• Rob Decker
    Drupal Developer and Themer
November 10, 2014
As a Drupal themer, we're often tasked with building multiple sites concurrently. One site may be a new build from scratch, and another could be a site built two years ago that is getting a new feature. If they utilize Sass in the theme, then they both have one thing in common: They have Ruby gem dependencies. What are they chances that both sites use the same versions of the same gems? Slim? None? Ever tried to build a set of Sass files when you don't have the correct gem versions installed? Oh what a pain.
August 29, 2013
Grunt calls itself "The JavaScript Task Runner." Huh? What's a JavaScript task runner? The JavaScript part comes from its dependency on using Node.js. The task runner is another way of saying automation. So what we have is an automation tool built on top of Node.js.
July 10, 2013
On a recent project, I was tasked with getting a MapBox map integrated with one or more "Locations." For this project, a "location" is the physical location of one of the client's office buildings.