Drupal and Backdrop meet Drush and Drupal Console

Tonight I was reading up on the history of the Drupal Console. It started after seeing a tweet that seemed to indicate that the Drupal Console project is headed towards full command-line abilities to control Drupal. Up until recently, the Drupal Console has been described mostly as a "scaffolding tool" for Drupal 8, which would help save developers from boilerplate code.

One-month retrospective on Backdrop CMS

Exactly one month ago, we made the final release tag on Backdrop CMS 1.0.0. Backdrop has been the effort of more than 50 contributors over the span of 16 months, and I am positively thrilled with the product that we've delivered. Now that things have calmed down a little bit, I'd like to recap and check on the progress we've made.

Backdrop CMS 1.0 Announcement

It's here.

Backdrop CMS released on January 15th, 2015.

After year and half of continuous development, the Backdrop Community is proud to announce our first stable release. Go on, give it a try.

Five reasons to consider Backdrop CMS:

  1. Create a compelling user experience with responsive layouts.
  2. Deploy easily using new configuration management tools.
  3. Serve pages fast, even on shared hosting.
  4. Switch easily from Drupal 7.
  5. Backdrop CMS is available now.

Show your support.

We've added the ability for anyone to upload a logo to our home page. If you like what you see and want the world to know, join the group of Backdrop supporters and we'll link back to your website.

This announcement was originally made via mailing list.

Port a Module from Drupal 7 to Backdrop CMS

In anticipation of the upcoming release of Backdrop CMS, over the weekend I created a video showing how to port a module from Drupal 7 to Backdrop CMS 1.0. The External Links module is a relatively simple module that I wrote a long time ago, but it provides a great demonstration of the basics of porting. It's also a great example to show how the Drupal-compatibility mode, which re-namespaces "drupal" functions and methods to "backdrop", works in JavaScript as well as in PHP. The completely ported External Links module is available on GitHub, alongside the other modules in the Backdrop Contrib Repository.


Recurly Presentation - Twin Cities Drupal Camp

I'm giving a presentation tomorrow (July 20, 2013) at Twin Cities DrupalCamp! Come and check out the module for integrating Recurly with Drupal.

I gave this presentation last month at DrupalCamp Colorado 2013 too.