New Build a video series announced: "Change Management and Version Control" (plus some new site building videos)

New series for advanced users, "Change Management and Version Control" plus 7 new site building videos

Wow! It's been a long time coming, but finally we're releasing the final installment of "Build Your First Drupal 7 Web Site". If you've been following the series as we've released it over the last several weeks, then congratulations! Completing the series and wrapping your mind around Drupal's various parts and how they all move together is no trivial task. And now you have exactly what you need to embark on awesome new projects using nothing but the Drupal front end. But, if you're starting to get curious about what's going on under the hood, we definitely have some videos to help you with that, too. :)

Before I talk a little about the next series being released on Build a, here's a list of this latest set of site building videos:

Drum roll, please... "Change Management and Version Control" series will start rolling out next week!

For those of you advanced users that have been waiting patently through all the intro site building material, your patience is about to pay off big time. This next series is one I'm super excited about because it will cover some of the most powerful tools out there for Drupal development workflow management. I'll be talking more about it in the coming weeks, but here are some highlights:

  • What version control is all about, and how to use the Git version control system to deploy live sites, create stable release cycles and allow team members to work together without toe crushage.
  • How to use both simple and more complicated Git branching workflows to manage any scale of project.
  • How to use the command line (and why it's okay to be a little scared of it)
  • How to upgrade Drupal and patch modules.
  • How to use the Features module to version control many aspects of your site that aren't normally version control-able.
  • How to use Drush to speed up your development and deployment process.

To demonstrate the slew of tools and features we cover in this series, we'll be using very practical examples and will work on a single, consistent project all the way through.

The tools we'll cover are tremendously useful for both Drupal 6 and 7, and most aspects will be applicable to Drupal 8 when it releases as well. It will also enhance your development process regardless of the size of your team or the size of your project, which means that the tools will scale as you scale.

Starting next week, we'll be releasing new videos in this series as streaming additions to online video library, which you'll be able to access with a membership. We anticipate releasing the full series on DVD and for download within the next 2-3 months.

Enjoy the anticipation and have a amazing week!