You know what's really annoying? Having a million redirects in your .htaccess file. When we build EE sites, Detour Pro has become a part of our builds so that other team members and clients can manage redirects. But, that solution won't really work when you launch your first Craft site for a client!
If you write Ruby with any regularity, you've probably experienced the dependency-managing wonders of Bundler. What you didn't know, however, was that you can use the same dependency-sorting goodness within your own application in other contexts.
I recently had the chance to work on Vitae, an online network for higher education professionals that features a variety of tools to help users manage career placement and advancement. Among those tools, profiles are probably the largest and most complex. They provide a wide range of flexibility and customization. Users can build profiles from more than a dozen unique sections like Education, Experience, Publications, and Grants. Within each section, they can create, edit, and arrange information about themselves. However they wish to be presented, a Vitae profile can accommodate.
The FEDs here at Viget love using BEM syntax for our CSS. It enables us to adhere to an expressive naming convention which helps in hand-offs, code reviews, and just coding faster. However, the more abstract a design becomes, the more you need multiple modifiers for a single design element. You can apply each specific modifier, but that can quickly become unwieldy.
As a software developer, you’re probably familiar with the concept of a parser, at least at a high level. Maybe you took a course on compilers in school, or downloaded a copy of Create Your Own Programming Language, but this isn’t the sort of thing many of us get paid to work on. I’m writing this post to describe a real-world web development problem to which creating a series of parsers was the best, most elegant solution. This is more in-the-weeds than I usually like to go with these things, but stick with me – this is cool stuff.