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Using Composer to debug issues updating Drupal core

by lee.rowlands /

This week whilst trying to update one of our projects to the latest version of Drupal 8 core, we had some issues.

We use Composer to manage our dependencies, modules etc, and on this particular occasion, things weren't straightforward.

In order to solve it, we had to use some of the lesser known features of Composer, so decided to share.

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Performance improvements with Drupal 8 Libraries

by rikki.bochow /

For a long time I’ve been compiling my Sass into a single CSS file - styles.css, but recently, with our component based design/frontend process and Drupal 8’s lovely Library system I’ve been wondering if the single file was still a good idea. Looking at the amount of unused CSS loading into any given page was a little bit painful.

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Introduction to Drupal Patch Files

by pasan.gamage /

I recently joined PreviousNext and was soon getting acquainted with contributing to Drupal core and contrib projects. A big part of the contribution workflow is working with patch files in the issue queue, so I wrote this post to help anyone who wants to know about patching in Drupal.

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Migrating Drupal 7 File Entities to Drupal 8 Media Entities

by jibran.ijaz /

The Drupal 8.3.x branch is getting ready to introduce a new experimental media module. This will bring enhanced media handling in Drupal 8. The closest solution in Drupal 7 to handle media is the file entity module. Now is the time to discuss migrations from file entity in Drupal 7 to media entities in Drupal 8. For core, there is already an issue for this, but for contrib... there is no migration. So, I wrote one.

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Skipper: Tooling for DevOps

by kim.pepper /

Over the years we’ve embraced the idea of DevOps within our organisation. That is, bringing the developers closer to operations, and visa versa, to be more collaborative, embrace our agile processes, and become more efficient. When we designed Skipper, our Kubernetes-based container hosting platform, this was the focus of our attention. 

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PreviousNext speakers at DrupalGov Canberra 2017

by owen.lansbury /

The PreviousNext team are gearing up for our annual pilgrimage to DrupalGov Canberra, being held on Monday March 27 at the QT Hotel. With more than 200 tickets already sold, the conference is set to be one of the largest Drupal events in the Southern Hemisphere and a testament to how significant Drupal is now within the Australian Government.

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