In one of our previous articles, we showed you how to start a project based on docker-drupal application. Now we would like to go a step further and show you how to add new elements to our site based on the example of mailcatcher. As we mentioned earlier, thanks to docker we can get a set of blocks, which – when properly arranged – give us a nicely working project.
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Another year is over, and we are glad to acknowledge that we are very proud of what happened during this period! In short, 2017 was the best year in the company’s five-year history. That is why we decided to share a brief summary of the year with you. See what we achieved over the last 12 months and what we have in store for 2018.
19.12.2017TechnologyBusiness & PMDrupal
To create a big, frequently updated website, you need more than just skilled editors. A solid technological foundation is also a must. If you have a hard time choosing from the ocean of possibilities, Drupal, a versatile system of CMF-class comes to your rescue.
What is the CKEditor? It is one of many visual HTML editors. It allows you to easily enter text using an interface that resembles such editors as OpenOffice. It makes text formatting easier through a set of buttons that serve, among others, for things such as:
Everyone who codes in Drupal will sooner or later encounter the need to define tighter control of access to content. The standard mechanisms of roles and permissions are very flexible, but they may be insufficient in complex projects. When access to nodes starts to depend on, for example, fields assigned to a given user, then you have to take advantage of more advanced solutions. In Drupal 7 and 8 we can use a hook – hook_node_access() or a so-called grants mechanism.
Droptica is using Docker for over 2 years. I will show you how it transformed our processes and allowed us to save hundreds of hours every year. I will also tell you why we choose Docker in the first place. How it allowed us to work quicker and have complete environments available locally, even with complex services.
Has it ever happened to you that when you were looking on a website, you weren’t sure whether a font you used was 12 pt or 13 pt? Or maybe you kept looking at an image, wondering whether it had been moved slightly to the left before? If the layout is a priority on your website, maybe it’s time to think about automating the testing of this aspect of your project. VisualCeption is a noteworthy solution for exactly this use case.
Taking into consideration the fact that most of our products are based on Drupal, the tests should also naturally work best with such projects. This is why we decided to complement the standard functionality of Codeception with some new modules dedicated for Drupal.
If you read our previous posts, you already know very well how to start a project in the docker-console. If you haven’t done it yet, you should start with this article, because for the purpose of this article we assume that your project in the docker-console is already up and running, therefore all commands executed below will refer to it.