Drupal 8.5.5

Submitted by peter on Fri, 07/27/2018 - 13:27
Drupal 8.5.5 is available. Is it the magic upgrade we are waiting for? No, Drupal 8.6 brings the next important improvement and 8.6 is ready for testing.

PHP file performance options

Submitted by peter on Thu, 07/26/2018 - 20:39

File performance is important because there is a heap of data in files, you find many occasions when files are a better choice than other storage options, and you may need to supply your data to other people as files. Lets look at file performance considerations and run tests.

Replacing SQL

Submitted by peter on Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:38
SQL databases are still popular for small to medium projects while NoSQL is taking over for large projects. What should you look at when investigating replacements for SQL?


Submitted by peter on Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:11
Timeshift is promoted as a way to recover files for a broken system or user directory. I use Timeshift to backup everything so I can restore anything.

GTK or Qt?

Submitted by peter on Mon, 05/28/2018 - 11:27
Qt and GTK are Graphical User Interface libraries used by software developers to add standard user interfaces to applications on Linux, Windows, and OSX. The reasons for choosing one are loosely based on fashion, practicality, and the details of the various releases of each library. There are also alternatives popping up faster than you can evaluate. There are good arguments for both.


Lightning versus Drupal

Submitted by peter on Wed, 05/09/2018 - 15:42
Lightning is a distribution of Drupal with modules and configuration added for publishers. While not as powerful as the competing Thunder distribution of Drupal, Lightning has useful additions, some of which are now in Drupal. Does Lightning continue to be more useful than Drupal?