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Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:07
Article As web sites and applications have become more complex, the need for auditing – at multiple points in the lifecycle of a project – has become ever more important. Before delivery, a web project can be audited to ensure the ability to meet business goals or compliance with regulations. After delivery, an audit can identify problems and propose...
Mon, 08/24/2015 - 18:09
It’s easy to add node endpoints to your RESTful API - but there’s more to Drupal than nodes. This week we’ll add an endpoint for a taxonomy vocabulary.
Mon, 08/24/2015 - 18:03
Not every student learns the same way, so teachers consistently have to find a way to instruct a classroom while also reaching students individually. We were reminded of a teacher’s greatest challenge when we trained dozens of Acquia employees on Drupal 8. As my co-author Kent Gale and I detailed earlier in this series on Drupal 8 instruction, we separated employees into groups of two, with one...
Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:51
Every Drupal developer heard stories of 'clients from hell' and collaborations that turned into nightmares. And, it’s true… you’re going to come across some extremely difficult clients. No matter you do, no matter how hard you work…you’re going to have problems with them.  Remind yourself: “I am not alone!” All businesses – no matter what kind of company it is...
Mon, 08/24/2015 - 06:10
   This blog describes how to clear views cache while inserting, updating and deleting a node. If we want to improve site performance, then views caching is one of the options.    For example, let's consider that there is a view that display list of records and it will be updated occasionally. Then we can render views data from cache rather than server by setting up cache for views. We can set...
Mon, 08/24/2015 - 01:49
Earlier in the year we worked with a household Australian name to help them build a next-generation more-performant version of their energy-comparison site. We used Blackfire.io to optimize the critical elements of the site. Read on to find out more about our experience.
Sun, 08/23/2015 - 15:45
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could use Rules to periodically set, change or modify certain Drupal site configurations and variables? Yeah, it would be cool and nowit is totally do-able with "Rules Set Site Variables” Below is my use case and a simple recipe on how to use Rules (and a few helper modules) to change site configurations periodically. I imagine you can use it for all kinds of other...
Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:51
One nice thing during Drupal 7/8 development is the ability, thanks to the devel module, to get a list of all SQL queries ran on a page. As I've been working quite a bit on MongoDB in PHP recently, I wondered how to obtain comparable results when using MongoDB in PHP projects. Looking at the D7 implementation, the magic happens in the Database class: <?php// Start logging on the default...
Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:46
We recently had to debug a site for customer who was using Apache Solr and that wonderful Drupal module combo that goes with it: Search API and Search API Solr. We were pleased to find that these components have continued to evolve over the past years, much to the benefit of their users . Setting up Apache Solr for Drupal is now easier than ever before, whether you use the command line or the...
Sat, 08/22/2015 - 00:50
For a small Drupal shop or an individual Drupal consultant, how to grow up? It seems that small Drupal shops face a glass ceiling when they want to move upward. They are not able to find a larger project because they not big enough. It is not trustworthy or not give the stack holder a confidence if there are not a team of developers. Should we solve this problem by working together in a...

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