So I recently (finally) decided to take the plunge and take a serious look at Ruby and Rails, so started pinging a colleague of mine who spends most of his day pounding around on a custom Rails app. After a couple weeks or so of setting up environments, digging through books, and plowing through the Ruby Koans, he asked me if I’d heard of a new language called Elixir and the Phoenix framework that has been creating quite a stir in Ruby circles…Continue Reading "Dipping my toes into Elixir"
Ran into a comp today that required the dates to be displayed like:
Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday
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So yes, I’m one of the guys who bought into WebOS (yes, I had – and still have in a box somewhere – a Pre) and the Touchpad. What can I say, I loved the UX and the concept of true multitasking, swipe gesturing, and the fact that the Touchpad had one of the hottest CPU/GPU combos a the time that could easily overclock to 2GHz. When the firesale hit, I kept my first one and picked up a backup. Only $300 for a pair of 32GB, 2GHz-capable dual processor tablets with 1GB RAM. Not shabby.Continue Reading "Lollipop on the Touchpad – Still Sweet After All These Years!"
In full disclosure, I’m not completely new to CodeIgniter, having built a few freelance projects using the 2.x framework in the past due to it’s speed, flexibility and well-rounded core. It provides a great jumping-off spot for basic PHP-based projects that can benefit from a MVC framework without all the cruft you find in things like CakePHP, Laravel, and Symfony. Another selling point is that in several framework shootouts, CodeIgniter consistently comes in with faster non-cached response times.Continue Reading "CodeIgniter + Twig = Quick n Dirty ™"
So folks who have known me for a while know I’ve been working with Microsoft operating systems since DOS 3.1, and Windows since Windows/386. Things have come a looooong way since then. I wasn’t a fan of Windows 8, and stuck with Windows 7 until I very recently converted to using a Mac due to that becoming the prevalent machine for web devs.Continue Reading "Windows 10 Technical Preview – nice!"
So, I have a confession – I’ve been a Linux/Unix/Windows dev for the bulk of my career. However, I’m seeing more and more webdev tools that just don’t play nicely on Windows (even the latest 64-bit offerings) which is an incredible issue when, well, I spend 40+ hours a week doing webdev work.Continue Reading "An Apple doesn’t fall too far…"
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So, say MuhmadEmad you have built a great custom search solution for Drupal on top of Solr using Search API. You don’t want to lose it, so you export the entire config using Features, right? No-brainer…
But… How do you properly adapt your exported settings to work on Acquia without having to create a whole duplicate server and wholesale MLB jerseys index config?Continue Reading "Search API + Acquia Solr; A Tale Of Alters"
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