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What Drupal offers as Responsive Web Design within Core

By Karthik Kumar D K on 7th Oct 2021
In this article, we gonna see What Drupal offers as Responsive Web Design within Drupal Core for developers. While Drupal 8 was out and it had a buzz of being responsive, mobile friendly. And yes, the Internet is on the verge of being dominated by smartphones & Drupal needs to be prepared.Mobile friendly will also mean the content is first. From a big screen to a little screen, elements would look

Know why Symfony framework was picked by Drupal

By Karthik Kumar D K on 22nd Aug 2021
In this article, we gonna see why Symfony was picked for Drupal and what it changes for developers. As we all know PHP evolved rapidly in the past years, and unfortunately, Drupal adjustment to this development was not satisfying, especially in the case of software engineering patterns adoption. And that is one of the reasons why Drupal Developers had to come up with creative ways to deal with suc

Understand why Twig is replacing PHP Template in Drupal

By Karthik Kumar D K on 14th Aug 2021
A completely new template engine is introduced in Drupal. The templating system in all previous versions of Drupal is using theme_* functions and PHP-based *.tpl.php files. Now, this has been completely replaced in Drupal 8. Instead of using theme functions and theme template files, Drupal is now using the Twig templating system. Twig is a PHP-based compiled templating

In layman's terms, Services & Dependency Injection in Drupal

By Karthik Kumar D K on 4th Aug 2021
If we look into the basis of Software engineering, Dependency Injection is an approach in which one object get another object that it depends on. And these other objects are called dependencies. And Injection refers to the passing of a dependency (as a service) into the client object that would use it. With Dependency Injection, the class is no longer responsible for in

Drupal Cache Clear & Cache Rebuild

By Karthik Kumar D K on 31st Jul 2021
In order to render a page via Drupal, Drupal will need to make several database queries and get the data to render. This process of making queries can be reduced by storing the web pages in a cache, which is what Drupal does. And developers during developments may use this cache clear or cache rebuild quite often, like after installing a new module or theme. The site wo

Multisite Local environment setup with Lando & Drupal

By Karthik Kumar D K on 30th Jul 2021
As we have seen in the earlier article to setup the Local environment with Lando & Drupal, Now let's see how we set up the multisite with the lando. And hope you are already aware of Drupal Multisite. If not, It is a feature of Drupal that allows you to run multiple Drupal installs off of a common codebase. This allows you to share themes and modules between a collectio

Local environment setup with Lando & Drupal

By Karthik Kumar D K on 9th Jul 2021
We developers always choose to have some tools or setup, which makes our lives easier during the development process whether it might be a local environment or higher environments. Not only will lives be easier with such a setup, even the productivity of the individual or team will be increased. And today we are gonna see how Lando will help the drupal developer or drupal development much more qui

Security Hardening - Nginx Response Headers

By Karthik Kumar D K on 20th Jun 2021
Now-a-days, web based attacks are one of the most common types of cybercrime, and in most cases, the attacked protocol is the HTTP, while the component that receives the attacks is the web server. Hardening Nginx HTTP headers becomes necessary for reducing any attacks to the web server. And how to harden Nginx response HTTP headers? - HTTP headers are pieces of info

Drupal 7 to Drupal 8/9 Audits

By Karthik Kumar D K on 24th Apr 2021
Migration from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8/9 is more of a re-build than a simple upgrade. We can move the content. users and other configuration with the help of core system, But still their will be a need to re-write custom modules or themes and some times contrib ones as well. By having a list which helps us to Audit any D7 Project to Drupal 8/9 migration would help start quick.

Drupal JSON API, Deep Dive - Part 2

By Karthik Kumar D K on 28th Mar 2021
In Part 2, Let's see about the Core concepts like Types, URL structure, HTTP methods, Request headers, Response codes and Document structure i.e Data in the request body. JSON:API module will provide the APIs for Drupal entity types and bundles, where every bundle will have its own unique url path, which will have a shared pattern. Types
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