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By adam
2014-12-23 07:43
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Ho! Ho! Ho! 2015 is fast approaching which means the Holiday season is upon us. As a little "gift" to you, we have put together our rendition of "Let it Snow". Of course since everything we cover on CodeKarate.com is Drupal, we thought it would be fitting to do a Drupal version of his holiday classic.

Hopefully this brings a little smile to your face. From all of us from Code Karate we wish you a happy holidays and new year! Onto 2015!

Over the summer I was able to attend three different Drupal Camps (Drupal Corn Camp, Twin Cities Drupal Camp, and Drupal Camp Atlanta). While talking to other attendees or during my sessions, I made it a point to ask about hosting providers and what other Drupal developers, designers, and site builders were using.

By shane
2014-06-02 23:43
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If you are familiar with me or with Codekarate.com, you know that one of the core goals is to help Drupal developers, designers, and site builders learn and improve their Drupal skills. Another one of my goals is to work to improve Drupal and the entire Drupal ecosystem. There is no better way to do that then to start getting more people involved with Drupal at a younger age.

By shane
2012-05-04 03:47
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In the comments of a past post discussing best Drupal modules, it was recommended not to use Webform for contact forms. So for a project I am currently working on I decided to just use the Drupal 7 contact module that comes with core Drupal.

I have used this is the past and it works just fine. My requirements were simple, "provide a site-wide contact form that authenticated users can use to contact the site admins". On the surface it seems simple enough.

By shane
2012-04-30 10:10
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I often get asked what is the best way to go about learning Drupal or the best way to get started with website development. Because of these questions, I decided to put together a list of things I wish I would have done first, when I started to teach myself Drupal.

By shane
2012-04-24 22:34
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Over the years I have used hundreds of Drupal contributed modules and have written a lot of my own. However, I thought it appropriate to compile a list of my 10 best Drupal 7 contrib modules that I don't think I could live without.

Criteria for my best drupal 7 modules list

By shane
2012-03-21 09:38
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This is a guest post from Mitchel Xavier. Mitchel Xavier is a Drupal Developer for a Drupal web design company in Sydney, Australia.

By shane
2011-06-17 14:29
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The purpose of this post is to provide a little bit of guidance to those Drupal developers who maybe are just beginning, or are at least still in the overwhelmed learning stages. The first thing I want to say, is that learning Drupal (at least for me) was not something that I considered to be easy. I was not at all accustomed to the idea of using hooks so it initially took me some time to learn how to develop for Drupal the right way.

Make sure to also take a look at my 5 Secrets to Becoming a Drupal 7 Ninja Ebook if you are interested in Becoming a Better Drupal Developer. It contains a bunch of ideas and best practices that professional Drupal developers use to help them build and maintain Drupal websites.

Now lets get started.

By shane
2011-05-25 23:26
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As I write this, one of the websites I frequent for information is currently down. It is not uncommon for a website (or the server the website is on) to have a problem. I am not sure if the site is going through planned maintenance or if this is unexpected downtime, however it reminded me of a few things.

By shane
2011-05-21 00:31
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After all the recent news dealing with Amazon or the Playstation network it may be hard for people to remain confident in the promise that the "cloud" has to offer. Day dreaming of people running around shouting "the sky is falling" seems to pop into my head. However, despite the fact that my confidence in the entire cloud movement is unwavering, I think the recent happenings bring out a lot of good points that people should know about. I have listed three that I believe in below:

Point 1: The cloud is not as secure as you think

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