Talking Drupal
Talking Drupal is a weekly chat about web design and development by a group a guys with one thing in common, we love Drupal. With hosts Stephen Cross, John Picozzi and Nic Laflin.

As the world deals with the Corona Virus, conferences around the globe have been cancelled and rescheduled. Mid-Camp and NERD Summit were both scheduled last week. At the 11th hour they decided to go virtual. We have the organizers of those events with us to discuss the experience.

www.talkingdrupal.com/241

Topics

  • John - Zoom Phone, Distance Learning, Extreme Lego Building

  • Nic - Jackbox.tv

  • Stephen - Tile Window Managers - Awesome Window Manager.

  • Interview with Rick Hood, Avi Schwab and Kevin Thull

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Guests

Kevin Thull  - www.bluedropshop.com  @kevinjthull

Avi Schwab - www.froboy.org   @ajschwab

Rick Hood - www.commonmedia.com@rickhood  @rickhood

Direct download: TalkingDrupal241.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT

Today, we preempt our planned topic to discuss outages, because we had one.

www.talkingdrupal.com/238

Topics

  • John - take a walk
  • Stephen - in the weeds
  • Nic - Joined a gym
  • Stories - HTML Titles and Drush 10
  • What type of outages afect your website
  • Preventing outages (?)
  • Outage now, next step
  • What happened yesterday

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

 

 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal238.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15am EDT

Today we talk about a few things on our minds, including Drupal 9’s Release, Layout Builder, and last but not least custom entities.

www.talkingdrupal.com/237

Topics

  • Nic - Mario Maker level - DWL-YF2-3NF
  • Stephen - Talking Drupal Video
  • John - Vacation
  • Stories
  • Drupal 9 Launch
  • March Drupal Camps
  • Layout Builder
  • Custom Entities

Resources

Brief History of Drush

Managing Media Assets with Core Media - Video form Webwash

Why Accessibility it Important

When will Drupal 9 Be Ready

Midcamp 2020

NERD Summit

 

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

 

 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal237.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT

In this episode we have Chris Wells joins us to discuss his strategy for two way automatic configuration synchronization between production and development environments.

www.talkingdrupal.com/236

Topics

  • John - DrupalCon E-mail & Media
  • Nic - Roomba
  • Stephen - Switching to Linux
  • Drupal Performance Tips
  • Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 Migration
  • Promblem we are solving
  • Redfin Solution's approach
  • Challenges with this approach

Resources

Robo - Medern Task Runner for PHP

Config Auto Export

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Guest

Chris Wells  @sceo www.redfinsolutions.com

 

 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal236.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08am EDT

In this episode we have David Platek joining us to talk about Voice Integration with Drupal.

www.talkingdrupal.com/235

Topics

  • John - Drupal Camp NJ
  • Stephen - YoutTube
  • Nic - Heat
  • Alexa
  • Voice Basics
  • Privacy
  • Voice and Drupal
  • Some projects
  • How to get started

Resources

Marrying Alexa with Drupal

Cooking with Alexa and Drupal

Ask GeorgiaGov, an Alexa Skill for Citizens of Georgia by Acquia Labs

Integrating Amazon Alexa With a Drupal 8 Site

David's Twitch Channel - 12-Wee Drupal Training

 

Modules

Alexa Flash Briefing

Drupal: Alexa Module

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Guest

David Platek  @theneonlobster

 

 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal235.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT

Drupal 8 caching is far superior to previous versions of Drupal and it pretty much just works. In the episode we focus on the key caching concepts.

www.talkingdrupal.com/233

Topics

  • Nic - Sonos & Ice cream
  • Stephen - Talking Drupal Video & Saag
  • John - Contrib Weekend & Drupal Camp NJ
  • Follow up - from Matt Glaman
  • Follow Up - Docker on Mac
  • Drupal 8.8 - recommend-project
  • Issues with recommend-project
  • Moving ahead

Resources

Starting a Site Using Drupal Composer Project Templates

Drupal Composer Project

.gitignore discussion

 

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal234.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09pm EDT

Drupal 8 caching is far superior to previous versions of Drupal and it pretty much just works. In the episode we focus on the key caching concepts.

www.talkingdrupal.com/233

Topics

  • Home automation
  • Tome
  • Legos
  • Lando performance
  • Global contrib weekend
  • Google search results
  • Goals of caching
  • Key concepts
  • Core cacing modules
  • Other caching
  • External caching

Resources

Key Conceprts  - https://www.drupal.org/docs/user_guide/en/prevent-cache.html

Internal Page Cache  https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/administering-a-drupal-8-site/internal-page-cache

Dynamic Page Cache - https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/core/modules/dynamic-page-cache/overview

 

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal233.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT

In this episode we talk about translation. We discuss tips from the team that recently launched a Spanish site for the US Government, www.atf.gov.

www.talkingdrupal.com/232

Topics

  • Creating a good experience for the Spanish audience
  • What is a SME and how they impact a project
  • Spanish speakers on the project team
  • Tanslation is expensive
  • Top tips

Resources

Presentation: ATF.gov en español: Lessons and successes in site translation

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Guests

Nikki Philippeaux - nekeisha.philippeaux@atf.gov

Mayela Jackson - mayelajackson@gmail.com

 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal232.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27pm EDT

In this episode we kick off a Drupal project, migrating Talking Drupal from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8.

www.talkingdrupal.com/231

Topics

  • Migration goals
  • New functionality
  • First and Next Steps

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Direct download: TalkinDrupal231.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT

In this episode we talk about strategies we use to learn new technology.

www.talkingdrupal.com/230

Topics

  • Stories
  • How do we learn
  • What is new technology in Drupal and the web
  • Techniques for learning

Resources

Battery Case

Translating Drupal User interface with Spreadsheets - Mariano D'Agostino

On Being Self Taught - Aaron Crosman

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Direct download: TalkinDrupal230.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm EDT