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UX Australia 2019: Ethics and Privacy

by Richard Sison /

A recurring theme in the tech industry is one of Ethics in Design. It's often a point of discussion online and was a prevalent  topic at conferences I've attended recently. There is still a lot of work to be done to make design and product teams more aware, responsible and proactive about ethical issues where technology is shaping society and defining culture.

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Classifying, understanding and building models of networked Drupal sites

by Sam Becker /

One of the increasingly popular architectural paradigms that Drupal has been seen as a leader in, is the concept of a single Drupal software package that can be spun up to power networks of websites with varying degrees of commonality. This is usually driven by the ambitious goal of being able to code and configure Drupal once and then leverage that effort as either an entire platform or foundation for many "networked" sites.

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Goodbye aGov

by Kim Pepper /

The time has come to close the book on our government Drupal distribution, aGov. We are no longer actively developing sites using aGov, and instead are focussing our efforts on the new GovCMS Drupal 8 distribution. Here’s a short history of aGov and how we got to this point.

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Web Directions Summit: The Ethics of Design

by Richard Sison /

Web Directions covers a lot of ground when it comes to design and technology conferences within Australia. Right now they have seven conferences targeted towards designers, developers, leadership, product and culture. 

Web Directions Summit is the big one — it's their conference that brings the whole team together. This year it was held in Sydney at the fantastic new International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour.

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How Drupal Contribution leads to Success

by Kim Pepper /

I recently had the pleasure of presenting my session 'How Drupal Contribution leads to Success' at Drupal South Canberra 2018.

Drupal adoption is still growing, but can the contributors keep pace? In this session I looked at how organisations can really benefit from contributing to Drupal.

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Introducing Drupal Testing Traits: Drupal extension for testing existing sites

by Jibran Ijaz /

Drupal allows writing tests for installation profiles. A profile can have sample content which is created during installation, like umami in Drupal core. Drupal allows writing tests for modules as well. A module can also have sample content which is created during installation or config import.

Drupal Testing Traits allows writing tests for an already installed site. A site with content types and content. You can write tests for the all the pages in your site in different viewports and test user interactions aka JavaScript tests.

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