Cameron Macintosh

Everyone loves Pantheon hosting’s time-saving one-click updates for Drupal and WordPress. If you are putting a site onto Pantheon that already has revision history in Git, then you likely want to keep your history. But if you create a Pantheon site from an existing Git repo, one-click updates will not be available.

Cameron Macintosh

WordPress is famous for it’s 5-minute install. You can host WordPress yourself or choose from numerous WordPress hosting providers who will give you a fully working starting point in minutes. This is tremendous for techies and non-techies alike.

Cameron Macintosh

In addition to the SmallDateTime bug outlined in a previous post, I also encountered this troublesome bug involving truncated SQL data because of a MSSQL nuance on lengthy VARCHAR fields. The Lost Field of Text There existed several string/text fields in the legacy MSSQL database defined with 1000-8000 character capacity. However initially I was only getting the first 255 characters.

Cameron Macintosh

Pixo is currently developing a web-based publication workflow application for American Library Association’s Choice Magazine and Choice Reviews Online utilizing the PHP framework Symfony to build a web based publication workflow application.  A major component includes migrating 30+ years of legacy data out of a MSSQL database into a redesigned SQL schema in Symfony.   Early in the project, I encountered this particularly nasty problem regarding smallDateTime fields as I was setting up the MSSQL side of the migration using the default MSSQL PHP driver.

Cameron Macintosh

Recently, I had my first exposure to SASS, on a project here at Pixo. For those not familiar with SASS, the language is a superset of CSS which can be compiled into CSS. There are many compilers for SASS, for example Compass and PHP Sass are two in use at Pixo.

Cameron Macintosh

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