Wow, no updates in a long time. I recently posted this to
NewbieNetwork.net for various reasons, and thought it would
be good here.
Well, here we go again! I have been messing with Drupal,
and I love it. And not only that, but it is very secure,
and is professional to say the least. Hats of to the
developer Dries on this one folks. Well done indeed.
Now onto what is going to happen here at NewbieNetwork. I
have decided to evaluate where we were going, and what we
are doing, and I have decided for NewbieNetwork to continue
to grow as it has, I need your help. Duh! Not in the form
of volunteers, though these people are always appreciated,
but in the sense of a community.
Building a community of like-minded developers is what I
envisioned with NN from the beginning. These are some of
the ideas I envision:
PHP is a solution, but not the only solution. To fully
harness the power of PHP, you need to learn other skills,
seem), and may other technologies. While our focus on PHP
will never waver, NN will start to open to other
technologies, with your help.
A community approach has proved successful many times over.
With a community oriented approach, NN has the potential to
be a high-quality store-house of information. NN want's to
assume the position of not on being the PHP coders online
community, but also a community of developers eager to
learn more. We are all newbies at something.
An oriented approach at giving back as much as recieving.
Before, NN was tied in to its technology. With Drupal, we
can harness a more robust setting where my original vision
can be manifested more cleanly. A community that gives back
to itself is a strong community indeed.
An open community. Not soley in the sense of Open Source,
but in the sense that all things are equally treated here
(except for Java and ASP, both of which are always fun to
poke fun at, eh Brando?).
A community tied to not only technological development, but
also personal development as well. Friendships and romances
are made on the Internet, and why shouldn't they happen
here with people who are just like you? A community, a
home, a place where "everybody knows your name"TM.
A powerful vision, and on not firmly set in technology.
Don't worry, the old NewbieNetwork won't go away, we just
want to build on what we have.
In other news, I am working on bringing all the tutorials
back online soon enough. Fear not, we will not falter!