Developments In Drupal – doing something there? (2L)

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Session Topic: Developments in Drupal (T2L)

Convener: Judi Clark

Notes-taker(s): Judi Clark

Tags for the session - technology discussed/ideas considered: drupal, modules, open source, authentication

Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:

General request for update on who’s doing what that’s compatible with Drupal.

Paul, Forge Rock, has done work with OpenSSO, OpenDS

Scotty, Stanford, uses two modules: weapon of mass destruction and a shibboleth module to deal with Drupal on campus and Drupal Gardens projects. Makes logins look like their webAuth, works with SAML 2.

Question about if drupal works with MongoDB: yes, Drupal 7 has a database module that does.

Question about presentation controls (UI) for graphic presentation of data: look to jquery for widgets and toolkits.

Isaac, Animate Login, described his drupal and android project to use QR codes on mobile phones to get away from password use.

Scotty briefly described his current mobile web project that resizes and reorients pages.

Of interest to a stealth brokering (authentication) project I’m working on, suggestions to look at these technologies:

  • Microblogging APIs (including PubSubHubub) for notification of consent
  • Telehash and evented APIs
  • Pingback & Trackback models
  • and, diaspora (host your own)

We started a Google Group to talk more about this. Join us if you speak this language!

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