Planet Drupal

It’s going to happen. We’re not exactly sure when, but it is likely (or at least possible!) that Drupal 8 will have a full release in the final quarter of 2014. With any major version update we typically get calls from at least a few panicked clients wondering what they need to do. “do we have to upgrade?”, “will my version continue to be supported?” or “IS MY SITE GOING TO EXPLODE?”

Drupal 8 is coming with more API changes than ever before. Are you ready?? Prepare yourself by upgrading your first Drupal 8 module right here on the Fuse Interactive blog. Learn by doing and follow along as we explore the new Routing component, OOP Drupal, PSR autoloading... and more!

I'm lazy. Here, have some PIE.

Codi — January 9th ’14

I'm a lazy developer. Probably one of the laziest I know. I try not to commit anything to memory that can be looked up with 2 seconds of typing and a click. If I know someone else knows the answer and they're within earshot I'm definitely not going to sit around and try to figure it out myself. That's not to say I won't work hard or can't learn, but it's all about efficiency in the work place for me.

Check Your PHP Version

Andre — December 17th ’13

Making sure your Drupal is up to date is a good start but often people forget about keeping PHP up to date. PHP 5.3 has reached end of life and will no longer have any more security updates in July 2014. It is important to make sure your site is running on a supported version. Please note, it is also important to make sure all your server's other software are up to date (i.e.

Test Wrangling

Evan — November 19th ’13

I was recently responsible for building a suite of Behat-based tests for an existing site using the excellent Behat Drupal Extension. After initially wrapping my head around Behat with some simple tests, I moved on to some more complex tests for the site's business logic, involving the creation of nodes and the voting API. Happy with my test feature, I ran it a couple of times only to get a different result every time; sometimes it would pass, sometimes it would fail early and sometimes it would fail on the penultimate step. What was going on?

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