Digital Strategy, Design, Video Production, and Development Agency - Drupal PlanetPosts categorized as 'drupal planet'http://activelamp.comCreating a deployable Docker image with Jenkins - Part 4My previous posts talked about getting your local environment setup using the [Drupal Docker image]( with [Vagrant]( It's now time to bake a Docker image with our custom application code within the container, so that we can deploy containers implementing the [immutable server pattern]( One of the main reasons we starting venturing down the Docker path was to achieve deployable fully baked containers that are ready to run in whatever environment you put them in, similar to what we've done in the past with [Packer](, as I've mentioned in a previous post.Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:30:00 +0000 build process using Drupal 8Now that the [release of Drupal 8]( is finally here, it is time to adapt our Drupal 7 build process to Drupal 8, while utilizing [Docker]( This post will take you through how **we** construct sites on Drupal 8 using dependency managers on top of [Docker with Vagrant]( <h3>Keep a clean upstream repo</h3> Over the past 3 or 4 years developing websites has changed dramatically with the increasing popularity of dependency management such as [Composer](, [Bundler](, [npm](, [Bower](, etc... amongst other tools. Drupal even has it's own system that can handle dependencies called [Drush](, albiet it is more than just a dependency manager for Drupal. With all of these tools at our disposal, it makes it very easy to include code from other projects in our application while not storing any of that code in the application code repository. This concept dramatically changes how you would typically maintain a Drupal site, since the typical way to manage a Drupal codebase is to have the entire Drupal Docroot, including all dependencies, in the application code repository. Having everything in the docroot is fine, but you gain so much more power using dependency managers. You also lighten up the actual application codebase when you utilize dependency managers, because your repo only contains code that you wrote. There are tons of advantages to building applications this way, but I have digressed, this post is about how we utilize these tools to build Drupal sites, not an exhaustive list of why this is a good idea. Leave a comment if you want to discuss the advantages / disadvantages of this approach.Wed, 02 Dec 2015 02:30:00 +0000 Regression Testing with Shoov.ioWe recently were introduced to a website testing tool called Shoov. Shoov is a visual regression tool using webdrivercss and we are going to show you how to get it running on your site.Sat, 14 Nov 2015 02:00:00 +0000 A Minimalist's ChoiceSat, 17 Oct 2015 02:00:00 +0000 to Ember without SavingPreviewing article from Drupal to Ember without savingSat, 10 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0000 up a Docker development environment with Vagrant - Part 3Now that I've laid the ground work for the approach that I want to take with local environment development with Docker, it's time to explore how to make the local environment a sane "development environment". In this post we will do just that, setup a local development environment with [Docker and Vagrant]({% post_url 2015-07-19-docker-with-vagrant %}).Wed, 23 Sep 2015 02:30:00 +0000 8 - First ExperiencesI recently had time to install and take a look at Drupal 8. I am going to share my first take on Drupal 8 and some of the hang-ups that I came across. I read a few other blog posts that mentioned not to rely too heavily on one source for D8 documentation with the rapid changing pace of D8 the information has become outdated rather quickly.Fri, 14 Aug 2015 23:00:00 +0000 with Vagrant - Part 2In this post, we will venture into setting up docker locally, in the same repeatable way, from developer to developer. By the end of this post, we'll have Drupal running in a container, using Docker. This post is focused on hashing out a Docker workflow with Vagrant, less about Drupal itself.Sun, 19 Jul 2015 18:30:00 +0000 to Use Picture and Image Replace for Drupal 7We recently converted a site from a static width site to a responsive mobile site. We wanted to make it easy for our Drupal client to upload images into Drupal and still be able to replace images that need different dimensions at different viewport sizes. We decided to use Picture module a Drupal 8 backport to handle our Picture Mappings. Here we will show you how to get that setup in four easy steps.Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0000 on L.A. DrupalCon 2015On May 11, the entire ActiveLAMP team headed to the Los Angeles Convention Center for DrupalCon 2015. Not only did we gain an immeasurable amount of knowledge, but also an immeasurable amount of free T-Shirts and swag. It was a first-time experience for most of the team, and there was something for everyone. Each one of us learned a great deal, here are some of our memories -Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 +0000