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Have hundreds of items in one multivalued field?

Sounds like a bad design? When the first time I found out this, I thought that we should have avoided it in design. But, that is not what we are talking today. After we I figured out a way to fix the performance, it seems quite a powerful way to deal with the business logic.

Does Design Pattern Really Matter?

I am not against design patterns. I am just not its devoted follower. I think design pattern to a programming language is like grammar to the English language. I believe it is not the right tool to begin with software designing.

More Computer Bots Than Us?

I know that is a dumb question. I am shocked after I found out my site is quite busy, but none of them are real human beings.

I installed the Impression module that give me a detail report of all the activities on the site. I used views module to creating a report of all those activities. I am quite surprised to find out how big the problem is. I have attached a report for about 40 minutes' sites activities.

A New Weapon to Fight Against Spammers on Your Website

Look at the snapshot from the user table. I was having a big problem of spamming bots. The user table is full of fake users. Almost every minutes there is a fake user registered.
spammers' account flooding a website

Avoid the Pitfall of node_load_multiple API Function

In a large website with many nodes, stop using the node_load_multiple function. It potentially limits the site growing.

According to the document: "This function should be used whenever you need to load more than one node from the database." But, I want to say that we should avoid using this function as this open the door to system crash in the future.

Build a Star Software Development Team

The success of a project depends on a good development team. How to build and maintain such a good team?

As, a software developer for many years, I believed a good dev team is one of the pillars for a successful business. Here, I want to discuss how to build a dream developer team. Building a high productive, super innovative and proactive team is like cooking a meal. It needs a good ingredient, right source, and good timing in each step of cooking.

A Good Content Strategy Secures a Profitable Business

Small and medium-size businesses can benefit with a good content strategy backed by a content management system (CMS) like Drupal. The internet is evolving fast. A good content strategy helps business keep a close pace with the trend.

More and more people are using mobile phones to get information and connect with others. A CMS website can quickly turn into responsive design. A responsive website provides better user experience for mobile users. Hence, Google ranks a responsive website higher than none responsive ones.

Content as a Service

As one of Canada’s most successful integrated media and entertainment companies, Corus have multiple TV channels and websites for each channel.

Test Driven Coding Style

Like Chinese philosophy Yin and Yang, Coding and testing support each other. Here I want to introduce a method to increase the rate of software project success. It is a critical thinking in programming, an agile methodology on a micro-scale level. What is it? In every line of code, every loop or conditional block, we look for multiple solutions. For each solution, we evaluate possibilities of going wrong. Pick the most reliable one. It helps us remove most of code vulnerability at beginning.

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