The drop is always movingYou know that saying about standing on the shoulders of giants? Drupal is standing on a huge pile of midgetsAll content management systems suck, Drupal just happens to suck less.Popular open source software is more secure than unpopular open source software, because insecure software becomes unpopular fast. [That doesn't happen for proprietary software.]Drupal makes sandwiches happen.There is a module for that

So you want to become a Drupal coder?

Submitted by nk on Thu, 2008-03-13 21:16

These days, it's quite common that people with some PHP experience but without Drupal experience get on the Drupal bandwagon, often hired by some company or as a freelancer. If the next step is that you begin to work for some gig for a client then you and the client will both suffer. A very good and beneficial way to get acquainted with Drupal is core bugfixing. There are always bugs that are trivial to the experienced and can be solved by a newcomer if he puts himself to the task really. Come to our IRC channel (, #drupal) and you will get pointers to such bugs -- last week when I thought this out, I found two within one minute -- and help if you get stuck. To put it another way, when I asked the channel about this, one of the most serious contributors said: "It is generally the policy of people in the channel to lavish help upon those who are actively contributing".

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Submitted by on Thu, 2008-03-13 22:58.

In a brief conversation with the founder of one of those "Drupal Rockstars" companies, I was told that their hiring/recruiting consisted largely of following the commit logs of Drupal core and trying to see who was writing lots of patches and hire those people.

Submitted by on Fri, 2008-03-14 02:16.

heh ... "he".

Submitted by nk on Fri, 2008-03-14 06:26.

If you think I exclude females from this then you obviously missed the webchick express train :)