Arturo Linares

I normally work on different and very active projects in several testing environments. I needed a simple and fast way to generate visual regression tests between them, or even to just to compare my local environment to an integration server. However, it was cumbersome to edit backstop configuration files frequently just to change servers, thus I created a tool that simplifies the task a lot:

https://github.com/arturolinares/easy-vrt

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#git

Some useful commands to find commits using Git:

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Surfae Duo

This week Microsoft unveiled their Surface Phone, called Surface Duo. It looks great and I think it puts the company back in the innovators list.

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I started having some issues when using git inside a Linux VM while setting up an experimental Drupal development environment. I wasn't able to clone repositories because I was getting some errors saying the remote host hanged unexpectedly, or couldn't push changes. However I was able to clone shallow repos, but strangely Bitbucket and Gitlab seemed to be more prone to these errors.

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#drupal

Recently I wrote on how I replaced my MacBook Pro with a PC and still being productive when developing on several Drupal environments.While Pop_OS! is a wonderful Linux distro, I decided to give Windows a try. The primary reasons were the usual: hardware.

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A common request I’ve received lately when building sites in Drupal is to make the background of the page title configurable to allow the user upload and change it.

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Last time I tried to create from scratch a Drupal instance that used a Solr server wasn’t as easy as I expected. Maybe command line tools for installing modules have spoiled me and I just expected that running something like drupal module:install solr would configure everything for me.

Here is how I made it work, but please consider I’m not a Solr expert. If you know a better way to do this please let me know.

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