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Setting up a VPS with Drupal, Drush and Virtualmin

This tutorial video about setting up VPS, drush and virtualmin for Drupal.

In this presentation, Christefano (@christefano) of Exaltation of Larks (@LarksLA) sets up a new server with Virtualmin, Drush and Drupal on the command line and narrates the steps taken along the way. This presentation was recorded at the High Performance Drupal meetup on August 10, 2011, on the Westside in Los Angeles, CA:

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LA Drupal

London Drupalcon Session - Scalable Data Applications With Drupal - Data Sharding

High-traffic websites that capture a lot of data from users often encounter performance problems when database input becomes a bottleneck. High volume user-submitted content (comments, ratings, form submissions, etc.) is typically stored in a single (master) database, and this creates problems not only for scale but also for replication and useful backups. It becomes important to be able to write these sorts of things to other secondary storage locations.

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London Drupalcon

London Drupalcon Session - How To Make Drupal Perform And Scale Like A Rockstar!

Presented by
Michael Cooper
I've often heard folks complain that Drupal doesn't scale well and has issues with performance. You'll hear people saying it isn't suited for large sites, or that it is bloated and too slow. A year ago, after a Drupal site failed abysmally under load (in less than 60 seconds) I was wondering if all of those statements and predictions were true.

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London Drupalcon

London Drupalcon Session - The Rules Way Of Life

Presented by
Wolfgang Ziegler
Klaus Purer
Rules 2 for Drupal 7 is a powerful module that can ease your life as site builder drastically. This session will show best practices, tips & tricks and present how Rules can work together with other modules to gain even more power!

In particular, we’ll show what the holy four – rules, views, message & flag – can achieve together!

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London Drupalcon

London Drupalcon Session - Search In Drupal 8 and Search Toolkit For Drupal 8

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Search in Drupal 8
The problem is well-known: core search has lagged behind for quite some time, being now mostly only used by smaller sites, and being largely worked around or completely replaced by modules providing advanced search solutions. It's essentially just part of "Drupal the product", not "Drupal the framework".

Search toolkit for Drupal 8
The current core Search module presents an API that tries to be generic, but ends up being insufficient for many advanced uses or for non-SQL back-ends.

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London Drupalcon

London Drupalcon Session With One Click

Presented by
Marcus Deglos
Joel Spolsky describes the Joel Test as his "highly irresponsible, sloppy test to rate the quality of a software team" and one of the questions he asks is: Can you make a build in one step?

If you're a Drupal developer who's making changes to a site, your deployment process to push those changes to live probably goes something like this:

1. SSH to the live server
2. Checkout the updated code from SVN
3. Go to the admin modules page, enable some modules
4. Go to the configuration pages for those modules, make some changes

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London Drupalcon

Drush 4, more awesome than ever

Presented by FREDRIK JONSSON.
- Set up site-alises for quick and easy access to local as well as remote site.
- Sync/backup/dump databases
- Manage features with Drush
- Use Drush in scripts
- Set variables, reset user password and many other useful things.

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Node One

Flexible site building with Fields and Views

Video about how to build flexible and dynamic sites utilizing Fields/CCK to get the data in and views to get the data out. If you are still learning Drupal this is a session you MUST attend! You will learn about the most powerful site building tools available in ANY CMS today. Fields and Views are what set Drupal appart from the masses and this session will equip you with the knowledge to create flexible and dynamic sites.

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LA Drupal

Organize with Context, Manage with Features

Context is really helpful for defining the structure of your site. This video will show you how to divide your site into sections, assign blocks to those sections, create section based body classes and lots of other cool tricks. it will also explain how stacking contexts works with more complex sites. Features can serve several purposes. It can export certain objects from the database to a structured array in a file that can then be versioned. This practice greatly simplifies the process of migrating changes from one server to another.

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LA Drupal

Drupal 7 Rapidly Deploy a Site with Drush Profiles Features

looking forward to another prezi presentation from smerrill about drush,drush_make,features and the profiler module for ways to rapidly deploy a site and or create ready to use fully configured and tweaked drupal sites.

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NYC Meetup