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Services and Dependency Injection

In Drupal, Web Development by Ian1 Comment

This entry is part 6 of 14 in the series Drupal 8 Activity Cards

For several years I have worked as an ASP.NET MVC developer and have become intimately familiar with terms such as dependency injection and services. It is refreshing to see some of these familiar concepts surfacing in Drupal 8. Day 6 focuses mainly on introducing us to services and dependency injection via several online resources. There is no exercises or tasks …

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The New Block System in Drupal 8

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This entry is part 5 of 14 in the series Drupal 8 Activity Cards

Among the many changes in Drupal 8, the blocks system received an overhaul, which has improved much of its functionality significantly. Some of the most notable take aways include the new block page layout and UI for updating, adding, and editing blocks, the addition of custom blocks and fieldable types (similar to content types), and integration with display view modes to …

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Drupal 8 Migration

In Drupal, Web Development by Ian6 Comments

This entry is part 4 of 14 in the series Drupal 8 Activity Cards

I have had some exposure to the migrate module in the past, mostly with Drupal 7 and more recently for a Drupal 8 project that required importing of a small (under 1000) set of records stored in a CSV file. Todays D8Card focuses on the new migration module that comes partly with core and also partly in the form of …

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Building Configuration Forms

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This entry is part 3 of 14 in the series Drupal 8 Activity Cards

In Day 3 we are starting to accelerate in terms of skills developed by the cards. This card has us create our first Drupal 8 module, learn about Drupal 8 Form API and learn about the Configuration API. The card starts off with directing you to several Drupal.org documentation pages including Creating a Custom Page,  Defining and using your own …

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Paragraphs Module

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This entry is part 2 of 14 in the series Drupal 8 Activity Cards

I have to be honest, before completing Day 2 tasks, I had never actually used the Paragraphs module before. I heard others mention it in the past and considered looking at it at some point, however until today I did not realize what I was missing in terms of the power and flexibility that this module has to offer. The d8cards.com …

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What is a Doctor of Science Degree?

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In 2014, I finally graduated after several years of intensive work from the University of Baltimore with a Doctor of Science degree in Information and Interaction Design. At the time I graduated people started asking me about my credential and whether or not it was the same as a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). What is a Doctor of Science? There are …

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How to Fix the WordPress White Screen of Death

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The dreaded WordPress white screen of death means something has gone wrong and is preventing your website from loading. In most cases, the white screen of death will prevent both the front and back end from loading correctly and all you can see is a blank white screen in your web browser. The white screen of death is often caused by …