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Reliably Monitoring MySQL Replication

Replication is a wonderful thing for your clients. Having a 'hot spare' of their database(s) for redundancy, or being able to off-load read operations from the main database to increase performance, giving your client peace-of-mind about their data and application. I won't go into setting up MySQL Replication; there are more than a few guides on that already out there (here's the official documentation). Once you do have Replication running, you need to make sure that it remains running, reliably, all the time. How best to accomplish this? The Way Monitoring Had Been The typical method is to use SLAVE STATUS to look at information about the setup. Read More…

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Ruby, Drupal and a tadpole's swimlane

Entering the pond As a tadpole in the Metal Toad pond, I had my fair share of anxiety in my first few weeks as a developer but from day one every member of the team made me feel welcome and has always been there to help.There is a strong sense of camaraderie that crosses over into our work ethic and collaboration. We all take pride in the work we do and that became apparent to me right away in my first few weeks here. I feel like I am part of more than just a development team, I feel like I am part of an extended family. I can't imagine being more set up for success than I am right now. It's a great and motivating feeling! Read More…

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Drupal 7 Tutorial: Using Entityqueue

Now that Entityqueue has been released, I wanted to give a quick tutorial on how to use it. You can manage the queues from the /admin/structure/entityqueue page. Click "Add" to create a new queue. Once you're there you have several options. Enter the queue title and optionally change the machine name. I'll talk more about the handler in a future blog post, but for most cases the "Simple queue" handler will be what you want. Read More…

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