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.

Today we talk with Drupal Association CTO Tim Lehnen and Acquia Principal Software Engineer Ted Bowman about the Automatic Updates Initiative.

www.talkingdrupal.com/293

Topics

  • Nic - new mic
  • John - Drupal Event Organizers Group
  • Stephen - Drutiny
  • Tim - Track days
  • Ted - Old sheet music cabinet into stereo/turntable cabinet
  • Mike - Developer Programs Engineer at Pantheon
  • What is the initiative about
  • The Update Framework (TUF)
  • Roles and key contributors
  • Who are automatic updates for
  • What gets updated
  • Key Challenges
  • Project roadmap

Resources

Strategic Initiatives: Automated Updates

Drutiny

Tim’s Youtube Page

The Updating Framework

Project messaging in core initiative

Project Announce

Project messaging channel in core

Guests

Tim Lehnen  @TimLehnen  www.drupal.org/u/hestenet

Ted Bowman  @tedbow  tedbow.com

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Mike MIles   www.mike-miles.com   @mikemiles86

Direct download: TalkingDrupal293.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT

Today we are joined by David Needham to learn the basics of New Relic.

www.talkingdrupal.com/292

Topics

  • Nic - Netlify
  • Mike - Water computer
  • David - Spring cleaning
  • John - UPC
  • What is New Relic?
  • Where New Relic fits with other tools
  • New Relic tools
  • What information is provided
  • Data points and insight
  • Common issues to help resolve

Resources

David’s .d.o

Pantheon

Steve Mould Water Computer

UPC codes and SKUs

New Relic’s learning portal

New Relic FutureStack conference

Guest

David Needham  @davidneedham   davidneedham.me

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Mike MIles   www.mike-miles.com   @mikemiles86

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal292.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59pm EDT

Today we talk about the benefits of automation and how to get started.

www.talkingdrupal.com/291

Topics

  • Stephen - this and that
  • Mike - DDEV
  • John - Pantheon D9
  • Nic - User Testing
  • What is automation
  • Things to auotmate
  • Toold and services
  • Skills required

Resources

Researchers Secretly Tried To Add Vulnerabilities to Linux Kernel, Ended Up Getting Banned

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Mike MIles   www.mike-miles.com   @mikemiles86

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal291.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT

This week we have a new guest host with us and today they will join us to discuss Building A Drupal Team. What goes into selecting the right people, what makes a Drupal team successful, and how do you know when you got it right. Stay tuned for all those answers and more.

www.talkingdrupal.com/290

Topics

  • Mike - Cloudflare Pages
  • Nic - Garden
  • Stephen - Neo Trinkey
  • John - Drupal 9 on Pantheon
  • DrupalCon
  • Drupal Roles and Skills
  • Resources vs Roles/Skills
  • Development vs Maintenance
  • Agency vs Corporate/Organizational Team
  • Outsourcing
  • Challenges
  • Barebones Team
  • Do you have it right?

Resources

Pantheon Drupal 8 to 9

Cloudflare Pages

Neo Trinkey

Stormin Norman

Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Mike MIles   www.mike-miles.com   @mikemiles86

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal290.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm EDT

In this episode, we explore how to use Lighthouse to understand your Drupal site better and improve its score.

www.talkingdrupal.com/289

Topics

  • Shane - Working in Public Book
  • John - Drupal Event Organizers Public Meeting
  • Nic - CSP Header
  • Stephen - Vaccine, Python
  • Stories
  • What is lighthouse
  • Ways to run lighthouse
  • Information provided
  • How to improve your score

Resources

Working in Public Book

Increment magazine

Lighthouses in the US

Native image lazy-loading for the web!

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Shane Thomas -  www.CodeKarate.com @smthomas3

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal289.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT

Today we talk about all the ways Drupal can be used...

www.talkingdrupal.com/288

Topics

  • Shane - Gatsby, guitar amp
  • Stephen - Court.tv
  • Nic - AWS CDK
  • John - Ben
  • Section 230: repeal, reform or reprioritize
  • Drupal strengths
  • Strong verticles
  • Agencies
  • Types of Website
  • Headless

Resources

Fundraiser for Ben’s Family

Section 230: repeal, reform or reprioritize

Bounteous Iterative Approach to Decoupling Drupal

AWSOME Day

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Shane Thomas -  www.CodeKarate.com @smthomas3

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal288.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32pm EDT

Today we are talking about a topic I don’t know a ton about. Luckily we have my other co-hosts with me today to discuss the JSON API.

www.talkingdrupal.com/287

Topics

  • Shane - Head cold, Around
  • Stephen - Mouse Shake
  • Nic - Versioned Docker Images, ZWaveJS
  • John - Smartless
  • What is an API
  • Protocols
  • REST API Characteristics
  • JSON
  • JSON:API
  • GraphGL
  • Drupal and JSON:API
  • JSON:API Features
  • Tools

Resources

Around

Tugboat previews are now available for contributed modules and themes

JSON:API Extras

JSON:API Explorer

Postman

JSON Formatter

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Shane Thomas -  www.CodeKarate.com @smthomas3

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal287.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32pm EDT

This week we talk about the role of the Digital Project Manager with Matt O'Bryant.

www.talkingdrupal.com/286

Topics

  • What is a Digital Project Manager
  • What value does a DPM bring
  • DPM vs PMs
  • DPM skills
  • Do you need a DPM
  • Personal experience and advice

Resources

Fundraiser for Ben from Lullabot

The flow state?

Oomph Inc.

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Shane Thomas -  www.CodeKarate.com @smthomas3

Guests

Matt O’Bryant  @matthew_obryant  www.linkedin.com/in/mobryant

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal286.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:08pm EDT

Today we have key members of the Decoupled Menus Initiative joining us.

www.talkingdrupal.com/285

Topics

  • What is the Decoupled Initiative all about?
  • What are the problems being solved?
  • Why is this initiative so Important?
  • What are the key changes being made?
  • How did the initiative get started?
  • What is the current project status?

Resources

Cloud Nothings EP Subscription on Bandcamp

Once project

Ideas issue queue

Contentful

Decoupled Menus Initiative

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Brian Perry - @bricomedy   Brianperry.dev

Guests

Baddy Sonja Breidert  @baddysonja  www.1xinternet.de

Gabriel Sullice  @gabesullice  www.sullice.com/

Liam Hockley  @xdegathenerd  liamhockley.me

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal285.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44am EDT

Today our guest host, Brian Perry, is also our guest. We are talking about an Iterative Approach To Decoupling Your Existing Drupal Site With Gatsby. The approach he is taking at Bounteous.

www.talkingdrupal.com/284

Topics

  • Stephen - Happy to be alive
  • Brian - Raycast and Midcamp
  • Nic - Conjuring universe
  • John - Exercise ball and Drupal Providence
  • What is “Iterative Approach To Decoupling”
  • What are the factors that weigh into this approach?
  • What are the benefits?
  • Team skills
  • Configuring a site to serve a subset of decoupled pages
  • Workflow changes
  • How to get started

Resources

Drupal Providence - Video

Raycast

Midcamp

Conjuring universe

Configuring gatsby-source-drupal to only Import Referenced Images

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Brian Perry - @bricomedy   Brianperry.dev

 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal284.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58pm EDT

Today we have the pleasure of talking with Tugboat CEO Matt Westgate.

www.talkingdrupal.com/283

Topics

  • Brian - Gatsby and Bowsers Fury
  • Stephen - John's presentation
  • John - Mailhog
  • Nic - Clients in TX and OR
  • Matt - Aruba Wifi
  • What is Tugboat
  • Origin story
  • Pricing tiers
  • SimplyTest.me
  • FEDRamp
  • Employee owned business
  • Feature roadmap
  • Where did the name come from

Resources

John’s session on Config Split

MailHog Helpful Links

Aruba instant on

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

Drupal Contrib

Drupal Providence

Linux for Everyone

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Brian Perry - @bricomedy   Brianperry.dev

Guest

Matt Westgate  @mettamatt  www.tugboat.qa

 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal283.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:33pm EDT

In this episode we talk with Mike Anello about starting a Drupal Career and his training to jump start it.

www.talkingdrupal.com/282

Topics

  • Stephen - new guest hosts for Talking Drupal
  • Brian - snow and new website
  • Nic - Networking not working
  • John - Apple, new tech and card
  • Mike - Grand Canyon
  • Careers for new Drupal developers
  • Does experience matter
  • What is Drupal Careers Online
  • Course content
  • Student success

Resources

A Mini Case Study: How to Rescue an Abandoned/Neglected Drupal Module

Drupal Career Online

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Brian Perry - @bricomedy   Brianperry.dev

Guest

Mike Anello  @ultimike  www.DrupalEasy.com

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal282.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:16pm EDT

Today we are learning about the Olivero Theme, the future replacement for Bartik, with Mike Herchel.

www.talkingdrupal.com/281

Topics

  • What is Olivero
  • Origin of the name
  • Project priorities
  • Claro and Olivero
  • Accessibility
  • Customization
  • How to help

Resources

The Raspberry Pi makes a great USB webcam for $100

Olivero

Accessible Navigation with Drupal Core’s Menu System

Provide a starterkit theme in core

Florida Drupal Camp

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Guest

Mike Herchel  @mikeherchel  herchel.com

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal281.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

We are still living through a pandemic and much of the world has been quarantined for almost a year. In addition to battling covid-19, many of us are dealing with results of long term isolation. Today we talk about dealing with isolation as developers with JD Flynn.

www.talkingdrupal.com/280

Topics

  • John - Event Organizers Working Group
  • Nic - SNOWWWW
  • JD - Doing a podcast
  • Disclaimer, we are not doctors, this is not medical advice, it's a converstation
  • JD's history
  • Community awareness
  • What is isolation
  • The signs
  • Approaching others

Resources

Drupal Event Organizers Working Group

Psychology Today

Open sourcing mental illness

It's ok not to be ok

Ed Finkler

Talk Space

JDDoesDev Youtube

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Guest

JD Flynn  @JDDoesDev  jamesdflynn.com

Direct download: TalkingDrupal280.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

Today we have the pleasure of talking with Adam Bergstein, the project lead for SimplyTest.me.

www.talkingdrupal.com/279

Topics

  • Stephen - Review: Pi 400 running Ubuntu 20.10
  • Nic - Woodworking, T-Shirts
  • John - Snow - Green Gatorade
  • Adam - Progressinve Migrations, Trillium
  • What is SimplyTest.me
  • Service history
  • Key features
  • Usage statistics
  • Limitations
  • Fanancial support
  • Backend architecture
  • Technology partners

Resources

Review: Raspberry Pi 400 and Ubuntu Linux 20.10

Trillium

SimplyTest.me

Tugboat

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Guest

Adam Bergstein  @n3rdstein  www.nerdstein.net

Direct download: TalkingDrupal279.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

This is a unique episode. We record our first quarterly content planning meeting.

www.talkingdrupal.com/278

Topics

Content Categories:

  • Drupal news (weekly)
  • Drupal Association (quarterly)
  • Modules/Core/Initiatives/Problem Solving (monthly)
  • Front/End Design (bi-monthly)
  • Community / Business (Quarterly)
  • Backend Coding (experimental - try)
  • Non-Drupal specific web dev topics (monthly)
  • Developer's Life (quarterly)

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Direct download: TalkingDrupal278.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53pm EDT

As our regular listeners know, we are Lando users and today we have the inventor, Mike Pirog, joining us to discuss where Lando is and where it’s going.

www.talkingdrupal.com/277

Topics

  • John - Sonos
  • Stephen - Pi400
  • Nic - Woodworking
  • Mike - Owl sighting
  • What is Lando
  • Who is using Lando
  • Roadmap and release schedule
  • Docker and Mac
  • ARM version of Lando
  • Acquia support
  • How is Lando developed
  • Supporting Lando

Resources

Tandem

Lando

Lando Sponsorship

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Guest

Mike Pirog  @pirogcommamike  lando.dev

Direct download: TalkingDrupal277.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm EDT

Today we talk with Chad Hester about his advice for becoming a successful contractor. He has hired and worked with contractors throughout his career and now is one. This topic is close to us at Talking Drupal.

www.talkingdrupal.com/276

Topics

  • Stephen - Among Us
  • Nic  - Basement
  • Chad - Making drinks
  • John - Chess
  • Benefits and Challengess of being a contractor
  • Exploring the idea
  • Structuring your business
  • Finding clients
  • Marketting
  • Contracts and rates
  • Running a business

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Guest

Chad Hester  @chadkhester  www.chadkhester.com/

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal276.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

This year has been so memorable, today we do a year in review.

www.talkingdrupal.com/275

Topics

  • John - Snow
  • Nic - Shirt
  • Stephen - 5G
  • Covid-19
  • Drupal
  • Technology
  • At home favorites

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Direct download: TalkingDrupal275.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:38am EDT

Today we take a look at the Recurring Events module with maintainer Owen Bush.

www.talkingdrupal.com/274

Topics

  • Nic - Winter
  • Stephen - MySQL Percona 5.7 Update
  • Owen - Volcaloid
  • John - Wemo switch
  • What is the Recurring Events module
  • Use-cases
  • Key Functionality
  • Sub-modules
  • Roadmap to RC1
  • Experience as maintainer

Resources

Vovaloid

Recurring Events

O.J.B Sound Cloud

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Guest

Owen Bush  www.obush.co.uk

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal274.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19am EDT

Looking forward to your upcoming projects in 2021, will it support multiple languages? Today we discuss things to keep in mind as you are planning your translation project.

www.talkingdrupal.com/273

Topics

  • Languages
  • Translation
  • Translation Tips
  • Prototyping
  • Challenges
  • Things to Avoid
  • Useful Modules

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.stephencross.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Direct download: TalkingDrupal273.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT