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Video Game Deep Cuts: Combo Breaking E3 With BitSummit Flair

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 8 June 2019 - 5:40pm

This week's roundup includes a look at some great community events - from the fighting game scene's Combo Breaker to Japanese indie dev scene's BitSummit, as well as a peek at the first ever E3 Expo & lots more. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Video Game Deep Cuts: Combo Breaking E3 With BitSummit Flair - by Simon Carless

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 8 June 2019 - 5:35am
This week's roundup includes a look at some great community events - from the fighting game scene's Combo Breaker to Japanese indie dev scene's BitSummit, as well as a peek at the first ever E3 Expo, kids apps, D&D in 2019, & lots more.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

DrupalEasy: Drupal 8 and Composer - working with cloned dependencies

Planet Drupal - 7 June 2019 - 11:59pm

If you use the Drupal Composer Drupal Project template for managing your Drupal 8 site’s codebase, and you commit dependencies to your Git repository, then you’ve probably run into issues involving cloned dependencies. Sometimes when requiring a dependency via Composer, you end up with a cloned version (which includes a .git directory) instead of a release version. 

If you’re committing dependencies to your repository, then the .git directories associated with cloned dependencies cause an issue when you try to commit. A common resolution is to remove the .git directory from the dependency’s directory.

While this solves the immediate issue, the next time you go to update Drupal core, you’ll likely see an error message along the lines of, “The .git directory is missing from /var/www/html/vendor/some/dependency, see https://getcomposer.org/commit-deps for more information”. How can we get past this?

Here’s my workflow:

  1. Delete the entire /vendor/ directory.
  2. Run “composer install” to reinstall all dependencies. 
  3. Update Drupal core (normally with “composer update drupal/core webflo/drupal-core-require-dev "symfony/*" --with-dependencies”
  4. Re-remove any .git directories for cloned dependencies.
  5. Commit the update.

Ultimately the "proper" solution will be to not commit dependencies to the project repository. I agree that this is the best solution, but not everyone’s workflow currently supports this.

There's also a great discussion in the Drupal Composer Drupal Project issue queue about alternate methods to deal with this issue. 

Have a different workflow to deal with cloned dependencies? Share it in a comment below!

Just getting started with managing your Drupal 8 project with Composer? Jeff Geerling has some super-helpful blog posts.

Categories: Drupal

OSTraining: Directly Upload and Link Files to the Text Editor Content in Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 7 June 2019 - 5:54pm

One of Drupal’s big advantages is its possibility to structure content with the use of fields. However, from time to time you will want to link a file to your content without the need of adding a field to the database for that purpose.

The D8 Editor File Upload module provides this functionality by adding a button to the toolbar of the rich text editor (in this case CKEditor). This way it is possible to upload a file and present it within the content as a link. This tutorial will expĺain the usage of this module.

Let’s start!

Categories: Drupal

OSTraining: Directly Upload and Link Files to the Text Editor Content in Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 7 June 2019 - 5:54pm

One of Drupal’s big advantages is its possibility to structure content with the use of fields. However, from time to time you will want to link a file to your content without the need of adding a field to the database for that purpose.

The D8 Editor File Upload module provides this functionality by adding a button to the toolbar of the rich text editor (in this case CKEditor). This way it is possible to upload a file and present it within the content as a link. This tutorial will expĺain the usage of this module.

Let’s start!

Categories: Drupal

OSTraining: Directly Upload and Link Files to the Text Editor Content in Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 7 June 2019 - 5:54pm

One of Drupal’s big advantages is its possibility to structure content with the use of fields. However, from time to time you will want to link a file to your content without the need of adding a field to the database for that purpose.

The D8 Editor File Upload module provides this functionality by adding a button to the toolbar of the rich text editor (in this case CKEditor). This way it is possible to upload a file and present it within the content through a link. This tutorial will expĺain the usage of this module.

Let’s start!

Categories: Drupal

Views Filter Alias Parent

New Drupal Modules - 7 June 2019 - 3:20pm

When using a "Content: ID" contextual filter on a view you can provide a default argument such as "Content ID from URL". This module provides an additional option "Content ID of Alias Parent". This option will get the path alias of the current page ('/events/name-of-an-event' for example), then drops off the end portion of the url to get the "parent" alias ('/events' in our example) and returns the node id of that "parent" alias.

This assumes that your pathauto patterns are generating good URLs that follow normal patterns like the example above.

Categories: Drupal

Promet Source: Driving Drupal Best Practices

Planet Drupal - 7 June 2019 - 12:24pm
Business is hopping. You’re hiring Drupal developers with varied backgrounds and skill sets.  When working in Drupal, there are often many ways to achieve the same outcome, and quite often, Drupal developers find themselves on different pages. How do you determine whose way is the 'best' way and proceed with optimal efficiency? There are two perspectives to consider: A team executing best practices, and The process(es) needed to get best practices into place.
Categories: Drupal

Matt Grasmick: A New Google Chrome Extension for Drupal.org Issue Links

Planet Drupal - 7 June 2019 - 12:21pm

I'd like to briefly share a new handy Chrome Extension that I recently created: Drupal Issue Chrome

chrome. noun. features added to something to make it nicer, but which don't affect the core functionality.

This extension will render links to Drupal.org issues in order to clearly indicate node id, title, and issue status. It closely mimics Drupal.org's own rendering of links to issues, bringing the same formatting to ANY website.

For example, an anchor link with the href and text content "https://www.drupal.org/project/drupal/issues/1308152" would become "#1308152: Add stream wrappers to access extension files" and would be colored appropriately. You may also hover over the issue to see the exact issue status, provided via the anchor title attribute. Take a gander:

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Categories: Drupal

Video: Efficient texture streaming in Titanfall 2

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 7 June 2019 - 9:47am

In this 2017 GDC session, Respawn Entertainment's Chad Barb serves up a deep dive into the company's approach to efficient texture streaming in its 2016 hit shooter Titanfall 2. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Academic dates

New Drupal Modules - 7 June 2019 - 7:49am
Categories: Drupal

Loco Translate

New Drupal Modules - 7 June 2019 - 7:34am

Loco Translate provides a normalised way to collect & gather internationalisation assets & translations into & from Loco.
Ensure an enhanced Developer Experience (DX) when dealing with translations & multilingual websites.

Categories: Drupal

How to come up with new game ideas - by Vadim Charugin

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 7 June 2019 - 7:29am
Here’s how you start developing your first game — with Shovel Knight as an example.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Forced Failure as Story Moments - by Sande Chen

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 7 June 2019 - 7:27am
In this article, game writer Sande Chen opines about forced failure as story moments and how players are more likely to forgive forced failure when engaged in story-driven games.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Creating Game Character from Scratch – Tutorial - by Tom Safarov

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 7 June 2019 - 7:27am
In this post originally published on RocketBrush Studio's Blog, you will find a simple tutorial on creating your game character from the idea to the completed work.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

To Tame A Legal Issue: What Developers Can Learn From The Iron Maiden/Ion Maiden Trademark Lawsuit - by Liz Surette

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 7 June 2019 - 7:25am
The band Iron Maiden is suing publisher 3D Realms over the game title Ion Maiden. I will discuss some legal best practices for developers to use in order to avert trademark controversies, using the Iron Maiden case as an example of pitfalls to avoid.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Vardot: Vardot Named Best Drupal and PHP Developers

Planet Drupal - 7 June 2019 - 7:23am
Firas Ghunaim June 7, 2019

From exciting projects delivered to a growing team of Acquia Certified Developers; 2018 was a busy year for us that was capped off with recognition of our hard work and passion.

Now, Vardot is proud to announce that we have been named a top Drupal and PHP developer by Clutch yet again for the year 2019.

 

Projects undertaken in 2018.

 

Clutch is a B2B ratings and reviews site that ranks companies on a number of criteria, including market presence, service focus, and reviews from past clients. We are also featured on their list of the best Drupal developers in the world.

We provide cutting-edge enterprise web solutions, with an optimized digital experience and a powerful cross-platform content management system. Our solutions are open-source, built using our own Drupal distributions, which means a lower total cost of ownership and faster time to market for you. Vardot covers the whole project lifecycle, from consultation, design, development, implementation, to enablement, with robust project management and post-launch maintenance, support and growth to guarantee success.

 

 

Clutch takes its reviews seriously, conducting phone interviews with a company’s past clients and getting honest feedback on the quality of their work. These reviews can all be found on our Clutch page, but we wanted to include some of the nice things our clients have said about us here:

 

“The comments we got from users were positive, and people were happy with the website. We saw improvements in numbers because traffic was up for the new website.” – Web Editor, Humanitarian Nonprofit

 and...

“In the two months since the launch, we've seen between a 50 percent to 60 percent increase in the total number of visitors to the site.” – Communications Officer, Multilingual Nonprofit

and...

“They try harder than other companies. They've been so good about listening to us and actually doing the things we ask.” – Founders, The Life Writer, Ltd.

In addition to being recognized by Clutch, we are proud to announce that we were featured on Visual Objects, a site showcasing businesses with outstanding creative design services, such as branding agencies or web development companies.

Vardot was also ranked as one of the best Drupal development companies by Clutch’s sister site, The Manifest. We were featured for a project we did with a company producing as SaaS product, creating their website and creating content for it.

We are honoured to have been recognized as the best Drupal and PHP developer by Clutch.

We do everything we can to help our clients succeed, and knowing that they appreciate our work so much is incredible. We will continue to improve and innovate, always keeping our clients ahead of the curve.

 

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Stay tuned for more exciting news and launches in the upcoming year.

Click here to read about our client's experience with us.

 

Categories: Drupal

Why Do Games Like Fortnite Become Popular? - by Dr. Michael Garbade

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 7 June 2019 - 7:22am
Do you wonder what made Forntite so popular? If so, then we cover the eight reasons why it does. By going through the post, you can also learn from its success.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Why I Love: The Tendrils [Shadow of the Colossus] - by Stephen Trinh

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 7 June 2019 - 7:11am
A game design's perspective on why the tendrils in Shadow of the Colossus might be the most important thing in the game.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

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