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Introducing Drupal Testing Traits: Drupal extension for testing existing sites

by Jibran Ijaz /

Drupal allows writing tests for installation profiles. A profile can have sample content which is created during installation, like umami in Drupal core. Drupal allows writing tests for modules as well. A module can also have sample content which is created during installation or config import.

Drupal Testing Traits allows writing tests for an already installed site. A site with content types and content. You can write tests for the all the pages in your site in different viewports and test user interactions aka JavaScript tests.

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Using the new Media Library in Drupal 8.6

by Rikki Bochow /

Drupal 8.6 has shipped with the Media Library! It’s just one part of the latest round of improvements from the Media Initiative, but what a great improvement! Being brand new it’s still in the “experimental” module state but we’ve set it up on this website to test it out and are feeling pretty comfortable with its stability.

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Bare Templates: Removing Unnecessary Markup in Twig files

by Pasan Gamage /

In most of the projects we build, the HTML markup provided by core just gets in the way. There is way too many wrapper divs. This can cause issues when trying to create lean markup that matches what is produced in a generated styleguide.

In this post, I'll introduce you to the concept of bare templates, and how you can remove unnecessary markup from your Twig templates.

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Managing Composer Github access with Personal Access Tokens

by Kim Pepper /

All PreviousNext Drupal 8 projects are now managed using Composer. This is a powerful tool, and allows our projects to define both public and private modules or libraries, and their dependencies, and bring them all together.

 

However, a if you require public or private modules which are hosted on GitHub you may run into the API Rate Limits. In order to overcome this, it is recommended to add a GitHub personal access token to your composer configuration.

 

In this blog post, I'll show how you can do this in a secure and manageable way.

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Securing Drupal: Storing API Tokens in Lockr

by Nick Santamaria /

As seen in the recent Uber hack, storing secrets such as API tokens in your project repository can leave your organisation vulnerable to data breaches and extortion. This tutorial demonstrates a simple and effective way to mitigate this kind of threat by leveraging Key module to store API tokens in remote key storage.

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