Drupal is to release its latest version, Drupal 8.7, on the 1st May 2019. Review the entire Drupal product roadmap here.
Running a business is demanding. To be successful requires leadership be equipped with a broad range of skills from financial astuteness to empathy for staff. Whilst developers have ample resources from which to draw reference on best practice, for managers and business leaders knowledge gained is often be deemed competitive advantage and so kept secret or is accessed only through expensive training or courses.
Working in open source brings many benefits including the fostering of knowledge transfer that transcends merely code. It is to the benefit of all that business leaders in Drupal share this openness and are willing to reveal lessons learnt or formulae of success, that in other industries would remain behind closed doors. A fine example of this mindset is DrupalCamp London CXO, this years incarnation was no exception.
Prof. Costas Andriopoulos, Cass Business School, spoke about leadership and innovation in scaling enterprises. He explained that it’s far wiser to sort out your business early, when you are small and well ahead of scaling because what kills businesses is success, age and size.
Drupal is an enormously welcoming community with countless online forums and community events to learn about the platform. Its open-source knowledge sharing and peer review is arguably second-to-none, and thanks to Acquia's Drupal certifications the Drupal learning process is becoming more consolidated.
This week, thousands of members of the Drupal community have come together to share insights and to celebrate the power of open source. Embracing knowledge transfer, the Digital Transformation and Enterprise track stands out as accessible for developers, marketers and business owners alike.
On 19th May 2018, the day of the Royal Wedding and the FA-Cup final, there was a lot going on in the UK. As a Chelsea fan, I wonder if there could be a better feeling than watching the FA Cup final at Wembley against Manchester United?! But, instead, a small group of Drupal users gathered together in Edinburgh for DrupalCamp Scotland. I was invited to attend and chosen to speak about Drupal migration, rather than going to Wembley... I can confirm that it was an excellent decision and I had a great time there!
From the marketer’s point of view, data is the most precious thing, irrespective of which platform you are migrating into. Drupal 8 has one of the best Migration API systems when it comes to moving multiple pieces of content into the application. So today we are going to look around the Drupal 8 migration API system, with an example of how to migrate the data from a csv file.
DrupalCamp Scotland is taking place at the University of Edinburgh on Saturday 19th May. Bringing together like-minded enthusiasts, the camp offers a chance to practice coding at a supportive sprint, to network with the Drupal community and to hear inspirational speeches. With seven speakers on the schedule, including some very big names in the Drupal community, we are proud that one of our own developers, Rakesh James, has been invited to speak.