Tag Archives: drupal

More STOMPing with Drupal and Bean

Recently I scratched an itch and posted a module onto Drupal.org as a sandbox. It is perhaps slightly misnomered in “Bean Stomp” which is its development name. It is an integration of Jeff Mesnil’s Stomp over WebSockets JavaScript library which allows real time updating of a page without polling or similar overhead. I had been […]

Thoughts on the Drupal Ladder, the Oxford day and communities

I went to a Drupal Ladder event organised by Torchbox just north of Oxford. I had a lot of fun and learned a fair amount.  The ladder itself is a community initiative which is aimed at getting more contributors pushing patches back to the Drupal core, especially Drupal 8. It also serves as a way […]

Aping Google Spreadsheets with Drupal Entity Forms and Droogle

One recent small project which I worked on was the integration of Entity Forms with Google Spreadsheets. In porting the corporate site, we had the challenge of having to provide some existing Google forms on to the new Drupal platform. Since Entity Forms are used, a nice integration was fairly assured with the Rules module. […]

A quick overview of Entity Forms on Drupal

I’ve dived into Drupal’s entity forms project recently to build a series of forms, some of which re-use the same fields. In the past, I’ve used Webforms which allows you to build a form quickly but not reuse the actual fields. I found that it also has issues with the integration in that it appears […]

Reading in remote data sources into Drupal 7 part one – the custom code way

I’ve been looking at integrating a variety of different data sources in a Drupal project for various reasons but generally from the perspective of pulling data from existing sources. These do not necessarily go into the same system and equally, only parts may be required for by differing systems. In a way, I am trying […]

Musing on the idea of a UK Drupal Association

Steven Jones from Computerminds came to the Drupalcamp session at Cambridge Drupalcamp where we were learning how to run a camp, where we also discussed the potential need / use of a UK Drupal Association. We did discuss this on various forae (drupal.org.uk has the latest set of posts) but I am afraid I lost […]

Thoughts on the Oxford Drupalcamp

Back in the mists of time (something like the week before the London Drupalcon), a few people were having conversations which went along the line of “why don’t we have a Drupalcamp in Oxford?”. These were good conversations but were being repeated in a few places. I hoped to put the conversations together and watch. […]

Beginning DisplaySuite on Drupal

New project, new thoughts. We have been discussing the ways of displaying material to the end user in Drupal 7. The options that we had were Panels and Display Suite. I’ve just been playing with Display Suite which I have heard really good things about but never got around to using. Ivan Zugec’s tutorial (part […]

Beginning using Drupal and TokBox

I’ve been playing around with TokBox and the Drupal plugin (7 only) for a project to see where it can go. TokBox is a video API which can be used to set up video sessions, say to publish only like a lecture, or to have a conversation and to link people together. Reading the University […]

Going to the other place – or a weekend at DrupalScienceCamp

I went to the Drupal ScienceCamp  for the weekend to learn more about Drupal and also how one runs a DrupalCamp, since we are thinking of doing one in Oxford. Having come across on the Friday and met some people, the weekend really started on the Saturday, run by some of the team behind the […]