Talking Drupal Newsletter #318

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Today we are talking about DDev with Randy Fay.


  • John - TD youtube and linkedin

  • AmyJune - Getting ready for winter and music shows

  • Randy - managing hospice for mother

  • Nic - House cleanouts and lego

  • DDEV elevator pitch

  • Beginning of DDEV

  • Development Process

  • Team

  • Docker use cases

  • Listener Marc van Gend “I’d love to hear about the current state of the project, given the change of ownership. Is it healthy financially?”

  • Listener Josh Miller “Randy has a long history with Drupal, outdating most. a little over 16 years. How did his contribution start, and how has it changed? Does he still build with Drupal?”

  • Roadmap

  • Listener Stephen Cross “I easily got DDEV running on Raspberry Pi, while other tools do not run simply. How has ARM adoption been?”

  • Josh on Twitter “Will docker work on new processors?”


Compu-Home Systems TomorrowHouse (1980’s Home Automation run by an Apple II
Randy and Nancy’s 2.5-year bike trip through the Americas
Ddev docs
DDEV Github
What’s So Different about DDEV?
Talking Drupal on YouTube

Module of the Week

Uses the Google reCAPTCHA web service to improve the CAPTCHA system. It is tough on bots and easy on humans.

reCAPTCHA is built for security. Armed with state of the art technology, it always stays at the forefront of spam and abuse fighting trends. reCAPTCHA is on guard for you, so you can rest easy.


Randy Fay- @randyfay


Nic Laflin - @nicxvan
John Picozzi - @johnpicozzi
AmyJune - @volkswagenchick

Chad’s Book Corner

How to Make Sense of Any Mess, by Abby Covert

Read this online! Unlike some books about information architecture, “How to Make Sense of Any Mess” provides easy and practical processes to organize information. This is a quick read and highly recommended for anyone who helps design or improves information systems, like websites.

by Chad Hester @chadkhester


  • Talking Drupal presented a keynote at GovCon. Watch or listen at

  • Talking Drupal YouTube videos now have chapter markers.

  • John’s week - Acquia Engage & Drupal Camp NYC
    It’s a busy week for John this week. Catch up with him at Acquia Engage on Oct 26th & 27th to talk about all things Drupal. He wrote some thoughts about Acquia Site Factory and is happy to discuss further at the EPAM virtual booth. If Engage isn’t your style, join John at the Drupal Camp NYC DevOps Summit on Thursday Oct 28th. He’s teaming up with some other great speakers to talk about Static Site Generation, Drupal 7 EOL, and Search tools.

  • Stephen’s Upcoming Presentation: Docker on MacOS Sucks - Stephen will be speaking at Drupal Camp NYC on October 29.

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