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Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:01
In support of my mission to make local development easier and faster, I've released boxes for four of the most popular Linux distributions I use and see used for Drupal sites: CentOS 6/7 and Ubuntu 12.04/14.04.
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:26
After a very successful drush code-sprint at BADCamp 2014, drush make now supports YAML format! Instead of the old INI formatapi = 2 ; Set contrib directory. defaults[projects][subdir] = "contrib" core = "7.x" projects[drupal][type] = "core" projects[drupal][version] = "7.32" ; Remove scary ajax error when autocomplete terminates: https://www.drupal.org/node/1232416#comment-8748879 projects[...
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:22
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Drupal Performance TipsIn the spirit of the computer video game Doom and its skill levels, we’ll review a few ways you can improve         your Drupal speed performance     and optimize for better results and server response time. These tips that we’ll cover may be at times specific to Drupal 6 versions, although     you can always learn the...
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:47
Article One of the best ways to learn useful tricks at the command line is to sit with someone and watch what they do. Due to the distributed nature of the Drupal community, we don't do nearly enough pair programming. Too often we work in isolation and then push our work on others when we finish. In this article I invite you to sit down beside me...
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:37
I've had a couple of questions related to Association finances lately in various communications channels. I know that most of you are not finance professionals for a living, so rather than answering in several different silos, I thought I might write up this post about how the Association financials are structured and how you can read them. You know, for when you need a break from your other...
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:06
I was recently working on a Drupal project that had some internal DNS managed via hosts file. Tell me about it. Having no publicly accessible DNS or IP creates a challenge when your SaaS based Jenkins runs the tests. The solution for this is a little custom work in your FeatureContext constructor and a BeforeScenario method. And a little glue in the behat.yml to pass the custom hostHeader...
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:02
From your local machine .. 1. Create your keys ssh-keygen -t rsa 2. Upload to your server scp ~/.ssh/paulbooker.pub root@92.243.12.252:/tmp/paulbooker.pub From your server .. 1. Install Gitolite. apt-get install gitolite 2. Create a user for Gitolite. adduser \ --system \ --shell /bin/bash \ --gecos 'git version control' \ --group \ --disabled-password \ --home /home/gitolite...
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:46
In my last post we went over the new Drupal 8 plugin system as it concerns blocks. Today, we're going to take this idea a bit further and create a simple next/previous navigation. First thing's first, you're going to want to create another new file at modules/YOURMODULE/src/Plugin/Block/YOURBLOCKNAME.php In my case, this file looks like this:
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:23
There is a saying that "All good things come to those who wait".

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