Discovering the best tools, and learning how to use them effectively, takes time and effort. While that effort may be duly rewarded, spending weeks looking for and trying to configure software can be frustrating. This chapter contains the wisdom of Drupal developers past and present. We share what we have learned, list and evaluate favorite software and best practices, and describe how to set up and use these tools to advance Drupal.
Everyone is encouraged to add their experiences to this chapter.