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Elasticsearch + WordPress: made for each other!

If you landed here is that you probably have a keen interest in bringing a more powerful search engine into your WordPress site and you have heard about Elasticsearch, the relatively new document oriented, RESTful search server based on Lucene.

There are many reasons why one uses Elasticsearch so I won’t get into much details, I will only show you the steps to get up and running with WordPress + Elasticsearch on your VPS server running ubuntu (or whatever linux distro you prefer but I will only show ubuntu commands)*.

Jira ticket number between git branches

Have you ever worked on a team where everyone needed to put the Jira ticket number in the git message? Ever wanted to know all the ticket being merge to another branch before doing so?

Here is a nifty little bash function that you can put in your bash profile:

gitjira (){ git log $1...$2 | grep -o -E '\b([A-Z]+)-[0-9]+\b' | sort | uniq; }

Once you have this included, you can now compare 2 branches together like so:

gitjira master stage

Use Vagrant Rsync feature to maximize performance

Original article appeared on X-Team.com


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We all know that Drupal doesn’t do really well under the default shared folder of VirtualBox. When we were given the task of creating a new box for one of our clients, we immediately went with NFS file system to circumvent this issue. We quickly realized two things:

  1. Vagrant is way faster with NFS enabled (but won’t work on Windows)
  2. Drupal is still slower reading files using NFS shared folder than using a default LAMP setup on the host directly

Thanks to the newly added feature in Vagrant 1.5, we can now use rsync to sync our shared folder with any Vagrant virtual machine. What does it mean for Drupal local development? A huge performance gain!

Create a RESTful web service with Drupal 8

Read the full article on x-team.com.


Disclaimer: Drupal 8 is still in a very early stage. Therefore, some examples or content in this article is subject to change without notice. I will be using the Drupal 8.0-alpha10 package that you can find here.

My girlfriend and I (like mostly everyone really) are always looking for ideas about what to eat. We tried a lot of recipes over the years and couldn’t figure out a good way to file them for future use.

We finally took the time and created a  little website to expose all the recipes we loved; and we did it through a simple web service. It was the perfect time to try the new Drupal 8 web services!