February 20, 2014 · 5:00 PM
During Drupalcafé February we'll address a topic, which probably becomes a point of attention in one form or another for every Drupal developer. The topic is; performance. Also, we'll be giving an update about DrupalCon.
We'll be giving attention to 2 forms of performance; (page load) speed and stress handling. The impact of both back-end (architecture) and front-end (theming) choices on these types of performance will be discussed.
The programme for this evening will be;
• 17.00 doors open
• 17.15 opening by Baris Wanschers and Antje Lorch. Baris and Antje will give an update with regards to the upcoming DrupalCon in Amsterdam.
• 17.30 presentation #1: Grunting with Drupal. Ide Braakman of One Shoe will demonstrate how to speed up your Drupal theme development with Grunt. Grunt is an automated task runner designed to make your life as a developer easier. In this session we show you some practical examples of how you can use Grunt to speed up your theme development and its performance.
• 18.15 break
• 18.30 presentation #2: Back-end development. Robin Celie of One Shoe will dive into various performance aspects of Drupal development. Topics like Memcache, APC, Boost and Entity Cache will be discussed. If time allows, we'll also shed light on server-side optimizations such as Varnish and Load Balancing.
• 19.00 drinks
• 20.00 end
To register for this event: http://www.meetup.com/drupalnetherlands/
Drupalcafé is always looking for themes and speakers. Submit your theme ideas and / or willingness to give a presentation for future Drupalcafé’s via [masked] using the subject header “Drupalcafe submission”.
Drupalcafé is an open meeting forum, for- and by Drupal enthusiasts. Drupalcafé features presentations, open discussions and inspiring demonstrations that promote knowledge sharing of Drupal. While enjoying a drink, we present and discuss relevant developments with regard to the Drupal open source software, but also adjacent topics. Drupalcafé is a monthly event, visited by (amongst others) ICT managers, (Drupal) software developers and people who are interested in open source CMS software.