I had a great time teaching new and experienced Drupal developers about Drupal module development at a recent Charlotte Drupal User Group workshop. We worked together through the example Callsign Lookup module. I hope to add a Theming 101 and Site Building 101 to the mix in the future. Also, look for upcoming Drupal 8 versions of this class coming soon.
Thomas Lattimore and Mark Shropshire talk through various methods of managing Drupal configuration data with Features, hook_update_N, and git. They dig into deploying these configurations between dev, testing, staging, and live environments. Finally, they discuss the CMI (Configuration Management Initiative) for Drupal 8 and how these changes will allow you to be the Drupal boss you have always wanted to be!
Sublime Text 3 has not been released yet, but I am using it for production work and have pruned my package list to include packages which I regularly use. I have included that list below. Note that most of these can now be installed with Package Control 2.0.
While attending a recent PHP meetup, I was told about how great New Relic has been for a local company with some large PHP applications. I made a mental note that I would have to give New Relic a look to see if it is something that may be helpful for my personal work or application monitoring at Classic.