Enforcing Coding Standards

As a developer, it can be helpful to get feedback on if something in your code is not correct before you submit it for code review, and definitely before it gets up to staging. I've written an article that shows a few different git pre-commit hooks that will check your code when you are making a commit. It is geared towards Drupal developers (following Drupal coding standards), but other PHP developers should be able to get some use out of it and modify the hooks where needed to make it useful in their workflow.

Check out the article here.

Pitcher Pump Hike and Bike Ranch

This is a bit different than my usual post, but I'm a runner, and have recently been doing trail runs. The Pitcher Pump Hike and Bike Ranch is a great place for trail runs or mountain biking. It has about 9-10 miles of trails of varying difficulty. Anyways, I haven't really seen anywhere where someone mapped out the trails so people can get an idea of what the layout of the trails is like. So I went on my own to explore the trails, then came back and mapped them on to Google maps. Here is the result: 

Pitcher Pump Hike & Bike Ranch


MyGridPool.com is my newest personal project that I developed with Zend Framework. Take a look at it. You can create a free account and start making grids in seconds!

For those that don’t know, grid pools are a somewhat popular game for groups of friends and family to play during sporting events. It is most commonly played during the Super Bowl, but it can be used for any event. I personally do grids on just about every football game for my alma mater, and even basketball games (which can be real crazy). You can view the guidelines page to get an idea of how it works.

MyFantasyLeague Drupal Module

I got my first Drupal contributed module published: MyFantasyLeague!

The point of the module is to let people who are in a MyFantasyLeague.com league show their league standings, weekly results, and live scoring on their Drupal site. It uses the MyFantasyLeague.com public API to get the data from the site. Currently, it only works in head to head leagues (which is far and away the most common format), and you can only set up a global league for your Drupal site.

There are many features I would like to add to the module over time. Here are a few:

1. Allow individual users on the Drupal site to configure their own fantasy league, instead of only having one global league for the whole Drupal site.

9 Essential Tools for Professional Drupal Development | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

9 Essential Tools for Professional Drupal Development | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development:

Norman Bucknor provides a great list of essential tools for Drupal developers. Many of these tools will help you immensely with your development process. If you are somewhat new to Drupal, make sure and check this out so you know what all of the best tools available are. Even if you are somewhat experienced, it can’t hurt to look over this list. For me personally, I didn’t discover some of these tools as early as I would have liked to.

Tutr.tv Free Drupal Tutorial Videos | Master Drupal. Fast!

Tutr.tv Free Drupal Tutorial Videos | Master Drupal. Fast!:

The folks at LevelTen put together this site that provides video tutorials for learning Drupal. There are mostly beginner type videos, so those new to Drupal should find plenty of help there. There are also intermediate and advanced level videos, and hopefully it will continue growing!