By: Clint Randall
Clint Randall

(Con)figuring out Drupal 8: The Sequel

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:12 -- Clint Randall

In Drupal 7, site deployments could be rather difficult on ambitious sites. Some database level elements were worth programming out in hook_updates (turning on modules, reverting views, etc) and some usually weren't (block placement, contrib module configuration). I remember days where a deployment involved following a three page long Google doc of clicks that had to be carefully replicated. Ugh.

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Ashday + EnsembleIQ + Drupal 8 = Rad

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 21:03 -- Clint Randall
EnsembleIQ case study

Ok, so I know I'm supposed to wait until 6 months pass between blog posts, but I just can't contain my excitement. We've been doing a heap-ton of exciting Drupal 8 work for publisher Ensemble IQ these past many months and it's now being highlighted as a case study on Check it out!

EnsembleIQ Case Study

If you have any questions about some of the wicked cool stuff we've been doing for them, don't hesitate to drop a line! *


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Remember when people used to write blogs?

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 15:01 -- Clint Randall
This blog as I write it.

I do! It was a time of hope, of purity, of harmony. It was a time where I actually found time to write a blog. The truth is, things are super busy here at Ashday as we continue to grind on Drupal 8 sites and it's making it difficult to pepper the internet with vast quantities of helpful tips that .00004% of users are ready to devour.  That will change soon, however, I promise you!

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Don't forget clean underwear

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 18:54 -- Clint Randall

If you're curious why next week there are no milk jugs outside the door and the kids aren't playing in the yard, it's because the Ashday crew is headed to DrupalCon New Orleans!

This year looks pretty dang exciting now that Drupal 8 is in full swing. Gone are the days of "When it? Will it?" and here are the days of "Doin' it!". This year's con is full of great stuff if you're following the world of web. Here are some of our favorite topics.

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Drupal 8: Have you (con)figured it out?

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 22:24 -- Clint Randall

Ah, Drupal 8. It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times.

So if you've taken the dive into Drupal 8 and you aren't a person who helped build it, a person who helped test it, or the guy who invented it, then you know that it's a pretty considerable change from Drupal 7 and how to do things isn't immediately clear. Just try Googling for some kind of Drupal 8 tutorial and you'll find 5 outdated or flat wrong ways to do something for every one way that's right (for now). One of the areas we at Ashday were excited to jump into was Drupal 8's new configuration management system.

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BADCamp is like, awesome.

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 00:00 -- Clint Randall

Several of the Ashday crew are once again headed off to BADCamp. We missed last year since we wanted to give SANDCamp a whirl, but we're back and we're excited for what awaits! If you haven't gone before, imagine something about half the size of DrupalCon but super cheap and just as useful!

Tags: Badcamp
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Here and Gone DrupalCon

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 17:01 -- Clint Randall

Another year, another DrupalCon, another pile of things I really really want to learn and do. Good signs of a good conference right? It's always such a treat, filled with meeting so many people working in the field, vendors providing ever-growing services, sessions on the cutting edge of web development, and free beer and ping pong. Ashday also sponsored a BOF room for the second year in a row, which was fun.

This year, there were a lot of takeaways, but here are some of the highlights.

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