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Why Your Back End Developers Should Be In The Design Kick Off

Design kickoffs are great, it’s the start of the project, expectations are high, ideas are thrown around liberally and everyone is excited about what’s to come. So why should you bring along the person responsible fo database tables and code … Continue reading

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Customer Service as a Service

In my younger days I worked in a surf shop where the owner was very hot on customer service. He liked us to greet every customer when they entered and left. To start with this seemed quite unnatural and the … Continue reading

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Back End Developers – Goalkeepers of the Web

When I was younger I wanted to join a football team. I had visions of scoring the winning goal and being the hero. Unfortunately I turned up with a pair of goalkeeper gloves, one of the others on the team … Continue reading

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Make working from home work for you and your team

When I started working for Headscape I also started working from home. Our office is a 3 hour drive form where I live so commuting isn’t an option and as a family we were not looking to relocate. In the … Continue reading

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Find total rows by day created with PHP and MySQL

I was recently asked by a client to produce a report of content posted by day. My first instinct was to query the database for all rows of the particular content type and handle the counting in PHP. First Idea … Continue reading

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The Power of Knowledge Sharing

The web is constantly developing and growing at a fast pace. I often wonder how beginners even know where to start and marvel at their ability to not be daunted by the myriad of options available to today’s developers. I … Continue reading

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Headless / Decoupled Drupal 8 First Go

The installation of a minimal Drupal setup is very quick and easy. From there I enabled a few modules and a theme to help me create some data. Modules enabled Field UI Image Views View UI RESTful Web Services I … Continue reading

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Testing SSL certificates without a domain name

Recently at Headscape we were setting up a new server ready to launch a redesign of a site. Whilst testing we were accessing the site using the server’s IP address which works fine for checking everything is working, apart from … Continue reading

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Drupal Commerce, TeamCity and Git Submodules

At Headscape we use TeamCity as our Continuous Integration server and I recently came across an error when trying to build Drupal Commerce Kickstart. The main parts of the error message were Failed to build patch for build… due to … Continue reading

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Codeception Database Helper

I’ve been using Codeception for some acceptance testing recently. The project has a large database and using the standard Codeception database module that rebuilds the entire DB from an SQL dump was too slow. All I needed to do was … Continue reading

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