Bee Inspired


Bee is the command line tool for Backdrop that is developed specifically for Backdrop and is being actively developed. It runs on Linux based systems (including MacOS) but not Windows.  It has a number of functions in common with Drush and Brush but there are a few key gaps.

Bee - Introduction and/or Discussion

Bee is the command line tool built specifically for Backdrop. It allows you to complete a number of actions on your Backdrop site, and build scripts that automate aspects of site management.

This is an open discussion about Bee; it could be an introduction or we could discuss possible future developments.

Comment below if you would like to talk about anything in particular related to bee.

Managing Support Clients

Triplo has been taking on more support clients, which involves taking care of sites that we didn't originally build. On boarding and managing a roster of support clients while also managing larger development projects poses unique challenges. 

I'd like to share some of the things we're doing at Triplo to grow and support our support offerings and share some of the challenges. 

I'm looking for ideas, tools, workflows, and management techniques that others use to manage their support clients. 

I'm really looking forward to this discussion.

A hive of activity?

During a discussion on bee during the last Backdrop Live, there was discussion around the site alias functionality that drush has, which would enable bee to perform actions on remote installs of Backdrop.  Given that drush support for Backdrop is likely to end with the Drupal 7 End of Life I think that ensuring this functionality is available for bee going forward is becoming more and more important. I would like to explore with people who used the functionality

How to host Backdrop sites on Pantheon

In this hour I would like to discuss the pros and cons of hosting your site on Pantheon, several strategies for success, and possible future improvements. 

Questions we should address:

  1. How many sites/people want to be on Pantheon (but have reservations)?
  2. What are the technical challenges for Backdrop sites to be effectively hosted on pantheon?
  3. Are there things short of "official support" that Pantheon could do to help?
  4. What would "official support" for Backdrop look like?

To bee or not to bee?

... that is the question!

This is an intermediate discussion for those who have some experience of managing Backdrop or Drupal with command line tools such as bee, brush and/or drush. It is NOT about command line tools for beginners.

There are three command line tools to support the installation and management of Backdrop websites:

  • bee
  • brush
  • drush (backdrop extension)

Bee, formerly knows as Backdrop Console is inspired by drush and is under active development

Brush, is no longer being maintained in favour of bee