Mike Ryan (mikeryan), author, maintainer of the Migrate module, and Acquia’s unofficial “migration guy” joins Ted Bowman and Mike Anello on the one-hundred-and-twelveth episode of the DrupalEasy Podcast. The Migrate module is covered from all angles, including the Drupal-to-Drupal Data Migration module, the future of the migrate module, and contributed module support. Recent departures from the list of Drupal 8 maintainers leads to an interesting discussion about the possible effects of the major Drupal 8 code changes on the rate of Drupal 7-to-Drupal 8 module upgrades. Finally, we wraps things up with some picks of the week and Mike Ryan’s answers to our five questions.
Kay VanValkenburgh (kay_v), training designer and owner of OwnSourcing, a Drupal training and development firm based in Boston joins Ryan Price, Ted Bowman, and Mike Anello on the 111th edition of the DrupalEasy Podcast. Kay is somewhat of an expert when it comes to designing effective mentoring programs, so we decided to pick his brain about Drupal community mentoring, professional mentoring, what makes a good mentor, and why nobody but Mike likes the word, “mentee”. On top of all that we talked about Drupal UI basic principles, free Drupal development hosting, the (future) Drupal 8 logo, and our picks of the week.
Mike Potter (mpotter), a Software Architect from Phase 2, and the technical lead for Open Atrium 2.x joins a full slate of DrupalEasy Podcast hosts: Andrew Riley, Ryan Price, Ted Bowman, and Mike Anello to talk about the future of Open Atrium, migrating from Open Atrium 1.x to 2.x, the future of the Case Tracker functionality, and all the new hotness of Open Atrium. Along the way we also cover some Drupal Association news, get a NYC Camp report, and take a quiz about Drupal events around the world!
Rick Manelius (rickmanelius), a project architect from Newmedia joins Mike Anello and Ted Bowman to talk about how and why Drupal developers should care about PCI Compliance. Anyone who builds, or is thinking of building, Drupal Commerce sites should listen to this episode. In addition to all the scintillating talk about PCI Compliance, we also discussed DrupalCon Prague, the Drupal 8 API Freeze, and our picks of the week!
Matt Cheney (populist), maintainer of the Panopoly Distribution joins Ted Bowman, Ryan Price, and Mike Anello to dive deep into Panopoly, disect Drupal Association Board Meeting minutes, discuss the state of Drupal’s community tools, decide that the DrupalCon Prague logo is the best ever, and dream about getting our hands on a Florida Drupal Diver pin.
Kristof Van Tomme (kvantomme), Lee Rowlands (larowlan), and Nick Schuch (nick_schuch) join (the uncomfortably echo-y) Mike Anello and Ted Bowman (tedbow) to talk about the Tour module and Walkthough.it. The Tour module is a recent addition to Drupal 8 that allows for contextual help in the form of a series of popups that can walk users through the various elements on a Drupal administration page. We get sidetracked by Lee’s Comment as Field potential Drupal 8 addition, DrupalCon Portland, a Drupal.org hacking, and a very special edition of 5 Questions.
Bob Kepford (kepford) from The Weekly Drop joins Andrew Riley, Ted Bowman, and Mike Anello to talk about how Bob mines nuggets of Drupal goodness from the weekly Drupal firehose. Other topics discussed include Panopoly, open-source project statistics, the impending Google Reader apocalypse, Open Atrium 2.x, and a bunch of other mostly Drupal-related topics.
Michelle Johansen (mjohansen) and Greg Dunlap (heyrocker) join Ryan Price and Mike Anello for a discussion about DrupalCon Portland. As the Content Lead (the volunteer in charge of the track chair volunteers) and the Core Conversations track lead, respectively, Michelle and Greg filled us in on all the happenings planned in and around DrupalCon Portland. We also discuss the newest "Young Global Leader", DrupalCon session recordings on YouTube, and email debugging.
Larry Garfield (Crell), leader of the Drupal 8 Web Services and Context Core Initiative (WSCCI), joins Andrew Riley, Ryan Price, and Mike Anello as they desperatly tried to stay out of the weeds during their discussion about routing, hypermedia, controllers, and REST (and somewhat fail). Along the way, we learn what Drupal developers of all disciplines and skill levels can expect from WSCCI, and why it's going to make the (Drupal) world a better place. In addition, we discuss importance of Hackathons and not over-reacting.
Greg Dunlap (heyrocker), leader of the Drupal 8 Configuration Management Initiative (CMI), joins Andrew Riley, Ted Bowman, and Mike Anello to kick off the 2nd hundred episodes of the podcast. Greg provides an excellent rundown of not only the features of CMI, but also his fund-raising efforts that allowed him to work full-time on it for seven months!
Jennifer Lampton (jenlampton) of Jeneration Web Development joins Ryan Price and Mike Anello to talk about the most-excellent new theme engine forthcoming in Drupal 8: twig. Jen tells us everything that’s wrong with theming in Drupal 7, and how twig in Drupal 8 will be like riding a pure white unicorn on candy-coated road across an aqua-blue sky so much better. WYSIWYG in core, microcopy, documentation, and some really good picks of the week are also covered in the last ever 2-digit DrupalEasy podcast!
Holly Ross, the incoming executive director of the Drupal Association joined Ryan Price and Mike Anello on this episode to talk about the her background, the Drupal community, and her new job. Along the way we learn about her background in community organizing and building as well as her love of awesome 80s music. Other topics discussed include Omega 4, the usability of module names, and the 2012 internet in numbers.