Would anyone be interested in demoing some code that they've written using the Ctools API tools? I'd especially like to see some examples of the Exportables, Ajax and Form Wizard APIs. A lot of sessions that I've been to touch on the tools but there haven't been any code samples or explanation of the methodology behind the code.
The slides are available here: http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dfmz85hd_297fjkj42f3
This talk will be co-presented by Logan Smyth and Alex Dergachev of Evolving Web.
Ever since we started using Apache Solr for our projects, we've been looking into ways of making search more intuitive and usable. The Apache Solr module provides Drupal with faceted search functionality. With large sets of data and lots of search filters, faceted search is a user interface challenge. It also opens up a world of possibilities for UI innovation.Read more
A general overview of the apachesolr module from a development standpoint. We will expand on the standard functionality to see how to create new facet types and add extra into into the search index. We'll then go a bit farther to see how you can create custom search pages and integrate search more tightly with your site. The idea and methods for creating hierarchies of facets will also be covered along with a demo illustrating some of the behavior described.
- Creating custom facet types
Duration: 1 hour or less
Drupal 7!!! Drupal 7!!! Drupal 7 is around the corner and we all have to update our modules... again. really? Yup it's true the API has changed and it is for the better. In this session we'll look at the changes to the Drupal 7 API and how you can prepare your modules for the impending upgrade.
- Changes to existing hooks
- Getting your hooks ready
- New hooks
- Wait!?! What's a hook?
About the Presenter:Read more
In this presentation I will dissect a moderately complex Drupal module from beginning to end. I will discuss not only what hooks and functions are used but also the design considerations behind them. I will also talk about basic through intermediate functions and hooks that you are almost necessarily going to need for building modules, as well as a few that will just make your life easier!
I will give a brief intro on what monitoring is and why anyone would want to use it, followed by a talk on monitoring.
In particular, I will present how to setup Icinga, which is a fork of Nagios with a slicker interface. I will cover using the Drupal Nagios module, but mostly be about monitoring the health of the server itself. It will therefore be more focused around system admin tasks.
- A brief intro on what monitoring is and why anyone would want to use it.
- Installing Nagios
** Compiling from source
** Ubuntu package
- Configuring it
If you aren't using Context yet, you should be. We'll cover the normal usages of Context and related modules, and discuss modules like Views Arg Context, Context: Menu Block, Context Reaction: Theme, Context HTTP Headers, and others... You'll learn something, no matter much you use context now, about new ways to use context in your drupal sites.
What is Context?Read more
Are you ready for Web 3.0? Disruptive collaborative technologies are converging so that your users will dictate how (or if) they interact with your site, and we’ll discuss the early edge of this wave and how Firefox addons (and Chrome/etc in the future) are already showing the way…
We’ll explore a variety of cool Firefox tools and tips, focusing on various addons, with an emphasis on items useful with/for Drupal.
Tools like Firebug and Webdeveloper, as well as more general items like AdBlock, Greasemonkey, and many others will all be discussed in the context of Drupal in particular.Read more
Duration: 1 hour
This session was inspired by Jen Simmons CSS3: The future is Now (http://boston2010.design4drupal.org/sessions/css3-future-now) session at d4d.
The format of this session will be some slides (w/demos) and a show case of Drupal modules already implementing some HTML5 features.
The HTML5 topics I plan on covering are: Canvas, Video, Audio, Web Db, Workers Threads, Web Sockets, File API.Read more
Every developer and power user develops a toolkit of shortcuts and hacks that become second nature. I'd like to present some of the ones I've discovered over the years, and invite ideas from the community to share their own, which I'll include with credit to each contributor.
Some examples -
* SVN shortcut functions to simplify SVN in the terminal,
* Drush shortcuts like getting the size of a database in one command,
* all kinds of terminal "fu" with find, grep, ssh, pipes
* Textmate helpers like the Drupal bundle,
* the Drupal extension and other developer goodies in Chrome,