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When working on a project I want my local environment very similar to production systems. This means that I prefer to download these databases regularly. But sometimes they are sooo huge and filled with stuff like sessions, caching I don't need. Now I must tackle this.
In this article we teach you how to setup GitLab CI for Drupal 8 websites. One of its most amazing features is GitLab CI (GitLab Continues Integration). It is a task runner that can be compared with Jenkins and Rundeck. We use a simple approach that applies any committed changes to your Drupal 8 website automatically.
Did you know that when developing a module(s) locally you can now easily do this in separate git repositories? This is very useful because it gives the opportunity to both use a separate Git for your custom module and an IDE like PHPstorm+Xdebug for the Drupal integration at the same time.
Drupal 8
We are working on porting Feeds to Drupal 8 today at the Global Sprints weekend in Amsterdam. We would like to know from you how you use these and similar import/export modules and what functionality you like but still miss in Drupal 8. Please take the survey here:
In this article we try to document how you can set-up your local development machine, to Xdebug inside tests. Including functional javascript! The setup is documented here in this article and also in the Drupal docs here. The quest started on the Dev Days Milano in 2016. With Drupal 8 the community tries to leverage automatic-tests where-ever possible.
Drupal 7
Here some snippets that we use for things that Features module cannot do. The Features module can install/create things for you, but it will not remove things that are not declared in Features. Note that the behavior of Drupal 8 Configuration Management is different. Drupal 8 CM *will* delete...
Drupal 7
This snippet helps to print an overview of all fields in a Drupal 7 website.
Drupal 8
Drupal 7
As always the Drupal Association puts videe-recording of most sessions on DrupalCon Youtube. That is also true for the now ongoing DrupalCon New Orleans 2016. An excellent option for learning and understanding Drupal . (and following the event!) Recored video-sessions on YouTube Link DrupalCon New...
Drupal 8
Drupal 8 is better than Drupal 7. Data-modelling, performance, multi-language. It feels so much more robust this day. More functionality is in-core and fully tested. In a conceptual way, Drupal 8 is not so different from Drupal 7. The Administration-UI’s are the same and you probably will also use the same modules for a project. Site builders will feel really comfortable. All-in-all I am getting excited about Drupal 8!
One little Drupal community secret: the main-event of a DrupalCon might be sprinting... A code sprint is getting developers for a set amount of time – usually one to two days – and just writing code. That's it. You're not teaching anything. Participants will learn from others as they go, but the...