In a massive Cathy Theys double-header this week, hear parts rescued from our conversation at SyfonyCon Warsaw, which was plagued by technical difficulties and check out Cathy's insightful session, 'Patch Reviews: Get good reviews, give good reviews. Faster.' It is full of practical advice to take your contribution to Drupal and open source software to the next level. In the podcast interview, we talk about the opportunities Drupal has given Cathy; some of the benefits of the refactoring that has gone into Drupal 8; joining up with the Symfony community: mutual learning, different styles of contribution, Drupal's new relevance; and the business case for open source contribution and sustainability.
Read the full post and see the conversation video at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/135-cathy-theys-double-header
I got the chance a while back to speak with Amitai Burstein, CTO of Gizra - a boutique development shop in Tel Aviv creating advanced web applications using Drupal, along with Node.js, Jekyll and other technologies. Amitai is the maintainer of key Drupal modules such as Organic Groups, Message and Entity Reference, and contributes to Drupal core. He showed off Gizra's intriguing solution to content deployment in Drupal in this jam's Drupal Camp session: Zariz. I was impressed! You might be, too.
Read the full post and see the conversation video at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/134-amitai-burstein-zariz-continuous-deployment-content
In the podcast, Marek and I talk a little about his history in Drupal and technology and I introduce the idea of jam's (virtual) Drupal Camp. In his presentation, Marek Sotak, founder of Inline Manual and longtime Drupal developer, talks about giving your clients and site visitors the help they need without sacrificing all your productive time in the very first session of jam's Drupal Camp! "What's this jam's Drupal Camp all about?" I hear you ask? Read this kickoff announcement and call for sessions!
Read the full post and see the conversation video at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/133-marek-sotak-get-phone-helping-users-through-better-ux-and-tools
During the 2014 Drupal Devs Days in Szeged Hungary, Bram Goffings (aka aspilicious) and I had a chat about his experience upgrading Display Suite early on and maintaining it during the ongoing Drupal 8 development cycle. He says it was a great learning experience and that it is time for everyone else to start their upgrades in preparation for the Drupal 8 beta release.
Read the full post and see the conversation video at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/132-upgrade-your-modules-drupal-8-now-bram-goffings
Part 3 of 3: Paul Wander, co-founder and VP Sales and Marketing at the UK PHP service provider Inviqa – the co-parent company of SensioLabs UK – was kind enough to give me an hour of his time recently to talk about some interests we have in common. In this podcast, we talk about several aspects of Drupal 8 and SensioLabs UK's experiences as early adopters and contributors to Drupal 8, some ways Drupal 8 will help developers and businesses alike, and Drupal in the UK public sector.
In part 1, we talked about when Paul discovered open source software, Inviqa and SensioLabs UK's history, Symfony and open source software in the enterprise.
In part 2, we went over the gap between human beings and machines, behavior driven development, the Gherkin syntax, and how good communication and BDD can help drive business value for clients.
Read the full post and see the conversation video at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/131-meet-paul-wander-33-drupal-8-and-business-opportunities