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Posts tagged with: Code Driven Development

Antonio De Marco
11 Jul 2010
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Antonio De Marco
11 Jul 2010
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Antonio De Marco, 11 Jul 2010 - 3 Comments
What code driven development is all about.

At Nuvole the adoption of a code driven development has completely revolutionized our working flow making it more maintainable, solid and scalable. Projects like Features and Chaos tool suite are at the heart of it, even though a lot depends still on how actually you are going to use them: good code conventions (see the Kit project), well defined features boundaries and other good practices can really make the difference at the end of the day.

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Antonio De Marco
5 Jul 2010
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Antonio De Marco
5 Jul 2010
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Antonio De Marco, 5 Jul 2010 - 4 Comments
Meet hook_install() and hook_update_N()

The Features module is great for keeping configuration in code, with just a few clicks you can bundle your settings together and be sure that changes will be tracked and safely dumped to code at the next feature update. However, often you will want to share other kinds of modifications with your team. Imagine you suddenly need to add a Taxonomy vocabulary or to enable a couple of modules your feature will be dependent on. Since your team's workflow is completely 100% database free, you cannot pass those changes by simply sharing your database. Still, you need to push those changes to other developers, who already enabled the feature you have been modifying in their development environment. How do you do that?

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Antonio De Marco
28 May 2010
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Antonio De Marco
28 May 2010
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Antonio De Marco, 28 May 2010 - 3 Comments
Sharing tips and best practices.

Yesterday night the first "Code Driven Development" meet-up took place at the Krimson office in Antwerp (Belgium). Around 30 people were attending the meeting, most of them to learn more about this new "hype". Nuvole shared its experience in the field presenting "First Steps in Code Driven Development", both an introduction and a collection of tips and examples for a quick start.

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Antonio De Marco
24 May 2010
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Antonio De Marco
24 May 2010
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Antonio De Marco, 24 May 2010 - 8 Comments
Introducing #codepower

Building a website using Drupal is essentially about tuning and extending its core functionalities to meet the project's specific requirements. During its development phase we create content types with CCK, display them using Views and extend the basic functionalities by setting up contributed modules.

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