...and we're back! After a holiday hiatus, Andrew, Ryan, Ted, and Mike are back for a guest-less news round-up. We set the timer and spent 3 minutes on over a dozen different Drupal-related news items from the past 8 weeks. Topics covered include Drupal 8, Drupal.org user personas, a major merger, someone gets a job, and several 2014 lists, along with our picks of the week.
Matthew Grasmick (grasmash), Technical Consultant with Acquia, joins Mike and Ryan to talk about the Behat testing framework, Drupal 8 beta 1, and Dries' (super-interesting) DrupalCon Amsterdam keynote.
Rick Manelius (rickmanelius), project architect at NEWMEDIA, and one of the leading minds in our community when it comes to PCI Compliance, joins Mike Anello to further demystify PCI Compliance and the role it plays in any site that involves credit card data. We also discuss two-factor authentication, when we might see a Drupal 8 beta, and Drupal’s persistence.
Dries Buytaert (Dries), founder and lead of the Drupal project and co-founder and CTO of Acquia joins Mike, Andrew, Ryan, and Ted for a very special episode of the podcast. We peppered Dries with questions on wide array of topics including Drupal 8 pace, semantic versioning, and initiatives, funding core development, Drupal 6 support, Acquia Lift, Acquia Engage, Dries’ score on the Acquia Certification Exam, the founding of Acquia, and not-exactly-why Taylor Swift was cut from one of his keynotes (phew!).
Ronan Dowling (ronan), lead developer at Gorton Studios joins Ted and Mike to talk about all the new features in Backup and Migrate 3.0 including file and code backup and a improved plugin architecture. We also get up-to-speed with Drupal 8 development, review some Drupal-y statistics, make our picks of the week, and ask Ronan 5-ish questions.
Kevin Bridges (cyberswat), Director of Technology at New Media Denver and self-proclaimed Open Source Technologist, joins Mike Anello (ultimike) to take a fresh look at DevOps. We learn that we (mostly) shouldn’t even be using the word “DevOps”, it’s all about processes and culture, sharing is the key, and there’s a business model for specializing in this thing that we’re no longer calling “DevOps”. Additional topics include project- vs. team-based community funding, Drupal 6 support, and as always, our picks of the week and 5 questions!
Jessica Dearie (jdearie) and David Stoline (dstol) join Andrew, Ryan, and Mike to talk about the upcoming Capital Camp and Gov Days, taking place on July 30-August 1, 2014 (free for attendees!) We also learn about two top-secret Drupal groups, do a DrupalCon Austin review, and say “Morten” more times than anyone should be allowed to. Not enough for you? How about some Picks of the Week and 5 questions?
DrupalCon Austin is over and Mike, Ted and Ryan are wrapping up their DrupalCon coverage with 3 interviews: Amy Cham of Blink Reaction talks about her DrupalConStories.org site, Diane Meuller of Red Hat talks to us about Open Shift and a 9-year-old Drupal.org post, and finally Brandon Morrisson of Phase 2 talks about his live taping of his Visual Dimensions podcast, about data visualization.
Austin has begun and Mike, Ted and Ryan are all on the prowl for interesting subjects and people at the Con. Dani Nordin of Boston gives us a quick update on her talk subject, we hear from Dave Datars, the CEO of Acquia's fresh acquisition, TruCentric, a user experience personalization company from Toronto. We also hear from Mike, who gets to interview Dries and all of the keynotes live on stage. See the DrupalCon keynote video for that interview.