Parallelized web scraping using RollingCurl

The web is full of information! Your web sites probably already use many APIs for maps, Twitter, IP geolocation, and more. But what about data that's on the web, but doesn't have a readily available API?

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Iterating over trees in PHP

As a good Drupal developer, one of your New Year's resolutions should be to learn more PHP features. Today, we'll talk about iterating over tree-structured data using the awkwardly-named class RecursiveIteratorIterator.

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Creating a Multilingual Install Profile for Drupal

Drupal allow you to set up installation profiles to fast-track creating a website. Rather than starting from scratch each time you create a site, you can select an install profile that does some initial configuration for you. This is super useful if you make a lot of websites that start the same way. I think multilingual websites are a good example, since there's a lot of configuration that gets repeated.

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Adding a Language to a Multilingual Drupal Website

Often, organizations have big plans for multilingual Drupal. A website might be launched with only one or two languages in place, but the infrastructure is there to add more languages as soon as the translations are ready. Even if you already have two languages in place, there are many steps to adding an additional language.

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Required Alt Text for Images in Drupal

Drupal 7 gives us the option to include an 'alt text' for each image field. The alt text is used by screen readers or when the image file isn't available. For some organizations with lots of authors, it's hard to get everyone actually using this alt text field. So, sometimes you want to make it required.

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Join us for Hands-on Training at DrupalCon Austin

DrupalCon Austin promises to be a great event! The North American DrupalCon is always the biggest Drupal event of the year, which means a lot of content to absorb, people to meet, and ideas to share.

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DrupalCamp NYC at the United Nations - Recap and Photos

This year's DrupalCamp NYC was held at the United Nations. The camp was crammed with summits and useful sessions and included a lot of content about Drupal 8.

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Exposing Your Clipboard Over SSH

I frequently administer remote servers over SSH, and need to copy data to my clipboard. If the text I want to copy all fits on one screen, then I simply select it with my mouse and press CMD-C, which asks relies on my terminal emulator (xterm2) to throw it to the clipboard.

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