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Today I am Not Working From Home

I’m a full time remote worker and have a room at home set up as an office I can shut myself away in. As I’ve talked about before I love working from home but this week for the first time … Continue reading

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Fractal – A Backend Developers Perspective

One of the great thing about attending conferences is attending a talk and learning about something you didn’t even realise you wanted to know about. During DrupalCon Vienna I saw a talk by Anton Staroverov and Tassilo Groeper from Wondrous … Continue reading

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Drupal 8 Workflow Notifications with Rules Part 3

In previous posts I’ve covered enabling and editing a Workflow and then sending an email when a new content moderation state has been saved. In this post we will complete the loop by sending emails when a content moderation state … Continue reading

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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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