Harry Slaughter's blog

Eating one's own dogfood -vs- dining out

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The importance of project management tools is almost never fully appreciated. I am shocked at how common it is for a group of developers to go working without version control, ticket tracking, development documentation and so on. The very first thing I do when working with a new client is to make sure that they get these tools in place if they haven't already.

Those who are used to working without a complete set of project management tools never fail to appreciate the benefits of them once they are introduced. I consider it next to impossible for a team to work together without managing code and tasks in an efficient and highly organized way.[img_assist|nid=155|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=250|height=156]

Hopefully you do not need to be sold on this idea and are using CVS or SVN to manage your project already. You likely have some sort of ticket system. It is a little less likely that you have both of these components integrated with each other.

When it comes to choosing a solution for project management software, a die-hard Drupal user has a dilemna. On one hand, Drupal seems as though it should be the perfect solution. It's fully customizable, has lots of nifty project management related modules and, most importantly, it's Drupal! Why would you not use it? "Eating your own dogfood" is the way to go, right? Meh...

Views Bulk Operations beta release

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Views Bulk OperationsViews bulk operations is ready for some beta testers.

It is essentially the admin nodes page on steroids. It enables you to perform node operations as well as actions from a custom view.

Book Access module

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Drupal books are a great way to organize content. Unfortunately, there is no way to control access to individual books by default. Like default forums, it's all or nothing.

The Book Access module adds the ability to set view, edit and delete access control for individual books and all pages therein.  

This module has no official release as it needs to be tested. The development snapshot is ready for testing though.

Southern California Fires 2007

Updated at: Tue Oct 23 13:30:28 2007

I'm finding it oddly difficult to find updated information on the current fires in San Diego . I'm going to post some of the more useful resources I find here. I may or may not be updating this page as I gather more resources.

Restricting access to nodes per user

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Problem: I want to be able to restrict access to nodes on a per-user basis (NOT per role).

There are currently many solutions for restricting access based on user roles, but what if you have a group of users who share the same role (say Authenticated User) but want to restrict their access to nodes on a per user basis?

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