By Kevin, December 29th, 2016

This year, the Neato theme for Drupal 7 and 8 passed 700 installations.

It has mostly remained in the 650-750 range for a majority of the year. I had not said much to this point because install counts tend to fluctuate per commit or...

By Kevin, December 24th, 2016

I decided to give myself a little challenge at the end of this year.

After Thanksgiving I decided I wanted to try something different for a change and start getting better acquainted with the shell, throw my hat in the air and start learning Vim.

Not interested in lengthy...


By Kevin, January 30th, 2016

When developing modules for Drupal, there inevitably comes a time when you may need to include an external CSS or Javascript plugin or library for your project.

Up through Drupal 7, this was fairly easy to do by leveraging the Libraries...


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...