Source control - git

Posted on: Tue, 26/02/2019 - 13:41 By: sacha

Advantages of source control

  • Backups
  • Feature development
  • Staging development
  • Blame (history)


  • Feature workflow
  • GitHub Flow - introduces and enforces conversations, through pull  and merge requests
  • GitFlow - much more developed system , like I use with ixis - has master, hot fix, release, develop, feature, feature


Long form in Drupal 7

Posted on: Thu, 13/12/2018 - 14:22 By: sacha

Been creating a very long form in Drupal 7, as a custom module.  Have had trouble understanding the db insert, but with some help have worked this out, and I do have a long, long form working on my local, and saving to the db.  So that is good.  Next important step has been breaking this long form up into a multi-page form, so it's not quite as unwieldy.  

Twig templating - group project

Posted on: Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:18 By: sacha

Initial Setup

If this is not done, you will need to add the following code to your ‘’ file:
   debug: true
   auto_reload: true
   cache: false


So that it looks like this, the spacing is important for the yml config.

Then in your settings.local.php file you need this code:

OS Training module dev course

Posted on: Tue, 09/10/2018 - 11:38 By: sacha

Today I have been following the OS Training 'How to Develop Drupal 8 Modules' course.

So far, it's clear and well laid out, and it is working.  Im understanding it and the exercises function.  So, far, far better than what as an apprenticeship class we have been attempting to follow for the past month or so at

D8 module development

Posted on: Tue, 02/10/2018 - 14:50 By: sacha

Trying to follow the lessons for module development that have been the base for the past several apprentice training day is a tremendous pain.  So, I am lost in those lessons.  And my aws environment is not working once again.

So, I am trying some other tutorials.  So far, only this basic one has had a positive outcome, after several `drush cr` .

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