Drupal Voices 212: Stella Power on the Coder module

Drupal Voices 212: Stella Power on the Coder module

Stella Power is the lead maintainer of the Coder Module, and she talks about the Coder Review module, which provides automated peer review evaluations of your code and sees if it complies with Drupal’s coding standards, as well as the Coder Upgrade module, which helps you automatically upgrade your Drupal 6 module to Drupal 7. The coder upgrade module can’t do everything automatically, and so there are a couple of handbook pages that shows a chronological list of Drupal API changes from 6.x to 7.x as they happened as well as a more user-friendly, categorical list of 7.x API changes that clusters them by the Drupal subsystem. The categorical list shows whether or not coder upgrade can either inform you of the change (green check), that it either is impossible or hasn’t been done (red ‘X’) or that it’s uncertain whether it’s possible (yellow warning sign). Power also talks about all of the security checks that she’s added to the coder module as a part of her education, and talks a bit about the automated upgrade tool hosted service at http://upgrade.boombatower.com/. Since the time of this recording, there is now a $25 fee to run your 6.x module through the automated upgrade process to 7.x without having to set up the coder upgrade module locally. Coder module is definitely a very helpful module, and has been becoming more and more powerful since it’s integration with the

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