C'mon in...stay awhile!

I'm a Drupal Architect and developer. I've been a software developer since all mice had fur, "front-end" and "back-end" primarily related to horses, and blue tooth was something you got from eating raspberry Italian ice. There's a line in the ether between undiscovered wisdom and uncorrected folly. Feel free to have a poke around and note you might find either.

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Your step by step guide with easy to follow instructions for navigating Drupal 8. Aimed at content editors and general users new to Drupal. 

Drupal is a powerful content management platform, flexible enough to accommodate almost any content requirements. This Flexibility comes with a cost: complexity. Drupal 8 Quick Start Guide will clear your path from installation to a building usable site in minutes, and to a customized site in one sitting.

I ran into the usual situation of Composer hair-pulling when updating to Drupal 8.5. Here's what worked for me.
I had what for me was a common problem, a PDF page that scrolled off the screen for which I needed a graphic capture...

Yoda has given good advice, on occasion...

Most of us who code in PHP are well aware of the difference between encasing a string in single quotes (apostrophes) and double quotes (quotation marks) in an echo or print statement. Sometimes, however, there are unexpected consequences to using one instead of the other.

Sometimes the usual rules don't apply, and such is the case when hooking the module computed_field.

The mind boggles. Well, at least mine does. The recent decision from the Drupal Association is that if you're not either a member or a volunteer at the Vienna Drupalcon, no t-shirt for you!

All things being equal, they (equal things) are not always so in PHP. It's more of...it depends on what you mean by 'equal.' No, this isn't a case of, "it depends what 'is' is" ... or is it?

What I've been reading

A great article on Object Oriented Design by Uncle Bob.

Of course, the Drupal Community isn't the only place to give back. It's a complex world, and there are as many worthy causes as their are melodies, with most being served by multiple charitable organizations. Here are a few of those that strike a 7th chord with me.