Tools like Git desktop and Acquia dev desktop allow people to use Git without understanding how it actually works. These tools are a fantastic on-ramp to the world of Git, but at some point I hope that everyone gets a chance to work with Git directly from the command line. This will complete your understanding of what happens when you push those buttons in the desktop applications, and make you better at using both! Here are some basics to get started.
I've written about how to manage your configuration directory in version control (Git) several times in several different places, but now that I've done it in the wild on a few different sites, I thought I'd write it up here as well.
I tasked myself with rebuilding my dad's old Durpal 6 site, www.stellarsoftware.com, to Backdrop CMS in one weekend.
I decided to rebuild from scratch rather than upgrade so that I could test more of Backdrop, and catch and fix bugs in the process (I found a handful - all now have PRs in the queue). After the site was built, I then needed to recreate the theme.
Today while documenting all the modules that we've removed from core in Backdrop CMS, I realized that we've also been removing a lot of other cruft that's making the system lean and mean. I'd like to document all that for you here (but mostly for myself, for future reference).
Here's the list of modules that have been removed from core:
In this month's Drupal Watchdog magazine Nate & I wrote an article about Backdrop CMS. In that article I described all the people who work with, in, and around Drupal as the "Drupal ecosystem". I'd like to describe here, in more detail, how this ecosystem breaks down - along with some numbers and figures to back up our claims.
The 1 % rule
I love working with Drupal. I feel fortunate that I found a software and a community where I can work for work, and work for play. It's not everyone who gets to do what they love every day. I get to interact with amazing people from all backgrounds and walks of life, share what I learn, and learn from others. I especially like that this community can often agree to disagree.
I don't recommend trying to stay 100% on top of all updates for all of your modules all the time. However, when a security update becomes available for one of your modules, you should certainly make that update as soon as is reasonable. And while you're at it, that might be a good time to bring everything else up to date as well. Below is my recipe for keeping modules on my Drupal sites up to date, by using two of my favorite development tools, Git and Drush.
If you would like to do the same, first download the most recent version of MAMP and install it locally. When you are done, you should have directories for both
MAMP PRO in your
To run the application, double click
MAMP.app inside the MAMP directory. Once it's up and running, you should see a MAMP widget with a cute elephant icon.
I often hear from people that they are nervous about using the issue queue on drupal.org. This is understandable, the issue queue can be a scary place! Say the wrong thing in the wrong way, and your favorite drupal developers turn into grumpy curmudgeons and mark your issue as 'won't fix'.
Today, I walked to through the process of creating an issue with a friend over lunch, and thought it might be useful to post it here as well. Below you'll find the basic ingredients for creating an issue in the queue.