What is Drupal?

Submitted by Barrett on Mon, 02/28/2011 - 05:10

What is Drupal?

In preparation for his upcoming keynote at DrupalCon Chicago, Dries has posted a request on his blog that Drupal users answer the question of what Drupal is to them. My answer to the question is:

Drupal is the lackey that I force to write the boring, repetitive code (e.g., log in/log out, change password, database CRUD operations) so that I can focus on the interesting problems.

DrupalCon Chicago

Submitted by Barrett on Thu, 02/03/2011 - 12:51

I'm attending DrupalCon Chicago, March 7-10, 2011

There's just over a month left until DrupalCon Chicago. I've been going over the final session list and I'm jazzed. Looks like some great sessions this year. Now I just need to figure out human cloning so I can attend all the sessions I want.

I'm heavily oriented to the Coder track with a smattering of Implementation and Configuration sessions but a couple of the Theming sessions look really interesting as well.

This year's conference page also has a neat feature on the Schedule page: Each session has a button next to it to add it to your schedule (or remove it, if it's already on your schedule). You can then view your customized schedule through a tab on your account page. I haven't seen anything about how they implemented it, but my guess is that it relies on Node Queue. The only thing I'd change about what they've implemented would be to add a print-friendly version of the My Schedule list and maybe a means to export it in iCal or other calendar format.


Post Reminder 1.0 released

Submitted by Barrett on Sun, 10/04/2009 - 07:18

I completed version 1.0 of the Post-Reminder module last night. This version clears up the three major issues I had with the 0.7 version released previously. Users can now see a list of all their reminders from their account page, the Amount of Time field is validated as an integer on reminder creation/editing, and an error is displayed on the reminder creation form if the site administrator has not set any content types as permitting reminders.

Working on new module: A reminder to post

Submitted by Barrett on Sun, 06/28/2009 - 20:35

I've begun working on a module I'm considering for my capstone project as Capella. What I'm thinking of is a module which will allow users with content creation privileges to set up reminders which will be sent to them if they haven't posted new content to the site in some configurable length of time. Basically, a way to set up a custom nag if you don't post.

Modifying Form Table module to work in Drupal 6

Submitted by Barrett on Tue, 01/13/2009 - 09:30

One issue I've struggled with while trying to find my way around Drupal's Form API is that there appeared to be no easy way of putting input elements into a table. The solution is to create new form elements using the elements hook, the process of which has been modularized into the Form Table module. Unfortunately Form Table hasn't, as of this writing, published a version compatible with Drupal 6.