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Girls Day 2017 at erdfisch


Every year here in Germany we have Girls' Day. This is a day in which girls can see what it is like working in male-dominated industries (there is an equivalent Boys' Day as well).

We at erdfisch have been taking part in Girls' Day since 2015, so this was our third year. We had the privilege of welcoming Anna, Bianca and Franzi into our office in Heidelberg.

Drupal Camp Northern Lights (Part 3)


This has, for reasons we are not quite sure of, ended up being a three-part blog post.

Part 1 is here and part 2 is here.

So, where we left off was at the tomato farm, where it felt like being in a future farm in outer space.

But the tomato farm is not only that. It is a pony (sorry, "Icelandic horse") farm as well!

Drupal Camp Northern Lights (Part 2)


Thanks for sticking around. There will be more than just photos of us goofing around in Iceland, I promise.

For stuff about the actual Drupal Camp, please jump to the end of part three.

So, when we left you in part one, we were exploring the beautiful Golden Circle in Iceland.

We did, indeed, feel like true explorers.

Drupal Camp Northern Lights (Part 1)


tl;dr: Drupal Camp Northern Lights was even better than the actual Northern Lights.

This was the best Drupal event I have ever attended. So, even though it is two months late, it deserves a blog post.

95 very, very lucky people attended.

Instead of a camp t-shirt, the organizers gave us some memories we will always live with.

A composer based workflow for Drupal 8

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Every developer had a fight once with dependency management of big Drupal projects, which use a couple of modules and maybe one theme with base themes etc.
At the same time there are maybe patches to Drupal core itself, modules are developed internally on some GIT server etc.. It's a pain in the ass to get the code from various places and keep it up to date.

In the node.js world, for example, people use a tool called npm
which fetches all the versions from various sources in a simple and reproducable way.

Webprofiler toolbar integration for Drupal 8

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As someone working on some drupal site you often want to understand what happens on a specific site. This blog post will describe a tool which helps to understand the site faster and easier.

One example you wanna see are the executed database queries. In Drupal 7 we had the wonderful Devel module which showed a list of executed database queries below the page but there are way more information you might want to know:

How to write a filter module in Drupal 8

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In this tutorial, I will only explain how to implement the filter. In order to get a nice configuration form for the backed you can follow, for example.

To keep it simple, I will just explain how to write a filter "foobar", that replaces foo with bar.

1. Getting started

Set up a Drupal 8 enviroment, start your favorite PHP editor and create a folder in the drupal 8 modules directory for the filter.

DrupalCon Prague - day two

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Yesterday, a worst case scenatio struck me. I got the "Drupalflu". Therefore I can‘t tell a lot about what happened during the last official day of DrupalCon. However, one thing I would like to talk about, and what I actually intended to do yesterday is the card game „Broken Head“. I missed the BoF about it, but luckily I went to the coder's lounge this evening and got the chance to play some rounds with the inventer patrickd.

DrupalCon Prague - Omega 4 has been released

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Today the 4.x branch of Omega has been released as a stable version. Fubhy (Sebastian Siemensen) pushed the release tag live on his BoF at DrupalCon Prague 2013. He briefly showed all of the new features compared to the previous version of Omega and explained the ideas behind it.

Drupalcon Prague - day one

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The day started early in Prague for several hundred developers, gathering to watch the great traditional opening session by Jam and Robert Douglass. Apparently, this was the first time that Robert could not be there in person, but Jam did a great job in entertaining the people. It was a great piece of musical and play act work, performing a „hacked opera“ of the magic fluet, and about a noob getting touched with the community. There where songs, tears and jokes, very amusing.