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Drupal 8 Might Be Useful

A write-up of the talk on Drupal 8 and the site building features in core, from DrupalCon Prague.

Might be useful? What kind of a title is that? Surely it *must* be useful??

Migrating data from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7

Massaging Drupal 6 data into Drupal 7

One of our clients is redeveloping the front-end of their site and wanted to take the opportunity to upgrade from Drupal 6 in the process.

Building A Fast VM

See Greg's talk on building a fast, Drupal-optimised virtual machine for yourself

I didn't actually blog this at the time, but now the video is finally online, here's my talk from DrupalCamp London earlier this year on configuring a VM, quickly and easily, to get great performance on a low budget for your Drupal website:

The Entity Reference Autocomplete module

Learn how I built this helpful tool for developers to easily reference entities in forms and how you can install and use it.

With the inclusion of entities in core, the way developers approach development in Drupal has dramatically changed in the last few years. Not too long ago nodes were the core of pretty much every aspect of a Drupal project.

Drupal Distributions - Getting Going Faster

Highlights from the DrupalCamp Paris talk by Simon Georges on Drupal distributions, their creation, usage and advantages

I've already blogged about the document management talk I attended and promised more.

Document Management in Drupal

Quick write-up of an interesting talk on managing documents with Drupal, from DrupalCamp Paris 2013

This weekend I'm hanging around at DrupalCamp Paris in the Microsoft campus, in the west of Paris on the banks of the Seine.

Whatever Happened To Design And Build?

Greg Harvey muses on his shift in perspective as a web developer over the last decade

I don’t know about anyone else, but when I first started developing websites full time as a career, for an advertising agency in London at the start of the ‘noughties’, it was all about getting a design, chopping it up into pages, coding them up, FTPing them somewhere and walking

Connecting your Drupal site to a Microsoft Active Directory server

Mark Davies explains how to configure Microsoft Active Directory and Drupal's LDAP module for Enterprise integration with Drupal

Drupal has become a hugely popular framework for building big websites and is becoming more and more widely used in government and public sector.  The likelihood of these organisations wanting to offer SSO to their users is pretty big also.

A Great Case For Drupal

Our case study for the highly successful Le Figaro Bourse project is now live on Drupal.org

We're very proud to publicise our involvement in the Le Figaro Bourse project, undertaken in Drupal for Société du Figaro, the major French newspaper group.

Drupal community, marks for effort...

Alasdair writes about how great it is to be working in the Drupal community

A couple of months ago, after a particularly furious week of trying to contribute something useful to Drupal core, I woke up one morning to a see a lot of activity on my twitter account (Pretty much unheard of for me).  I had received this tweet from

G-Cloud III supplier status confirmed

Our Agile Project Management, Drupal Development, Support, Migration and Consultancy now available on the G-Cloud Framework Agreement

Today we issued a press release about our recent incorporation onto the G-Cloud iii framework, managed by Government Procurement Service (GPS). We are pleased to announce to all UK government departments and organisations it has never been easier to purchase our Drupal services.

Still doubting the reliability of Open Source solutions?

If you're working for an organisation which traditionally uses proprietary software instead of open source based solutions, they might be doing that for the wrong reasons.

Organisations who have traditionally worked with well established software providers like Microsoft, Salesforce, Oracle, etc apparently still feel uncomfortable purchasing an open source based solution.

Lining Up For Frontend United

Europe's major annual Drupal Design event is almost upon us - Code Enigma can't wait!

London plays host once again to an awesome Drupal event. Frontend United (formerly Drupal Design Camp) follows hot on the heels of the fabulously successful DrupalCamp London.

An Introduction to Test Driven Development

In this, the first in a series of blog posts, Chris introduces the software development process known as Test Driven Development

Test Driven Development has certainly stood the test of time, the process has been around for decades with NASA's Project Mercury perhaps being the earliest recorded use of TDD/test first techniques in software development.

Panels module: You ought to love it

On why Panels module is one of the greatest tools around and why you should really consider using it.

Panels is the kind of module that people usually either love or hate. In case you didn't guess from the title, I'm part of the first group and it is one of my must-install modules[1].

Caching Gone Wrong

We all want to make Drupal run faster, but meddling with things you don’t understand can get you into big trouble. Here’s why.

For the uninitiated, the term ‘caching’ in computing is the idea of saving a copy of something that usually needs to be generated, in its complete form, to avoid generating it again later. This happens on many levels in a typical computer system.

Welding a Morris Minor - how much does that cost?

Whether you're dealing with auto repairs or website construction, pricing is never easy. Whichever business you're in, the key to a successful outcome both for client and supplier is to be transparent and honest about what's possible for a given price.

In another lifetime, I didn’t build websites, since they didn’t actually exist. Instead I fixed cars and spent a lot of time welding them up to get through the MOT test (UK road safety test).

Wax On, Wax Off

Chris Maiden and Mark West show us how to hone our coding skills with some ancient Eastern wisdom and some Test Driven Design.

"Wax on, wax off!

Git Your Act Together

James Panton presents an introduction to version control and the Git system at DrupalCamp North West 2012

"Git your act together and keep your code under control" session by James Panton at Drupa

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