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Drupal Coming Soon to a Phone Near You!

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Drupal Coming Soon to a Phone Near You!

Happy new year everyone!  With the start of 2014 comes the much anticipated release of Drupal 8.  While the official release date hasn’t been determined yet, it is being marketed as the most customizable and adaptable release of Drupal. The following features has been included that are particularly aimed to help End users/clients: Authoring –

Godzilla and the Marketplace

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Godzilla and the Marketplace

JIRA, the issue tracking tool created by Atlassian, is a popular product to use in software development. Fun Fact: The name “JIRA” is commonly thought to be an acronym, but it’s actually a shortened version of the word “Gojira,” which means Godzilla in Japanese. JIRA is so popular because it’s extremely useful to manage all

Using Atlassian Bamboo for Drupal Deployments

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Using Atlassian Bamboo for Drupal Deployments

When working in a collaborative development project, every good team should implement a continuous integration (CI) model of some sort.   There are a plethora of  CI tools out there to choose from that will make a big difference and give your team some sanity.  And there are various factors in choosing a CI tool for

Scripting old-style imports using CatalogMover’s command line

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Scripting old-style imports using CatalogMover’s command line

For over a decade, WebCenter Sites (FutureTense Content Server, OpenMarket Content Server, FatWire Content Server, etc.) used a text-based import format exclusively for bulk content import and export. The format was HTML-based and essentially exported a database table into a HTML table.  Files were written to disk in folders alongside the HTML file. A mini

‘Varnish’ Your Drupal Setup

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‘Varnish’ Your Drupal Setup

For every high performance website that gets hammered by a decent traffic volume, some sort of caching mechanism is essential and Drupal is no exception.  The Drupal caching approach, to a great extent, depends upon the type of visitors who frequent the website and this suggests different Drupal specific caching techniques depending upon the type

Simulating Data with the Splunk Event Generator

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Simulating Data with the Splunk Event Generator

While installing a new app to your Splunk search head can usually be considered a rather benign action, sometimes the introduction of a TA on your forwarders and indexers requires more attention.  This is commonly the case, especially if your production environment is guarded by change control.   The problem is that without the data generated

Passwords: Sharks Can Smell a Breach a Mile Away

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Passwords: Sharks Can Smell a Breach a Mile Away

2013 is not shaping up to be a banner year for Internet security. 2012 saw data breaches like 6.5 million LinkedIn password hashes leaked, 420,000 member accounts from social network Formspring, Yahoo! Voices more than 400,000 usernames and passwords, 1.5 million passwords from the online dating site eHarmony. Twitter is the latest system to suffer

WebLogic + Splunk = Splunk for Oracle WebLogic Server

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WebLogic + Splunk = Splunk for Oracle WebLogic Server

As many of you know, from our website and blogs, we Function1-ers provide world-class consulting services for a few Oracle enterprise products as well as Splunk. Having this unique blend of experience on the Function1 team, we often try to experiment with new ideas that would be helpful to both sets of clients. One such

WebCenter Sites CSDT tip: Recommended Order of @ALL_ASSETS for Error-free Imports

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WebCenter Sites CSDT tip: Recommended Order of @ALL_ASSETS for Error-free Imports

As anyone who has worked with Oracle WebCenter Sites “Content Server Development Tools” (CSDT) already knows, the import process can get a little “tricky”, especially when trying to import “@ALL_ASSETS”. Regardless if you’re operating from the command line or via Eclipse’s CSDT plug-in, there are inevitable errors that occur because of the complexity of certain

Accessing a Windows share from Linux

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Accessing a Windows share from Linux

So I recently started working on a new WebCenter Sites project and found myself needing to run some *nix shell scripts locally, but unfortunately for me I do my Java development on a Windows 7 machine. Blasphemous I know. Anyhow I happened to have a Linux VM sitting around that I could use to run

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