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Drupalcorn

Submitted by allan on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 23:20
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DrupalCorn 2013 Attendee

I've managed 3 sessions at Drupalcorn Iowa. Tentatively they are

Friday 11am - Debugging Drupal

Friday 1pm - Selenium What is it good for... Absolutly something

Saturday 11am - DIY CONTINUOUS INTEGRATION

Drupal Bootstrapped Build Scripts with Drush scr

Submitted by allan on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 21:41
Since AllPlayers kicked me out, I've had the chance to do the contractor thing for a little bit and it's been an interesting eye opener. AllPlayers was my first professional Drupal job and a fine example of a SaaS model at work! Best of all it sported what Drupal really could do running both a Drupal 6 install and Drupal 7 install that talked with one another. But that was only the start. Through all the use of Ruby's Rakefiles, Composure, and Jenkins, I found that we did a lot of shell scripting still there. Where I'm at now, Promet Solutions, things are done a little differently. Since the company not only builds websites but supports what other people have built, it's not always easiest to drag out all the big SaaS components that I'm use to. Sometimes, you just have to go a little lower tech.

Finding an existing Page's Callback Function in Drupal

Submitted by allan on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 12:13
So have you ever been stuck debugging where the heck that stupid page comes from that some random module seems to have placed in a configuration section that seems to be nothing related to the module itself? Well there are other use cases for what I'm about to show you as well but this is a cool little pro tip to get you on your feet and get you some place to start debugging.

How To Use Views Natural Sort

Submitted by allan on Sun, 11/25/2012 - 18:42
If you are using the newer version, check out the documentation for Views Natural Sort 2.0.
Recently, due to an issue I got in my issue queue on Drupal.org, I realized that there may be a bit of confusion about how to use Views Natural Sort. The following is some information on how it works and a quick guide on how to use it.

To Drupal or Not to Drupal

Submitted by allan on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 21:48
I don't know if most of y'all know or not but I own a very small consulting company call Associate Innovations. Before I started working for AllPlayers.com I did a lot of php consulting and mainly worked with Zend Framework. In that time I started work on a product called Roommate Expense Buddy, or REB for short. it was built in Zend. Well one day I updated my operating system on my development box before checking to see if the backups I ftped over was good or not.

Dallas Drupal Days: Selenium, What is it good for.

Submitted by allan on Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:11
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It turns out that I am presenting at the Dallas Drupal Days. It's going to be a very simular presentation to what I'm going to do on the 17th, however, don't let that stop you from coming to that one if you come to this one. I'm thinking of ways to spice up the Drupal Users Group talk with something a little more technical. UPDATED: I have slides but no video. The video didn't take due to a resolution change in the middle of the presentation. Will get you a better one at Dallas Drupal Users Group: Automated Testing with Selenium.

Dallas Drupal Users Group: Automated Testing with Selenium

Submitted by allan on Sat, 08/18/2012 - 22:39
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Everyone, Make sure to join me as I speak to the local Dallas Drupal Users Group and give them a quick lesson on Selenium. If you miss it, worry not, as I will have a recorded copy of the talk as well as the slides on slide share all posted right here for your viewing pleasure. RSVP and let us know you are coming! UPDATED: I've got the slides up. Again, I forgot to record, but probably for the better. I'm going to write a series of blog posts on the subject though. Three in fact. Also checkout the HTML version of the slides.

Dallas Drupal Days Are Coming

Submitted by allan on Thu, 08/02/2012 - 21:23

I really wanted to give a simple plug for the Dallas Drupal Days 2012. I'm posting it here mostly because I feel that I have a real shot at talking at my first huge event and secondly because I want the camp to be successful. Of course, I want to talk about Selenium and how to get started as a developer. It is the thing I feel most comfortable with.