Security, Part 1

 My original intention in terms of a security article was to publish a post that talked about Drupal's Taxonomy Access Control (TAC) module. As mentioned within my Drupal Configuration post, TAC is the module I selected for access management of the content in my architectedfutures.net site. My thought was that it might be helpful to detail… Continue reading Security, Part 1

Drupal Configuration

It's time to install Drupal on the site. Actually we're past that point. My last post was about Site Construction Planning and, while I didn't elaborate on it, I installed Drupal on the site twice. I did this to ensure that my web hosting site configuration was actually compatible with the Drupal software and how… Continue reading Drupal Configuration

Site Construction Planning

Having made a decision on the website software (Drupal), and a choice for a web hosting provider (A2Hosting), it's time to do some detail planning for how to lay down the software on the hosting framework. And, there are a number of options. Since I'm using a shared hosting solution, the first decision is whether… Continue reading Site Construction Planning

Part 3, ASRs and Riding the Wave of Change

One of the problems with life is dealing with change. Nothing is static. Everything is constantly changing. While that has always been true, the pace of change has accelerated in modern times. The volume of changes that seem to have some impact on us has gone up, and the awareness of change has intensified. We… Continue reading Part 3, ASRs and Riding the Wave of Change

Part 2, The Specification

The next step in this community of practice software evaluation is to define my goals, and to brainstorm the initial requirements to achieve those goals. Not everything in this series of posts will follow this top-down, linear path; but starting out with this material will give context and add structure to the evaluation process. Long… Continue reading Part 2, The Specification

Drupal-WordPress Evaluation, Part 1

One purpose of this blog is to provide payback to the open source community and to contribute to the knowledge-base that is freely available on the web. Take a little, give a little. As I develop architectedfutures.net I want to put some of my process and analysis on the web in a form that allows others… Continue reading Drupal-WordPress Evaluation, Part 1

Functional Requirements

Today I found a great resource documenting Functional Requirements for Community-Oriented Software and Technologies. Go to the web page and click on the HTML button, or the small "x" button next to it. I may come back and review this document again later in a discussion of evaluating and rating alternatives, but I didn't want… Continue reading Functional Requirements

The Road To Here And Now …

 In my journey to create architectedfutures.net, one of the things I'm dealing with is a platform infrastructure choice. My current focus is an investigation of Drupal and WordPress. I haven't chosen between them yet, and I believe either could do a good job for 80 percent of what I want to do, but there are definite… Continue reading The Road To Here And Now …