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Oct 11 2011
Oct 11

Zivtech's Senior Developer, Howard Tyson, recently conducted a Node.js webinar with our Drupal partner, Acquia.

The webinar and description are below:

Bring real time interactivity to Drupal with Node.js integration:

Drupal is a powerful, flexible platform for building applications, but not something that handles realtime notifications easily. Node.js is a breath of fresh air in the Open Source web server landscape. It makes writing applications that handle thousands of open connections at the same time easily.

The Nodejs module integrates Drupal with Node.js, allowing for the best of both worlds. Realtime chat, push notifications and help desk functionality can all be easily added to your Drupal site via the Nodejs module, without the usual scalability and performance issues associated with these technologies on the LAMP stack.

This webinar addresses:

  • Why realtime?
  • Why use Node.js?
  • How does the Nodejs module integrates Drupal and Node.js
  • Current features of the Nodejs module
  • Where the Nodejs module is going

Howard Tyson, Senior Developer at Zivtech has been developing Drupal powered websites since 2006. Howard contributes to Drupal and co-maintains the Nodejs module, Version Control API among others.

Contributor(s): 

Howard

Sep 23 2011
Sep 23

Zivtech's Senior Developer, Howard Tyson, recently conducted a Node.js webinar with our partner Acquia.

The webinar and description are below:

Bring real time interactivity to Drupal with Node.js integration:

Drupal is a powerful, flexible platform for building applications, but not something that handles realtime notifications easily. Node.js is a breath of fresh air in the Open Source web server landscape. It makes writing applications that handle thousands of open connections at the same time easily.

The Nodejs module integrates Drupal with Node.js, allowing for the best of both worlds. Realtime chat, push notifications and help desk functionality can all be easily added to your Drupal site via the Nodejs module, without the usual scalability and performance issues associated with these technologies on the LAMP stack.

This webinar addresses:

  • Why realtime?
  • Why use Node.js?
  • How does the Nodejs module integrates Drupal and Node.js
  • Current features of the Nodejs module
  • Where the Nodejs module is going

Howard Tyson, Senior Developer at Zivtech has been developing Drupal powered websites since 2006. Howard contributes to Drupal and co-maintains the Nodejs module, Version Control API among others.

Mar 08 2011
Mar 08

One of the new features of the Drupalcon Chicago website is the "My Schedule" feature. You can add and remove sessions to your schedule, and view a list of all of the sessions you want to attend in one place. Unfortunately, the schedule isn't available in the iCal format used by Google Calendar, iPhones, and other calendar systems.

I guess this means it's a good excuse to write a Drupal 7 module (and use the new Git sandbox) to do the conversion automatically!

To convert your schedule, go to the Drupalcon Chicago iCal converter website and follow the instructions. As the conversion is dependent on the format of the text copied by your web browser, Internet Explorer isn't supported. Of course, patches are accepted at the Drupalcon Chicago drupal.org sandbox project, and though I can't easily test IE support, I'd be glad to commit patches for it.

Oct 27 2010
Oct 27

Last week I gave a presentation to the Waterloo Drupal Users Group about Drupal 7. During the presentation, I gave demonstrations of Seven and Bartik, along with some of the other admin UI improvements. I also presented brief overviews of features and APIs relevant to developers and designers. Click through to see the video, or download the high-resolution version from archive.org.

Oct 15 2010
Oct 15

Today at DrupalCamp Toronto, Khalid Baheyeldin of 2bits.com and myself gave a combined presentation introducing both the business aspects of Drupal and starting to contribute back to the Drupal community.

Here are the slides - at the end is the recipe for the Druplicon cookies. I'd love to see any further variations on it!

Sep 09 2010
Sep 09

August's presentations to the Waterloo Region Drupal Users Group included a remote presentation from Brazil by Nick Vidal about Instant Syndicating Standards. ISS is an open standard allowing the dissemination of information through decentralized social networks. The reference implementation is being developed with Drupal 7.

For anyone who missed the presentation, I've uploaded a video to archive.org.

Related Links: 

WDUG ISS Presentation Video
Jul 20 2010
Jul 20

On Thursday, July 15th, Chris Frey gave the Waterloo Region Drupal Users Group a presentation about the Git version control system. I've uploaded a video of the presentation to archive.org. To get the slides and scripts, you can use Git:

$ git clone http://foursquare.net/intro_to/.git intro_to_git

If you're curious about "branches", "remotes", or "commit-ishes", or just want to be ready when drupal.org switches to git, be sure to check it out!

Related Links: 

WDUG Git Presentation Video

About Drupal Sun

Drupal Sun is an Evolving Web project. It allows you to:

  • Do full-text search on all the articles in Drupal Planet (thanks to Apache Solr)
  • Facet based on tags, author, or feed
  • Flip through articles quickly (with j/k or arrow keys) to find what you're interested in
  • View the entire article text inline, or in the context of the site where it was created

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