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Some users accidentally click the submit button more than once while waiting for their post to be saved. In some cases this may result duplicate postings or duplicate e-commerce orders.
There are few ideas on how to solve duplicate postings but none is perfect. One of the solutions is a bit of jQuery to hide or disable the submit button after it has been clicked and replace it with an informative text such as "Processing..." .
This module provides a default handler for contextual filters which allows the site administrator to set a title or a breadcrumb for a view based on a value defined by a contextual filter of this view.
Drupal Modules: The One Percent: Drupal Modules: The One Percent —Create user permission (video tutorial)
Here is where we seek to bring awareness to Drupal modules running on less than 1% of reporting sites. Today we'll consider Create user permission, a module which allows users to create other users without granting all the permissions administer users provides.
Creating a page template for a content type gives you a lot of control over the structure of the page. While Drupal will automatically pick up a node template for a content type, if you use the right naming convention, it will not for a page template. Fortunately it just takes a few lines of code and you can create a page template for any content type you choose.
Appends a global view header that creates a form in the view used to export data to spreadsheets. It requires PHPExcel library.
In my previous post I shared key takeaways from a Birds of a Feather (BoF) session I ran at DrupalCon Vienna last month on what it means to be an Agile agency.
Another BoF session I ran invited conference attendees to share their experiences of managing team members and ensuring technical excellence. We covered each topic in a lot of depth, and at times it felt a bit like a counselling session for new and aspiring tech leads!
Here’s a snapshot of what we discussed:Overcoming resistance to change.
The group debated how best to roll out changes within the tech team, such as changing version control software to git. Tech leads don’t always feel empowered to force through new initiatives, and can get frustrated by developers who either don’t want to change or are unable to see the benefits.
We spoke about the need to introduce change gradually and gain buy in through mechanisms such as team meetings, highlighting the importance of allowing changes to be discussed and concerns to be heard.
It can be helpful to identify evangelists in the team who will promote the change, and can act as support contacts during the period of transition so that no one suffers in silence.Leading change in remote teams.
Change is hard enough when you’re all in the office together – how do you ensure a smooth transition in co-located and distributed teams?
At Deeson, we’ve introduced a quarterly get together in person. We set up the changes the tech chapter plans to make over the next quarter, and assign owners to develop the ideas and facilitate the transition process.
We also run group workshops on the changes made during the last quarter, allowing people to gain hands on experience with a new tool or technique under the supervision of those that specified it and their evangelists. This allows us to identify any problems and concerns before the change is mandated.Dealing with complaints.
It’s natural and healthy to express concerns or frustrations. But what do you do when a team member seems to complain more than most?
As a manager you feel responsible for solving every issue that arises, and of course there are times when the onus will rightly fall on you.
However, in the case of a chronic complainer it can be more effective for you as tech lead to listen to the grievance and empower the person to consider their options and suggest solutions, rather than exhaust yourself trying to solve the issue on their behalf.Transitioning to tech lead.
Often a developer progresses until they one day find themselves leading a tech team, without ever having received any formal leadership or management training. We spoke about the changes you need to make, and how to understand what’s expected of you in your new role.
We cited the book The Manager’s Path by tech lead turned CTO Camille Fournier as an excellent reference. The Lead Developer conference which takes place annually in London is another good resource. Talks are made available online and provide a lot of guidance to those new to the tech leadership position.
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Provides a mechanism to translate all occurrences of the same locale string.
This drupal 8 module converts internal links to ajax requests that return the rendered nodes. All attached JS and CSS of the requested nodes are also added and executed.