By Kevin, January 13th, 2016

Adding Composer packages to Drupal 8 is pretty easy.

There is a module called Composer Manager that can be used to add packages that modules require, but there are instances where you just need a package (and no need to create a module).

A great example of this is the...


By Kevin, January 8th, 2016

Out with the Old

I usually don’t do these sorts of posts, you know, ones where you reflect on the year behind you. That’s probably because for many years, simply getting through them was a slog and left me feeling exhausted, unaccomplished, and dreading the road...

By Kevin, June 10th, 2015

If you use Gulp or Grunt in your projects, there is a chance you can may inadvertently trigger a segmentation fault on the server. This is a very unusual error to see in Drupal, and it can be hard to track back what actually caused it.

This is...


By Kevin, March 14th, 2015

There comes a point in every programmers career where they must make the decision to change up their career or face burnout, skill rot, boredom, and fatigue. I call them the four horsemen of programming, and I faced them all. I always stubbornly found a way around them or fought through it for...


By Kevin, February 4th, 2015

Ever find yourself working on a Drupal theme and unable to figure out why templates aren’t recognized, CSS isn’t changing, or JS is still acting funky only to realize you haven’t done something as simple as clear cache? We all have. Fortunately, we can do this automatically via Grunt.



By Kevin, February 1st, 2015

PHPStorm is a fantastic IDE for PHP. I’ve been a fan of JetBrains’ products for quite some time. Whether it’s RubyMine, WebStorm, PHPStorm, or PyCharm, their IDEs are one of the most developer friendly tools I have ever come across.

One of my favorite things to assist in my development...


By Kevin, July 8th, 2014

If you’re doing a migration of media files, you most likely will be working with a list of URLs. Other times, you will have a local file system from which to pull in media. When working with just a list of URLs though, you’re somewhat working with a ‘blind’ import.

Imported content may...

By Kevin, July 5th, 2014

Lately I have been exploring whats coming down the pipe for new versions of SASS. Version 3.3.x brings in a lot of new or improved features that, as a programmer, are very cool. I’ve enjoyed using SASS as a means of styling for quite some time now. It is simply a very efficient way to generate...

By Kevin, July 2nd, 2014

Migrating content from one platform to another saves lots of time from doing grunt work and gets data moved fast. However, simply moving the content doesn’t mean the job is done. There are other considerations too, such as 301 redirects for example. Since we are moving content, our aliases are...