Ryan Szrama (rszrama), President and CEO of Commerce Guys, project leader of Drupal Commerce, and proud ex-Best Buy Geek Squad member joins Ryan, Ted, and Mike for a comprehensive discussion Commerce Guys' recent relaunch as a standalone company, and the current development progress of Drupal Commerce for Drupal 8. We also discussed Drupal 8.1, a potential future for the theme layer, the absolute correct pronunciation of "Szrama", and a big announcement from Ted.
Cathy Theys (yesct) and Peter Wolanin (pwolanin) from the Drupal Security Team join Anna Kalata and Mike Anello to discuss the origins, evolution, and efforts of the team. Peter and Cathy discuss how to report potential security issues, how issues are handled within the team, and how they prioritize potential contributed module security issues. In addition, we discuss Drupal from the outside-in, Cathy's travel schedule, secret bunkers, the need for us to keep Peter busy in the Drupal community (seriously), Mike's slow loss of control, customers who contribute, and how Drupal might be related to the Panama Papers. As if that wasn't enough, we give Cathy control of the five questions - let the fun begin!
Preston So, Development Manager, Acquia Labs, front-end developer extrodinaire, speaker of way too many languages joins Mike and Anna to talk about the decoupling Drupal's front-end and the healthy discussion surrounding it. News stories covered include DrupalCon Asia, Community Keynotes, and Drupal Association Board of Directors voting.
David Snopek from myDropWizard joins Mike, Anna, and Ted to discuss the immenint (and ominous-sounding) Drupal 6 end-of-life as well as some "official" paid support options for the future. We also celebrate DrupalEasy.com's recent Drupal 8 relaunch (just barely avoiding end-of-life), the Commerce Guys spin-off Platform.sh, and one of our community's biggest issues.
John Kennedy, Acquia's project manager for Lightning joins Ted Bowman, Ryan Price, and Mike Anello to talk about the Module Acceleration Program - an initiative by Acquia to help get important contributed modules finished for Drupal 8. Also discussed: DrupalCon session submissions, goodbye dependencies, new D8 committer, DA board nominations open, and 8.1!
In this very special holiday episode of the DrupalEasy Podcast, (most of) the co-hosts pick our favorite Drupaly things from 2015, including our favorite Drupal moments as well as our favorite things about Drupal 8. Ted teaches us about the spirit of Christmas, Andrew talks about his favorite podcast episode, Ryan makes a surprise appearance, and we meet Kelley Curry (BrightBold), our newest co-host.
Donna Benjamin (kattekrab) joins Mike Anello, Andrew Riley, and Anna Kalata to talk about funding free and open-source software (FOSS), the D8 Accelerate Program, and the launch of Drupal 8!
Paul Johnson (pdjohnson) joins Mike Anello and Ted Bowman to talk about Drupal's social media presence, how community members can get involved, and the forthcoming release of Drupal 8!
Alex Pott (alexpott), Drupal Research Engineer for Chapter Three, and a Drupal 8 co-maintainer joins Mike, Ted, and Ryan with an update on Drupal 8 critical and major issues, and the path to a Drupal 8 release. We also discuss progress on the Rules module for Drupal 8, beta-to-beta Drupal 8 updates, and Ted's epic screencast.
Jay Epstein (jeppy64), Senior Developer with TrakTek joins Mike, Ted, and Ryan to talk about his Relativity Data Model and why he feels it is a superior method for architectuing Drupal sites with a limited number of modules and no custom code. We dive into the techniques, contrib modules, and benefits of the model before our weekly roundup of Drupal news and events.
Michelle Krejci (craychee), engineer at Palantir.net, joins Mike Anello, Ted Bowman, and Ryan Price to talk about grand Belgian statues, things in Chicago that only tourists love, why we're all confused about the thing called "continuous integration" and all the tools and technologies around it. Michelle breaks it all down for us and provides a reasonable entry point for beginners. Recent Drupal news, picks of the week, and five questions round out the rest of the episode.