It's been a long time, but I've decided to work out a new version of Facebook Albums. This will bring it up to speed with any Facebook API changes and WordPress. The plugin hasn't had any real work done since 3.5 came out. The main goal is to provide a better class at handling API interaction and hopefully more functionality.
I've been using Vagrant at work for a few months now - and I got into it specifically for mimicking our product environment. If you don't know about Vagrant, I highly suggest you check it out. I recently purchased an iMac and I'm utilizing Vagrant VMs for all development. That means I have a few select environments and my machine is bogged down with extra services or dependency issues.
Drupal is great at a lot of things, one of those being the feeling of your head banging against the wall. Drupal can lead to some headaches when things just do not work right. Troubleshooting and debugging in Drupal doesn't have to be difficult, however. Yet, for some reason, every article I've ever found goes in too deep. I presented this at my user group Drupal 262 as a "back to basics" debugging and troubleshooting.
The Metatag module and Site Verification module help setup site verification and social media integration. However social media is rapidly changing, more often than those submitting patches (or modules getting releases.) Or, hell, you're like me and think it's pointless to add a contrib module for a simple use case (note: I rock Metatag on this site.) One such case is Pinterest site verification.
I'm writing a book! Mid May I began work on a book called "Getting Cozy with Drupal Commerce." Commerce is a robust module with a lot of power under the hood, unfortunately many of its features can be confusing or frustrating. Why? Because its architected to be flexible and extensible.