With two back to back Drupal 7 multilingual projects involving unique domains for each language we kept running into the same frustration. Syncing the databases back and forth from local, testing, staging, and live environments in a way that does not require manually going into the database to chage the language domain settings seemed impossible, or at least as elusive as a fox.
By Dylan Shields
Apart from a simpler trip from San Francisco to Berkeley, day 2 of BADCamp started out much the same as day 1. The Mobile Summit was held in the same room as the UI/UX Summit. The morning's sessions were presented by John Albin Wilkins (of Zen fame) and Sam Richard, a front-end developer who currently works for NBC Universal. John's presentation was an update on the status of Drupal 8's Mobile Initiative and an overall perspective on the importance of developing for mobile. Sam's presentation (which he called a "Fireside Chat" to make it seem a bit more intimate in such a large space) was focused on SASS and the power that it wields. We had just started to use SASS for theme development here at OpenConcept (including for the latest theme on OpenConcept.ca), so I found this session particularly interesting.
Following Lewis' presentation on the uses of touch in mobile development, Kevin O'Leary of Acquia presented New Interaction Patterns in Mobile for Drupal. Kevin had spoken at the UI/UX Summit on the previous day and I was quite impressed with his presentation style. For his contribution to the mobile discussion, he focused on a better admin interface for anyone who works with a Drupal site.
To close out the Mobile Summit, there was a presentation on using Drupal to develop iOS Native Apps for iPhones and iPads. While this presentation dealt with content that none of the others really approached, it didn't really interest me personally, as app development is not something I've had any experience with.
Come back soon for Part 3 of my California adventure!