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Migrating your site to Pressflow & InnoDB: lessons and statistics

Update 16th Sep: Scroll down to comments for some technical info about moving to InnoDB

Jakub Suchý

Jakub is owner and founder of Dynamite Heads. Jakub is a member of Drupal Security Team and supports Czech Drupal community at Drupal.cz

Using Git with Acquia Hosting

As Drupal grows in popularity as a robust enterprise-grade CMS, there is a growing need for high quality hosting. One of the more interesting alternatives is Acquia Hosting - a specialized Drupal hosting solution from Acquia. Acquia is the firm co-counded by Dries Buytaert, who also started the Drupal project in 2001. Acquia's Drupal hosting platform is based on the Amazon cloud infrastructure and is highly optimized for the requirements of Drupal.

Jakub Suchý

Jakub is owner and founder of Dynamite Heads. Jakub is a member of Drupal Security Team and supports Czech Drupal community at Drupal.cz

Drupalcon Copenhagen sessions - Drupal for business

The next Drupalcon in Copenhagen is just 2 months away and the session planning is already in progress. I have been selected as a chair of Drupal for Business track (see sessions in this track).

Jakub Suchý

Jakub is owner and founder of Dynamite Heads. Jakub is a member of Drupal Security Team and supports Czech Drupal community at Drupal.cz

First beta version of Brightcove Drupal module

We just published a first beta version of the Brightcove video module for Drupal. Feel free to download it from Drupal.org and test it out (Follow basic instructions in a README.txt file)! We are happy to hear any suggestions or bug reports. The best place to post them is the Drupal.org issue tracker.

Brightcove integration module version 6.x-1.0-beta2

Known issues

  • Media Mover integration is missing.
  • Autocomplete without browser is broken.
Jakub Suchý

Jakub is owner and founder of Dynamite Heads. Jakub is a member of Drupal Security Team and supports Czech Drupal community at Drupal.cz

Brightcove Video module for Drupal - demo #2

We recently published a screencast showing an early stage of our Brightcove integration module development and today it's time to give you an update of the exciting new stuff we've squeezed in since then. Check out our second screencast:

Andrew Burcin

Andrew Burcin manages TechnoErgonomics, a Drupal development studio which specializes in making web presences which fit each client's actual business needs.

Andrew will be guest blogging about the Brightcove integration module for Drupal.

Brightcove Video module for Drupal - demo #1

Here is a video that was originally made for showing to project stakeholders.

We're publishing it on our blog now so that the public can better see the stages the project went through.

This video shows the initial phases which included the creation of a cck field and browsing existing BrightCove Studio videos to populate the fields, with basic display functionality.

Jakub Suchý

Jakub is owner and founder of Dynamite Heads. Jakub is a member of Drupal Security Team and supports Czech Drupal community at Drupal.cz

Optimizing Views queries - a mini case-study

I am sure anyone has ever created a Drupal View that is not ideal and should be made better. But in the same time, if you have a high-traffic site, you might find it hard to redo such a view due to any dependencies that the view might have. This mini showcase will provide some info on how we managed to fix the view without changing it - by altering it's query.

We have been approached with problems on one site that uses a very complex view with a query that usually takes more than 9 seconds on MySQL. The query was frightening:

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Jakub Suchý

Jakub is owner and founder of Dynamite Heads. Jakub is a member of Drupal Security Team and supports Czech Drupal community at Drupal.cz

Best solution to provide imagecache support for Brightcove module?

We are in the middle of our development cycle doing a Brightcove module for Drupal and we are currently discussing following issue: The module would be even cooler if it provides Imagecache support for thumbnails and still images coming from Brightcove Media API (still images are single frames from the video).

Jakub Suchý

Jakub is owner and founder of Dynamite Heads. Jakub is a member of Drupal Security Team and supports Czech Drupal community at Drupal.cz

Why we use Git for Brightcove video module

Our development of Brightcove module is steadily progressing and I thought it would be useful to explain a bit about our development processes. For version control we use Git on all of our internal projects, so for Brightcove we decided to utilize this same tool with just a small change - using github.com instead our own private repositories.

Why Git?

Jakub Suchý

Jakub is owner and founder of Dynamite Heads. Jakub is a member of Drupal Security Team and supports Czech Drupal community at Drupal.cz

New module for Brightcove video hosting in Drupal in progress

We were recently selected by Brightcove to make a module to easily integrate Brightcove video services into Drupal sites. Brightcove is a well known white label video hosting platform. While there are existing modules which currently allow for video content from their site to be embedded in Drupal, none of the current modules has the complete functionality that Brightcove wants its customers to have.

Andrew Burcin

Andrew Burcin manages TechnoErgonomics, a Drupal development studio which specializes in making web presences which fit each client's actual business needs.

Andrew will be guest blogging about the Brightcove integration module for Drupal.

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