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Posts tagged with: Code Driven Development

Fabian Bircher
23 Aug 2016
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Fabian Bircher
23 Aug 2016
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Answering the most commonly asked question about Configuration Management in Drupal 8; and a preview of our DrupalCon training.

This post is an excerpt from the topics covered by our DrupalCon Dublin training: Drupal 8 Development - Workflows and Tools. For the last two years we have been giving trainings and presentations at various Drupal events about configuration management and its new workflows in Drupal 8. One of the recurring questions has been:

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Andrea Pescetti
1 Oct 2014
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Andrea Pescetti
1 Oct 2014
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From our DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014 training

Our new An Effective Development Workflow in Drupal 8 training just made its debut at DrupalCon Amsterdam.

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Fabian Bircher
20 Aug 2014
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Fabian Bircher
20 Aug 2014
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The D8 way to replace "features-update" and "features-revert-all".

One of the new key features of Drupal 8 is the possibility to deal with configuration in code. Since configuration is now in text files, we want to put it under version control in Git to enjoy the many advantages this brings: comparing configuration states, keeping a history of configuration changes and even moving configuration between sites.

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Antonio De Marco
15 Jul 2014
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Antonio De Marco
15 Jul 2014
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Bringing "reusable features" to Drupal 8.

Configuration Management in Drupal 8 elegantly solves staging configuration between different environments but it still misses the ability to package configuration into separates modules for later reuse. A patched version of the Configuration development module helps addressing that!

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Andrea Pescetti
6 Jun 2014
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Andrea Pescetti
6 Jun 2014
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Features done right? Features done wrong? What changed, what improved, what's still missing.

Nuvole gave two talks about the current status of Configuration Management in Drupal 8 at European Drupal events in the last few weeks: Drupal Days Milan 2014 and Drupal Camp Alpe Adria 2014. Developers attending the events were mostly interested in how the future Drupal 8 Configuration Management capabilities will compare to Drupal 7, with and without the Features module.

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Andrea Pescetti
3 Sep 2013
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Andrea Pescetti
3 Sep 2013
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What CMI will bring to D8 and "Poorman's Features" for packaging configuration in D8

We have always told attendees of our Drupal 7 "Code-driven development" trainings that embracing the idea that configuration must be stored in files and not in the database would make their Drupal development future-ready: the specific processes would necessarily change but the concept would stay and be reinforced in Drupal 8, thanks to the nice work being done in the Configuration Management Initiative.

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Andrea Pescetti
24 Aug 2012
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Andrea Pescetti
24 Aug 2012
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BoF sessions and ideas from the European DrupalCon 2012

The DrupalCon Munich 2012 is just over. There were quite a few inspiring sessions, but here are a few highlights of the moments and topics where the Nuvole team was mostly involved: out Code-Driven Development training and BoF sessions about automating Drupal development and the future of Open Atrium.

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Antonio De Marco
27 Jul 2012
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Antonio De Marco
27 Jul 2012
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Public sites, private groups and organization of events with Open Atrium

At Nuvole we have always supported the idea that Open Atrium can deal with complex use cases. Modules like Spaces, PURL and Organic groups can push the limit of the platform far beyond being a simple-yet-powerful intranet software. We were already experimenting with building public websites and simple distributions-like mini-sites with Open Atrium for quite some time, but now the new Alfa Puentes project gave us the opportunity to blend together all those customizations in one powerful platform.

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Andrea Pescetti
25 Jun 2012
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Andrea Pescetti
25 Jun 2012
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The Nuvole presentation at Drupal Dev Days Barcelona

Features are a well-known and very useful tool to streamline Drupal development and write reusable components. However, if you get serious about automating as much as possible in your Drupal development, you need to add other tools to your daily practices, and master them properly: forget the tedious, error-prone, point-and-click and embrace Code-Driven Development.

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Antonio De Marco
7 Feb 2012
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Antonio De Marco
7 Feb 2012
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Features, taxonomy and other beasts

An extract from the new teaching materials we are preparing for our DrupalCon Denver 2012 pre-conference training, Code-Driven Development: Use Features Effectively.

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Andrea Pescetti
18 Jan 2012
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Andrea Pescetti
18 Jan 2012
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Everybody uses Features, but using them properly makes a big difference

Nuvole built some respectably sized projects in 2011: a few large international projects (including a heavily customized Open Atrium installation for Higher Education experts and a portal for collaboration between Europe and Latin America on educational matters) and a bunch of ordinary websites, besides our other activities such as trainings and general consultancy.

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Antonio De Marco
28 Nov 2011
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Antonio De Marco
28 Nov 2011
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A single Open Atrium installation to serve minisites from different domains with a common backend

You can use a single Open Atrium installation to create minisites, i.e., minimal websites with a simple structure, served at different domains, but sharing a centralized backend. Each minisite can be public or private and can have a specific theme and specific features. An anonymous visitor will only see a small, self-contained site, while site editors will be able to manage content on all minisites from the same backend.

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Andrea Pescetti
24 Aug 2011
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Andrea Pescetti
24 Aug 2011
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Our presentation at DrupalCon London 2011

Our DrupalCon London 2011 presentation Building and Maintaining a Distribution in Drupal 7 with Features can be found as a Slideshare embed below; you can also find the final slides in PDF format on the session page on the DrupalCon site or attached to this post.

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Andrea Pescetti
25 Mar 2011
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Andrea Pescetti
25 Mar 2011
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From our DrupalCon Chicago training

Our Code-Driven Development with Features training in Chicago was a very interesting experience for us: people with different levels of Drupal expertise were able to appreciate the benefits of code-driven development and the most experienced attendees managed to experiment with the

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Andrea Pescetti
13 Jan 2011
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Andrea Pescetti
13 Jan 2011
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A preview of the Nuvole pre-conference training in Chicago

With the DrupalCon Chicago 2011 registrations going at full speed (early bird deadline expires tomorrow, hurry up!) we are receiving questions from people who are considering to sign-up for the Code-driven Development: Use Features Effectively pre-conference training by Nuvole.

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