Lots of times we don't have control over what tables get dumped into a database backup, or we have to work with an .sql file that someone else made. Drupal's cache and temp tables can make those dumps mighty large...
What is jReject?
Often times, either through lack of manpower or will, we'll create a web page that looks great in modern browsers but falls apart in old ones. Rather than fielding comments like "Your page is broken!!", wouldn't it be nice to let your visitors know that their browser is out of date?
jReject is a jQuery plugin that determines the browser type and version a visitor is using, and conditionally presents the user with a modal message prompting them to upgrade their browser.
I was disappointed with the response in the Configuration Management Initiative session with Greg Dunlap (heyrocker) when I asked a really important question — how do we deal with changes in production conflicting with what's in version control?
The Drupal 7 version of admin_menu isn't done yet, and once in a while you'll get an admin menu full of stupid duplicate links.
Here's a sql query that will find and delete the offending duplicates for you (use at your own risk)...
Email notifications are the glitter of community sites: very few people passionately like them, but you'll never get rid of them. Probably the most typical use case on a Drupal site is to send an email notification to let a node's author know that someone's commented on their node. I just spent the good part of an afternoon setting this up on a Drupal 7 site, and thought I'd pass along some time saving tips.
I usually like what Ted Dziuba has to say but his rant, The Most Important Concept in Systems Design, missed the mark on a few points and ultimately misunderstands the problem on a fundamental level. Go read Ted's article if you haven't already, then we'll jump into some counterarguments and finally why the whole rant is misguided.
Given the following Drupal code and assuming that
dummy_column doesn't exist in the
users table, what is printed? Here's a hint from the php manual