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Talking Drupal is a weekly chat about web design and development by a group a guys with one thing in common, we love Drupal. With hosts Stephen Cross, John Picozzi and Nic Laflin.

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Talking Drupal is a weekly chat about web design and development by a group a guys with one thing in common, we love Drupal. With hosts Stephen Cross, John Picozzi and Nic Laflin.

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Very helpful

By Allie Cross - Nov 09 2013
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This show is very helpful for learning Drupal

Educational, Informative and Fun

By caksec - Nov 06 2013
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Great podcast on all things Drupal

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23 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Very helpful

By Allie Cross - Nov 09 2013
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This show is very helpful for learning Drupal

Educational, Informative and Fun

By caksec - Nov 06 2013
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Great podcast on all things Drupal

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Talking Drupal

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Talking Drupal is a weekly chat about web design and development by a group a guys with one thing in common, we love Drupal. With hosts Stephen Cross, John Picozzi and Nic Laflin.

Rank #1: Talking Drupal #24 - SASS and Compass

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Show Topics

- What is SASS 

- Benefits 

- How SASS works

- What is Compass?

- Key features

- Getting started with SASS

- SASS and Drupal

Module of the Week

- ThemeKey - https://drupal.org/project/themekey

Links

- SASS - http://sass-lang.com/

- Compass - http://compass-style.org/

- Why SASS - A List Apart - http://alistapart.com/article/why-sass

- Book: Sass and Compass for Designers - http://www.amazon.com/Sass-Compass-Designers-Ben-Frain-ebook/dp/B00CITNQI4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384973043&sr=8-1&keywords=sass+and+compass+for+designers

- Mixins - http://compass-style.org/index/mixins/

- Drupal Nights - Jason’s giving a talk on ‘Thinking Responsively’ at BioRAFT: https://groups.drupal.org/node/373083

Hosts

- Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

- Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental

- John Picozzi - www.RubicDesign.com @johnpicozzi 

- Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

- Tim Dickens - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @Tregonian 

Nov 21 2013

1hr 8mins

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Rank #2: Talking Drupal #193 - Maintaining a Drupal Website

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In episode #193 we talk about tasks for maintaining a Drupal website. We also get an update from the Drupal Association.  www.talkingdrupal.com/193

Topics 
  • Update from the Drupal Association with Tim Lennen
  • What do we mean by maintaining? Technology & Functionality
  • Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Quarterly
  • Functionality
Resources

Log Noise

Link Checker

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Jan 14 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #3: Talking Drupal #116 - Deploying Drupal

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In episode #116 we discuss automating the deployment process with Rob Aubin.

TOPICS:

  • Deployment process
  • Dev - Staging - Traing - Production
  • Using GIT
  • Strategy for deployment
  • Why automation
  • Automation risks
  • Jenkins and other tools

RESOURCES:

http://deploybot.comhttps://jenkins-ci.org/https://www.tunnelbear.comhttps://events.drupal.org/losangeles2015/sessions/how-jenkins-can-work-w...

MODULE OF THE WEEK:

Smart IPwww.drupal.org/project/smart_ipSmart IP identify visitor's geographical location (longitude/latitude), country, region, city and postal code based on the IP address of the user. These information will be stored at session variable ($_SESSION) with array key 'smart_ip' and Drupal $user->data object with array key 'geoip_location' of the user but optionally it can be disabled (by role) at Smart IP admin page. Other modules can use the function smart_ip_get_location($ip_address) that returns an array containing the visitor's ISO 3166 2-character country code, longitude, latitude, region (FIPS), city and postal code. It provides a feature for you to perform your own IP lookup and admin spoofing of an arbitrary IP for testing purposes.

HOSTS:

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencrossJohn Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozziNic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

Rob Aubin -  www.oomphinc.com @ra8

Mar 23 2016

57mins

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Rank #4: Talking Drupal #131 - Third Party APIs

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In episode #131 we talk about interfacing your Drupal website with third party APIs.

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Tips of the Week
  • Nic - sign up for Talking Drupal’s new Newsletter to receive bonus material at www.talkingdrupal.com
  • John - Consider upgrading your Mac before buying a new one.  A Memory upgrade and/or solid state drive can make an old machine new again.
  • Stephen - Look for local meet ups. It’s a great place to learn and make new Drupal friends.
Show Notes
  • What is an API?  A contract between two applications.
  • Client side vs server side access to third party APIs
  • Evaluating APIs
    • Is the API well documentation.
    • Use tools to test the API before you invest time in writing code - (chrome extensions) Advances REST Client, Postman
    • Relationship with company providing the API. Do you have access to technical support?
  • Authentication - authentication methods, depends of the API
  • Interested in an API - look for a Drupal modules first, before coding one yourself
Module of the Week

CKEditor Anchor Link for Drupal 8

The Drupal 8 Core CKEditor is missing some very important options.

Resources

 

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

Oct 26 2016

42mins

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Rank #5: Talking Drupal #176 - Learning

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In episode #176 we talk about the techniques we use to learn new things, Drupal and otherwise.  www.talkingdrupal.com/176

Topics 
  • Learning never stops
  • What we are currently learning
  • Balancing on and off hours learning
  • Techniques for learning
  • Resource to learning
Resources

Drupal Providence YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYgONUjGIp8u2JOjFwaXJHA

Code Karate - https://www.youtube.com/user/codekarate

Level Up Tuts - https://www.youtube.com/user/LevelUpTuts

Web Wash - https://www.youtube.com/user/webwashnet

Drupalize Me - https://drupalize.me

Build A Module - https://buildamodule.com

Drupal Easy - https://www.drupaleasy.com

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Sep 19 2018

50mins

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Rank #6: Talking Drupal #002 - Choosing a Module

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Show Topics:

- Search for a Module

- Searching in Drupal.org or Google (site:drupal.org  keyword)

- Criteria for choosing a module

- Process for testing modules

- Module of the Week

Modules:

- Views Conditional - https://drupal.org/project/views_conditional

- Filter Module - https://drupal.org/project/module_filter

Links:

- Drupal IRC - https://drupal.org/irc

- Nick Lewis  - 40+ Essential Drupal Modules  - http://www.nicklewis.org/40-essential-drupal-6-modules

- Drush - https://drupal.org/project/drush

- Comparison on Contributed Modules - https://drupal.org/node/266179

- MAMP - http://www.mamp.info/

- Trevor - @tdsportsfacts

Module of the Week

Filter Module - https://drupal.org/project/module_filter

Hosts:

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

Jay Lee - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @jayrandolphlee

Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental

John Picozzi - www.RubicDesign.com @johnpicozzi 

Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

Jun 13 2013

46mins

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Rank #7: Talking Drupal #122 - Taxonomy or Entity Reference

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In episode #122 we talk about using Taxonomy or Entity References

TOPICS:

  • Definition of Taxonomy
  • Scenario/Use cases
  • Considerations

MODULES:

Taxonomy Access Control https://www.drupal.org/project/taxonomy_access Taxonomy Access Fix https://www.drupal.org/project/taxonomy_access_fix

MODULE OF THE WEEK:

IMCE Mkdir www.drupal.org/project/imce_mkdir IMCE Mkdir allows users to create and delete sub-directories under directories assigned by IMCE.

HOSTS:

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

GUEST:

Benji Fisher - https://www.drupal.org/u/benjifisher

Jun 15 2016

54mins

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Rank #8: Talking Drupal #064 - Choosing a Theme

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Topics

  • General Options
  • Free Theme
  • Roll your own
  • Hire a Themer
  • General Strategy
  • Public Theme vs Admin Theme
  • Modules

Module of the week

This very simple module adds a checkbox to the menu item edit form and allows the admin to add html to the menu item title. The idea is to use this for external links for which you want to display a logo of the visited site or simply to add strong on some words.

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Sep 17 2014

1hr 14mins

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Rank #9: Talking Drupal #184 - Exploring React

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In episode #184 we talk with long time show friend Chris Well from Redfin Solutions about React.  www.talkingdrupal.com/184

Topics
  • Redfins recent react experience
  • React - what is it?
  • React - why do we care?
  • What does React mean to Drupal developers
  • How did Redfin use React
  • What lessons did they learn
  • What advice would they give someone wanting to learn about react
 Resources Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Tim Lehnen - https://www.drupal.org/u/hestenet @TimLehnen

Nov 11 2018

56mins

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Rank #10: Exploring Drupal 8 #001 - What's new in Core PART 1

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In episode #001 of Exploring Drupal 8 we talk about what's new in core.

TOPICS:

  • Views in Core
  • Front page
  • File manager
  • New Fields
  • WYSIWYG
  • In-Line Editing
  • Contact Form

RESOURCES: Stack Starter - http://www.stackstarter.io/ - spincode “talkingdrupal”

Dec 09 2015

30mins

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Rank #11: Talking Drupal #204 - A Few Things

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In episode #204 we talk about getting the most out of DrupalCon and expanding your toolkit. www.talkdrupal.com/204

Topics
  • Drupal stories
  • Getting the most of DrupalCon 
  • Planning your trip
  • Exhibit floor
  • Social events
  • Expanding your toolkit
Resources

Drupal accepted into Google Summer of Code 2019

#175 - Automated Testing with Oliver

Guest Host

Oliver Davies  @opdavies   www.drupal.org/u/opdavies

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Mar 25 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #12: Talking Drupal #125 - Analytics

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TOPICS:

  • How you can use analytics
  • What analytics are needed
  • Capturing analytics
  • Core Statistics module
  • Custom development
  • Google Analytics / Google Tag Manager
  • Other tools
  • Other Analytics Tools/Modules

MODULES: Statistics Counter - https://www.drupal.org/project/statistics_counter Google Analytics - https://www.drupal.org/project/google_analytics Google Tag Manger - https://www.drupal.org/project/google_tag

RESOURCES: New Relic https://newrelic.com/ Loggly https://www.loggly.com/ Google Tag Manager - https://www.google.com/analytics/tag-manager/

MODULE OF THE WEEK: 

Simple Ads www.drupal.org/project/simpleads This module provides a way to feature advertisements on a Drupal website. It displays graphical, text and flash ads in configurable blocks. It records and reports useful statistics. It is easy to configure and does not depend on other contrib modules.

HOSTS:

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

Aug 05 2016

53mins

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Rank #13: Talking Drupal #124 - OTC#4

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TOPICS: 

  • Drupal 8 learning curve
  • Composer - The new way to manage modules
  • Git workflows
  • Update hooks / deleting modules

MODULE OF THE WEEK:

Node Edit Protection www.drupal.org/project/node_edit_protection A very simple JavaScript based protection that will alert a user if they are navigating away from a modified Node Edit form without saving. It uses a standard JavaScript confirm dialog that allows the user to either continue what they were doing, or cancel the move allowing them the opportunity to save. It marks the form as dirty by using the blur event of the node fields.

HOSTS:

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Jul 20 2016

1hr 1min

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Rank #14: Talking Drupal #214 - Layout Builder Checking In

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In episode #214 we revisit Layout Builder after our first impressions in March 2018. Kathy Beck, Senior UX Engineer from Oomph, joins us.  www.talkingdrupal.com/214

Topics
  • Story - Improve Your Remote Work Productivity With the ‘Shutdown Ritual’
  • Current status of usage
  • Where does layout builder fit into today's development process
  • What about paragraphs
  • What is good about Layout Builder
  • Some struggles with Layout Builder
  • Resource to learn 
  • Supporting Modules
 Resources

Improve Your Remote Work Productivity With the ‘Shutdown Ritual’

Full Focus Planner

Layouts Revisited with Tim Plunkett

The new Layout Builder: Unleash the Power!

Layout Builder: A paragraphs killer?

Modules

Layout Builder Restrictions

Guest

Kathy Beck oomph.is/kbeck @kbeck303

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Jun 05 2019

47mins

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Rank #15: Talking Drupal #215 - Component Base Theming

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In episode #215 Jason Pamental joins us to talk about Component Based Theming. We also get an update from the Drupal Association with Tim Lehnen.  www.talkingdrupal.com/215

Topics
  • CSS Layout: Subgrid lands in Firefox Nightly 
  • What is component based theming?
  • What problems is it trying to solve?
  • Tools and technologies in play
  • What is a component?
  • What is the workflow?
  • How is this integrated with the Drupal twig system?
  • Does this impact the site build side of the project?
  • Project by project decision or can be used for all projects?
 Resources

Jason’s website

Grids All the Way Down

Brad Frost - Atomic Design

Emulsify - Pattern Lab and Drupal

Phase 2 - Particle 

Ooomph Drupal 9 Webinar

 

Guest

Jason Pamental  @jpamental  www.rwt.io

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Jun 17 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #16: Talking Drupal #74 Running a Drupal Camp

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Topics

  • NewdCamp overall results

  • Team

  • Handling the money

  • Selecting a Venue

  • Sponsors

  • Marketing

  • Website

  • Things we forgot 


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Nov 19 2014

1hr 48mins

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Rank #17: Talking Drupal #189 - Using Slack Effectively

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Topics 
  • How Automattic uses Slack
  • Cesar's Interview process
  • Synchronous and A-Synchronous messaging
  • Internal and External Communications
  • Managing Slack
  • Helpful Add-ons
    • Giphy :)
    • Zapier
    • Meekan scheduling
Resources

John’s DrupalCon Session Configuration Management A True Life Story

Open Source Alternatives to Slack

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Cesar Abeid - https://cesarabeid.com/  @cesarabeid

Dec 11 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #18: Talking Drupal #202 - Module Grab Bag

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In this episode we talk about non-mainstream modules we have recently discovered or are using regularly.  www.talkingdrupal.com/202

Topics / Modules

Google Commerce Tag Manager

Simple XML Sitemap

Views AJAX History

Protect Pages

Pathologic

Csv Serialization

Recreate Block Content

SVG Image

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan

Mar 12 2019

37mins

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Rank #19: TalkingDrupal #114 - Text Messaging Integration (Twilio)

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In episode #114, we talk about integrating text messaging into your website.  www.talkingdrupal.com/114

Topics

  • Use cases for Text Messages
  • What is Twilio?
  • Other Drupal SMS solutions

Modules

Twilio - https://www.drupal.org/project/twilioViop - https://www.drupal.org/project/voipdrupal

Module of the Week

Redirect Module - https://www.drupal.org/project/redirect

https://www.drupal.org/project/redirect

  • Common API for loading, saving, and deleting redirects.
  • Case-insensitive redirect matching with a hook to allow other modules to narrow-down the candidate redirects.
  • Redirect counter and last used timestamp, with automatic cleanup of inactive redirects.
  • Integration with Drupal's page cache to optimize redirects and performance.
  • Complete individual redirect access API.
  • Views API integration.

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencrossJohn Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozziNic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

Feb 24 2016

51mins

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Rank #20: Talking Drupal #060 - Multi-language Websites

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Topics

  • General thoughts and experiences with multi-language websites
  • Basics of translation
  • Process of translation in Drupal
  • Things to consider: Content (nodes), menu system, switching between languages, fixing strings (string override), layout
  • Localization issues
  • Common misconceptions
  • Multilingual modules
  • Other multilingual options

Module of the week

Simplify - https://www.drupal.org/project/simplify

Simplify allows particular fields to be hidden from the user interface. This helps to de-clutter forms and present a more user-friendly experience to content editors.

Modules

Resources

Amazon investment in Aquia - http://venturebeat.com/2014/08/13/amazon-throws-money-into-drupal-hosting-company-acquia/

Modules that extend i18n: https://www.drupal.org/node/1305992

Lingotek - http://www.lingotek.com/drupal

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Aug 21 2014

51mins

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