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In Defense of FearFear is a strong emotion; one we tend to avoid or, at the very least, one we do our best to rid ourselves of when its presence is felt. Fear can often be debilitating for some, stress inducing for many more, and a major source of anxiety for most, if not all. It’s easy to justify why we would want to limit our encounters with fear; however, over the years of dealing with my fair share of fears, particularly as it pertains to my career, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is a lot wrong with how we perceive it as an emotion. 

The Power of RabbitMQDuring Drupal development, very often we are faced with a situation where we have large tasks which need to be broken up and processed at a more manageable pace. Naturally, we turn to the native Drupal Queue (introduced in Drupal 7). However, the Drupal Queue has some major limitations when it comes to speed and reliability which can make it an unviable option.

DrupalCon Baltimore Sessions for a ManagerWhenever I get ready to attend an event like this, I always review ahead of time to map out a plan and make the best use of my time. As a manager of a Drupal shop, I’m always looking for better ways to manage projects, engage with clients, organize our teams, or just be more efficient. I thought I’d share a few of the sessions I’m looking forward to attending.

The Basics of BEM Construction BEM stands for Block, Element, Modifier and is a popular semantic method to create naming classes for your HTML DOM objects. It takes some of the work out of selecting appropriate classnames (one of the most difficult tasks a developer faces).

Colin O’Dell Speaks at DrupalCon BaltimoreColin O’Dell, Lead Web Developer at Unleashed Technologies, will speak at DrupalCon Baltimore, an annual conference that brings together thousands of people from across the globe who use, develop, design, and support Drupal. 

What are Drupal Entities? As developers, time after time, we come across numerous terms that gain a new meaning in the context of which technology we're using them. Moreover, a lot of times, you'll find that certain terms mean one thing on one platform and something else in another! Drupal, itself, is no different, as it has many different terminologies that are used in the community. Entities are definitely one to consider when picking up on Drupal terminology (not to be confused with entities in the Symfony framework in which Drupal 8 is now built).

Drupal 8 Webform ModuleDrupal 8 now comes with the Contact module built in. This adds basic form functionality to the site to be used as personal or site-wide contact forms. However, in many cases, this is not enough. Luckily, there are options for you to choose from. With many of the features from Drupal 7 ported over, the Webform module for Drupal 8 is a feature-packed option that I prefer to employ. Here are 3 reasons why.

Baltimore PHP MeetupEvery month, the Baltimore PHP Group, a community of local PHP developers and enthusiasts, meet to exchange ideas and discuss topics in code, architecture, innovation, and open source technologies. ADG Creative will host the third Baltimore PHP Group meeting of 2017 on Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30 PM in Columbia, MD.

Marketing Excellence AwardsUnleashed Technologies will be honored as the winner in the Best Event Marketing Campaign category at AMA Baltimore’s  32nd Annual Marketing Excellence Awards. Each year, AMA Baltimore recognizes the year's best and brightest campaigns at the Marketing Excellence Awards ceremony. 

Google Tag ManagerScenario: you are the “website person” at your organization, and someone from marketing sends you an email with a few lines of code. They ask you to add it to your website so they can start tracking conversions. You write back, “Where? Why? What is this?” The response, “It’s a conversion pixel from Facebook. Just add it please.”