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Paul Venuti's picture

Module Monday: View Modes by View

Here at Echo & Co., we make extensive use of the Display Suite module, which means that we also use a lot of view modes.

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Alan Ivey's picture

OS X 10.9 Local Development Environment: Apache, PHP, and MySQL with Homebrew

There's nothing quite like setting up everything on your Mac for Drupal (or other PHP) development in a way that things just work and don't need constant fiddling. This guide will walk you through using Homebrew to install Apache, PHP, and MySQL for a "MAMP" development environment.

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Alan Ivey's picture

What's the deal with Pressflow 7?

Anyone who used Drupal 6 at scale knew that Pressflow 6 was pretty great. It forked Drupal and added several performance enhancements, including the ability to use external caches.

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Peter Sax's picture

Contextual Complexity Vexes a Texan; or Non-contextual Views Filters, Contextually

Ok fine, I'm not a Texan.

But if you, like me, have ever needed a Drupal View's contextual filters to be combined with an "or" operator, you have probably been vexed.

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Alan Ivey's picture

Speed up PHP on NFS with turbo_realpath on CentOS

If you run a website based on PHP, and have your source files on a network file system like NFS, OCFS2, or GlusterFS, and combine it with PHP's open_basedir protection, you'll quickly notice that the performance will degrade substantially. If you want to isolate your websites from each other (or from the rest of the operating system), how can you retain any shred of performance?

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Peter Sax's picture

Object Oriented PHP and the Migrate Module: Code Organization for Most Extreme Happiness

There are 2 kinds of people in this world: people who use the Migrate module to migrate content into a new Drupal site, and wrong people.

This post assumes a basic familiarity with the module.

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Alan Ivey's picture

Usable MAMP on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

MAMP on OS X is a great way to quickly get started on Apache/MySQL/PHP development locally on a Mac. Unfortunately, I've found th

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Alan Ivey's picture

Three ways to get Drush on OS X

As I've said before, we love drush. It's hard to imagine doing Drupal work without it.

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Alan Ivey's picture

OS X 10.7 Lion Development: Nginx, PHP, MariaDB with Homebrew

Nginx is quickly becoming a popular, low resource alternative to Apache for many websites. This doesn't come without challenges, such as using PHP as CGI due to not having mod_php available.

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Ethan Winn's picture

Testing Asynchronous JavaScript Drupal Apps with QUnit

As one
blogger
has put it: “we cannot avoid testing javascript
anymore”…especially when it comes to testing sophisticated
client-side web apps that integrate with our servers via various APIs. As we

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