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June 23, 2016 - 11:57am -- John Locke

It's really a shame. Drupal Gardens has announced to its users that it's shutting down completely on August 1, and users need to move away from the service before it disappears.

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June 17, 2016 - 6:45pm -- John Locke

Its name is Watney. Watney lives in Matrix. Watney is a bot I created about 6 months ago to start helping us with various tasks we need to do in our business.

Watney patiently waits for requests in a bunch of chat rooms we use for internal communications about each website we manage, each project we work on. Watney does a bunch of helpful things already, even though it is still really basic -- it fetches login links for us, helps us assemble release notes for each release we do to a production site, reminds us when it's time to do a release, and kicks off various automation jobs.

Dev Corner
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.

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