Bitnami interviewed one of Drupal’s core contributors, Larry Garfield, for an inside look into the future of Drupal. With over 1 million active users it's easy to understand why Drupal is one of our most popular PHP solutions for content management, and why this application keeps evolving.
If you are just getting started or already a big fan of Drupal, this interview will give you some great insight into how Drupal maintains their community and what the future looks like for this application.
In the interview, Larry explains:
- Who uses Drupal
- How to get involved
- What new features we should expect
After learning more about the project, you can launch Drupal to the cloud or deploy it locally with free installers, virtual machines and cloud templates from Bitnami. Get started in the cloud for free with a $200 credit from Microsoft Azure.
Stuart Langridge: These are the Bitnami Open Source Leaders Series of Interviews. I'm Stuart Langridge, and I'm talking to Larry Garfield, who's a long-time Drupal core contributor. He's web services initiative lead for Drupal 8 and he's basically the de facto Drupal ambassador to the PHP world. Hi, Larry. Welcome to the podcast.
Larry Garfield: Hello.
Stuart Langridge: So the first obvious question is what's Drupal?
Larry Garfield: Drupal is an open source content management platform written in PHP. It's an enterprise-grade piece of software, and it's been used by large institutions from the White House to MTV to Amnesty International, the king of Belgium and so on, but it also scales down to small nonprofit, small company/corner store type sites and everything in between. It aims to be the CMS for the entire market spectrum with an emphasis on content strategy and content modeling by thinking of the web as more than just a bunch of pages but as content management that you can then expose on the web. That's really where Drupal's strength lies.
Stuart Langridge: You've named a bunch of organizations that are using Drupal from the very large to the very small. Are you deliberately targeting everyone from the very large to the very small, or are there particular types of organizations that you think Drupal is best for?