Attached are materials from my presentation that I've Presented in DC, New York, San Fransico and Balitmore. The first is Power Point File with presentation and the second is a feature module which can be installed against an installation of Drupal 7 core

The conditional rules module -

Instead of having several Rules fire on one trigger, why not have 1 Rule pick from several components and save your system a performance hit. This will make your Drupal site run faster and make your rules much easier to read for the next developer coming in from behind, and believe me, that will make you some friends.

Lets look at recent situation where we had to consolidate several rules generating message entities

The Rules Link module saved my day last week. I was building out a CRM solution for a medium sized government contractor.

Here were the requirements

  • Users need  button to create a Commerce Order from a User Account page.
  • System needs to be maintained by Site Builder

The Rules Link module creates a new entity called a rules link entity The entity can be attached toa user or one of several entities and the link can be moved around via the manage display tab.

I had a lot of fun sharing what I know about the rules module during my presentation - Get more out of the Rules module: show Drupal who's the boss! The great things about events like this is that people with all levels of experience come out and it is great opportunity to share your company and to grow the community. One of the main problems identified by Dries is there are simply not enough Drupal developers yet.

Any decent site architect and site builder uses it, the rules module. The question is, will there be a Drupal 8 version of rules? When I asked Micheal Meyers of Acquia about this issue during his presentation at Drupal Government Days last August, I got a lukewarm and inconclusive answer.

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