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Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Mark graduated with a first class MEng in Software Engineering in 2011 and has been working with Drupal ever since. In that time he has worked on a variety of projects from small brochure and blog sites to multi-platform Drupal Commerce solutions.

Recent Posts by Mark Jones

New Year Resolutions (for Developers)

2017 has arrived kicking and screaming. Like any new year it’s a time for renewal and resolutions. Oh, and that tired blog post format with a list of things to do in the upcoming year. Yup, this is one of those. Let’s get on with it.

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Using contributed modules vs building one yourself

Drupal

‘There’s a module for that’ is a common refrain in the Drupal community and rightly so. The size and variety of the contributed module space is a big positive for any project considering Drupal. However, always jumping straight to a contributed module may not be the panacea you’re hoping for. So how do you decide whether to use that contributed module or build it yourself? Read on, rational reader.

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The Drupal 8 tools you forgot to ask about

Drupal

Starting a new project is a time for change. A time to tear down your idols and re-evaluate everything. Or maybe, just, you know, have a closer look at whether you could do things a bit better this time?

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Fix it quick, then fix it right

Drupal Web Development

I write bad code. So do you. So do our colleagues. Whether you realise it yet or not, the project you’re working on right now contains bad code. This isn’t as terrible as it first seems. The code behind a site doesn’t have to be perfect to provide value. In fact, the bad code might never cause a problem. It might only become a problem when new functionality is required later and the way something has been done makes it more difficult to add the required change. Situations like this are ripe for refactoring.

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Why Manchester?

Drupal Digital Marketing Magento

Coming from the land of Lenny Henry, Denise Lewis and Robert Plant (aka the West Midlands), I often get asked how I ended up working in Manchester. Well, that story is far too boring for a blog post so, instead, let’s imagine that I knew then what I know now. Why is being in Manchester a good idea if you have any interest in digital?

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Is Drupal 8 right for me?

Drupal

Drupal 8 is fast approaching its first birthday and a question we keep hearing is, “is Drupal 8 suitable for my smaller site?”. There’s no denying that a lot of focus has been on enterprise level features and this has led to some concerns that Drupal 8 might not be suitable for some smaller use cases. So, is it true that Drupal 8 is only suited for enterprise clients?

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PHPNW13 - Guzzle, Coding Standards & Dependency Injection

Drupal

 

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