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Kim Pepper
Technical Director

Location

Sydney

Kim is the co-founder and Technical Director of PreviousNext. He enjoys experimenting with new technologies, and contributing to open source projects like Drupal.

My blog posts

Sponsoring Drupal Contribution

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As an open-source project, Drupal relies on the sustained contributions of individuals and organisations to keep it well maintained, develop, and grow to stay relevant in a competitive landscape.

The project founder, Dries Buytaert has highlighted the problems many open source projects have of balancing the makers and takers. Increasingly, organisations that have traditionally contributed to Drupal have had challenges keeping the level of contribution going, and have had to look to new ways to support the project.

Sponsoring Drupal contribution is a new and exciting way for PreviousNext to give back to the project as well as the community.

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Overview of our Front-end Stack

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Front-end technology stacks tend to move quickly. At PreviousNext, we have been constantly evolving the tech stack to take advantage of best-practice.

In this post, we take a closer look at the front-end tools we use at PreviousNext in 2021 and some of the rationale behind the decisions.

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Updating to Drupal 8.8.0 Beta with Composer

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PreviousNext continue to be major contributors to the development and promotion of Drupal 8. As participants of the Drupal 8.8.0 Beta Testing Program, we thought it would be useful to document the steps we took to update one of our sites on Drupal 8.7 to the latest 8.8.0 beta.

Every site is different, so your mileage may vary, but it may save you some time.

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Goodbye aGov

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The time has come to close the book on our government Drupal distribution, aGov. We are no longer actively developing sites using aGov, and instead are focussing our efforts on the new GovCMS Drupal 8 distribution. Here’s a short history of aGov and how we got to this point.

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How Drupal Contribution leads to Success

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I recently had the pleasure of presenting my session 'How Drupal Contribution leads to Success' at Drupal South Canberra 2018.

Drupal adoption is still growing, but can the contributors keep pace? In this session I looked at how organisations can really benefit from contributing to Drupal.

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Decoupling the model from Drupal

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Back in the Drupal 6 days, I built the BOM Weather Drupal module to pull down weather data from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) site, and display it to users.

We recently had a requirement for this in a new Drupal 8 site, so decided to take a more modern approach.

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