The Deep End 18 Sep 2013

Starting at a new company is always a daunting prospect, you’re never quite sure what to expect. When I started at CTI I had no choice but to hit the ground running. I couldn’t have hoped for anything better. I don’t like the periods of not knowing what’s going on the waiting that usually occurs while people find how your going to fit in. None of this happened. I’m currently project lead on a very interesting project that’s technically challenging. It’s great to be working with some pretty amazing developers and freelancers to build this project and see it come...

Download Drupal to Current Directory using Drush 27 Aug 2013

This has always bugged me, you can’t easily download Drupal to your current directory using drush. After a quick search I found this issue - https://drupal.org/node/495438 The following command works well - drush dl -d --destination=".." --drupal-project-rename="$(basename `pwd`)" So what’s it doing? –destination - specifies where to download Drupal to –drupal-project-rename - renames the downloaded directory to your current directory

Vagrant Boxes for Drupal Development 10 Aug 2013

During my time off I figured I’d get my dev environment setup for when I start at CTI. Using the really great puphpet.com I’ve created two new vagrant configs, the first is for Apache the second is for Nginx. The Changes Removed xhprof and dot file support Added an easier way to provision new vhosts and dbs. Added drush Internals Ubuntu 12.04 PHP 5.3 Usage git clone git@github.com:digital006/drupaldev-nginx.git mkdir sites vagrant up Links https://github.com/digital006/drupaldev-nginx https://github.com/digital006/drupaldev Hope these are useful to others.

Reveal.js and Zen Coding 09 Aug 2013

For those that don’t know me I hate HTML and CSS odd considering the profession I’m in. I love when I see people do cool presentations and I really like to know how they’ve done it. Maybe I’m just a closet themer waiting to get out? Nah. After watching Andrew MacPherson at nwdug this week I was really impressed with Reavel.js so figured I’d give it a go for my presentation next week at Drupal Yorkshire. Reveal.js Reveal.js is a javascript framework for creating really nice looking presentations quick and easily. It uses some HTML5 stuff mixed in with some...

Kanban All The Things 05 Aug 2013

I’ve started working on some really cool projects now that I have a bit of time spare. I have 4 that I’m running concurrently which is quite a lot considering at least 2 of them are quite big. Knowing what you’ve achieved is an excellent way of keeping motivated and running that side by side with what’s to be done gives you an overview of the entire project. To manage my projects I’m using Trello.com which has a really great interface and is dead easy to setup. I’m fairly sure I’m using a bastardised version of Kanban but it’s proving...

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