John Locke's blog

April 24, 2016 - 8:32am -- John Locke

The audio quality isn't the best, but the talk I gave yesterday at LinuxFest Northwest is already up on YouTube! You can watch it here...

March 20, 2016 - 3:07pm -- John Locke

How quick do pages on your site load? How quick should they load? How do you make pages load quicker?
Why should you care?

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January 21, 2016 - 2:29pm -- John Locke

Drupal 8 has been out for 2 months now, and there's never been a better time to choose Drupal for your website platform. Here are 8 reasons why!

Sustainable/Open Business
January 12, 2016 - 7:34pm -- John Locke

We're digging into our first dry-run migrations from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8, and learning a lot about what's ready and what's not. And there's some surprises in there...

Sustainable/Open Business
November 19, 2015 - 6:03pm -- John Locke

Today marks the release of Drupal 8, and the birthday of its founder, Dries Buytaert. This release is more than just a new digit, it's an entirely new platform with something for everyone to love, but it's particularly big for web site owners.

October 11, 2015 - 11:48pm -- John Locke

Here are the slides from my 2015 Drupal Summit talk, Quality Drupal DevOps!

Dev Corner
July 25, 2015 - 9:16am -- John Locke

Faster, more secure, more maintainable. Three nice benefits we get from our new standard Drupal server architecture.

Dev Corner
July 1, 2015 - 2:34pm -- John Locke

We hear it all the time:

Why do you recommend a 6 hour budget for a simple integration? Here's an embed widget right here -- if this were WordPress I could do it myself!

Well, in Drupal you can do it yourself, exactly the same way you might in WordPress. Add a block, use an input format that doesn't strip out Javascript, paste in your code, put the block where you want it on your page, and away you go.

Ask Freelock
June 16, 2015 - 10:10pm -- John Locke

More and more I keep running into assertions that Git is a version control tool, and that if you use it for deployment, you're doing it wrong.

Why?

At Freelock we find it to be a very effective deployment tool, and I'm not seeing a solution that meets our needs any better.

Two presentations in particular caught my attention recently mentioned this:

Dev Corner
June 3, 2015 - 11:24am -- John Locke

For many years, we've organized our development around user stories. What exactly is each user trying to accomplish, and what does that look like when they try to accomplish those tasks?

Sustainable/Open Business

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  1. I had the privilege of working with John and Freelock in launching a new Little League website. The process was flawless and the end product was magnificent exceeding our expectations. John knows his stuff! He had a wonderful ability to bring the perfect solution to our community based organization. Being volunteer run, we needed some special considerations in the way our website works, John understood this and delivered solutions that were perfect for us. We now have a cool website that also has the ability to grow with us into the future. I highly recommend John Locke and Freelock Computing.

    Brian Boone
    Pacific Little League

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