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Ignacio Segura

Hello, visitor. If you found this, you probably are looking for a plain english explanation that makes sense without your nerd score skyrocketing. You’re very welcome. Before we start, a few notes: 1 – Please notice that Webpack is not the only tool of its class. It’s just one that happens to make good use of the lessons from others before it, and one that fits on my workflow. Many of the things I explain here about Webpack apply to other tools, [...]

If you can do your work remotely but you have a family, odds are that “work from anywhere” is not possible. That’s my current situation, but it doesn’t mean i’m jailed at home. First, let me summarize: I work at home, in front of my awesome 27 inches screen on my awesome desk, sitting on my awesome, very expensive office chair, listening to the awesome music I want, every work day of the week while Gollum watches my work. Is this a bug or a featu [...]

Note for Windows users: While this tutorial can apply to Windows users as well, there’s a better choice for Windows that achieves this same purpose: Telerik Fiddler. It’s free and it works great. Here’s a link to relevant documentation. Imagine a silly bug that takes five minutes to fix, but it also takes one hour just to set up your local machine. In such a situation, you would be saying “Come on, I’m not raising an entire local environment for [...]

Drupal 7 autocomplete field is something most content producers love. It’s an easy and convenient way to reference content by title. The problem is, that’s all you get from an autocomplete field: a title. One of our partners at X-Team had problems managing front page items, as the autocomplete field provided the title, but they couldn’t see anything else, such as photo, published status or schedule options. This extra info was useful to them, as [...]

Drupal left the island. Larry Garfield brought us an awesome speech about Drupal 8, which you can see here. Dries explained to us why Drupal 8 had to change. Larry showed us those changes, and everybody loved his demo, but the important thing came after that. The inline editor, content management improvements, rendering HTML5 are awesome improvements, but in the end, these are just details compared to the big message: Drupal finally left the isla [...]

The short version: X-Team: “We’re considering sending you to Colombia to attend DrupalCon Latin America. We know you live in Europe. We know it’s on the other side of the world. And we know DrupalCon Barcelona (in your own country) is in six months, but we’re sending you anyway. Are you in?” Me: “What?” For a guy that has worked his whole life as freelancer, joining a big team was totally new fish for me, and attending a conference with all expen [...]

I code for a living. That’s what I do. I’ve been coding and designing websites as a freelancer for about ten years. During this time I learned almost every day. This is nothing special, it’s just the way our job is. The Red Queen explained clearly to Alice: “It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” It seems like I ran faster than I thought, bec [...]