From time to time, I have this bright idea of learning Behat, the acceptance testing framework. In 2016, I actually did that, and then promptly forgot it all as I never had to use it again. This time, I have done it again and writing down a summary of what I have learned, which hopefully will help me remember it better.
From time to time, I stumble up on various Drupal performance optimization articles that profess syslog over Drupal's dblog. Problem is, I am a big user of the log exploration interface that comes with the dblog module. For a few years, the first thing in the morning I did at work was to check the Drupal logs from that dblog interface. I love that interface. If I have to abandon dblog for the sake of performance, I want a log search experience just as good as dblog.
About the exam
You may be wondering what the "Drupal 8 developer exam" is? It is a certification exam whose official title is "Acquia certified developer - Drupal 8." It tests ones knowledge of Drupal 8 theming, module development, site building, and some other CSS/jQuery/PHP skills. I recently took this exam and decided to document my experience.
How I ended up with the bookI sometimes send money to my mom and most of the time I have used Western Union money transfer. Western Union's exchange rates are the worst in the market, but they are ubiquitous and punctual. So I have stuck to them for a long time rather reluctantly.
[The first two parts of "Comet story" were backgrounds to why and how I came up to write a collaborative whiteboard. The application has now been taken off the web :-( This third and final part tells how I actually coded the app.]