michael miles

Associate Director of PHP
Genuine Interactive
I am the Associate Director of PHP at Genuine Interactive in Boston MA. I have been working with Drupal for 6+ years, in everything from theming, module development, to full on project architecture. I am active in the Drupal community and submit modules, patches, stack overflow answers and even reddit posts. In my free time I enjoy experimenting with other technologies and techniques such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Python. When not working on the web I enjoy camping, kayaking, rock climbing, playing guitar/banjo, cooking and I am a big fan of Doctor Who.

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R.E.A.D: Four steps for selecting the right modules

One of the most crucial and important steps in building any Drupal project is determing which modules to use.  When you are reviewing your functionality needs you may ask yourself:

  • Where and how can I find the modules I need?
  • Will this module I found solve my functionality needs?
  • Will I need to patch this module?
  • Should I just write my own custom module?

To quickly and correctly answer these questions, there are four simple steps you should follow. It's as simple as learning how to R.E.A.D.