I presented "Is Drupal Right for You?" at the Feb 5th, 2014 CharDUG meetup.
Many web development firms, non-profits, and individuals wonder if Drupal is the right platform for their websites and web applications. Drupal has a fantastic community and rich eco-system, but how can one know if Drupal is the right fit?
Mark Shropshire brings his Drupal consulting experience to help you understand the good, the bad, and the ugly in the Drupal world.
Drupal 7 was released with an automatic cron option which is handy for those who do not have shell access or a way to enable a Unix type cron with their web host.
At Classic, we use Jenkins to trigger cron via Drupal's cron URL. Because we have cron scheduled, we have no need for Drupal's built-in automatic cron which defaults to run every 3 hours. Also, we sometimes have to disable the Jenkins cron during deployments to make sure that that cron doesn't execute until all code has been deployed successfully.