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.

In episode 168 we talk with Webform Module maintainer, Jake Rockowitz, about open source sustainability.


  • What is open source sustainability
  • The path - YML and Webform Module Sustainability
  • Different approaches to monetize
  • Sponsor a feature
  • Open source clauses for contracts
  • SaaS
  • Wordpress module approach
  • Mentoring approach
  • Drupal Association
  • Messaging


Jasob Rockowitz website

Yes, the contribute module is making a statement

My three mistakes in regards to the Contribute module

A handy guide to financial support for open source

Request For Commits

Why Paid Drupal Modules Fail: Drupal as Art

Open Collective 


Stephen Cross - @stephencross

John Picozzi - @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - @nicxvan

Jacob Rockwitz - @jrockowitz


Direct download: TalkingDrupal168.mp3
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In this episode, Stephen and Nic talk with John, who is attending Drupal Con.

Direct download: TalkingDrupal167.mp3
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In episode #166 we review 8 tips for conducting code reviews like a human with Michael Lynch.



  • March 28th Security Release

  • Overview of Code Review Like a Human

  • Michel Lynch

  • 8 Tips

    1. Settle style arguments with a style guide
    2. Let computers do the boring parts
    3. Be generous with code examples
    4. Never say “you”
    5. Frame feedback as requests, not commands
    6. Offer sincere praise
    7. Aim to bring the code up a letter grade or two
    8. Handle stalemates proactively



Drupal core - Highly critical - Remote Code Execution - SA-CORE-2018-002

Can We Code Without Comments?

How to Do Code Reviews Like a Human

Slide Deck


Stephen Cross - @stephencross

John Picozzi - @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - @nicxvan

Michael Lynch - - @deliberatecoder

Direct download: TalkingDrupal166.mp3
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In episode 165 we re-unite with former co-host Jason Pamental to talk about front end development.


  • CSS Grid
  • Variable Fonts
  • Firefox Dev Tools
  • CSS Custom Properties & Calculations


Rachel Andrew’s

Jen Simmons’ Layout Land YouTube channel

Microsoft Variable Font Demo Site


My Codepen Demos

Variable Font and Future of Web Design Presentation

Typography demo

Lea Verou - talk on CSS variables

Mozilla grid inspector docs


Stephen Cross - @stephencross

John Picozzi - @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - @nicxvan

Jason Pamental - @jpamental


Direct download: TalkingDrupal165.mp3
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