Talking Drupal #413 - Drupal Coffee Exchange

August 28, 2023

On today’s show we are talking about The Drupal Coffee Exchange, How it got started, and How it keeps going with guest AmyJune Hineline.





  • What’s new with AmyJune
  • What is the Drupal Coffee Exchange
  • How did it start
  • Who started it
  • Where was the first Drupal Coffee Exchange
  • How do you participate
    • Live
    • Mail
  • How is it live
  • Does it have to be ground or whole bean
  • Listener question: Stephen - How can it be added to a camp
  • What was your favorite coffee received
  • What was your favorite coffee given
  • John’s first experience
  • Brick of Shame
  • When is the next Coffee Exchange
  • Where is the schedule
  • Favorite type of coffee


Module of the Week: 

  • Brief description:
    • Have you ever wanted to quickly search your Drupal admin UI for the specific page you need to get to? There’s a module for that!
  • Brief history
    • How old: created in Nov 2011
    • Covered as MOTW back in episode #45
    • Versions available: 8.x-1.3 (D9 & 10), 7.x-2.3
  • Maintainership
    • Number of open issues: 53 open, 13 of which are bugs against the 8.x branch
    • Does have test coverage
  • Usage stats:
    • Almost 31,000 sites
  • Maintainer(s):
    • Michaelmol, who appears to have created the module in his first year on, now almost 13 years ago
  • Module features and usage
    • With a simple keystroke, (option-d or alt-d) you can start your search, and then see suggestions as you type
    • Can use the arrow keys to move between suggestions
    • Listeners who have used Mac apps like Alfred or Spotlight will be familiar with the experience
    • A very fast way to move between different places in your Drupal admin
    • Also includes :add as a quick way to add content of a specific type
    • Provides a hook you can use to define your own commands
    • There is a Coffee Extras module that adds more commands, but it doesn’t work with Drupal 10 and is marked as no longer developed
    • Also worth noting that the Gin admin theme comes with built-in optimization and formatting for Coffee, so you can enjoy Gin and Coffee together