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Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:00
There are days that I work on half a dozen different websites.  I'm sure some of you are in the same boat.  We make client edits and change requests with rapid effieciency.  We work locally, push to staging, test and review, then push to the live server and repeat.  I would be remiss in saying that I never made a change on the live or staging site accidentally. The Drupal Environment Indicator...
Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:40
Published: Tue, 05/19/15Download this episodeWriting a Book for D8 What’s it like writing a book for a piece of software that isn’t even officially released yet? How long did the writing process take? Packt publishing sent us a proposal to write this book in December of 2013. We got started quickly, sending them an outline of the chapters and an estimated page count in the same month. The...
Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:00
As we dive deeper into visual regression testing in our development workflow we realize a sad truth: on average, we break our own CSS every week and a half. Don't feel bad for us, as in fact I'd argue that it's pretty common across all web projects - they just don't know it. It seems we all need a system that will tell us when we break our CSS. While we don't know of a...
Tue, 05/19/2015 - 22:47
The fourth month of the year brought reminders that Winter can show up at unexpected times, with snow flurries during the early parts of the month. It also that we can only juggle so much. With many of us involved in organizing regional events and preparing for Drupalcon, our code contributions waned for a second month, down to a rather low 20 hours.
Tue, 05/19/2015 - 22:43
Here’s a tangent: Let’s say you need to randomly generate a series of practice exam questions. You have a bunch of homework assignments, lab questions and midterms, all of which are numbered in a standard way so that you can sample from them. Here’s a simple R script to run those samples and generate a practice exam that consists of references to the assignments and their...
Tue, 05/19/2015 - 20:33
DrupalCon Los Angeles took place from May 11 to 15 and three of our team were there. We were part of over 3100 who crowded into downtown L.A. We'll recap our favorite sessions in other blog post, but here's are some thought on Drupal L.A. itself.
Tue, 05/19/2015 - 17:56
Feature Drupal 8 offers unprecedented support for creating RESTful APIs. This was one of the major goals of the Web Services and Context Core Initiative (WSCCI), and one we've delivered on pretty well. However, as with most things that are worth doing, just because Drupal core “supports” it doesn't mean you'll see good results without an...
Tue, 05/19/2015 - 16:00
This tutorial is written for new drupal developers or php developers who want to learn drupal. We are going to cover the following in this tutorial: Creating the file structure for the module.Creating a simple table.Register a path to display the custom form.Create a custom form with 4 fields.Capturing and saving the form values in the database.Retrieving and re-populating the form with user's...
Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:28
As mentioned during Dries's DrupalCon LA keynote, the Drupal Community Working Group is now accepting nominations for the Aaron Winborn Award, to honour Drupal community members who demonstrate personal integrity, kindness, and above-and-beyond commitment to the Drupal community. Nominations are open until Monday 15 June 2015, and the selected recipient will receive a scholarship and stipend to...
Mon, 05/18/2015 - 22:26
In the previous posts we’ve focused on defining your requirements and the basics of searching for modules. Once you’ve found a Drupal project you’re interested in, now you can make a quick evaluation of the project to determine if you should dig deeper before you test it out. Evaluation Criteria Each module you select and install on...

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