One of the strengths of Drupal is the energy and commitment of its community. I was reminded of this at the Drupal Science Camp in Cambridge last weekend.
Well organised with great facilities, the Camp offered sessions for newbies to seasoned developers/systems administrators. Oh, and a good night out in Cambridge, where we could get to know each other a bit better.
In this post I'm aiming to summarise the state of play of Drupal and Learning Management. At Sereno, we've either developed our own LMS funcionality from scratch, like advanced quizzing or content sharing tools, or relied on packages like Moodle to do the heavy lifting for us.
I think a lot of development companies adhere to similar broad phases during project development. The number of phases and steps may differ but generally speaking they provide a structured approach to ensuring you and your client really understand and appreciate what your project is trying to achieve, and that you can follow the development process through in a controlled way to completion.
Open Scholar has been developed by Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University. This impressive piece of Drupal-based software provides a rich feature set for institutions wishing to drive collaboration among educators.
Setting up Drupal as an Apache Virtual Host is not much more complex than configuring any other website. But my goal today was to get rid of a few niggles. I wanted to force all traffic to a single URL - for example, always load 'www.example.co.uk' rather than 'example.co.uk' or anotherexample.co.uk.
Last weekend, a second major Drupal event in Brighton in 2012 showed once again just how much Drupal momentum and talent there is in Brighton. Friday's Drupal Open Studio day gave many of us the chance to meet friends old and new in New England House. On Saturday, the Skiff played host to an excellent weekend of informative Drupal sessions.
On a recent trip, I decided to see if it was possible to do some Drupal development using an iPad. Now it's obviously easy to administer your Drupal site through the iPad's native Safari web browser but if you want to do some serious development, you'll need to be able to access your web server in order to use Drush and probably your GIT versioning system.