With the help of our friends at the UK Trade Investments (UKTI), we have launched our European operations with the opening of our UK-based office location. Our partners Alfresco and Acquia already have a strong presence in the UK, and Appnovation will be working closely with them, and other key partners, to expand the open source ecosystem. Some of you may be asking "Why Now?" since Europe is currently experiencing a host of major economic challenges.
Last week, I attended an IIBA event titled “Through the Looking Glass: Agile Product Management & Planning Methods” by Dave Sharrock. IIBA is the International Institute of Business Analysts, and the talk was centered around the challenges of managing long term product portfolios under the Agile methodology; or how to reconcile the concept of long term planning and budgeting with the Agile focus on small, well-defined work requests consisting of just enough requirement definitions at just the right time.
This is the second blog about Drupal Gardens development. Last time we talked about advantages/disadvantages of Drupal Gardens and also if it is the right tool for your site. This time we will cover something a little bit more advanced. There are some neat tricks you can do with Drupal Gardens that might seem like an exploit. Sure it is not something you can compare to regular Drupal development in terms of features and capabilities; however, at least it might make something that looks almost impossible... possible.
I have been working with Drupal Commons 2.x for about 5 months now and I am very impressed with the functionality it comes with out of the box. From site installation, to set up, it just flows smoothly. It has everything I need to run a website for engineers that would allow them to share content and bounce back ideas. By the end of September, the beta release of Drupal Commons 3.0 will be launched. I can't wait for it to be released. I have been playing around with the interactive prototype and from the looks of it, the Drupal Commons team has done it again!
Recently I have been investigating different chat modules available in Drupal 7. Adding this capability to your site makes it easy for users to interact with one another encouraging more traffic towards your site.