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New Meetup: Drupal Database Management, Drush, & Command Line Scripting with Michael Godeck!

From: user 3.
Sent on: Friday, October 2, 2009 4:31 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Austin Drupal Meetup Group!

What: Drupal Database Management, Drush, & Command Line Scripting with Michael Godeck!

When: October 28,[masked]:00 PM

Guadalupe and Dean Keeton
Austin, TX 78705

Last month we spent some time with Elizabeth Quintanilla and building Calendars in your Drupal site. This month, Michael Godeck will start with a brief introduction on Drush, the command line module manager. He will also take look at how to insert, update and delete nodes directly with PHP scripting, a technique which can be useful in porting sites, populating sites from lists, and other tasks for managing node data. Michael Godeck will show us how to ?run herd on those little node doggies.?

Come out to gain an enhanced confidence for working directly with node data, and gain a more intimate familiarity with the naked Drupal node!

After the presentation, we will do an informal "Reverse Open Mike" session where all of you who have some command line experience with database management will answer questions from others in the community! Let Lauren know if you want to participate as an expert. Alternatively, if you would like to to supply our experts with your queries in advance, email [address removed]. Lauren will compile your questions in advance for use in the next meetup!

Speaker Bio - Michael is the principle of ImaginarySight, a consulting outfit transitioning to drupal projects. Back at the turn of the century, Michael built the testing systems for MCI?s Automated-Operator platform, and was for a number of years the technical lead for the fleet maintenance and engineering (M&E) systems for American Airline?s
regional carrier, American Eagle. He is currently under contract in a Dilbert comic strip in South Austin.

Here are some resources to get you thinking about the subject:

Command Line Basics: Permissions and Ownership
Drupal School: Jumpstart with Drush and Command Line
Drupal School: Getting Started With Drush and Virtual Hosts
Installing Drupal 6 CMS via Drush ( CLI tool )

See also: Chapter 5 in Pro Drupal Development "Working with Databases" & Chapter 7 "Working with Nodes"

Download Drush here:

Come out to learn more, discuss with fellow Drupalists and have a drink afterward, at Little Woodrows!

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