October 21 to 23, 2011

UC Berkeley, California

A culmination of the brightest Drupal minds in the technology hub of the world


Best Practices for Development and Deployment

A best practice Drupal workflow starts with local development, testing in a staging environment, and structure deployment to a production environment ranging from a single server to a high-performance high-availability cluster.

After initial deployment, future versions go through the same workflow with the additional need to run tests based on the current production database and filesystem.

In this session, we'll demonstrate how to easily develop, test, and deploy your Drupal site through this entire lifecycle without losing your mind.

Intended audience

This session is for anyone that builds or deploys Drupal sites for their own organization or for clients.

Questions answered by this session

  • How can I get develop locally and easily deploy the site to production?
  • How do I keep track of multiple Drupal sites, databases, and files directories, each with a development, testing, and production environment?
  • What are some best practice for developing Drupal to be deployable in this way?

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