DrupalEasy Podcast

Started in 2009, the DrupalEasy Podcast is a weekly review of new developments and announcements in the worldwide Drupal community with regular appearances by notable Drupal community contributors. Rotating co-hosts Andrew Riley, Anna Kalata, Kelley Curry, Michael Anello, Ryan Price, and Ted Bowman bring their collected experience and geeky obsessions to the virtual airwaves to enlighten, inform, and (sometimes) entertain Drupal hobbyists and professionals around the world. Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, directly from our feed, or your favorite podcast directory.

DrupalEasy Podcast 63: Epic

Mike Anello talks with Benjamin Melançon (mlncn on Drupal.org), the “person to blame” for The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7, an epic new book from Apress. They discuss all 1047 pages of the book in great detail, as well as dive deep into extensive biographies of all 34 authors and contributors. In the remaining 7 seconds of the 46-minute podcast, they also manage to talk about DrupalCon London, Acquia’s recent buying spree, a new release of Drupal Commerce, and MailChimp’s outstanding Integration Fund program.

DrupalEasy Podcast 56: Going Vertical

Sean Larkin, one of the maintainers of the Watershed Now Drupal distribution, joins Andrew, Ryan, and Mike in this week's podcast. Watershed Now is a highly targeted (vertical) distribution whose goal is to help conservation organizations get useful web sites up-and-running quickly. Sean talks about his background in various watershed projects, some of the features of the distribution, as well as the business model for this type of Drupal product. 

In addition to the interview with Sean, the group discusses Acquia's push for more usability, April Fools Day in the Drupal community, a potential competitor for Views, as well as a few other topics and their picks of the week!

DrupalEasy Podcast 54: DrupalCon Organizers Tiffany Farriss and George DeMet

DrupalCon Chicago logoExcited about DrupalCon Chicago? You only think you're excited - after you listen to this interview with DrupalCon organizers Tiffany Farriss and George DeMet your excitement meter will be turned up to 11. Join Mike Anello as he talks with Tiffany and George about all of the amazing things that the Drupal community has to look forward to next week in Chicago. If you're attending DrupalCon, then you'll want to queue up this week's podcast and get yourself ready for all the action next week. You'll learn what to pack, what you'll eat, how to get around, as well all the new things that this particular DrupalCon will offer.

DrupalEasy Podcast 53: Sam Boyer and the Great Drupal Git Migration

Git logoOn a very special episode of the DrupalEasy podcast, Ryan Price and Mike Anello are joined by the highly-caffenated Sam Boyer, Drupal.org's official Git migration leader. Sam was hired by the Drupal Association to oversee the transition of Drupal's source code repository system from CVS to Git. The transition is expected to take place on Thursday, February 24, 2011 - we figured that Sam had nothing better to do two days prior to the migration than sit down with us for an hour and fill us in on all the details.

DrupalEasy Podcast 52: Your Mom with Tom Geller

Tom Geller joins Andrew Riley and Mike Anello to discuss all the recent hubbub in the Drupal universe, including some of the various schools of thought of a Drupal App Store, the state of Drupal.org's forums and Planet, and Tom's new book from Peachpit, "Drupal 7: Visual Quickstart Guide". They also discuss Tom's Lynda.com Drupal videos (as well as video tutorials from other vendors), books and videos about Drupal distributions, and the forthcoming Drupal Watchdog print magazine. 

DrupalEasy Podcast 50: DrupalCon Sessions with Greg Dunlap

Our guest for this milestone 50th podcast is "heyrocker" Greg Dunlap, who is the Co-Chair of the DrupalCon Programming Committee, as well as the chair of the Community track at the 2011 Chicago DrupalCon. Greg works at NodeOne, and he is a contributor to such modules as Services and Advanced Poll. In this episode, Andrew, Mike and Ryan ask Greg about Session selection at DrupalCons past, present and future. Greg would also like to thank his co-chair Matt Farina, who was unable to join us this time around.

DrupalEasy Podcast 49: Drupal 7 Theming with John Albin Wilkins

Drupal 7 Module Development book coverJohn Albin Wilkins (JohnAlbin on Drupal.org), co-author of Packt Publishing's new Drupal 7 Module Development as well as one of the main contributors of Drupal 7's theme layer, joined Ryan Price and Mike Anello to talk about theming in Drupal 7.

The discussion provides a nice overview of theming in Drupal 7 as well as what new features themers can expect when they dive in. Topics covered include the new "render elements" and hook_page_alter(). John also explained what themers can expect when upgrading a theme from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 as well as how enjoyable he finds working in Drupal 7.