Archive for May, 2011

Pro Drupal 7 Development Book Review

May 19th, 2011 Leave a comment
Pro Drupal 7 Development Book Review

I enjoy being on the cutting edge. As such, I picked up Pro Drupal 7 Development by Todd Tomlinson & John VanDyk expecting to be introduced to all the new features, frameworks, and goodies that Drupal 7 has that Drupal 6 does not. I was, sadly, disappointed: the book seemed very similar to the previous Pro Drupal Development book by the same company but with added Drupal 7 functionality thrown in. After reading it for a longer time, however, I realized I wasn’t their target audience: Tomlinson and VanDyk are writing for an audience that is approaching the development platform for… View full post »

iPhone vs. Android: One Year Later

May 17th, 2011 Leave a comment
iPhone vs. Android: One Year Later

Last year, we published an article pitting iPhone and Android against each other. It’s now one year and several versions later for both of these smartphone platforms: is our decision still relevant? Who is the king of the smartphones one year later? Should you still consider dumping your iPhone? We’ve given this question another shot by looking at the same criteria we used to compare the two phones in the original article. Read on! iPhone’s Sync Options To no one’s surprise, iPhone is still a nightmare to sync. Unlike an Android phone, which loads as a regular drive that can be accessed… View full post »

Best Drupal Modules: The Top 5 List

May 13th, 2011 Leave a comment
Best Drupal Modules: The Top 5 List

Drupal’s power lies not only in it being a CMS, but in its customizability; you can do just about anything you need beyond Drupal’s core functionality. The downside of that, however, is that there are thousands of modules – how to even begin going about finding the ones you need? Check out this list of handy Drupal modules to help you on your way! 1. CKEditor http://drupal.org/project/ckeditor CKEditor is the successor to the very popular FCKEditor, and is a must-have for editing Drupal content quickly. It turns the textarea fields in Drupal into a WYSIWYG HTML editor, enabling a great deal of powerful… View full post »

Android Development Environment Setup

May 12th, 2011 Leave a comment
Android Development Environment Setup

Everyone wants to program on Android; unfortunately, not everyone knows quite how to get started with their development environment. Google has put out both the Android SDK and the Android ADT in order to help developers integrate Android into their dev environment as well as facilitate more Android development. In this article, we’ll take a look at how to set up a development environment for Android so you can start creating projects. Preface: Dev Environment Notes Just a general rule to reduce headaches, your development machine should primarily be a development machine, as installation of other various programs may clutter it up… View full post »

Do you need a CMS like Drupal?

May 3rd, 2011 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment 5 comments
Do you need a CMS like Drupal?

How do you know when to choose a content management system as a foundation for your Website, and how flexible should it be? There could be many different reasons to choose this path, but I believe the most important reason is that we are humans and we get ideas and change our minds – often. How do you best plan for future needs without being overwhelmed right now by features you do not need right away? If you think your Website is just going to be an online business card, and only that, you may wonder, why would you need a… View full post »