Site update - the update!

No excuse, no excuses. This is more of an explanation and apology than an excuse (Although I am sure there are some who see them as something highly similar!) The update of davidthorne.net has been delayed. I’ve finally commissioned a designer, and we’re going to be working on the new design by January (The delay is mine, I was in hospital over late October and half of November). The content reorganisation is mapped out (As soon as I work out a good way to share it I will, I intend to open source as much of the process I use as possible), the code I want to write for displaying my CV [github. [Read More]

100 days of code

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. I came across a post on medium entitled “Join the #100DaysOfCode” [medium.com]. I love the idea, although given my health and the fact I have a life, I’ve decided to adapt it to my circumstances. I have committed to coding 100 hours of code over the next 100 days. I will publish any and all code I produce on a relevant repo on my github [github. [Read More]

Davidthorne.net now on Drupal 8

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. On 17/01/2016 this website [davidthorne.net] relaunched on Drupal 8. Although the default theme has stayed the same, we are also working hard to update this. Other blog entries coming soon including the almost obligatory “life update” detailing my change of job, hopes for 2016 etc. One small downside to D8 at present is I haven’t figured out what I am missing to get disqus working, so it’s currently disabled (Not that anyone ever comments anyway! [Read More]
PHP  D8  Drupal  2016 

Podcasts and the idea of a codecation

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. An insight into how I “learn”. I have a 25 mile commute to work. Due to the vagaries of the traffic, it takes between an hour and an hour and a quarter. That’s as much as 2 1⁄2 hours a day in the car. I fill that time by choosing to listen to a combination of the radio and podcasts. [Read More]

Updates and Certifications

Links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. So much time has passed (Well over a year in fact!), so I thought I would update the world with yet another promise to “blog more” (Which I’ll probably fail at) and also with what I have been doing. First and foremost (From a working perspective), I’ve started working at Ware Anthony Rust [war.uk.com] as a Drupal Developer way back in May 2014. [Read More]

Acquia Certification

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. So in March 2014 Acquia (The company run by Dries Buytaert [buytaert.net], the project founder of Drupal) launched it’s certification program [acquia.com]. Whilst I am not necessarily an advocate of having a certification for every PHP framework or CMS that exists, but I do feel that Drupal did need something. A little History As is the case with a lot of PHP frameworks or open source projects, you find a large variety of abilities irrespective of experience level as a PHP developer. [Read More]

Pet Projects

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. So I have several pet projects. Let’s be honest most developers do. How I define a pet project is maybe slightly different to how most would though. To me a pet project is one that isn’t important (As the majority of the time a pet project never is) but to me they are ones that are useful for a particular reason. [Read More]

Contributing to Drupal - a useful guide

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. Having been to a couple of the London Drupal Code Sprints [eventbrite.com] now, I have managed to contribute a number of patches for documentation on Drupal Core (None have been accepted at this time, but I am working on them still to get them in) but there seems to be a lot of momentum at the moment behind getting more involved in the community. [Read More]

DrupalCon Munich Day 2

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. All links are to drupal.org unless otherwise stated Well this always happens, I overslept and woke up at midday! So as I write this I have little to report. I will be watching the keynote by Fabien Potencier (The gentleman behind the Symfony [Symfony.com], as well as Angie Byron’s talk on Drupal 8: What you need to know, My [meetup. [Read More]

DrupalCon Munich Day 2

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. All URL’s are to drupal.org unless otherwise stated Day 2 of DrupalCon Munich, and once again I was up for the keynote (I am doing 1 keynote better than last year! At D.C. London I only made Dries’ keynote). This time it was by Anke Domscheit-Berg, entitled “Digital Democracy - How Technology helps Governments and Citizens to Open Up Politics and Public Administration” It was a very interesting keynote on the importance of open data, and allowing people access to non-sensitive data. [Read More]