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Lessons from My First Two Months as a Project Manager at Evolving Web

Recently I left my position at a major French e-commerce to move to Montreal and join Evolving Web’s team as a project manager, and it’s been a great experience so far! For anyone considering a similar career path, I’d like to share a few things I learned during the first 2 months.

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We're Hiring Drupal Developers

It's a new year! We have some new fishes in the fish tank, fresh white boards on the walls and are looking for a couple Drupal developers to join the Evolving Web team.

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How SASS and Bourbon Neat Can Save Non-Mobile Websites

It's 2016, we are already in the "Mobile Era" and we all love how our modern sites fit and adapt to any screen. It's amazing how a website can stretch to the 52 inches of a Samsung TV and also look good on your mobile phone. But you know what? There are 20 years of "non-mobile" websites out there screaming to be upgraded. And the first word that comes to mind is "redesign".

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Node smuggling, aka poor mans node_export

I needed to create a new webform on a production site recently. But as a dev, I don't have direct access to the production admin backend; I'm only allowed to push code changes and let the client's team migrate them to prod via drush updb. So I'm supposed to export the webform configuration to code, and deploy it via an update hook, but how?

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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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