Drupal Blogs from December

Thursday, January 5, 2017 by Matic

Last month we began with an overview of our blogs that were written in November. We promised that from now on, at the beginning of every month, you will be able to see, which Drupal blogs we have written for you over the past month. With that, you will be better informed. So, here's our December's work.

Besides an overview of November's blogs from us and from other authors, we began our December's work with Drupal Camps in Middle America. There have been some complaints about the choice of the term Middle America, but we stand by our decision, which we also explained in the blog post. However, two big Drupal Camps were found in that area, making a good promotion for Drupal.

We continued with Drupal Commerce 2.x for Drupal 8, which was written by our CEO Iztok Smolic, who had a session on Drupal Camp Munich under the same name. So, all of you who have missed the session, here's a chance to learn something new about Commerce 2.x. Prior to that, Acquia announced its partnership with Magento. There are assurances that Drupal commerce is not neglected, but we'll see about that in the future.

And there was only one continent left to analyse Drupal Camps. It was Oceania, which was a pleasant surprise. It offered stability, because from 2008 there was at least one Drupal Camp organized every year and from 2014 there were at least three Drupal Camps organized every year. It's true that this year all of them were in Australia, but New Zealand also helped in the past.

Janez Urevc 1Then it was time to give voice to other important people in Drupal Community as well. Therefore, we have made an interview with Janez Urevc, a Slovenian mastermind when it comes to Drupal and its connection with media. We talked about Drupal events, Drupal community and media management, which is considered as the main weakness in Drupal’s core.

Christmas was nearly upon as at that time, so it was time to connect Drupal with Christmas. We presented some of our ideas how the two of them can be connected, from modules, templates, Drupal Christmas song to all sorts of ornaments in the shape of Drupal Icon and so on. We knew that you had your ideas as well, so we encouraged you to realize them.

With our world tour of Drupal Camps concluded there was only one thing left for us to do. To present you an overview with all of our findings and the final ranking table, which measured the quantity of Drupal Camps organized on the continent. There were some surprises, but in general, more or less was as expected.

And our last blog topic in December (meaning last year as well) was what challenges Drupal will have to face in 2017. Year 2016 was pretty successful, with a lot of new projects, modules, solutions ... launched, but there is, of course, room for improvement. Especially in community, where professional Drupal developers are not as active as they should be, in Drupal's core, where Media Manager is absent, in organizing Drupal events, especially in South America and so on.

We promised to help Drupal in dealing with challenges as much as we can. Constant blog posts are one of the solutions and we have already prepared some for January.