On February 25th, the Flemish Art Collection (Vlaamse Kunstcollectie) launched a virtual museum about the Belgian artist and painter James Ensor on www.jamesensor.eu. This website was built using popular open source technology such as Drupal, CollectiveAccess and Apache Solr.
This weekend the first Drupal Executives Meetup (Drupal CXO) took place in Brussels. People in executive roles at Drupal shops from all over Europe gathered at the Microsoft offices to discuss and collaborate on various topics related to Drupal in a business environment.
Following the OpenSpace concept, I participated in a few sessions that were of interest to me. This blog post is my summary on 2 interesting topics that were discussed during various sessions. I enjoyed these most because some real action points came out of them.
When I was recently challenged with the task to periodically import and update data coming from a SOAP webservice into Drupal nodes, I used the Drupal batch API for processing the imports without giving it much thought. When testing the process during development in my browser, everything was working as it should have been. At least that's what I thought...
I've been wanting to check out the OpenX Ad Server open source project for a while now, but have never gotten around to it. This weekend I finally decided to install it and see what it's all about. I noticed Packt Publishing has a book called "OpenX Ad Server: Beginner's Guide" that promises to guide me through building and maintaining an OpenX ad server, so I decided to get introduced to the project through this book.
On June 24th, we at Pure Sign organised a Drupal User Group meeting around the topic of E-commerce in Drupal. First, an introduction to setting up an Ubercart webshop was given by Hans Rossel. After that, Joachim De Schagt and I presented on more advanced Ubercart topics, and what the future of commerce in Drupal 7 will look like.
Click read more to find the presentation slides of this talk, which was in Dutch.
This tutorial will show you how create a Google Map with location pinpoints in Drupal 6, and how to let your users filter the map based on postalcode.
This walkthrough was written to create a map for Belgium, as I encountered some gotchas while doing so. However most of it will apply to other countries as well, and you might even skip some steps that are only required for the Belgium use case.