We are joining some folks from the Party Module community
for a code sprint here in Cleveland in the next month or two. This
will actually consist of the first actual sprint for the party
module on U.S. soil (as far as I can tell). The other sprints have
occurred in Brussels and at 'BAD Ass' Camp (Brighton Area in UK).
rlmumford (visiting from UK) and captaindav (cinci based) are going
to be venturing up from Cincinnati to hang out and code with us!
What is party? Probably the best and most flexible approach to
providing the underlying framework for a Drupal-native CRM, ever!
Here's some site builder documentation we have been working on that
gives you the low-down on how it works:
The possibilities are nearly endless - instead of dealing with a
bunch of new bundle-able entities, party introduces simple entities
that can be attached to different data sets provided by other
modules - profile2, user, node, commerce, simplenews, etc - and then
awesomeness ensues. We will be using this module to build native
drupal CRMs for several clients, including the IWW (yes, the first
web-accessible membership management tool for the wobs in 107
years!) and several major co-op associations.
Myself and a few others at Flywheel have been submitting patches,
contributing documentation and contributing to the architectural
discussion (yes, the API is not nearly finished).
We are opening the invitation to other Drupal 7 devs who would like
to contribute as well. It'll be a great opportunity to work on your
OOP and PHP 5.3-specific skills (getters and setters anyone? funky
operators?), and to work closely with the cutting edge capabilities
of the entityAPI. This project has seen contributions (whether code
or advice) from bojanz, chx, webchick and others, and Joachim, the
primary maintainer, is awesome and really supportive of both new and
seasoned Drupal developers.
We keep trying to tag the low hanging fruit here:
but we seem to clear it up very quickly!
No dates have been set for this sprint yet, so keep your ears to the
ground. We will likely have everything figured out in the next
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