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Assessing Module Health

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    with Addison Berry
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    An open source project's strength
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    comes from the power of its base contributors,
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    and the Drupal Project is no different.
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    Although every line of code added or changed in Drupal Core
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    goes through rigorous peer review, contributive modules
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    are more of a wild west, where anyone who
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    jumps through a few hoops can add modules for everyone else
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    to download.
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    Drupal strives to keep the barriers to contributing code

Assessing Module Health

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An open source project’s strength comes from the power of its base of contributors, and a Drupal project is no different. Although every line of code added or changed in Drupal core goes through rigorous peer review, contributed modules are more of a Wild West where anyone who jumps through a few basic hoops can add modules for everyone to download. Whether or not a module is well maintained, its overall code quality, and how well used it is in the overall community are all important factors for you to consider when selecting modules. This tutorial will talk about determining these factors by closely inspecting the tools Drupal.org provides, starting with the central feature of all Drupal modules: the project page.

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