How to Debug Guzzle 6 Requests

Submitted by Perignon on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:13
You may have heard and at least know what Guzzle is. The interesting thing for Drupal is that Guzzle 6.x is in Drupal 8 core. Recently I took on a project to update a module that used web services and I decided to go ahead and use Guzzle 6.x in this project for Drupal 7 to make upgrading to Drupal 8 smoother in the future for the module.

Google Chrome - Your Connection Is Not Private

Submitted by Perignon on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 18:51

For several months (since July 2014) I have expereience a lot of issues with Google Chrome with certain SSL protected websites on my Mac.  It wasn't a huge problem till two months ago when we moved our Git repositories from our in-house run Git server to Bitbucket.  The main website https://bitbucket.org would not load on Chrome.  Instead  would get this anoying error screen that offered no "accept the risk" buttons to get around.

When Will Linux Distros Support Natural Scrolling

Submitted by deaconblues on Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:38

Natural Scrolling. The term to describe scrolling that mimics phone and tablets. The idea was applied to desktops by Apple in their OS X version Lion where the mouse scroll was "inverted" from the normal percieved version of scrolling that most of us knew when holding a mouse in our hand. This scrolling was very obvious for touch screens so Apple made it the way to scroll on a desktop or laptop. The idea was origianlly meet with redicule and oposition, but in typical Apple fashion they introduced people to something they did not know they wanted.

Market Research Lead to Drupal

Submitted by Perignon on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:25

In 2011, we were faced with saving a website from disaster. The website was a massive collection of content, eCommerce, digital videos, Youtube channel data, and digital delivery of paid content. The current software running the site was horrible for the user and the administrator. Costs of running the site were also high due to licensing on the underlying servers. While labeled as a content management system, it was incapable of providing a blog feature without third party modules and the eCommerce solutions available were extremely poor. The software was DotNetNuke.

Drupal 8 Roles Storage

Submitted by deaconblues on Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:22

In Drupal 7, you could write a simple SQL query to get access to the Roles table and then consume them programatically as you please.  Drupal 8 is a bit different but it makes sense once you see what's going on in the background.  I had a bit of an issue finding details on this given that D8 is in beta 3 as I write this, so here is what I found.