By Kevin, February 18th, 2020

Migrating legacy applications can be quite a challenge. Quite often they are very nuanced and go well beyond "how do we get content from here to there?". There are many aspects to consider.

One such example could be user cookies. On a large project I am working on, we have to preserve...

By Kevin, October 21st, 2019

Having worked on a project this year that makes extensive use of Migrate in Drupal 8, there are some considerations to have when running them on a remote system.

In our case, we have a half dozen ongoing migrations that run every night. These are JSON files that are delivered from a...

By Kevin, June 18th, 2019

I see people ask or state they are confused about how to deploy Drupal 8 when most (if not all) hosting platforms disallow running tools like Composer or NPM in production. Since Composer is the defacto package management tool for PHP, the natural inclination is to push your code changes and...

By Kevin, June 17th, 2019

After many, many years of running on various static site platforms, I've relaunched my blog on Drupal 8.


After returning home from vacation in the Virgin Islands, I noticed my site had an old email address in the metadata of the site. For 5 years I never noticed this. It...

By Kevin, July 4th, 2017

Just wanted to drop a quick nod to a long awaited feature in PHP that other languages have enjoyed for a while now… type hints and return types.

On a current project, I had to implement my own user authentication service in Drupal 8. While writing my class, I added new methods that I...