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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2017-03-20

How to use the Drupal 8 Plugin api

With the switch to using Symfony in Drupal 8 as part of its core functionality, we also have received access to a lot more powerful tools than previously available to Drupal developers.  One of those very powerful and promising tools is the new Plugin API.  
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2017-03-18

How to create a block in Drupal 8

Creating Custom blocks in Drupal 8 are a little different these days thanks to the change to the new Symfony API.  This means that most things you used to do as procedural functions are now created via the Plugin API, Entity API, or other Object Oriented methods.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2017-03-18
Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2017-03-18
Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2017-03-17

10 Myths About Drupal & Why They are Wrong

Drupal has been on the scene for over 15 years now, which speaks volumes for its durability. Yet myths about Drupal have been lingering online since it’s inception and is still going strong.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2017-03-17

Fixed Cost vs Hourly – How to Pay a Contractor to Redesign Your Website

Let’s face it, websites need to be redesigned regularly and the adage “you get what you pay for” applies big time. Any business professional will recognize these two truths. You just want to get the biggest bang for your buck. That’s why how a web design contractor charges for the service is just as important as choosing the right contractor in the first place.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2017-03-17

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Your Own Business

Are you thinking about starting your own business? Are you also having some second thoughts about it? Ask yourself these 6 questions to determine if starting an online business is the right choice for you.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2017-03-17

Nail These 3 Things in a Venture Capital Pitch and Clinch Investment

Some entrepreneurs seeking venture capital may think that their business idea is enough all by itself to attract investors, like it’s a no-brainer and will pay off within a year. While your enthusiasm for your idea is vital, this line of thinking is dangerous. Venture capital may be essential for funding your company, so never assume your idea is all you need. You also need a plan and a team.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2017-03-17

Xcode – A Revolution in Designing Apps

Since it began, Apple has constantly refined and revised every aspect of its operation and its products. Programmers are always delighted when Apple “does it again” with something revolutionary.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2017-03-17

Kickstart Your Startup – 9 Tips for Success

Startup companies should be admired. It takes guts, persistence, and creativity to build something from nothing into success and longevity. Startups are also the best companies for developing because they are small, new, and thus easier to fix problems for.
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