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  • 2 years 7 months ago

    A Few More Tips and Tricks from the Troop

    In our last post, we shared our best practices for working as a team. In this post, we thought we’d give you a glimpse at the inner workings of the monkey troop.

    Read on to learn what some of our monkeys do to stay sane!

  • 2 years 9 months ago

    When I was presented with the task of writing my first blog for Cheeky Monkey, the first thought that came to my mind (after the initial ‘crawl under a rock’ impulse) was to write about one of my encounters trying to wrestle with the tiny Drupal demons that lift their heads every now and then. A problem-solution tutorial, I thought!

  • 2 years 11 months ago

    Man has been sharing ideas, writing and painting for a long time. Some might say we have been doing it for around 40,000 years. Back then we had cave walls, and today we have videos, books, and content management systems (blogs, articles, and online photo/art galleries).

    I decided to create a little wallpaper celebrating this… sort of. Sprinkle in some artistic license a Neil Gaiman quote and a T-Rex and you get my vision.

  • 3 years ago

    Memcached and Redis are in-memory key-value pair storing system, or in short, a “caching” system. Both of them open-sourced.

    First a bit of history.

    Memcached

    Originally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick at Danda interactive for their website LiveJournal, which was very popular in 2003. It was written in Perl at first, then written in C by Anatoly Vorobey (who was also employed at LiveJournal because of his work).

    Now in 2015, this program has continuously proved its capabilities and is used by a lot of top websites such as:

  • 3 years ago

    Welcome back. If you just found this, you might want to start with Part 1 before reading on.

    Okay, now we’re going into our custom theme folder (that’s based off the STARTER foundation sub-theme. Check out Justin’s Blog post, on how to set that up.

  • 3 years 1 month ago

    In depth, but not too deep

    Okay, so you want to use RequireJS to manage and organize your JS and all the dependencies, in a modular way. You also don’t want deal with RequireJS caching the heck out of your JS changes during development, otherwise...Derpal..  but, you do if you’re ready for production.

    Also...  Compiling with Grunt (compass), component package management with Bower, and having it not interfere with Drupal. (.info files… we’ll get to that).

  • 3 years 1 month ago

    Before writing any actual code for a module or project, you should try to construct your code idea in a low language(Plain English), which is a good practice.Then, when you write the actual code, the steps will be clear and automatic to create. A great benefit to this is that you have now a comments section to add over your code so future programmers will grasp the code easily.

    Lets look at an example:

  • 3 years 1 month ago

    In the world of programming whether you’re working in Web, Software, Data etc. you’ve more than likely heard of being “ In The Zone“ or “The Flow”. This zone is a state of mind where you have lost awareness of your surroundings, lost track of time, forgot you have children and a mortgage to pay. This is somewhat a sort of meditative state where you solely concentrate on the work in front of you and nothing can stop you.

  • 3 years 5 months ago

    They say that an infinite number of monkeys hitting random keys on a typewriter would eventually create the collected works of William Shakespeare.

    I am but one monkey on a MacBook.  I don’t believe I’ll come close to achieving Shakespeare, but at least I have autocorrect.  I may steal a few things from Shakespeare as I go, and probably Whitman too.

  • 3 years 5 months ago

    Just a few warning signs to tell if you may be addicted to using xdebug:

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