Continuous Integration Efforts Get Easier with Drupal 8

At MidCamp (Midwest Drupal camp), I found out a really fascinating thing about Drupal 8: Support for PHPUnit is going to be part of the base distribution. This means a great deal to Solutions Architects and Developers at Promet because we have been striving to integrate automated tests into our build. Perhaps you remember from my talks or previous posts, number four of my 10 Principles of Continuous Integration is "Self-Testing Build". This makes Drupal a much more sought-after platform for shops looking to fully embrace Continuous Integration.

Male and Female Default (Gender Based) Avatar Images for Drupal User Profiles

I was sitting here thinking tonight that there must be a strong use case for male and female default avatars since there are several sites out there with users that with to remain "anonymous" but give enough information to determine their gender. I mulled over trying to make a module out of this but I don't think it would be advantageous enough to fix this customization to only 2 options and some how tying that to a field in the profile. So I decided to blog about how you could program this yourself.

Use Drush to Test Update Hooks

So I've always been a big fan of using drush for debugging. You can see a little bit about it in Finding an exiting Page's Callback Function in Drupal. I find that some of the most annoying bits of testing what I'm doing comes when I'm dealing with Update Hooks. Check out what I do down below using drush to do my testing.

Lone Star PHP Conference

Event date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:45am to Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 5:00pm

Join me and a ton of other PHP enthusiests over in Dallas... making friends, having fun, and supporting the PHP community.

Midcamp: DIY Continuous Integration

Event date: 
Saturday, March 29, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, March 30, 2014 (All day)

Giving a modified version of my normal talk with the help of Michelle Krejci

See the full spill over at the MidCamp site.