Forcing SimpleTest to use the live database

Feb
23
By Morbus Iff | Filed Under: Drupal, SimpleTest

SimpleTest, the test suite that Drupal started using, and then improved upon, has primarily been used to test modules in their own little sandbox, unaffected by the outside world, user data, or client-desired tweaks. This is perfectly fine when you're working on a controlled piece of code, like a module intended for release. Read More >>>

Coder Tough Love module released

Nov
19
By Morbus Iff | Filed Under: code, development, Tools

Coder Tough Love is a companion to the existing Coder module by Doug Green, and its initial development has been sponsored by Trellon. Unlike Coder, which strives to follow the documented style guidelines of Drupal core, Coder Tough Love takes the tougher tactic of applying finely aged and obsessively anal wisdom from years of Drupal development and persnickety quality control.

Part of the reason for this module's creation was to obsess over my own code: I claim no higher standard than myself, but even I am infinitely fallible. Likewise, as chx and I wrote Drupal Tough Love reviews, we found ourselves repeating suggestions from module to module, and a few of our critiques could have been automated, leaving us to focus on more important design issues. You should expect some false positives with Coder Tough Love, but I'd still want you to report them as bugs so I can continue to tighten the analysis. Read More >>>

Daily quality control checks with Coder

Aug
25
By Morbus Iff | Filed Under: coder, Drupal, drush, modules, quality

I'm known, famously or infamously, for my code quality reviews and, whilst I don't get enough time to perform the same anal-retentive behavior at Trellon, I've streamlined checks of the most egregious errors with daily e-mailed reports using Coder and Drush. Drush allows you to operate your Drupal site from the command line, while Coder is a friendly "do it right, bub" for code quality. Read More >>>

How Trellon gave back to Drupal (May 2008)

May
30
By Morbus Iff | Filed Under: contribution, Drupal

As a well-known Drupal shop, Trellon continually strives to contribute back to the Drupal community in any way it can. Sometimes, we're just too busy, other times, we're just plain ol' lazy and, more often than not, Morbus is complaining about quality or phenoptosis or whatever. By keeping track of what we give back, however, we hope to more clearly see how much we are, or aren't, helping Drupal help ourselves. Read More >>>

How Trellon gave back to Drupal (April 2008)

May
01
By Morbus Iff | Filed Under: Drupal, modules

As a well-known Drupal shop, Trellon continually strives to contribute back to the Drupal community in any way it can. Sometimes, we're just too busy, other times, we're just plain ol' lazy and, more often than not, Morbus is complaining about quality or apoptosis or whatever. By keeping track of what we give back, however, we hope to more clearly see how much we are, or aren't, helping Drupal help ourselves. Read More >>>