Webinar is a dirty word 17 Apr 2013

As a developer it’s in my best interest to keep up to date with the current technologies and techniques industry leaders are using. Over the past few years I’ve been signed up to many lists from companies that provide webinars. Every so often one crosses my increasingly unmanageable inbox that peaks my interest. At first I was all wide eyed and eager looking to see what these so called “experts” (a word that no longer has the correct meaning) had to say on the given subject matter. Now not so much. Webinars have become a bit of a joke for...

Testing with Codeception and Drupal Projects 12 Apr 2013

As part of my increased like of agile development and the control it gives you over your estimates and deliverables I’ve become increasingly aware of the horrible fact our code coverage sucks. There’s no real way to sugar coat it we don’t do proper testing, it’s bugged me for years. Technical Debt I first read of technical debt over 5 years at my previous job, the basics of technical debt are that every hack/bodge job will bite you in the ass and you will spend more time fixing things in the long run that implementing it correctly. Now this is...

We Went Big... 30 Mar 2013

This is hopefully going to be the one of the first of many posts going through the motions of organising DrupalCamp NW 2013 or project “WTF are you doing???” The full title of this post is “We went big, now to go bigger”. What do I mean by this? Well for start 2012 was amazing the fact that we managed to pull it off and provide such a great event means that we have a lot of work to do. So what next? Well… Money - no one likes to talk about it, but these things don’t come free or...

On Death 27 Mar 2013

The following was written and unedited on 13th March 2013 the day after my Grandma died. Death is never an easy subject to tackle, it’s something that everyone must face in their own time. Whether it be a close relative or friend death happens and you can’t avoid that. What perplexes me is why death is such a taboo subject, gone are the days when the thought of it used to paralyze me with fear. Yesterday my grandma passed away and I’m happy, yes happy. She was in a lot of pain and she wasn’t the person I knew her...

When does a camp become a conf? 03 Mar 2013

I’m on a train heading back from drupal camp London, after a great weekend it got me thinking what is a camp and where do you draw the line? With over 300 sign ups its rumoured to be one (if not) largest camps in the Europe. At what point so you say it was a conference? The Saturday saw 5 tracks (3 more than NW) with talks lasting 30 minutes. I’m inclined to say that the original idea of a camp has grown way bigger than expected as the rise in drupals popularity has increased. With the emphasis on community...

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