Enterprise

This group provides an area to share information about Drupal in the enterprise. Areas for discussion might include the integration of Drupal with traditional enterprise applications such as ERP and CRM; the use of Drupal as an enterprise web content framework; Drupal's place within the enterprise architecture; or even the use of Drupal as an enterprise architecture tool.

Other Drupal groups of interest to the enterprise include High Performance and Best Practices in Security.

greggles's picture

RFC: Best practices for managing indexes (particularly on cck tables)

As a site goes live and we do performance tweaking and benchmarking one of the common results is adding database indexes. I post this into the CCK group since one of the common sources of slow queries is for queries against the CCK tables. For example, a site that has a block that queries a field table to look for information about that field for every page load can quickly make its way into the slow query log. Adding an index to the field is likely to be the best solution.

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pcorbett's picture

Suggested Method For Choosing Between SQL Server 2000 and 2005/2008

I have been working to get SQL Server 2000 to work with Drupal 5.3. Everything seems to be working except for a small pagination issue. As part of this, I have been prepping it for use with 2005/2008 as well, but wanted to share with the group to see if we should agree upon a common way to distinguish between different versions (since syntax and functions vary so much between them). I am assuming that there will be differences between 2005 and 2008 that we may have to account for, so this doesn't have to be 2000 vs. 2005-specific.

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pcorbett's picture

New Windows SQL Server Driver for PHP

A new SQL Server 2000/2005 driver (preview version) for PHP improves compatibility between the two: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/technologies/php/default.mspx

Now there's native support for PHP that will save us from having to deal with freeTDS and other things. For example, the current limitation between PHP and SQL Server is that it truncates text pulled from a varchar to 255 characters. I currently have to change anything > varchar(255) to a TEXT datatype in SQL Server to avoid this issue.

Has anyone else used this in their SQL Server setup?

pcorbett's picture

New FastCGI extension for IIS

A new IIS 6/7 FastCGI extension was recently released: http://www.iis.net/downloads/default.aspx?tabid=34&g=6&i=1521 It runs on top of ISAPI and generally makes PHP within IIS more stable. Has anyone tried installing this yet? Any noticeable performance boost? I'll be setting it up soon and will reply with my own opinion soon...

Database Equivalency Chart (please edit)

This table lists equivalent functions, queries, etc. necessary to properly convert Drupal queries and .install files between MySQL and SQL Server 2000/2005/2008

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table title="Database Equivalency Table">

Database Equivalency Table MySQL MSSQL 2000 MSSQL 2005 MSSQL 2008 SHOW TABLES SELECT name FROM sysobjects WHERE xtype = 'U' Read more
ChrisBryant's picture

Popular, high profile, high traffic Drupal sites for BADCAMP and Drupal.org

I'm cross posting this from here in case anyone else has any information to share: http://drupal.org/node/187464

Hi Fellow Drupalers,
I'm working on a session for BADCAMP (http://badcamp07.org) where we will walk through some cool, popular and high performance Drupal sites. The main focus here is high-profile, big companies, high traffic. What is the biggest and highest traffic Drupal site out there?

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Examples of corporate sites for Case Studies

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Ready for Testing: New DB2 Driver for Drupal

After 4 days (!?) development, a new DB2 driver for Drupal 6.x is now ready for testing. It takes IBM's D5 DB2 implementation as base reference, and reuse almost all Oracle driver for Drupal 6.x progress for overcoming DB2-specific limitations.

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Ready for Testing: New Oracle Driver for Drupal

After over 1.5 years of development (since 29/11, 2005), plus number of developers contribution, and help of Drupal 6.x schema API, a new Oracle driver for Drupal 6.x is now ready for testing.

The latest version of Oracle driver overcome a lot of Oracle-specific limitation, and able to work well as like as existing Drupal database driver, e.g. MySQL and PgSQL.

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mymaestro's picture

Anybody done a w3 theme?

Now that we have GSA and Bluehost available, has anybody done a "w3 standards" theme for internal sites using Drupal?

Want to?

allisterbeharry's picture

How can I help out with MSSQL driver?

I'm a MCDBA/MCSD and I don't want to get rusty with MSSQL - I'd like to contribute to the mssql driver development in Drupal- I have a pretty good knowledge of SQL Server 2000 (a modest amount of 2005 too) and data access layers like OLE DB. How can I help out?

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Drupal developer/designer | New Media Denver

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

We are looking for developers who are skilled in Drupal as well as general php, mysql, and open source solutions.

We have a full-time position that will require being in the office Monday - Friday 9ish to 5ish. Telecommuting is not an option for full-time employees.

We are also looking for contract developers who are located in (in order of priority) Denver, Colorado, any where in the United States. We'd like to have access to the developer during our business hours. Telecommuting may be an option for contract developers.

Please send your resume and links to your work.

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Souvent22's picture

Random ID Generation Write up

So, I've had a few inquiries over the last few months about random node generation as I have implemented it successfully for a client. I have posted a full write up of it on my blog. Feel free to comment on it here or on my blog; I will post a patch when I have a chance and if there is interest.

Article link: http://earnestberry.com/node/13

Souvent22's picture

Module "Black-Hole" revival

There are a "LOT" of contrib modules out there. Even more so, there are a great deal of good modules that have been neglected. Lets be honest, a developers time is precious, and we all get spread thin and a bit scattered sometimes, and we leave our children (modules) to the way side for other things (like "bill-paying" modules/development so we can eat from time to time :) ).

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Boris Mann's picture

Help fund backport of watchdog external logging for Drupal 5

Khalid Bahey is well on his way to getting a patch into Drupal 6 for spitting out logging of watchdog entries so that:
1. They can be routed to a different source other than the database, from a flat file to syslog support. The watchdog table can crush many sites.
2. Actions can be taken depending on the messages. Get notification via email, IM, pager, etc. depending on the severity levels of messages in your watchdog.

This will be a fantastic feature for Drupal 6....but really, we need it today for Drupal 5 as well. I've spoken with Khalid and he's willing to backport both the patch as well as the supporting modules. The plan of attack is:

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shird05's picture

Accepting Pseudo Logins via encrypted parameters

I am wanting to set up a site where people will be getting to the site from another, external site. When they click on the link from the external site, it will take them to my Drupal site where I want to grab a "userid" and customize the site based on what they want. So an example of this is the following:

site1 they sign up for an "online course" (or courses). They are given a link that would look similar to: http://site2.com/?userid=12345&course=45678

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Darren Oh's picture

GnuCash

I first started experimenting with Drupal because it worked with PostgreSQL, and GnuCash had a PostgreSQL backend. I hoped to make them work together. I still think it would be a good idea. More on this later.

Souvent22's picture

Quickbooks Module Introduction

I am sorry for the poor quality of the screen cast. I've never done one, and I used "wink" to do it. I'll probabley update the "how to" later down the road.

So, I made a screen-cast of my quickbooks module. It's very pre-alpha, and the screen-cast is not the best. But I did it quickly. I've been getting a few inquiries, and I figured this would be the easiest way to explain it. I'll be releasing it to the cvs by the end of this week so hopefully I can some collaboration on it.

Link to video: http://earnestberry.com/node/7/play

Currently what it does:
- Brings in customers

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Souvent22's picture

PayFlow Pro Support

Hello. So, I have done e-commerce support for PayFlow Pro. This module will probably be released soon and I currently did one implementation in E-Com v. 1-2, and I am polishing off one for v3 (all 4.7+ for now). I'm prob. going to port to 5.0.
This has been tested to work on both Windows AND Linux (windows creates/uses a COM object, linux uses the pfpro binary).

I'm posting to see who is interested in PayFlow Pro support to get a few people started to kick up some bugs from the program (test it) so that it is rock solid.

FYI About the General Arch. of the Module

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techsoldaten's picture

Trellon is Hiring Drupal Gunslingers

Have a strong desire to help great progressive organizations make the world a better place? Looking to work with a fantastic team of Drupal developers and build out some really cutting edge sites? Can you write code better than a thousand monkeys with a million years on their hands?

Trellon is a development shop based in Washington, DC and we are looking for a few good programmers to work with our talented team of Drupal developers on some big projects. We’re offering a 1 – 2 month contract to build out a couple of client sites.

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