Manchester Drupal Sprint Manifesto V2.0 29 Jan 2014

I really enjoy the sprints however there are few issues, some from me and some brought up by others who attend the sprints. I’m hoping to address them. With this in mind here is a revised manifesto for upcoming sprints: Must have a laptop - it’s there in the meet up description! This is not the NWDUG user group - we’re not here for every day Drupal problems, please check the next NWDUG meet up where your questions will be more than welcome. Must have a beginners knowledge of git - I’m looking into running Drupal ladder but it’s not...

Override servers version of drush 23 Jan 2014

Recently I had to work on a server that was heavily restricted by a third party company. They were using an archaic version of drush so I decided to change it! I have no access to sudo or any form of root account, this made things even more interesting. No wget either. Download drush 6.2.0 to local machine Download console_table 1.1.3 (has to be this version) scp both drush and console_table to remote server unzip drush to ~/drush-6.2.0 tar -zxf console_table to ~/drush-6.2.0/lib/ modify .bashrc / .zshrc and add the following: PATH=”/home/badger/drush-6.2.0:$PATH” export PATH source ~/.bashrc or source ~/.zshrc There...

A Tale of Christmas Testing 24 Dec 2013

Once upon a time there was a project lead working on a big project. As it got closer and closer to christmas projects were due and deployed to the magical kingdom of testing, the winds of change requests and testing blew strong. On the eve of christmas as everyone sat around watching servers glowing, heating their hands on the charred sticks of ram and the still clicking hard drives. Unable to do anything but look on, the project lead hung his head wishing that Santa would bring him a full test suite tomorrow. Merry Christmas and may all your tests...

End of 2013 review 20 Dec 2013

I’m sat hear listening to the new Burial Ep - Rival Dealer and thinking about the year that’s past. This year has been quite a ride for me. I met Hannah who has become a huge part of my life. I turned down a job I would later regret and rectify. Watched as loved ones passed away. Held Hannah close. Decided to quit my job and move on to harder challenges. This means I’m in a much better place. 2014 will prove to be pretty damned awesome.

Rough and Ready phpcs in PHPStorm 29 Nov 2013

Make sure you have pear installed: sudo pear upgrade-all - If this fails then install pear, if it works then congrats on updating all your pear extensions sudo pear install PHP_CodeSniffer OSX Only - sudo cp /private/etc/php.ini.default /private/etc/php.ini Add include_path = ".:/php/includes:/usr/lib/php/pear/" to php.ini, not to change your includes directory to where pear is installed! Now for Drupals cs patterns: Download Coder module - https://drupal.org/project/coder Untar to a directory e.g. ~/Projects/coder PHPStorm Config: PHPStorm > Settings > PHP > Code Sniffer To find the phpcs path type which phpcs Then use that path in PHPStorm Click validate to test whether...

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