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Using JSON API to query your Search API indexes mglaman Sat, 10/28/2017 - 22:18
The JSON API module is becoming wildly popular for in Drupal 8 as an out of the box way to provide an API server. Why? Because it implements the {json:api} specification. It’s still a RESTful interface, but the specification just helps bring an open standard for how data should be represented and requests should be constructed. The JSON API module exposes collection routes, which allows retrieving multiple resources in a single request.
ContribKanban.com: What's next mglaman Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:24

Back in 2015, I created ContribKanban.com as a tool to experiment with AngularJS and also have a better tool to identify issues to sprint on at my previous employer before Commerce Guys. At the Global Sprint Weekend in Chicago, I received a lot of feedback from YesCT and also ended up open sourcing the project. That first weekend made me see it was more useful than just being a side project.

Why and How for SSLs and your website mglaman Mon, 10/16/2017 - 04:00
Secure sites. HTTPS and SSL. A topic more and more site owners and maintainers are having to work with. For some, this is a great thing and others it is either nerve-wracking or confusing. Luckily, for us all, getting an SSL and implementing full site HTTPS is becoming easier.
Drupal 8 Development Cookbook - Second Edition mglaman Sat, 10/07/2017 - 19:54

During DrupalCon Vienna, the second edition of the Drupal 8 Development Cookbook was published! The Drupal 8 Development Cookbook published just over a year ago, right after Drupal 8.1 was released. I had written the book for 8.0 with "just in case" notes for what might change in Drupal 8.1. What I was not prepared for: how well the minor release system worked and provided rapid gains in feature changes.

Migrated: Now on Drupal 8! mglaman Mon, 09/11/2017 - 15:06

My personal site is now officially migrated onto Drupal 8! I had first attempted a migration of my site back when Drupal 8.0 was released but had a few issues. With Drupal 8.3 it was nearly flawless (maybe even 8.2, but I had put the idea back burner.) I did have some interesting issues to workaround

Missing filter plugins

My migration process was halted and littered with errors due to missing plugins, specifically around my text formats. The culprits were:

Swapping Drupal 8 services to customize Drupal Commerce mglaman Sun, 06/04/2017 - 11:11

One of the reasons that I love Drupal 8 is the fact it is object orientated and uses the Dependency Injection pattern with a centralized service container. If you’re new to the concept, here’s some links for some fun reading.

DrupalVM and CircleCI: Deploying for the wins mglaman Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:18

DrupalVM is a tool created by Jeff Geerling that “makes building local Drupal development environments quick and easy” for Drupal. It is built using Vagrant and provisioned with Ansible. Since it uses Ansible, it also provides a means to support a production environment deployment. This allows for a repeatable and determinable environment when developing and deploying to remote servers.

Setup Drupal Commerce for CI and Behat testing mglaman Sun, 03/19/2017 - 19:17

I can proudly say that we have been on top of our test coverage in Drupal Commerce. Back in June of 2016 we had removed any trace of Simpletest based tests and moved over to PHPUnit Unit, Kernel, Functional, and FunctionalJavascript tests. Once using PhantomJS for JavaScript testing landed in core we jumped ship. Test coverage is great for the individual project because we can ensure that we ship an (assumedly, mostly) bug-free product. But I believe we should do more than that.

DrupalCamp London, my first keynote. mglaman Sun, 03/12/2017 - 16:14

DrupalCamp London is, according to various sources and rumors, the biggest camp in Europe. It comes up in size next to BADCamp and DrupalCamp Mumbai, coming in the 400 to 600 attendee range. That is quite a feat, and I am honored to have gotten to experience this DrupalCamp.

Conductor, a Composer UI mglaman Sat, 10/22/2016 - 08:30

Developers have many tools. We have version control systems, we have dependency management tools, we have build and task automation tools. What is one thing they all have in common? They are command line tools.

However, the command line can be daunting to some and create a barrier to adoption. We’re currently experiencing this in the Drupal community. People are considering Composer a barrier to entry, and I believe it’s just because it’s a command line tool and something new.