Hiding the fact that your site runs Drupal

Things like Drupagedon exist.

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Git shell on Windows reports “sh.exe has stopped working (APPCRASH)”

About the Error

In this article we will show you how to deal with the following error:

sh.exe has stopped working

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Build GIT on Windows from Sources

Unluckily for windows users GIT does not get updated as often as it should, and the last precompiled installer is version 1.9.5 from december 2014. But GIT 2.3 is already out. 

The GIT for Windows Team has made a 2.x release - with many improvements. See it here. If you still want to build your own GIT, keep on reading.

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Deploying Drupal Like a Pro - Part 1: File Structure

This article is part of the Deploying Drupal Like a Pro series.

Application Files and Content Files

If you have just started playing with Drupal you will have something like this in your site's directory structure:

sites/default/files

sites/default/files/tmp

sites/default/files/private

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Deploying Drupal Like a Pro

Introducing the Deploying Drupal Like a Pro Series

Building a Drupal site is difficult, developing a Drupal Based application is more difficult but correctly managing, deploying and keeping alive an application who's customer is paying you a 4, 5 or even 6 figure number per month is even more difficult. And if you want to do that one last thing in a cost effective way you must do it yourself.

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When PHP crashes: how to collect meaningful information and what to do with it

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Drupal Session Handler: everything you need to know

In this article we compare and benchmark different available session handlers in Drupal, that is:

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Bypassing Form Validations and Required Fields in Drupal: the BFV module.

Required or not required? To validate or not to validate? That is the question. So you've setup (the site builder's way, no custom forms) your required fields and custom validations for Node types, just to get this feedback from the customer:

That field we defined as mm..... as required (something trivial and not really critical such as an image file) is actually not always required. Users X and Y should be able to bypass that restriction.

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Distinct options in a views exposed filter: The Views Selective Filters Module

You have built an application where there was a taxonomy or options field with more values defined in them than what was really being used after release. And these fields are being used as exposed filters in a View. This basically means that you end up with an option in an exposed filter that yields no results when selected. Not a good UI behaviour, and confusing for the end user.

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