgrade to 'modern Drupal,' but less on what it will actually be like to still be responsible for a Drupal 7 site after that date. Chris and Mark discuss that and more on this episode.
There has been quite a bit of talk about what it takes to upgrade to 'modern Drupal,' but less ink has been spilled painting a picture of what it will actually be like to still be responsible for a Drupal 7 site after that date.
It is now dead simple to add Tugboat to Drupal contributed modules.
As we wrap up the fourth quarter of 2022 and hurtle headlong into 2023, we have compiled a round-up of our team’s open-source efforts in Q4 2022. Happy New Year!
PHP 7.4 will no longer receive updates from the PHP development team. Let's take a look at what this means, how to know if your site is affected and what to do about it.
All the new features and enhancements coming to Safari and Web Inspector this year that web developers should know about.
Chris shares why we dropped Drupal for the newest version of our website.
Do you love the developer experience of NextJS? Or want to enjoy the benefits of a static site generator but prefer Vue over React? NuxtJS might be the framework for you!
We have been using Robo as our task runner of choice on PHP projects for some time now. Over time our set of Robo commands has grown, and often they are quite similar across different projects causing us to duplicate code and then keep them in sync when changes are made to our commands.
We’re not the first to take one of the most popular React frameworks for a spin around the block, but we are definitely glad we did. GatsbyJS comes packed with easy to use features and plugins.
A new, open source way to see your organization's rank in the Drupal.org Marketplace.
This coming weekend is the Drupal Global Contribution Weekend where small local contribution groups volunteer their Drupal development at the same time throughout the world. This year there are local groups gathering in Canada, England, Germany, India, Russia, Spain, and the United States.
After a few weeks of work and testing, the JSON Feed module now has an official release. Version 1.0 allows Drupal users to add a JSON Feed display to any view and map Drupal fields to the attributes defined by the JSON Feed specification.
fastly-cli is a command-line interface (CLI) for the Fastly CDN written in node.js.
We are excited to announce the first official release of the Recurly module for Drupal 8 (8.x-1.0).
We're happy to announce the 7.x-3.0 release of the Recurly module.
We're happy to announce two new releases for the YouTube Field module.
Civil Comments brings real-world social cues to comments sections via crowd-sourced moderation, and Chromatic has brought Civil Comments integration to Drupal with a new contrib module.
Spin up a fully-functional, disposable instance of Drupal in about a minute. Try out an unfamiliar contrib module without sullying your main dev environment or give back to the community by testing patches with minimal fuss.
We're happy to announce the dev release of Recurly 7.x-2.x.
Google recently decided to deprecate the YouTube Data API v2, which caused a nasty bug to appear in the YouTube Field module. I was too busy enjoying the Los Angeles sun at DrupalCon to spot the bug myself. The community came to my rescue.
We're happy to announce the 7.x-1.2 release of the Recurly module.
This module allows users to enable automatic placeholders to textfields, textareas, select lists, and email fields within a webform created by the Webform module.
Each Drupal developer out there has their own list of their "must-have” modules. The following list is partially mine and partially that of my Twitter followers.
When someone asks, "Can Drupal do that?" the answer is almost always yes. However, when a recent project required that Drupal merge CMS capabilities with Photoshop-like functionality, I began to question if Drupal really was the right solution.