Drupal Databases: The Next Generation

It sounds kind of like Star Trek, but trust me, this is a lot more exciting!  Drupal 7 will access databases using PDO (PHP Data Objects), which allows Drupal to support many different Database Servers in the future (and will bring us one step closer to Drupal running on a SQLite3 flat-file database, woohoo!). A few people covered the patch arriving in…

It pays to keep track

One of my oldest non-committed Drupal core features is the deceptively-simply named “Add Referrer Banning“.  It’s been around since 2005 when 4.6/4.7 was cool 🙂  It’s been re-rolled 5 times, the last to make it compatible with the HEAD that will be 7.x, that was March 3 of this year. Since then core has changed a lot, and most importantly, the core…

Church Lighting

Hi all! For some time I’ve been wanting to write a short series on setting up a Church lighting system. Having recently been a part of organizing and setting up a lighting system in my home Church, I thought now would be an ideal opportunity to share some tips and ideas from our experiences. I’ll be writing this from the perspective of…

New version of Drupal is out

Today a new version of Drupal, one of the best opensource Content Management Frameworks, has been released. Version 4.7 took more than a year to develop and includes many new features for the user, the site administrator and the Drupal coders (API’s). The new version rocks, try it yourself! read more

Dell embraces Firefox

Dell, one of the largest PC makers, has begun to put Firefox on their UK PCs. The Inquirer posted a article suggesting it might be true, which was later confirmed by Blake Ross, with a promise of more information later on. (See also: Netscape on HP) This could further push consumers away from Microsoft products, as open source products are more frequently…