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We should all have a Kenny in our lives

Let me tell you a story. When I joined Acquia in April 2011, the Support group was a small pool of passionate and talented drupalists working day and night to service our customers. And there was Kenny, aka webkenny. The vocal, outspoken and hilarious personality that was going to accompany Tim Millwood and I every morning when we were holding down the fort during EMEA hours, as the company was scaling up.

From $conf to $config and $settings in Drupal 8

With Drupal 7 we were used to leverage $conf to set variable overrides. Unfortunately this was sub-optimal. The Configuration override system documentation page says it best:

How to find PHP code in Drupal nodes

Before Drupal 8 was released, the PHP Filter module was part of Drupal core and allowed site builders and developers to create a PHP filter text format. While very convenient for developers and themers, this was also very risky as you could easily introduce security or even performance issues on your site, as a result of executing arbitrary PHP code.

Useful PHP tools you might not know about yet

PHP short array syntax converter

How to effectively search the Git log

Searching the Git log can be approached quite differently whether you’re willing to find a specific bit of code that was committed or trying to find a change in a commit message. With this in mind you can come up with two personas:

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