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Drupal development setup on Ubuntu 13.10

I upgraded my local computer to Ubuntu 13.10 today and revisited my Drupal development environment (this guide is also available for Ubuntu 12.04). Here is a simple and fast guide how to configure Ubuntu for development. There are a number of installation documentation pages on this topic on drupal.org, but they suggest to use the packaged Drupal installation and to run Drupal in subfolders (e.g. http://localhost/drupal6). They also do not cover some other important development tools like Phpmyadmin or php.ini settings. During development we want to edit files and we want to do that somewhere in our home directory to avoid any permission problems. There is also Drubuntu, but it is outdated and does way too much magic in my opinion. So here is a more transparent tutorial that highlights the key development configuration settings for Drupal development on a local computer (do not use this for a production server!).

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State of the project application issue queue 2013

I wrote a brief status update of what is going on in the Drupal project application issue queue lately. Read more at groups.drupal.org.

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REST module status report

I posted a status report on g.d.o on the work that has been going into the Restful Web Services module for Drupal 8. I would like to thank Acquia and epiqo again who have extended their sponsorship so that I can get further things done in the Drupal 8 feature completion phase.

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A RESTful entity web API for Drupal 8

I'm happy to announce that I will join the WSCCI initiative to help develop web service interfaces in Drupal 8. Big thanks to my team at epiqo for sponsoring and making time for me to work on this, as well as Acquia for providing a crucial financial part to make this happen.

Read the full announcement on groups.drupal.org.

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Drupal development setup on Ubuntu 12.04

I upgraded my local computer to Ubuntu 12.04 today and revisited my Drupal development environment. Here is a simple and fast guide how to configure Ubuntu for development. There are a number of installation documentation pages on this topic on drupal.org, but they suggest to use the packaged Drupal installation and to run Drupal in subfolders (e.g. http://localhost/drupal6). They also do not cover some other important development tools like Phpmyadmin or php.ini settings. During development we want to edit files and we want to do that somewhere in our home directory to avoid any permission problems. There is also Drubuntu, but it is outdated and does way too much magic in my opinion. So here is a more transparent tutorial that highlights the key development configuration settings for Drupal development.

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Installation of a Drupal Upgrade Path Test DB

While working on the Kill role IDs patch I had to develop some upgrade path Simpletests. Unfortunately the documentation for upgrade path tests currently lacks installtion instructions on how to work with the existing bare and filled exported test databases. Here is a small writeup of what I did until we document that properly.

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The Drupal project application issue slaughter

This is a happy day: the issues needing review count is down to zero at this moment in the Drupal project application issue queue. I have attached a screenshot as proof.

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A nginx configuration for Drupal

While nginx is highly configurable, you might encounter some problems and pitfalls when configuring it with Drupal. This post contains our configuration and solutions to those problems.

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Web Service Composition in Drupal

A master thesis written by Klaus Purer at the Vienna University of Technology, released in May 2011.

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Building web applications has become a complex task and often requires interaction with other web applications, such as web services. Drupal is a free and open source content management system and framework that provides a rich platform for rapid web development. The modular and extensible nature of Drupal allows developers to customize and embrace the core functionality and to create new features. This thesis is about investigating and implementing a web service client module for Drupal that is able to consume classical WS* web services as well as RESTful web services.

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