Pax Prime 2014 Rewind

Sentris logoOut of all the geeky conventions I cover for Royal Flush Magazine, it’s Pax that I truly look forward to every year. Whether it’s East or Prime, Pax is one of the few conventions that centers around indie gaming and its fans. Today, I get to share a couple of interviews I did while attending Pax Prime in Seattle a couple of months back.  We learned about game developers’ inspirations, their struggles, as well as how they are keeping their fans engaged. We even delved into what aspiring game developers can do to keep focused and how important Kickstarter could be towards finding funding for your project.  Sentris and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime are both equally wonderful and worth checking out!

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Talkin’ Responsive at NYU

Uwe Kristen speaking about responsive Web design at NYULast Friday, our front-end development evangelist Uwe Kristen gave a terrific talk on responsive Web design (RWD) for a gathering of webmasters from New York University’s various schools and departments.

Uwe’s hourlong presentation covered the history of adaptive/responsive design, going back to the 1990s, as well as providing an overview of current RWD frameworks – like Bootstrap – that make this kind of multi-platform website design easier to execute for developers.

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TechWeek NYC is underway!

TechWeek - New York CityWe’re pretty excited that this year’s TechWeek NYC has come around. We hope to get to several events and are particularly interested in Vince Ponzo’s presentation on the “State of Innovation in New York City” and the “Social Innovation Summit” held on Friday morning. We will definitely be walking the floor at the conference and expo venue, 82Mercer.

Let us know what events you’re most excited about with a comment below!

 

Responsive Design Media and Custom JS

JavaScript logoSometimes, when coding in JavaScript, we risk being too “PHP-centric,” forgetting the beauty of JavaScript’s asynchronous nature. For instance, when developing responsive behavior for a site’s front-end, it is a common practice to write something like this:

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TechTalk: hybris + CoreMedia Integration

SAP's Hybris and CoreMedia logosThe next in our series of TechTalks will feature Lane Liles, our VP of Back-end Development, talking about his recent integration of SAP’s ecommerce platform hybris with CoreMedia’s fantastic content management system. This event will take place at 6pm on Thursday, October 2nd, and be held – as usual – at our HQ offices in Manhattan. All BSI family, friends, and clients are welcome! Please follow the RSVP instructions below…

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Fixing Drupal redirects to nonexistent nodes

Drupal 7I had strange situation crop up on a recent project: node teaser was coming up with a 404 page! I start looking into this issue and finally found that it was redirecting to a nonexistent node. When I ran the query below, I found that there were more then 5000 redirects to nonexistent nodes:

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Issues with Drupal and Apachesolr

Apache Solr and Drupal 7Recently I dealt with the problem of displaying Apachesolr_Search module results inside a Drupal 7 site.

The Apachesolr_Search module is a terrific module. Using it we have been able to create multiple search pages and blocks that do not effect Drupal’s database performance. But even great modules can have problems: we’ve been having issues displaying the generated search results… Continue reading