Author: lirantal

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Drupal Performance Tip – “I’m too young to die” – indexes and SQLs

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Drupal Performance Tips

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Drupal Performance TipsIn the spirit of the computer video game Doom and its skill levels, we’ll review a few ways you can improve your Drupal speed performance and optimize for better results and server response time. These tips that we’ll cover may be at times specific to Drupal 6 versions, although you can always learn the best practices from these...

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My manager’s probably best team building concept: Diversity

My manager’s probably best team building concept is Diversity. Why? read on and get some insight on building your next team to accomplish an amazingly performant, and adaptive team. Our R&D group encompass about 20-ish team members all in all, which is quite small compared to most other groups in our company, and in our specific work site, yet it still wins in its member’s diversity on almost all accounts....

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“Oh you lazy cron!” – learning on Drupal cron issues

We’re still working with Drupal 6 at work, and we’re triggering our notifications and other cron related tasks through a small script that crontab is running, and with the help of drush at the command line. The following problem and description of the scenario we had applies to Drupal 7 too as these are pretty much close with regards to implementation. Drupal’s cron job will most often run smoothly and...

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Migrate Drupal 7 to WordPress 3.9 – The Conclusion

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Drupal 7 to Wordpress 3.9 Migration

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Drupal 7 to Wordpress 3.9 MigrationMigrate Drupal 7 to WordPress 3.9  - To recap, in a previous post on this series, I’ve set the background for my action to migrate  from Drupal 7 to WordPress 3.9. In this post, we will explore the process of making this migration happen. If you’ve been on this search before to migrate from Drupal to...

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Migrate Drupal 7 to WordPress 3.9 – The Kickoff

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Drupal 7 to Wordpress 3.9 Migration

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Drupal 7 to Wordpress 3.9 MigrationThe setting With no specific reason, or maybe with regards to the strong editing capabilities of WordPress out of the box, I wanted to opt out of Drupal as my blogging platform for enginx.com. Even though I’m a seasoned Drupal developer, even authored a book on Drupal 7 Media, and presented the topic on a local Drupal...

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MEAN.io v0.4 released – this is how you stay relevant

If you’re working with a fork of the MEAN.io github repository then you’d probably want to track it as an upstream repository to get all the updates and advances in the MEAN.io framework as it progresses. To set the upstream tracking, if you didn’t do it already you need to perform the following: git remote add upstream https://github.com/linnovate/mean.git git fetch upstream git checkout master git merge upstream/master The above will add...

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daloRADIUS User Portal Password Change – fix

daloRADIUS User Portal fix has been applied w ith regards to following up on SourceForge’s support request: #17 Cannot change password via User Portal The problem in question is only reproducible for Crypt type password when saving user’s password attributes to the database. The background for is that when daloRADIUS saves user’s password in the database with Cleartext-Password attribute then obviously there is no issue as the password is indeed...

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daloRADIUS 7th Anniversary – 2014 Wrap-up

The daloRADIUS project is celebrating it’s 7th Anniversary this month as a mature product on SourceForge and one of the most leading open source project in this industry! I had a feeling I’d need to convince you so here’s the pitch with some slides and backing this up with numbers and data: DaloRADIUS 2014 – 7th Anniversary         daloRADIUS project was founded way back in the early days of April-May...

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Drupal Performance Tuning for Better Database Utilization – Introduction

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Drupal Performance Tuning for Better Database Utilization

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Drupal Performance Tuning for Better Database UtilizationDrupal is a great CMS or CMF, whichever your take on it, but it can definitely grow up to be a resources hog with all of those contributed modules implementing hooks to no avail. It is even worse when developers aren’t always performance oriented (or security oriented god save us all) and this can (unknowingly) take...

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MEAN.io Session Cookie parameters

Continuing with my contribution to the MEAN.io (MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and NodeJS) technology stack (or should we say framework by now with the progress it’s been making?) I’ve submitted another pull request to allow setting up MEAN.io session cookie parameters. It is often required for enterprise applications to set session cookie parameters and not rely on Express’s defaults. These parameters are for example the cookie expiration time, and whether the...