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Agenda for 2017 Q1

I have several projects in the queue that I'll be tackling right off the bat in 2017. I like knowing what is out there so I'm using this as an opportunity to get my hands dirty in a variety of things. I will be trying a variety of CMSs and a variety of platforms. The projects include:

Sunday's lesson in git and other fun (not) stuff

Sunday funday... not. It all started with wanting to get git set up for a project I've been working on for some time. I've been the only developer and just never got around to setting it up with version control (gasp... I know. don't judge me. lol).  Well, now we have others joining the team so I figured it was about time. I learned a lot of stuff, gleaned bits and pieces and now we are off to the races. We have the repo, can push/pull/ have users, groups, permissions. And it all works.

Installing Drush 7 on Windows 7 and 8 + XAMPP

After much trial and error, I have a method I use to install Drush 7 on Windows. we have tested the following instructions on both Windows 7 and 8 and using XAMPP.  I did a lot of research and trial and error and finally got it to work. I posted a blogpost about it the DrupalistastGroup  website. Check it out for more information.
http://drupalistasgroup.com/installing-drush-7-windows-xampp

Life in the php5.4 lane...

So I went to my hosting company, spun up a new server so I could clone an existing site and started getting things situated. Then boom bash boom. Errors coming up all over the place.  As it turns out the new servers have php5.4 rather than php5.3.something-er-other.  When the announcement came out that 5.3.6 would be facing end of life cycle I figured there may be some new problems as a result. Sure 'nuff, there they are. Here are some notes about what I've run into and solutions I've found (hopefully).

 

This was pretty easily solved with the patch in the link.