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Alexei Rayu
Works at alexrayu.com
Attended Izmail State Liberal Art University
Lives in Varna
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This is my second Drupal 8 site, though it's #1 in many way. It was actually the first one contracted, and it is also very special to me for having been very challenging to implement.
Now, I am not going to blog post about every new site I make (and I make lots of them), but I can't help blogging about this one, since this one was very hard and very gratifying. I have taken this task when contacted a Stuttgart company named COBI to move their site to Drupal 8. This was in the same month when Drupal 8 just got released, so you can imagine my skepticism.
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+Alexei Rayu​ sounds good! I'll check them out :-)
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I have been working on two Drupal 8 projects recently, neither of which have been published yet. One is a static site to Drupal 8 migration, that is still under way, and another a Drupal 6 to Drupal 8 upgrade project, that has been completed. Now that Drupal 8 has become stable and more modules have been converted to it, I am happy to say, that Drupal 8 is quite good and has some very good benefits for both a developer and a themer, as well as so...
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I have just received a comment for my Should I upgrade my web site to Drupal 8... at all? article. I will quite this comment here, and this short article will be my response. Drupal 8 is release and... It is clearly a platform built for enterprises, without even trying to reach a general market. Development, blamed before for being expensive and time-consuming, got even worse. General market, working on shared-hosting-based environments can now k...
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If you need to export your documents to pdf, ePub, and ppt (pptx), this article may come of handy. I have been in a project recently as a part a team working on an electronic educational web site, where educational materials were available online as articles, and also convertable from HTML to either a pdf document, an ePub document, or a Powerpoint pptx document. Then, it was required to render some articles into screenshots for presentations (mo...
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WTF Wordpress?! Any ideas why?
How low is low? Yesterday I published my upsetting tests about the Drupal 7 to 8 RC1 performance. Clearly, 3 times drop of performance is not a nice thing to have in Drupal 8. Now, the question is, would that make me consider WordPress as the best alternative? I do have some smaller clients who ...
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I did not want to build a copy of a New Relic but smaller. I needed a slightly different logic. When thinking of a tool to monitor multiple web sites, I wanted to create a type of alert for admins when it was necessary. The logic was to gather relevant data as unobtrusively as possible without ...
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My first Drupal 8 site is live! This site was built for FFW Bulgaria, and is a migration from Drupal 6. http://kommissarius.dk/ This was also my first project with FFW Bulgaria.
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You might have seen me write before, that Drupal 8 is about 3x times faster that the Wordpress. Now, there has been a new study, oriented mainly on HHVM VS PHP7 performance, which has proven what was already known: PHP7 is still somewhat slower than HHVM, even though it is times faster than PHP 5.6. The study compared different CMS performance under both HHVM and PHP7 on the same server. Thus, we can use the results to compare the CMS between eac...
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My dear Ubuntu
Won't boot today, but panic
Kernel 4 and IOMMU.
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Understood today why my Ubuntu Wily won't boot. IOMMU. Latest kernel 3x workes with IOMMU enabled in BIOS, and Ubuntu Wily (based on 4.x) panics when IOMMU is enabled. Arr!!!
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It took Dolphin (Kubuntu 15.04) 30 minutes to transfer 4MB of simplepie to the server. It took FileZilla 2 minutes to do the same. WTF, Dolphin?!
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After Wim Leer's article on the Drupal 8 enhanced cache, I decided to run a performance test comparing Drupal 7.39 and the new Drupal 8 RC1 performance. I had high hopes. However, the results for Drupal 8 are still not good. For anonymous users, Drupal 7 beats Drupal 8 as much as 3 times still.
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Drupal themer and developer since 2005
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Drupal, html5, css3, php, javascript, jquery, mysql, photoshop, fireworks.
Employment
  • alexrayu.com
    Web Designer / Developer, 2005 - present
    Freelance Drupal themer and developer.
  • Pingv.com
    Sr. Developer, 2012 - 2013
    Drupal themer and developer.
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Varna
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Drupal php web developer and themer
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Build Drupal sites, theme, build modules and contribute patches.
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Mastered full Drupal cycle from planning and design to building, theming, and launching.
Education
  • Izmail State Liberal Art University
    B. Linguistics, 1995 - 2000
  • Nikoaev Step Academy
    Web Programming, 2010 - 2011
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