[Drupal 8] How to send a mail programmatically in Drupal 8

August 24, 2016 - 18:03

This article covers, how to send email programmatically in your Drupal 8 site. There are two main steps to send an email using Drupal 8. First we need to implement hook_mail() to define email templates and the second step is to use the mail manager to send emails using these templates. Let's see an example for sending an email from the custom module, also the following name spaces.

Why you need to go to DrupalCon Dublin?

August 23, 2016 - 12:17

DrupalCon Dublin is right around the corner, and the preparations are going full steam ahead. DrupalCon is like a Carnival that has come to town for the Drupal developers especially those in Europe. The excitement is rocketing sky high with a thousand and one things to get done before the 26th of September. The conference is to be held at The Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland from 26th September to the 30th September.

Top 8 Free Tools to Track the Uptime of your Site

August 18, 2016 - 12:47

When websites are created, we expect it to be up and running all the time, which need not be so. If websites are not accessible for any reason it can affect the brand name, loss of revenue, and can even affect the website’s ranking in SERP. There are a lot of free tools available online to monitor your site’s uptime. Based on their popularity and present Alexa ranking these are the top eight free tools to check the uptime of your website.

[Drupal-8] How to send a mail programmatically in Drupal 8

August 17, 2016 - 18:37

This article covers, how to send email programmatically in your Drupal 8 site. There are two main steps to send an email using Drupal 8. First we need to implement hook_mail() to define email templates and the second step is to use the mail manager to send emails using these templates. Let's see an example for sending an email from the custom module, also the following name spaces.

How to drive the digital transformation of your business?

Digital transformation is the evolution of business enterprises to fully engage and optimize their operations and functioning to incorporate and fully make use of the potential of digital technology and their influence on society. Digital transformation is industry independent to a large extent and helps implement the business goals, resolve challenges, and increase customer traffic.

How can we import and export CSV file in Selenium java

August 12, 2016 - 13:08

Reading or writing CSV file in Selenium Java can be done using a simple csv parser library called opencsv. Opencsv is free and is available under a commercial-friendly Apache 2.0 license. Opencsv contains classes to read and write csv files. For reading or writing csv files using Selenium, we need to import opencsv.jar to the java project.

Top 5 problems faced by E-commerce site owners

A successful online store is the dream of every online business owner. When you are open 24/7, 365 days of the year, the logical thinking is that the business should increase proportionately. But sales might not be happening as you anticipated. Effective marketing, Site optimization, Content generation, Site’s responsiveness are all integral to a successful e-commerce site.

[Solved] Drupal 7 Feeds Excel module Upgrade from 7.x-1.0-beta1 to version 7.0-2.x

In Drupal 7 we can upgrade a module in many ways but we fail on upgrade feeds excel module. The reason being the newer version of the module is entirely different from the old version folder structure and file naming. We can overcome this situation by uninstalling the older version and installing the new version. Sometimes we cannot uninstall the module due to the module dependency and data lock. We can achieve this manually using the following steps.

Design Engineer - 3+ years @ Zyxware Technologies, Technopark, Trivandrum / Cochin (DE010308)

August 05, 2016 - 17:51

Zyxware Technologies is looking for a Design Engineer to join our expanding technical team. The Design Engineer is responsible for the overall technical design and build of the custom elements of the solution. He/she should be able to make and validate design decisions. Design Engineer will get opportunity to mentor and lead teams of some of the best talents in web development.

Why UN Prefers Open Source?

August 05, 2016 - 15:39

People can design, innovate, share software and knowledge efficiently and effectively with Free and Open Source Software tools. Free and Open Source software programs allow users to freely run the program for any purpose, modify the program as they want, and also to freely distribute copies of either the original version or their own modified version. FOSS plays an integral part for development as it’s very nature make it a natural component of development efforts.

All Ivy League Colleges use Drupal for their websites

July 19, 2016 - 18:14

Drupal has established itself as a solid platform for Educational websites. The fact that all Ivy League colleges have Drupal websites is proof enough of Drupal’s popularity as a great Content Management Framework to build educational websites. Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Yale University are the eight old and distinguished colleges in the north east of US are the highly sought after Ivy League colleges.

Avoid online fraud, keep your e-commerce business risk-free using Riskified

E-commerce businesses depend on electronic transactions to receive payment from customers for products and services. The massive volume of electronic transactions has lead to a rise in fraudulent activities. As per the data released by Global Fraud Attack Index TM, the number of attacks by fraudsters increased by 163 percent in 2015, rapidly growing two and a half times in a three-quartered period.
Credit card fraud impacts all those involved in it: the consumer whose credit card information is stolen, the merchant from whom the product is purchased, the bank that enables the transaction and the issuer who is obliged to protect its cardholders. In this dynamic e-commerce landscape, as merchants constantly sell their products through multiple channels and provide different payment methods to cater to local customer needs, keeping abreast of fraud risks is a challenging task. Riskified provides a flexible fraud prevention solution for enterprises.

Harnessing the power of Drupal in healthcare sector

The healthcare industry is facing multiple challenges and is looking for robust solutions to solve these problems. A looming problem that needs immediate attention is how to create open lines of cross communication between doctors in diverse practices. This will ultimately help physicians to interconnect and improve the overall care of patients.

How to Transfer files from Acquia to an external server

April 20, 2016 - 17:42

One of our project requirement was to transfer files from our server to an external storage space. This could be basically done by connecting to the server using SSH or FTP and then transferring files. We initially decided to use the libssh2-php library for creating SSH tunneling with the server and transfer file. Our server was hosted in Acquia server and libssh2-php was not available in Acquia stack. Read on to know how we tackled the problem of file transfer to an external storage space in Acquia environment.

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