The writing and publishing process was an interesting break from my usual Drupal site building and programming work, and I enjoyed it. Working with O'Reilly was great, and I'm thrilled that the book is finally done... at least for now. I expect to be doing revisions for a second edition when Drupal 8.0 comes out (sometime next summer or fall).
Sometido por jhodgdon el 10 octubre 2012 - 2:04pm.
For the past few months, I've been taking on a bit less consulting work... because I've been working on writing a book! It's called A Programmer's Guide to Drupal, and it's now out in an "Early Release" (rough!) edition from O'Reilly: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920027799.do
The final version should be done in a while -- we're in the editing stages now -- I'll post again when the final version is ready.
Sometido por jhodgdon el 23 January 2012 - 11:24am.
For a client project last week, I needed to display automatically-generated embedded maps or links to external maps (e.g., a link to Google Maps), based on an entered address for a performance venue. In some display modes, I wanted a map on the page (such as when displaying a Venue page by itself), and in other display modes, I wanted a map link (such as when displaying venue information on a Performance page). Although this is, I'm sure, a common need on web sites, an extensive search for existing Drupal modules to didn't get me anywhere.
Sometido por jhodgdon el 18 febrero 2011 - 12:02pm.
I'm in the process of migrating off Windows to a purely Linux environment in my office. I've been using a Windows computer as my primary day-to-day machine, and my two Linux laptops as (a) test web servers and (b) portable computers (something to take with me to meetings, conferences, etc. that I could use to access the Internet, read/answer email, and work/program on).
I just published a new article on poplarware.com: Drupal vs. WordPress. It's a comparison of the Drupal and WordPress content management systems, aimed at helping the reader choose which CMS is better for which types of web site projects.
This module enhances the core search functionality of Drupal by indexing content as rendered by your theme, and giving you more control over which pages on your site are indexed. You might also be interested in my article on options for search in Drupal, which I wrote recently.
Sometido por jhodgdon el 12 febrero 2009 - 6:00pm.
In order to use the Language Switcher plugin to create a multilingual site in some versions of WordPress, you need to "patch" the core files of WordPress (i.e. modify them with some updates that haven't yet gotten into that version of WordPress).
I've released a patch file for WordPress 2.7.1, which fixes some issues in category and tag sorting. You can download it on the Language Switcher plugin page.