OSCMS 2007

Back from Sunnyvale, where I had an enjoyable time at the 2007 OSCMS conference. I spent time hawking the book, geeking out, and hanging out with Adrian.

Unfortunately my return flight was badly timed (reminder: book flights earlier next time!) and I nearly missed it because I was talking to Dries about the actions module. Wish I could have been there for the whole hack session.


Zend Platform on an Intel Mac

Finally. After over a year, Zend has recompiled their debugging extension so it will run on Intel Macs. That's the good news. The bad news is that now it's part of their enterprise-class Zend Platform product.

Oh so close!

We are less than a week away from going to print with Pro Drupal Development!

We didn't quite get the book into print before the 2007 OSCMS Summit. If you're attending, I'll be the tall guy in the trench coat going "Pssst! Wanna buy a Drupal book?"

Searching Drupal code

Often I find myself in the position of having to find something in the Drupal codebase. It's easy to do; from the command line:

cd drupal5
grep -rn contact .

This recursively searches the code for Drupal 5 and returns all occurrences of the word "contact", along with the filename and line number. Suppose I'm searching for the places where the contact database table is updated in Drupal. I can pipe the results into another grep:


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