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Speed Up Drupal 8 Docker Development with Docker Sync

2019-08-20

When running Drupal 8 and Docker to develop locally, we often use volumes to map our Drupal files and modules from our local machine to our container so we can edit our files in our local IDE and run the files with our container. But it turns out with large frameworks like Drupal 8 mapping these files with volumes causes our sites to run extremely slow. We can solve this with an open source tool called Docker Sync.

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Drupal 8 GraphQL in Action

2019-07-29

In this article we are going to put to use the Drupal 8 GraphQL module by exposing endpoints that run custom GraphQL queries. With these custom queries we can get the data back from Drupal that we need, without confusing our end users with all of the Drupal fluff.

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Drupal 8 GraphQL Module

2019-07-23

In this article I’ll show how to install the latest GraphQL Drupal module which you can use to expose Drupal content that can be queried using the Graph Query Language.

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Local Drupal Docker

2019-07-20
In this article I’m going to show how I setup a local Docker container running Drupal core to work on modules and other Drupal development tasks. By extending the prebuilt Docker Hub Drupal we can start with a clean Drupal core, then extend to install Composer and Drush, install XDEBUG, and finally launch our container using Docker Compose. Prerequisits I’ll assume you have Docker installed are comfortable with creating new images with Dockerfiles and can launch images with Docker Compose. Continue reading

Debugging NodeJS using VS Code

2019-05-30
In a previous article I wrote about NodeJS async and await, in which I used real world working examples and wrote/tested all code shown in the article as I was writing. While digging into these concepts I quickly realized that while writing code examples of any kind, I was going to need a debugger. VS Code Debugging I use VS Code to do 90% of all of my development, with VI being the other 10%. Continue reading

Quick Promises with NodeJS

2019-05-17

Typically in NodeJS version 7.6 and later instead of using promise chaining and callback functions, or as this is commonly referred to as callback hell we can now use async and await. In this article I’ll show you my two favorite go-to patterns to utilize Promises in Javascript.

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Managing AWS CLI Accounts

2019-05-01

If you have multiple AWS accounts that you would like to access using the AWS CLI tools then you will need an easy way to switch between accounts before running any CLI commands. AWS Named Profiles offers an easy way to manage CLI access to your different AWS accounts.

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