Drupdate: your automated Drupal module and security updates

Today, during the (European) night, a few security issues were discovered concerning the Drupal views module and the Entity Reference module.

Have you updated your Drupal sites ?

If your answer is no, then go ahead and do it as soon as possible. When you are done, come back to this blog post, as the rest of the article will definitely interest you.

If your answer is yes, congratulations, but let me ask you another question:

How long did it take to update your Drupal sites ?

If the answer to this second question is more than 30 seconds, then read on…

Here is how long it took me to update the Drupal sites I manage: about 10 seconds. By the time I woke up, Drupdate had already picked up the updates and created a Github Pull Request for me, telling me which modules it had updated and at which version. Github had sent me an automated email telling me there was a Pull Request waiting for me. All I had to do was to click on the “Merge Pull Request” button and that was it, my sites were updated, I was able to go on with other more interesting work.

Soon, I will make Drupdate available as a service so that you can also save time, stop worrying about security updates and spend more time on creative coding. In the meantime, if you are interested in becoming an early adopter of this service, go to drupdate.io and subscribe to the mailing list. You won’t regret it, promise !

Originally published at https://www.gvj-web.com on August 17, 2017.

Développeur web et passionné de finances personnelles

Développeur web et passionné de finances personnelles