Chasing the fabled 100% Insight score

This blog post isn't going to walk you through how to get your site's insight score up to 100%. The Acquia Cloud interface does pretty well at describing exactly which steps to take to get yourself there. However, I found it very frustrating that my insight score was only updating once per day if I was lucky. I had trouble finding some sort of explanation on what exactly makes the system update. But once I found the necessary documentation, setting up the Acquia Connector module to give me hourly updates on my Insight score was easy peasy!

Acquia Cloud
Insight
Drupal
Cron

Drupal 6 to Drupal 7

I was recently asked to research upgrading a site for work from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 and I have to be honest, I was ripping out my hair and I'm bald! I was doing everything manually which involved downloading the latest version of Drupal 7 and then trying to find all of the modules we use and finding their 7.x versions. I had to start over several times because somehow there were errors in modules that would suddenly crash the entire site. It isn't very fun let me tell you.

drush
Drupal
Upgrade

So you want to build your own Drupal 7 Module?

If you're like me, then there are times when you just want to change something small as far as functionality goes, but you don't want to download and install a bulky contrib module to do the simple job. Instead you'll decide to write your own small module specifically for the change you are wanting to make. There are plenty of tutorials on the subject, but I feel like most of them aren't very "newbie" friendly. Hopefully I can help you understand exactly what is happening each step of the way.

Step One: Create your module folder

Drupal 7
Custom
Modules

Welcome to AcquiaU

It wasn't too long ago that I received a phone call from a crazy distant place called Acquia informing that I had been chosen to go on an adventure with them to learn all I could about their company and Drupal with the possibility of having a job after the 14 week training. All I had to do was pack up my car and be in Boston, MA in approximately two weeks. Of course at the end of the call my cell phone self-destructed as these things normally do after such news. (Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo INSPECTOR GADGET)

AcquiaU
Acquia
Drupal
Training
Boston
Ubie