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Modern Application Frameworks, Legacy Browsers and Security Implications

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This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Intrusion Detection

I was recently sent an article titled ‘How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016’. Aguinaga, J. (2016).  It is a somewhat amusing take on the current state of JavaScript frameworks and libraries available to web developers and how this environment is changing so quickly. All quirks aside, modern application frameworks provide us with much interactivity and web functionality we …

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Dependency Injection / Service Container Example

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This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Drupal 8 Activity Cards

In an earlier post, I outlined the basics of dependency injection and talked a little bit about the Drupal 8 service container and how we can use this in our code. Day 16 of Drupal Activity Cards provides a task for us to implement dependency injection in one of the Drupal 8 Example modules. The examples module is a great …

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Logging in Drupal 8

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This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Drupal 8 Activity Cards

Logging is very important in any production site because we don’t have the same ability to debug code that we have in our development environments. Drupal 7 had a very robust logging system called watchdog(), which has been replaced by logger in Drupal 8. This post summarizes a basic use case for logging in Drupal 8 continuing the Drupal 8 …

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Introduction to Drupal 8 Theming

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This entry is part 12 of 14 in the series Drupal 8 Activity Cards

Drupal 8 has a new theme engine, however many of the concepts we are familiar with in Drupal 7 are still in place in this new version. Themes still have the same ability to overwrite various templates within core, only now instead of modifying .tpl.php files, you will be creating Twig files in their place. Theme functions are still available …

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Creating a Custom Content Entity Type

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This entry is part 11 of 14 in the series Drupal 8 Activity Cards

Drupal 8 has seen a lot of improvements for content entities and with the new Drupal console, setting up a content entity has been made a lot easier with the addition of boilerplate code generation. Day 11 of the Drupal 8 Activity Card set focuses on content entities, how they can be setup in Drupal 8, how we might add …

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Configuring your Local Drupal 8 Development Environment

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This entry is part 10 of 14 in the series Drupal 8 Activity Cards

I have struggled with properly optimizing my local environment in terms of enabling debugging and disabling cache for a while. There isn’t that many steps you need to cover in order to have a proper working development environment. After reviewing Day 10 I completed setting up my environment the correct way and have outlined this in the following sections. Step …

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Attaching JS and CSS Assets in Drupal 8

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This entry is part 9 of 14 in the series Drupal 8 Activity Cards

Drupal 8 has introduced a different way of attaching JavaScript and CSS to themes and custom modules via a new concept called libraries, which are covered in Day 9. Libraries are essentially .yml files that define different groups of assets that can later be attached via module code. When I started working with the theme layer in Drupal 8, I quickly realized …