To Patch or Custom: How to decide when to patch a contrib module or go custom

To use a contrib (community) module, patch a contrib module or write a custom module, that is the question.

With over 25,000 community contributed modules available for download it is rare to find one that does not offer the functionality you are looking for. However, when you cannot find a module that fits your needs you are then faced with a choice. Do you patch an existing contrib module? Or write a custom one?

To figure out the answer to the answer you just need to remember to R.E.A.D.

Maintaining Websites with Security and Privacy

In the post-Snowden threat environment, we understand that our clients' data is under threat from many different adversaries. Governments, cyber-criminals and foreign hackers are all trying to root your servers and own your websites. In this session, I will be covering the basics of securing servers on which websites are hosted, and why we need to encrypt all the things by default. I will present a variety of tips, tricks and configurations that help to protect both your websites and your visitors.


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