Drupal Edu Initiative launched

I mentioned awhile back that one of my coworkers and I were considering putting together a simple resource site for Drupal users in educational contexts; today, http://drupaledu.org is live (many thanks to Acquia for providing the hosting)!

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Know thy bottlenecks

One of my projects at work lately has been a searchable index of about 80,000 images, each involving about 20 fields' worth of metadata. It's a Drupal project, so it was pretty easy to set up the appropriate content types, fields, and so forth, but when it came time to set up searching, I made a few regrettable assumptions that cost me a lot of time.

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On being a framework guy in a Drupal world

Following right on the heels of my weekend at DrupalCamp, I've stumbled across a few rather interesting blog posts on how Drupal is perceived in other parts of the PHP development community. Thought I'd post the links and make a few comments here, since the issues being discussed are pretty relevant to my day-to-day work as a web technology guy.

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Drupal Features Tips

I've been having a bit of trouble getting prepared for my upcoming deployment presentation at DrupalCamp Austin, but I've found that when I write things down, it really helps me understand them better. So, without further ado and in no particular order, here are some of the most helpful things I've learned about the Drupal features module in the last few weeks.

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Co-presenting at DrupalCamp Austin

A couple of weeks back Adrian Rollett (one of my co-workers in the CWS office) and I submitted a talk proposal for this coming weekend's DrupalCamp Austin; we've been doing a lot of Drupal deployment research at work lately, and thought it would be worth sharing what we've found.

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