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D7 Views Cookbook released

There was a time not too long ago that I thought this book would never make it to the shelves...

A Rush to Drush

A colleague of mine recently discovered the numerous benefits of using Drush to manage Drupal implementations and was anxious to rock and roll. That point is often where the line in the sand forms. On one side is the interest in using it&emdash;after all, with one command you can update your core and modules, push a database, etc.&emdash;on the other side of the line is installing a Linux utility outside the comfort of the Drupal admin panel. Prepare to jump over the line!

Sometimes you want to add menu items that can only be accessed if the user is logged in. With Drupal 6, the menu_per_role module is the way to go. That module, however, is not available for D7, at the time of this writing. So, what to do?

I actually started this review of Visual Quickstart Guide Drupal 7 by Tom Geller (Peachpit Press) with some trepidation. You see, it has been quite some time (epochs) since I was a noob, not that there's anything wrong with being a noob! It's just that I felt to do justice to those reading a review, I need to review it from the standpoint of a reader who is depending on the material, and yet, to do so, I need to understand what someone with little Drupal experience will find useful, so really, I needed to be of two minds while digesting Geller's writing.

Major Major and Drupal 7

Considering I haven't contributed a line of code (yet) to core, I hate to say anything critical, but ...

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Drupal Watchdog

The Farmisht Freelancer

a column for the (oft irreverent) discussion of all things related to being in the business of developing, building and theming Drupal sites. Farmisht is a Yiddish word with a nuanced meaning. Picture yourself waking after not enough sleep and stumbling around in search of coffee to help your eyes focus.
Issue 1 - Don't Put the Cart Before the Horse (Sense)

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Recently I installed an application on Ubuntu that requires Sun JDK rather than the OpenJDK that Ubuntu installs with...here's how.

I've been through more IDE's than I can remember, but I may have stumbled onto a winner.

Mediapool module released

I released version 6.x-1.0 of Mediapool, a module that allows a node without a dedicated image to have one randomly selected from a pool of applicable images.

I was recently working on a custom Drupal 6.x module that needs to create a custom content type with fields upon installation. I did quite a bit of hunting for how best to do this. There are a few different approaches, including using the Features module, or having my module do all the node and db handling, etc. I decided to use the export and import features of CCK, and it's very easy to do. Here is a link to the handbook page at DO that explains how to do it.

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