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If you love snow, geometry, and/or photography, you should checkout and follow Karla's facebook page.

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As I was reflecting on 2014 and preparing for my 2015 goals, I decided to write about a topic that has served me well over the past few years: the power of continuous and incremental improvements in achieving one's long term goals. Enjoy!

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If you're about to embark on creating a new integration with #Drupal, congrats! It will certainly be a fun and rewarding experience. However, it can also be a very challenging process if you do not do your due diligence. I wrote this article to share what I've learned over the years in the hopes that you avoid some of the common traps.

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One of the challenges with fixing or extending someone else's #Drupal site is not knowing what's going on under the hood. However, there are modules out there that can do quite a bit of heavy lifting and give you a quick assessment. Here's an article I wrote to help get people started.

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The new PCI compliance standards become mandatory on January 1st, 2015. #Drupal eCommerce developers and merchants take notice—the number and security controls has increased dramatically.

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Contributing to and interacting with the #Drupal community isn't as scary or as daunting as you might think. My advice—take the plunge by attending a local meetup or camp and be open to the many opportunities that will start presenting themselves. It worked for me! Here's my story...

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When hardening computer systems, we have to remember that not all threats are external...

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An in depth analysis of an important software engineering concept. I especially liked the care taken to distinguish technical debt with simply incorrect or "bad" code.

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I hope to see all my Drupal colleagues at DrupalCamp Colorado! I'll be submitting a session on PCI Compliance (and potentially another topic as well).
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