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Balancedscale.com got some love with a complete rewrite. The site moved from a Drupal 6 platform
Here are my slides from DrupalCorn
One of the requirements for my current project is SAML auth via onelogin.com on node.js. After some research, I found that there is little if any SAML projects out there. I didn't find any although there are se
Mongoose is an ODM for Node.js that connects to MongoDb. I've found Mongoose to be really useful in handling Models and REST. However, I ran into the need to connect directly to MongoDb rather that working through the Models. Here's the code to reference Mongooses Db so you don't have to connect twice.
The Backbone.js wagon is a pretty sweet wagon to be on right now. If you're just jumping in there is a learning curve and not much for documentation. Here are some compiled resources I've found to be helpful.
It turns out you have to do a lot of digging online to find some quality solutions for generating Microsoft Word documents in PHP. Both of these products have their quirks, but its usually all in how you setup your template.
Inactive fields occur when active fields controlled by a feature are deleted from the feature and the feature is reverted on a database where the fields deleted are currently active. Here's how to delete them.
I wrote this snippet to clear out some nodes that I had imported that ended up being duplicates. I thought I would share.
I am a features user and if you are too then you will share my frustration when you find aspects of other modules that are not exportable, i.e. not capable of being packaged in your feature. Such is the case with the Auto Node Title module. However, this is to be expected right? Ctools module provides the api for making things exportable and we should know not every developer will go ahead and implement this in their module. So back to our discovery of the non-exportable. When we get to this point there are several options. One being "don't use the module" and another being "write an exportable". Now auto node title is a common enough module that it might benefit from writing an exportable, but in my opinion that is code bloat where it is not needed. You can accomplish the same thing as auto node title with two Drupal hooks which you can include in the .module file of your feature. Problem solved.
My latest battle with Drupal was overriding a select box that was a node reference. Intuitively I tried to simply update $form['#options'] with my array of custom data. No deal. After experimenting with about five ways to implement #after_build on both the form and the field, I realized that the type of a widget is something like 'nodereference_select' instead of just select. Switching the type back to 'select' allowed me to make the change. Wow. Lost a day to that one.
We are beginning to leverage VPS or Cloud servers to build more custom solutions for our clients. Thanks to services like Amazon EC2 and others, virtualization is a reality for most new companies. The flexibility of owning your own server with the service backend of a shared host. Cloud servers are not only flexible, but scalable. Increasing resources to your server happens at the click of a button.
I've been itching to contribute back to the Drupal community for some time now. Recently, I committed two sandbox projects, one of which is the AJAX Get API module. The idea is to create a simple way to request Drupal objects like Nodes, Forms, Views, and Users via AJAX and return HTML or JSON formats. I haven't been able to find a tool like this so I developed it with some help of my coworkers. We've incorporated this module into our latest project, which boasts a pretty slick application-like AJAX interface. We get forms, submit data, and refresh views thanks to this module and the exist Ajax module, which we use for submiting the data via ajax. Here's an example.
This guide is based on HTC Aria, but there are links to help you with other phones.
If you have a web host or are working with a web host that severely limits the number of joins you can do in mysql, have not fear, there is a work around. Include the following code before your mysql query is executed.
Here is a simple bookmarklet to collect the email addresses on a web page. Enjoy!
In talking through video options with a client I came up with four possible options for the future of video on the web. I thought I would share.
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Here is a simple script for backing up your local server settings and databases. Replace "/media/storage/_backup" with your destination directory.
I needed to find a way to have only one settings.php file maintain my database configurations across both my local development and environment and my production server. Here is my solution. Is there a better way?
This is not a comprehensive comparison, but is a comparison of the functions that I used the most. Readers should note that while syntax appears similar, the philosophies of MooTools and jQuery are very different resulting in a fundamental differences in their implementation. This data is intended for those that are analyzing cost in switching frameworks and is not intended for someone trying to determine which framework to use.
Another round of security updates were sucessfull as of February 8th, 2010. All hosted sites are up to date.
I recently installed Windows 7 via VirtualBox for some cross browser testing. While in development I needed to map localhost from the Windows 7 Guest OS to my Apache server in Ubuntu. Some quick searching around turned up the following ip address. All I had to do was update the current localhost line in my Windows 7 hosts file.
I've found the cleanest way to upgrade Ubuntu is to do a fresh install. Here is a list of steps that I take to upgrade.
I have a friend who recently informed me of their venture into the world of Linux. I started to build up a good set of links and thought I would share. Here you go.
1. Install tomcat6 via synaptic.
My development environment varies based on the project that I'm working with. For my latest project I'm creating a Flex media player and though I started using Gedit, I've moved to Eclipse + Flex Builder so as to take advantage of Flex's Builders code completion feature. Other features that I needed for this project were support for FTP, Bazaar, PHP, and JQuery. Here are the steps I took to build the IDE for this project.
The newly redesigned Loftus Heating and AC website is now up and running. This site was redone from the ground up from their initial static html site. They now have a database driven website complete with the integration of the Lennox Product API! It is my hope that they and their customers find it to be an improvement.
Symbolic links work kind of like shortcuts in Windows. I have found a couple of very useful scenarios. The first is my local development environment. For Linux users, it is best practice to keep all your files in your user folder. For me, this is mainly to keep my system directories clean and to make backup of my files easier. This leads me to my first usage:
For those of you that use Skype for business or personal use, I finally fixed
In the my experience of Drupal I've found a set of contributed modules that I keep coming back to. The features that they provide are, for the most part, useful on any site. Those modules include the following.
Unfortunately, this was not straight forward task for me, which may be due to my lack of skills. So, in order to ease someone else's pain, I'm posting my method of installing flex builder on Ubuntu 8.10.
If you haven't heard, Adobe recently published the Flex in a Week video series. The bummer for us Linux users is that to watch the videos you need to install AMP, which is not compatible. However, today I found that you can watch the videos if you import the video series xml feed into Miro.
All sites were down today for regular maintenance as well as expansion. Balanced Scale Media is not only more secure, but has greater capacity to meet its recent growth.
I just added a new portfolio page to showcase some of our work. Feel free to browse through it. I would like to add some code and functionality samples in the future.
Things have been picking up here. We just launched www.handymarv.com! This a site for Marv's Handyman Service out of Woodbine, Iowa. Thanks goes out to LaBresh Media for the contract design work. The latest project is for a company named Kingdom Builders. We are looking to have a homepage up for them this week. I'll be adding a portfolio section to the site soon to showcase our work.
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