Melissa Anderson

It can be incredibly helpful when you're troubleshooting Behat tests to watch the tests execute. It's fairly straightforward to install Selenium locally and watch @javascript tests execute in your browser of choice, a bit more challenging remotely. Here's how I set up to do that on a remote Ubuntu 14.04 server.

Melissa Anderson

I was writing documentation for using VNC to watch Behat tests being executed with the selenium2 driver on a remote server, when I ran into a strange behavior. I'd set up Behat 3 on my desktop and was successfully running Selenium Server 2.42.2 with Firefox 31. After following the same setup process I'd used locally on a clean Digital Ocean VM, the Behat tests wouldn't run.

Jeff Sheltren

I was recently working on scripting some OS installs of CentOS 5 and 6. As part of the deployment, I required drush be installed. Now, I’ve considered using the drush package found in EPEL but it don’t meet my needs for a number of reasons: It is built for Drupal 6. It has a dependency on the Drupal 6 package in EPEL meaning I have to install that if I want to pull in drush....

Károly Négyesi

We are currently creating a website where you have episodes. Each episode has a video which has rights attached to it. The rights are fed into the system by an XML feed. Each right has a type, a start of availability, end of availability, a price. We need to store these somewhere... Why not just use field_collection? Field collection creates a hidden entity for you, lets you field it and makes all sorts of gymnastics...

Jeff Sheltren

I see a lot of people coming by #centos and similar channels asking for help when they’re experiencing a problem with their Linux system. It amazes me how many people describe their problem, and then say something along the lines of, “and I disabled SELinux...”. Most of the time SELinux has nothing to do with the problem, and if SELinux is the cause of the problem, why would you throw out the extra security by...

Károly Négyesi

DISQUS is a popular "social commenting" platform. It is integrated with many hosted blog platforms and open source CMSes, including Drupal. A client of ours exported the comments from their old Wordpress blog and then imported them into DISQUS. The problem was that the comments were showing up in the DISQUS dashboard, however, when you clicked their corresponding URLs, these imported comments did not appear in Drupal. While the Drupal module looks for comments on...

Narayan Newton

Tag1 Consulting is sponsoring my work on Drupal.org Infrastructure. What this means is that instead of working on drupal.org whenever I can, I get to spend 20 paid hours per week on drupal.org infrastructure. In return for this, I have agreed to write a blog entry per month describing some of my work in detail. These will be entries covering security, performance, high-availability configuration and anything else interesting in my work on drupal.org. Hopefully these...

Nathaniel Catchpole

During performance and scalability reviews of sites, we regularly find ourselves submitting patches to contrib modules and core to resolve performance issues. Most large Drupal installations we work with use a variation of this workflow to track patches: Upload the patch to an issue on Drupal.org if it's not already there Add the patch to a /patches folder in revision control Document what the patch does, the Drupal.org nid, and a reference to the ticket...

Jeremy Andrews

We're excited to have 7 members of the Tag1 Consulting team attending the DrupalCon in Chicago next week. We are all looking forward to participating in another fantastic Drupal Conference. If you've not already bought your tickets, it's still not too late ! Don't miss this one! In Chicago, Tag1 will be passing out copies of Drupal Watchdog , participating in training courses , sessions, and BoFs, and generally enjoying the two-way sharing of knowledge...

Jeremy Andrews

Drupal Watchdog Volume 1 Issue 1 is on its way to Chicago to greet all attendees of the Chicago DrupalCon . Those that subscribed should receive the first issue within the next two weeks, possibly longer for international subscribers. This issue was made possible by 23 authors, 7 editors, 2 designers, and a 3-person layout team. Its 80 pages were printed on FSC Certified paper stock with soy inks. I'll be in Chicago attending the...