The Unlikely Drupalists: A DJ Who Became A Web Developer

05/10/2020 - 12:34
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”  - Winston Churchill In a world where everyone is running after success, only a few take the advantage and grab the opportunity that life gives them, to achieve it. The ones who are ready for every kind of challenge, are the ones who achieve success. Capitalizing that opportunity is… Read more

Diversity, Inclusion and Drupal: A triangle of great relevance

05/03/2020 - 16:38
Time and again, we are reminded of the adage: “There’s unity in diversity.” Contemplating this deeply would make one realise the vastness of this statement. Depending on the region of the world you operate in, diversity may connote issues of religion, race, nationality, ethnicity, class, gender, age, sexual orientation or physical ability. It may constitute all of these or none of them. To… Read more

Contributing to Drupal : Approaches and Perks

05/03/2020 - 15:37
This is part two of a two-part series on different ways and benefits of contributing to an open-source project. In the first part, we looked at the perks of contributing to an open-source project. In this article, we will explore Drupal project, one of the largest open-source projects with a thriving community, and the ways to get involved with it. Don’t we all want to leave our mark on this… Read more

Infinity Stones Of Drupal Development

02/27/2020 - 15:40
The Pulse of the profession 2020 report revealed that nearly 11.4% of investment gets wasted because of poor project performance. Businesses, who often undervalue project management as a strategic competency for driving change, see their projects failing miserably. Managing a project can turn out to be a slippery slope when an organisation doesn’t have a solid grasp of all the moving pieces.… Read more

We’re heading to Florida DrupalCamp 2020

02/11/2020 - 11:40
Florida Drupalcamp 2020 is the event that celebrates open-source software and brings together a worldwide community of Drupal users, developers, marketers and content specialists to a spot. The brightest of minds share their expertise, level up their skills, and make new friends in the community every year.  This year, OpenSense Labs is a Silver Sponsor for Florida Drupalcamp 2020! To be held… Read more

Happy nineteenth birthday, Drupal!

01/15/2020 - 19:11
What started out as a hobby project of Dries Buytaert, is now a global project with millions of users, active contributors and a strong ecosystem. Drupal is truly a phenomenon. It has continued to see a surfeit of experimentations. Thanks to the perpetual support by the Drupal Community over the years as it has always chosen the path of innovation, reinvention and evolution. 15 January 2020 marks… Read more

Creating your own Twig Extension in Drupal

01/06/2020 - 12:37
The templating engine of Drupal 8 has seen a massive turnaround. Unlike Drupal 7, there’s Twig in Drupal 8 instead of PHPTemplate. Twig is basically a templating language for PHP i.e a tool used to output variables inside HTML. Fabien Potencier, the creator of the Symfony framework, gave life to Twig. Contrary to Drupal 7, you cannot call the regular PHP functions in your templates in Drupal 8.… Read more

‘Terraform’-ing with Drupal

01/03/2020 - 11:23
If you look up the word ‘terraform’ in the Oxford English Dictionary, the meaning that you find may make you reminisce about some of the science fiction movies or TV series you have watched or heard of. And you may start wondering if something like ‘terraforming’ is actually possible. Transformation of another planet to make it Earth-like, which is what terraform means, would seem like a glorious… Read more

Drupal 2019: Year In Review

01/02/2020 - 14:14
A magnificent year has gone by! 2019 saw Drupal evolving by leaps and bounds. As the year comes to an end, here is a look at some of the significant moments from the Drupal world that happened during this time. 18 years old: Drupal is no longer a kid! It was on 15th January 2001 when the world saw Drupal burst onto the scene. Drupal 1.0.0 was released on this date. Since then, with the support… Read more

Our Experience at BADCamp 2019 

10/16/2019 - 15:23
Events like BADCamp and alike are staples for our team at OpenSense Labs. We thrive on the onsets of such camps and Drupal community affairs. Last week, our team attended the BADCamp 2019 from 2-5 October in Berkeley, California.    Engrossed in the activities from the planning and organizing of the camp to sponsoring and speaking at the sessions, we were thrilled to be a part of such an… Read more
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