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Using Drupal for Less == More Success - Video Available
The video for this sesison is available at archive.org using this link https://archive.org/details/UsingDrupalForLess. There may be dropouts in the video - it is not your computer.
Drupal is great. Drupal is fun and profit for many of us. But Drupal is not always the answer for every question. Phase2 developers Brandon Morrison and Joshua Turton are going to make the case that sometimes, success happens when you use other tools to get the job done. Presenting both case studies and theory, they will show how it is possible to use Drupal for less, and get more.
This session will cover:
- Why an all in one approach to a project can make it too complex to manage effectively.
- Evaluating projects to break apart individual features that might be better served by an outside service.
- Using Drupal to manage your content, and leaving the display and delivery to another set of tool.
- Using external libraries such as Geocoder-PHP to manage capabilities already developed by other communities.
Senior Developer Joshua Turton brings a wide variety of skills to his role at Phase2. A programmer comfortable working on both front-end and server-side technologies, he also brings a strong visual sensibility to his work. More than ten years of experience both in agencies and as an in-house developer give him a great flexibility. Joshua has worked on a wide variety of projects, with an emphasis in the last few years on Drupal work. He spoke about the Omega base theme at BADCamp 2012.
Brandon Morrison is a developer who has worked with Drupal since 2005, when his college newspaper decided that they needed a local answer to Facebook. While one side clearly won that battle, Brandon has been hooked on Drupal ever since. Brandon’s aptitude at solving problems from many different perspectives makes him a valuable addition to the Phase2 community. Brandon’s specialties include front-end development, user-experience work, and mapping projects.