Infrastructure as Code: Principles and Practices

05/12/2019 - 22:33
Management of an organisation in this cloud-era is often a critical aspect and the new generation of technologies seems to promise a transformation in its infrastructure. Any large scale company like Amazon, Netflix, Google or Facebook have sensitive environments and practice no tolerance policy for downtime as their systems handle hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions every day. There’… Read more

Important OOP Concepts For Drupal Developers To Create Custom Modules

12/18/2018 - 17:18
Modifying existing code might be all fun and games for a developer, but what about the time when you have to venture out to unknown shores and create your own custom modules?  Scary, right?  But you shouldn’t fear because Drupal 8 is here. Drupal 8 uses a PHP framework called Symphony which relies heavily on Object-oriented programming. It has been granting its users with benefits like code… Read more

Creating a Custom REST Resource for GET Method in Drupal 8

12/16/2018 - 16:44
As the world gets more connected, web technologies too, need to get connected. RESTful web services can be used as an application program interface to connect various service. This can be made possible by using HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is based on representational state transfer (REST) technology, an architectural style, and approach to communications often used in web… Read more

2019 Guide to Improving Frontend Performance in Drupal

12/07/2018 - 14:00
In his book Frontend Architecture for Design Systems, Micah Godbolt from Microsoft states there are four pillars of frontend architecture.   These four pillars are: Code - how to approach the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript of a design system  Process - processes for constructing an efficient and error-proof workflow Testing - creating a stable foundation on which your site is built and… Read more

HowTo: Use Colorbox Module in Drupal 8

11/03/2018 - 11:59
Microsoft picture manager displays pictures and so does Google's Picasa. But I think most of us will agree that Picassa does enhance the user experience by a huge margin because of the way the pictures are presented to the user. Stock Drupal too doesn't do justice to the way the images get displayed. The animation is somewhat dull as compared and it does not provide many functionalities. As an… Read more

Revamp Your Large Drupal System. Why and How

10/27/2018 - 10:45
The old adage “united we stand and divided we fall” doesn’t stand true for modern web application architecture.  When developing an enterprise application, the architecture can reckon among its different features, a monolithic system is deployed with a hope to process the information unruffled without any possible breakups.  A logical component for corresponding to different functional areas of… Read more

Bootstrap 3 or Bootstrap 4? Which one to choose?

10/25/2018 - 19:05
Bootstrap is the leading choice of front-end developers. A trusted open source front-end framework, one can easily develop a modern website with features like mobile responsiveness.  In order to build an attractive and functional website, Bootstrap provides the basic structure of HTML and CSS with predefined classes which help with device responsiveness.  In the year of 2013, Bootstrap 3 was… Read more

Create Menu for Vocabulary in Four Easy Steps in Drupal 8

09/10/2018 - 17:38
E-commerce is the buzzword in today's era. It has successfully allowed people to shop without stepping out of their comfort zone. Making the visitor experience smooth is part of UX. Menus are therefore created to categorize the products.  The extensive list is called vocabulary in Drupal. In this blog, we will create a menu for Vocabulary in Drupal 8 with an example of SUV. Decoding the Term:… Read more

HowTo: Change the PHP version on Apache or Nginx

09/05/2018 - 13:12
New versions of PHP bring new features and fixes for security issues and bugs. Migrating from one version to another can often lead to incompatibilities. As of writing this article, PHP 7.2 is the latest stable release and PHP 7.3 is expected to be released in December 2018. Drupal.org currently recommends PHP 7.1+ for new projects and encourages the community to plan an upgrade for older… Read more

HowTo: Migrate Content from a CSV file to Drupal 8

08/27/2018 - 18:21
Upgrading involves shifting lots of files and content from one site to another. Although there are a number of modules to help you migrate to and in Drupal, the process can turn out to be messy.  Migration of content can have various meanings and the scope of file formats - JSON, CSV, spreadsheet or text files - is also important. In this article, I am going to demonstrate the migration of… Read more
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