Monday, November 10, 2014 - 07:01

Extending Drupal contexts with a plugin

There is a rich set of Drupal context modules and chances are you might find what you are looking for by sifting through what's already available. But once in a while you really need that context that's just not available.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 22:04

Drupal services,REST and mobile devices using Android as an example.

The services modul extends Drupal's core capabilities to present content immensely. it's one of those modules, with Views and some others, that I usually reference when some expert comes up with a Wordpress opinion.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 03:24

Drupal 7. Injecting form validators the right way.

Drupal has a very neat feature for form validations. The form holds a flat array '#validate' that is simply a list of functions to be executed when validating the form in question. Our example validator for today will be the login form. The array looks like this by default.

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 05:12

Using the Cache in Drupal. How does it work and when to use it.

The caching system in Drupal can be a very powerful ally if you need to get some performance out of your module. It however has some pitfalls that can ruin your day.
Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 05:12

Reordering and extending forms in Drupal 7.

This is going to be a multi part article covering some aspects of the forms api in drupal 7 explaining some common tasks and their pitfalls when working with forms. Usually there is more than one way to get where you want to be.
Friday, November 16, 2012 - 18:25

Finally got the site up to 7.x

Finally found the time to update - well parts - the site to drupal 7. Somewhat of a pain in the ass when you work with 7 but still use 6 for yourself. It's really getting a little bit old these days.

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 02:34

Fun with Apache Solr. Deep content indexing of pdf, doc and whatever you please

I recently upgraded the search with Apache Solr. The search function itself is actually far from finished and since I wasn't deep indexing before I'm a little short of proper documents to index at the moment. The bottom line is: It's awesomeness and then some. And the best part about it. If you have it configured properly once it's pretty much a self employed document indexer. You attach the document to a page, blog or $_whatever and a bit later it's automagically indexed.