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November 8, 2016 - 5:41pm -- John Locke

Shan asks,

Hi folks- I am looking for an out of box eCommerce solution that meets the following criteria and hope to get some pointers on few solutions that's already available in the market.

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October 27, 2016 - 6:48pm -- John Locke

WordPress versus Drupal. Republican versus Democrat. Two debates where the differences seem so broad, people can't even seem to agree upon fundamental facts. Why? Why is it so hard to find an objective, clear comparison of WordPress and Drupal? I've had several people ask this.

Sustainable/Open Business
October 6, 2016 - 6:17pm -- John Locke

When choosing any service provider, a crucial question is, "What happens if something goes wrong?" When you're choosing a hosting provider, we like to dig a bit deeper, and ask what risks are likely to be an issue for you?

Here are some of our questions:

Sustainable/Open Business
September 12, 2016 - 4:55pm -- John Locke

[Update: a few days after I published this, rebranded as It's the same project, just a new name...]

Tags: Drupal 8, IPFS, Matrix
September 5, 2016 - 10:39am -- John Locke

I learn best when I have a problem to solve, and with one of our D8 upgrade projects, we had a mess to clean up in the menu system. This provided an excellent oppportunity to get hands-on in Drupal core, learning some of the major differences from earlier versions, and three things in particular:

Dev Corner
August 4, 2016 - 3:10pm -- John Locke

So there are definite "gotchas" to migrating content from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8, when you take away the assumption that the ids throughout the system will remain the same.

Dev Corner
July 14, 2016 - 11:11am -- John Locke

Richard asks:

Just a question after reading an article posted here back from January 21, 2016 on Drupal 8, why has not moved to Drupal 8?  Just wondering if there was a particular reason we should avoid before jumping in?  Thanks.

Ha! What a great question!

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July 13, 2016 - 12:42pm -- John Locke

Yesterday the Drupal security team gave a dire warning about extremely dangerous security vulnerabilities in multiple contributed modules. The fixes, and the details, would be released at 9am Pacific Time today.

Sustainable/Open Business
July 8, 2016 - 5:14pm -- John Locke

Our branch strategy based on Git Flow did not survive. It was getting a bit old in the tooth, but the final blow was automation.

Dev Corner
July 1, 2016 - 12:08pm -- John Locke

We have several Drupal 6 to Drupal 8 upgrade projects going on, which is particularly challenging given how quickly the Drupal Migration system is changing. Given that a couple of them are nearing launch, and were missing some node references, I set out to get the content updated from the production sites before launch.

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  1. When I first handed John an initial disaster- an unfinished website that had to be completely rebuilt, he took all in stride and developed our site from the ground floor up, with speed and expertise. In addition, John has continued to take initiative in making our site to be one that we are extremely proud of. John continues to be a collaborative partner in the maintenance and continued development of I highly recommend him and his team for all your open source web needs.

    Suzanne Newman, CEO

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