November 12, 2012

Capturing E-mails on a Drupal Development Site

We often set up staging sites for clients, and deploy all enhancements to that staging site first so that the client has an opportunity to test and validate new features before they go live. These staging sites occasionally contain production data to make testing easier and more realistic, which also means that even real user e-mail addresses can make their way to it. This potentially implies the risk of sending out unwanted e-mails to those addresses.

June 18, 2012

Debugging in Drupal

Debugging is an integral part of any development process, and the time it requires tends to add up to a significant part of the total development time. Therefore, it is wise to consider various debugging tools and select the one that fits your working habits and conditions best to save time.

April 23, 2012

Adobe Shadow – First Impressions

With mobile devices being so popular, web users increasingly use mobile browsers instead of desktop browsers to surf the web. Developers and designers need to keep this in mind when building web sites to avoid potential revenue loss due to web pages being unattractive or unusable on mobile devices.

July 18, 2011

A Simple Load Test with JMeter

In connection with the recent launch of a high-profile Drupal-based website, one of my responsibilities was to evaluate how well the then un-launched system would perform under the expected load. As a web developer, I don't often have the opportunity to do load testing, so I had to do some research on the topic beforehand. This post is a summary of the steps I took and my findings.