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5-6 iunie Timisoara, Universitatea Politehnica

Tips and tricks for building Entreprise / Large web applications with Drupal


Drupal is getting more and more popular each day due to its simplicity: easy to install, easy to configure, easy to add modules, simple interface to change core / module settings. But what happens when you want to build a larger application that requires a more complex build => deploy process ? One of the problems we had was how to do an automated deploy process ( including module settings, enabling module, adding blocks etc ) of moving the code from dev to stage and eventually to production.

This session will provide a brief description of the steps we made in achieving the automated deploy process:

  • why upgrading Drupal's database doesn't work
  • how to use Drupal Module Install Scripts
  • High Performance Drupal multisite in a cloud environment:
    • using Drush for updates and automation
    • optimizing the Multisite update process
    • distributing the load, dividing the problem into more manageable tasks