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Upcoming End of Life for Two PHP Versions
November 21, 2018 Mike
  There is a lot involved in maintaining a website even beyond what can be seen on the surface. Supporting software for the website can be something that is forgotten at times. One such software important to sites that use WordPress, Drupal, and ...

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PHP web development

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Help! I Think My Site Has Been Hacked!
September 5, 2018 Mike
A common mantra in information security is that everything can be hacked. The only thing that can really be done is mitigation and reducing the likelihood that vital data is exposed. While this is not the most optimistic way to look at things, it is ...

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Hot Topics Security

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Why Every Website Needs an SSL Certificate
August 1, 2018 Mike
There was once a time when having an SSL on a website was an optional sort of thing. It was there to provide a little peace of mind to commerce customers. The little green lock in the corner of the web browser has largely gone unnoticed up until ...

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Trending Topics web development

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Solr Search with Drupal 8
May 25, 2018 Mike
Search is an important facet of any large website these days. We’d talked previously about why you want to take full control of your site search. Bombarding your users with a mess of links won’t do anyone any favors. One of our favorite solutions ...

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Drupal Drupal8 Howto

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Continuous Integration: Let the Robots Have Your Back
May 2, 2018 Mike
  Continuous integration is a bit of a buzzword, but it could be a very important part of your workflow. The idea behind this is the development team pushes their code into a shared repository frequently that has an automated process to verify and ...

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Process web development Testing

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How to Convince Your Boss to Upgrade to Drupal 8
April 13, 2018 Mike
You really want to upgrade that old site to Drupal 8. You’ve seen the improvements, the new features, and you even figured out how to pull off an upgrade. The only thing between you and sweet Drupal 8 goodness is your boss. They don’t see the need ...

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Drupal Upgrade Drupal

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Drupal vs Wordpress Part 2: Which is the Best CMS in 2018?
April 6, 2018 Mike
We’ve covered this in previous blog posts, but I think it’s time we came back to this and gave the contenders another look. (It's only been three years since we last covered this, so everyone has probably been waiting with baited breath for this ...

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CMS Drupal

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Drupal Search: Solr vs Search Module
March 2, 2018 Mike
Drupal isn’t known as a particularly lightweight content management system and that is one of the reasons we love it, right? It is meant to handle large amounts of complex content. A problem occurs when you have a site that is just flush with ...

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Drupal Integrations Module Drupal

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An Ode to Flash
February 14, 2018 Mike
Ah, the late 90’s and early 00’s were such a different time. We were so young and full of energy. It was also the time when the internet was really coming into its own. More and more people were getting into the web and starting to build websites. ...

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Flash