Web chefs Todd Nienkerk and Robert Ristroph will be making their way to San Diego this weekend to attend SandCamp 2011. If you happen to see them at the camp give them a high five, hug, or other socially appropriate display of affection.

Rob will be giving two presentations so you should check those out as well.

Debugging Techniques for Drupal

A general approach to debugging Drupal problems will be presented, followed by an overview of a variety of tools such as the Devel suite, krumo, xdebug, and client side debugging such as Firebug and LiveHTTPHeaders. In addition to debugging functionality, approaches to performance related problems will also be covered. Techniques that apply generally to all web applications or other PHP code will be noted, as well as tips on structured debugging that narrows down problems rather than random changes.

Introduction to GIT Version Control

Using Git for version control of Drupal projects and web sites will be introduced. All examples will be done using GUI tools, and arcane command line invocations will be avoided. The workflow presented will be as simple, without branching and merging. A goal of this talk is to convince developers and site builders that are not using version control that starting does not have a steep learning curve and using it does not come with a lot of overhead. People should be able to come away from this session able to start using Git with immediate payoff, and be able to interact with hosting systems that use version control for code promotion and continuous integration.

See the full schedule at 2011.sandcamp.org

Photo credit: Paul Sapiano