University Libraries face many challenges. One of them is connecting their physical space to the digital space. Libraries are often spread across many buildings all over the campus and the people that work at the different libraries often have very different ideas about how their library should be represented on the Web. In this post, we address ten challenges University Libraries face when taking their libraries online.
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Attending the Higher Education Summit at the 2014 Bay Area Drupal Camp was a great experience. We work with several higher education institutions and are acutely aware of the very specific challenges these organizations face. The summit improved our understanding of the issues and helped them coalesce around a few key overarching concerns: standardization, adaption and scalability.
With the first Drupal 8 beta having been released at Drupalcon Amsterdam, we thought this would be a good time to take a look at the top 100 projects on drupal.org to see just how far along the line the process of preparing for Drupal 8 is. However, given that there's a lot of progress to be made and I don't feel like manually updating a long list of modules, I decided to make a small tool to get the status of these modules and keep the data up to date.
Sometimes we want to uninstall a module from our Drupal site but we can't do it because we get this dependency: "Required by: Drupal (Field type(s) in use - see Field list)". Even if you delete the fields provided by the module via the UI or programmatically by executing field_delete_field() function, you will get a new dependency "Required by: Drupal (Fields pending deletion)".
To avoid such situations and regain control, you can perform all these tasks in a hook_update_N() function, forcing the deletion of all the information and finally uninstalling the module.
In our daily work we all make mistakes in our git commits. Sometimes this errors can easily be repaired just by reverting our commits. But if we are working in a public repository and we have accidentally pushed some sensitive information, we now have a problem.
BFG Repo-Cleaner provides a faster and easier way to clean git repositories that will save your day.
This blog post is an introduction to what will be a multipart series on Drupal Layout tools in the real world.
The latest update of the Rooms module, which powers Roomify, just got one of the most asked-for features!
It is now possible for individual users to manage just their own group of bookable units (Rooms-speak for a single unit that can be rented out) while administrators can have a more global view across multiple properties and all bookable units.
If you’re a consulting company, as Bluespark is--our international team specializes in building beautiful web sites using the Drupal CMS, with an emphasis on powerful user experience and design--you know that excellent work is necessary but not sufficient to achieve a great (or even a good) relationship with your client.
Recently I had the pleasure of presenting a session at Midcamp Chicago entitled “How Changing our Estimation Process Took our Project Endgame from WTF? to FTW!”. Perhaps you weren’t able to attend Midcamp, or maybe you were in attendance but decided to go to a different session (why would you do that?!), whatever the reason, here’s what you missed: