Drupal + Google cloud platform, integrating with bigquery for text analytics and search.
Code and DevOps
This track is focused on developers and the back-end technologies to deal with today’s and future challenges. With the coming release of Drupal 8, as well as emerging Web technologies, preparation is essential. These sessions will help you learn how to deliver effective solutions to meet these needs.
Drupal applications need to be architected well to support Auto Scaling. In this presentation we will discuss various settings, to-do’s, best-practices et al to have a successful Drupal site configured for Auto Scaling. We will also go beyond AWS and discuss this from a generic cloud service perspective. Apart from traffic, we will discuss how we can set up configurations based on data size as well.
There is an amazing set of new features in Drupal 8. In this session we will be discussing the new features and improvements in Multilingual Drupal 8.
Thousands of modules are available for Drupal, but you won’t always find a solution that meets your needs. In this session, we will discuss our experience with creating a custom module for 3Dprint.nih.gov:
- Why and how we built our module
- Benefits of custom modules for flexibility and stability
- How to contribute your module
- Lessons learned along the way
As a bonus, we’ll briefly demonstrate the impact of interactive 3D graphics display to engage users. It is easier than you think!
How fast can you get all the changes to production? Theoretically, in only the time necessary to deploy the code. How often though do pushes turn into nail biting, hair pulling, hours-long events? How often does one hear, “But it works on my machine!” Nail biting, hair pulling, hour-long pushes, be gone! Let the excuse “it worked on my machine” ring no more!
- how to execute quick, seamless site deployments;
We can spend hundreds of hours designing and building a Drupal. But when launch time comes there's still plenty of work to be done. The Ultimate Drupal Launch Checklist covers launch time from every angle, providing orderly steps to avoid post launch surprises. So when you tell the client their site is launched they'll be impressed. This session examines:
Pre-Launch Steps to be sure your site is ready for prime time
Launch Steps to make you development site production quality
The MyCareer@VA is a web portal sponsored by VA Learning University (VALU). This web portal allows VA and non-VA employees to explore and develop career paths within VA. In 2014 the web portal went through a major redesign. To enhance the user experience, the MyCareer@VA team expanded the web portal functionalities to allow the users to create/save a personal profile as they use the various tools on the web portal to develop their career plans. The expanded functionality included the Single Sign-On (SSO) capability and the migration of a major part o
EPA went from a static file site, where publication is instantaneous, to a Drupal site where we couldn't simply subject our servers to multiple page generations every second. To that end, we have Akamai as a CDN, along with memcached and boost. We use Boost to generate static pages for repeat visits, but also to generate failover copies of our content for disaster recovery. We're considering a move to Varnish.