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Red face Pros & Cons for Drupal CMS? and Classes in DMV? - June 26, 2015, 02:25 PM

So my Gov Department are changing over from Oracale based custom CMS to a semi custom Drupal CMS.

I took a online class around 2009 when I thought HUD was going to Drupal (went with HP custom built CMS instead).

My Federal team want to be infront of the gun and looking for good classes, and looking for Pro's and Con's we can let the development team know before final product is rolled out.

Anyone have background working with Drupal on a Federal Government level?
Love it? hate it?

Took in person classes where?

Is the Drupal in 24 hour book any good? lol

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So many times companies don't take into account long term support.
They choose technologies that are not widely known and pay the price in terms of higher support costs over time, less flexibility for future features, and slow downs future projects that rely on mods to them.

I consider Drupal one of those compared to some other more widely known and supported DB backends.

Right now my company has a lesser known and highly customized identity management solution.
It's a block for all current and future projects because any mods to this platform have to be done by a 3rd party company and cost upwards of a mill, or several mill.

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So many times companies don't take into account long term support.
They choose technologies that are not widely known and pay the price in terms of higher support costs over time, less flexibility for future features, and slow downs future projects that rely on mods to them.

I consider Drupal one of those compared to some other more widely known and supported DB backends.
Drupal's backend database is MySQL, but you could also use PostgreSQL if you wish. Those are the two most popular and widely-supported open source database engines.

Drupal is by far the most popular open source CMS and probably is the number 2 enterprise CMS behind Sharepoint. It's in active development, has a huge community, uses a ubiquitous programming language (PHP), and there are plenty of companies that can help with implementation/support.


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Yeah, I guess you could say I'm a Microsoft fanboy for Enterprise deployments lol.
If you have good staff to support open source solutions and maintain that staff after customizations then should be all good
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So.....
Job sent me and one other web monkey to a 1 week class for Drupal 7....
Day 2 so far...

This is how its gooing.....



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by friday......

ill be in class like this



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the way you get in trouble with Drupal (or sharepoint, for that matter) is by fucking with it too goddamn much.

OOB, both are stable, easily supportable, etc. Especially if you follow the build guides and configuration maximums that everyone ignores.

Since it's the government, it's almost certain that yours will be built poorly and customized like a 91 civic owned by a poor Mexican.

Fuckin customer of mine recently whined that everything publishing related and workflow related was broken.

What did they do?
They edited the shit out of BASE CONTENT TYPES

from which literally everything else inherits.

Good luck.

Basically, sharepoint, drupal, etc are the software equivalent to an AK. RIFLE IS FINE UNTIL YOU FUCK IT

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