2015

Drupal 101: Theming Drupal 7 with gulp

I still remember the first Drupal 7 theme I built. It was for the Singapore Gastric Cancer Consortium website, and at the time I barely knew my way around HTML and CSS. I used the Zen theme as my starter...

Drupal 101: Starting Drupal development

I recently moved from an agency specialising in building Drupal sites to one which is platform-agnostic, and uses all variety of technologies. As my team was not very familiar with Drupal, I started writing some documentation on setting up locally,...

Frameworks and libraries are not the problem, people are

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m definitely not the best developer around, not by a long shot. But being a web developer is a dream job to me. I really love doing this, and I get paid for...

Developing Drupal sites as a team

A lot of people, myself included, start out with Drupal on their own, developing and building everything as a one-person operation. When we’re working by ourselves, there will be certain good practices that we neglect, either out of convenience (there’s...

Switching from bash to zsh

For someone who never learned “computers” in school, I’m actually pretty fond of the command line interface. I was one of those kids who was lucky enough to have a computer at home since before I was born. The first...

2014

The epic git bomb

Version control is a concept that is useful regardless of what industry you are in. But it is especially valuable in the software industry. Before I delved into this world of web development, I had already understood the value of...