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052 TMGMT with Christophe Galli and Sascha Grossenbacher - Modules Unraveled Podcast

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  • What exactly is the Translation Management Tool?
    • Started at a Sprint a year ago here in Zurich, initiated and supported by Miro Dietiker, among others.
      Does not introduce new translation functionality but builds on top of the existing content and entity translation modules.
      The focus is on the management of the translation process. Instead manually creating a translation by copy and pasting translations, it allows to create a job that can be sent to a local or external translation service.
      Various translation services are supported, local users, exporting XLIFF files, machine translation and translation agencies like Gengo, Supertext and One Hour Translation.
      The complete workflow of creating a translation is kept under control at any point, including quality control, review processes and saving the translation back to Drupal.
      It provides various management views that give an overview over the translation status of your site and pending translation jobs.
  • How does this integrate, or play nicely with i18n?
    • It currently accepts nodes and entities as input. Integration with interface translation and so called i18n objects (menus, terms, views) is initiated but not yet complete. (Help is welcome!)
  • What is the current state of development?
    • We are preparing the first beta release, to be released within the next weeks. The focus of this release is node and entity translation, improved user interfaces and the new local translator.
      The development version can be downloaded on the project page and we have a lot of automated tests to make sure that this version is as stable as possible.
      Apart from the core project, there is a translation server distribution coming. It is based on the google summer of code project by Sebastian Siemssen (fubhy). We will release a first version of that distribution together with the beta release.

Use Cases

At any given time, you can take a single node, send it to a translation service like Gengo, review translation and save it back in a single user interface.
Use the provided rules integration to automatically create a machine translation for all languages that your site supports when a news article is created.
Request a translation of all pages from your local translation team, which can use the local translator that provides a separate User interface on the same site.
Do the same for several sites, using a centralized translation server so that your translators only need to access a single site.
Or you can use our directory listing to find the best external translator for your content.

Questions from Twitter

Sydney 2013 - Frontend Track - Mr. Snow and John Albin - Modules Unraveled Podcast

This week I talk with Mr. Snow and John Albin about the Frontend Track at DrupalCon Sydney

Track Chair

  • What is your vision for the frontend track?
  • What sessions have you chosen and why?
  • What are you most excited about at DrupalCon?

Featured Speaker

  • What’s the title of your talk?
  • What's your talk about?
  • How does your session fit with the track's theme?
  • What are you most excited about at DrupalCon?


  • What are some other sessions in the frontend track that you guys are excited about?
  • John, do you have any other plans for your visit to Australia?
  • Where can people find out more about you and the Front end track at DrupalCon Sydney?

034 Matt Farina and HP Cloud - Modules Unraveled Podcast

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HP Cloud

  • What is HP Cloud
  • What does it offer that you don’t get with a typical hosting environment?
    • Virtual machines
    • Storage
    • CDN
    • Databases
  • What is the HP Cloud module?
  • If someone wanted to get started where would you recommend they go?

Use Cases


Front End Performance

  • I heard you talk about front end performance at DrupalCon Denver. Why are you talking about front end performance so much when you aren’t a paid consultant on it or selling anything around it?
  • Can you provide some simple tips for faster sites?

004 Mike Carper and Drupal Front-End Performance - Modules Unraveled Podcast

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Have you ever wanted to run 1300+ domains off of one Drupal install? Listen in while I talk to Mike Carper of Data Sphere about the Drupal performance modules he's contributed that make it possible for them to do just that.

This first episode will cover his front-end performance modules, and on Wednesday, there will be a special part 2 episode where we talk about his back-end performance modules.

The modules covered in this episode include: