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Last month at the Waterloo Region Drupal Users Group, we had a talk on using CCK, Views and Panels for building sites without (almost) anyprogramming.
If you live west of Toronto somewhere, then mark your calendar: October 3rd, 19:00 to 21:00 at Queen Street Commons.
Yesterady, I noticed that Drupal is about to cross the 1,000,000 comment mark.
Somewhere overnight, it happened. When posting a comment today, I noticed that it was 1001010.
Note that issue followups were not comments, and were converted to comments en masse recently.
In other news, we passed the 300,000 node mark a few days ago.
We have two great presentations at the Waterloo Region Drupal Users Group coming up for September and October.
Both are oriented towards site builders, with a varying level of sophistication.
On September 5, we have a presentation on how to use CCK, Views and Panels to build sites without any coding.
Renowned Canadian activist and author Naomi Klein's web site runs Drupal 5.x.
Klein's fame started with her book: No Logo, and she continues her activism with The Shock Doctrine.
The site displays the "powered by Drupal" badge prominently.
I do most of my work using ssh and other command line tools, such as vim and screen. This is the environment I am most comfortable and productive in.
However, this is not always an option working on client sites. Some do not have ssh enabled for various reasons, including hosting restrictions (e.g. shared hosting) or security concerns and workplace policies.
Emma Jane Hogbin wrote an article for Linux Magazine on DrupalCamp Toronto 2008.
Fellow Toronto DUG member Rob Loach, , committed the 120,000 th commit to Drupal's CVS on June 6, 2008.
Several notable news items on the Xdebug front lately. As many of us know, Xdebug is a remote debugger and profiler for PHP applications, including Drupal. Many IDE's support Xdebug, such as ActiveState's Komodo, and Eclipse with PHP's extension.
The Waterloo Region Drupal Users Group will be meeting on Friday June 6, 2008.
Martin Anderson-Clutz of Surge Communications will be giving a talk on Drupal Theming Fundamentals. This is a repeat of the DrupalCamp Toronto Talk that Martin gave last week. It was most voted session among the 26 submitted ones.
On June 2, 2008, I will presenting at the Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group (KWLUG) on Drupal for Fun and Profit, how to make a career in Open Source.
This presentation was very well received at DrupalCon Boston 2008 in March, and at DrupalCamp Toronto 2008 in May.