Using LINQ (Language Integrated Queries) in Drupal or how to write queries x5 faster


How to use NetPhp


Decent PDF generation in Drupal

Whether you like it or not PDF is a mainstream adopted format to exchange documents. Your customers will ask, sooner or later, to have some sort of content generated in PDF (be it an invoice, a report, etc...).

Doing a quick search these are the modules that offer some sort of PDF integration in Drupal:



NetPhp: using .Net from PHP is not a nightmare anymore.

The NetPhp is a set of libraries that allow you to seamlessly operate on .Net types from PHP:


Calling .Net Framework and .Net Assemblies from PHP

In this article you will learn how to consume .Net framework and .Net libraries compiled for any version of the .Net CLR:


Adding native JSON storage support in Drupal 7 or how to mix RDBM with NoSQL


I rencently read this very interesting article of an all time .Net developer comparing the MEAN stack (Mongo-Express-Angluar-Node) with traditional .Net application design.

Among other things he compared the tedious process of adding a new field in the RDBM model (modifying the database, then the data layer, then views and controllers) whereas in the MEAN stack it was as simple as adding two lines of code to the UI.


Deploying changing module dependencies with Drupal

Deployments are often one of the most important aspects of the Drupal development cycle. But sometimes, due to time and/or budget constraints (or the maturity of your company) developers clone databases downstream, manually reproduce content on production environments, and rely on other bad practices on a regular basis.

Today we will show you how we manage small (but critical) changes in module dependencies for our custom modules here at


Benchmarking Drupal 7 on PHP 7-dev

There are big expectations surrounding PHP7.

PHP has seen the threat and needs to keep up with competitors such as HHVM or the recently open source and cross platform compatible .Net Framework. Even a while ago (2011) the .Net implementation of PHP (Phalanger) already was light years superior and much better performant than Zend Engine, and was proposed as a replacement of the Zend Engine (read the full story here).



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