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PHP how to increase memory

Increase memory using php.ini file

Increasing your memory for the Drupal Framework is important as this allows the application to work faster and then deliver the content to the user giving faster access to the content that you are providing. There are two ways to do this, if you have access to your php.ini file on your web server find the line that says the following.

memory_limit = 16M  ;

Most service providers will only allocate the default amount of 16 megabytes of ram. If  you change it to 64 megabytes of ram this will fix the issue.

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Drupal Drush Commands

If you are using Drush you know how powerful this Drupal command line tool can be. It will deploy and maintain a complete Drupal website in seconds. Below is a selection of commands that are useful for a web developer, feel free to take a copy for your own use. For the commands to work you have to ensure that Drush is installed on your computer to find out more go to drupal project drush if you are using Debian it will be in the repositories. The drush commands below are in the directory of the drupal install when being used.

 

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JavaScript and JQuery, What is the difference?

Have you ever walked down a hallway in the dark and found yourself lost? JavaScript and JQuery create the same sense of loss and confusion. When discussing JavaScript and JQuery people will say the funniest things about the two, one quote I heard a long time ago on the subject:

 JavaScript I hate, what we should do is get rid of it. But JQuery I love!

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Setting up Xampp for speed

 

At times using Xammp on a Windows machine you need to find ways for Xammp to work faster. The easiest way is to change the speed of your PHP memory. To do this do the following,

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What is a Version Control System?

When creating software members of the design and development team are constantly changing the code base as the software goes through each iteration but at times this can create an issue. Because of rapid development processes, files and code get change or deleted at a very constant rate. An example of this is Purencool Iticket the core grew and expanded so rapidly that each day there are a lot of changes. This creates issues for the development team as they can very easily be working on one part of a system and without knowing it completely break the software. So to stop this from happening almost everyone uses Version Control Systems to protect themselves.

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Is Mac the best tool in business?

We have been in web development for a while and the love for the medium just keeps growing. What never ceases to amaze me though is the Mac verses Windows debate. With a background in networking and development I have been thinking about how both platforms work inside this ecosphere. I find there is alot of mis-information and the real pitfalls are not always discussed in a level headed way. My personal position on which operating system people should use is - neither. I develop and use Linux where ever I can.

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