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October 27, 2017
We were contacted by a design and dev shop who was making a pitch to a new client to use Craft CMS for a site redesign. The whole deal was gated on Craft being able to get form submission data into the client’s Microsoft Dynamics GP install. Going from PHP into Windows usually includes a little bit of death and dismemberment, but we at Solspace dig on that sort of thing. So we took the deal.
April 22, 2017
Yesterday I had my car into the dealer for a service. In walks an older gentleman and we spark up a conversation. Mind you, I’m also getting on in years so I usually just start talking out the side of my neck and hope for the best. He was nearly 90. He was a dyed in the wool, bonafide, card carrying member of Tom Brokaw’s Greatest Generation. You’ll know why if you read on.
July 26, 2016
Ok so Solspace writes code. Code does not get written without caffeine. And unless you are a circus animal, you get your caffeine from the only respectable source on the planet, coffee beans. Your local boutique coffee house is trying to convince you that you need to buy a $4.50 cold brew every afternoon so that your JS variables don’t degrade into BS variables. But they are full of it. Lemme school you.
April 18, 2016
There may or may not be an a cappella solo from me at the end of this blog post.
April 6, 2016
You just took on a new client. They have a lot of work for you to do. During the kick-off call they ask you if you are going to be working on their live site. You tell them, “Naw, there’s no need for that. We’ll just spin up a quick Amazon EC2 instance and do our development over there. That way we don’t break anything on your production site.” Now you sound like a pro; confident, capable, experienced and relaxed. Read on for a tutorial on how to get Craft CMS running up on AWS.
September 8, 2015
I think there are various names for it, but bibliomancy is the act of divination using books. You select a book that you believe holds wisdom, you open it randomly and see what knowledge falls out. I did this in a cafe out of boredom and it resulted in this blog post.
August 10, 2015
You know how you’re supposed to save money? Yeah, I don’t really do that. I think that money is more like water than rock. If you let it stand too long it stagnates, gets brackish, doesn’t nourish, doesn’t clean anything, loses its usefulness.
July 28, 2015
It’s Summer. Just about all of your clients are going on vacation. And when they do, they pause all of their projects. This is supposed to be your time to sit back and relax too, but you’re trippin’ instead. You’re worrying about money instead of enjoying this extra time you have.
June 29, 2015
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” - Goethe
May 19, 2015
What kind of a blogger would I be if I didn’t seize upon the opportunity to follow-up my blog post on follow-up with a follow-up blog post?