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Briefly about Drupal DevDays Szeged 2014

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Drupal DevDays Szeged was one of the most successful Drupal events I ever attended since 2008. Let me explain why...

Installing Apache Solr 4.7 multicore on Ubuntu 12.04 and Tomcat7



I will show you how to install the ApacheSolr search engine under Tomcat7 servlet container on Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (Precise Pangolin) to be used later with Drupal 7. In this writeup I'm gonna discuss only the installation and setup of the ApacheSolr server. Specific Drupal configuration and/or Drupal side configuration to be discussed in future writeup.

Migrating to Drupal 8

Together with my partner, Gabriel, facing the North.

Together with my partner, Gabriel, facing the North

Alkuvoima+East Group, a Finnish strategic digital marketing agency, invited us to join one of their interesting events in Helsinki. We were asked to present some hot topics like: ‟Drupal 8 — What’s Cooking?”, ‟Migrate to Drupal 8” and ‟Drupal 8 as a mobile backend” along with another cutting-edge presentation: ‟Drupal and Apache Stanbol”. The big interest aroused by the ‟Migrate to Drupal 8” topic inspired me to elaborate on this subject.

At Drupalcon Prague 2013 Dries announced the switch to a migration-based upgrade and the move of Migrate module in Drupal core. In this write-up I will introduce you to migration basics: concepts, flow, components and then I will illustrate a complete migration process, as it works, now, in Drupal 8 by explaining how a real migration has been implemented in a real module. Here we go!

Today Drupal is 13 years old

In the early 2000s I wrote my own CMS, of course using PHP 3 (!) and MySQL. Everything was so simple, flexible and… funny. I thought I would never switch because it was so easy to extend and the system was so responsive. What I didn’t realize at that time, was that the web itself was rather simple.

But at some point, in the middle of decade, everything changed: the Web 2.0 came into the scene. Web API, web services, all together with XML, RSS and feed aggregation. Rich web user interfaces and then the amazing user interaction and social networking or social-media. After getting used to the changes, I finally realized that my CMS is dead. There was no chance to keep the rhythm.

Brussels Airport Flightplanner

Brussels Airport Flightplanner

Brussels Airport Flightplanner is the official Brussels Airport iPhone and Android app. It's a valuable tool used to plan or track a flight. The app will map out a personal itinerary from your front door to the gate. You will receive updates through push notifications, browse the shopping, food and drinks listing for special promotions.

With Drupal people, in Târgu Mureș

Our company was born in the Drupal community. We were involved from the early days of Romanian Drupal movement in supporting this great open source product and its enthusiasts. That's why we are again in the place that brings together drupalers from Romania or nearby countries: Drupalcamp Târgu Mureș 2013. is proud to support the 4th Romanian conference taking place in the lovely city of Târgu Mureș. See you there :)

Drupal Twig conversion performance test with JMeter

Note: The Twig conversion acts here more as a pretext to showcase the power and flexibility of using Apache JMeter™ as a benchmarking tool for Drupal.

Staring with release 8, Twig was adopted as theme engine for Drupal. The conversion of PHPTemplate theme_*() functions and *.tpl.php template require also benchmarking.

Proud to support Drupalcamp Arad 2012

We are proud to support again the Romanian Drupal community with organizing its major 3rd event. Webikon is joining Drupalcamp Arad 2012 as a gold sponsor.

Together with my partner, Gabriel Dragomir, we were involved from the very beginning in the Romanian Drupal community by founding the Drupal Romania Association and organizing the first two camps in Timișoara (2010) and Bucharest (2011).


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