Damn you, DEV-MASTER!

Why Would One Use a Dev-Master Branch?

We've all done it, especially in the Drupal world. We've searched and searched for that perfect contrib module that does almost everything we need.

Drupal-Check, Site Factory, and Acquia BLT, OH MY!

The Backstory

I was fortunate enough to attend DrupalCon Seattle this year, as well as give a presentation on mental health in tech, but one of the key topics of DrupalCon was Drupal 9 readiness. Dries mentioned it several times in the Driesnote and we even had some contribution efforts specific to Drupal 9 readiness at MidCamp 2019.

Guess Who's Back

It's been a long time, hasn't it?

When we last left off, I was a little green (read: big head, little skill) to the world of professional web development. Although I've been developing since I was 13, I've only been professional for a few years now.

They've been good years.

Securing Your Sites for HTTPS

Why Do You Need to be Secure?

The world is a dangerous place. There is a lot of information out there, and some of it is more sensitive than the rest. Your name, your emails, your passwords, social security, birth dates, credit card numbers, etc.

The Unbelieveable Beauty of JSON-LD

SEMANTICS!

Before the release of HTML5, the classic <div class="article">, <div class="nav">, or any number of classes or IDs that the search engines had to sift through made it difficult for them to decypher just what content belonged to which part of the page. Sure the algorithm eventually got close, but HTML5 put it right on the spot.

How Do You Deal with SEO Information Overload?

So Much Information!

Working with the web in general is extremely easy to get into. There are a ton of resources available for almost any aspect that one might want to get into. If you want to get into web development then you can learn how to code HTML from any number of sources. The same goes for JavaScript, CSS, PHP, or a multitude of other languages, frameworks, or libraries.