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ExpressionEngine Continuous Integration BDD

I am curious if anyone has setup BDD, ExpressionEngine and Continuous integration and could share their setup/approach? I have heard rumor of people using cucumber with EE but have not see any ...
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How do you “hide” sites from search engines during development?

I'm in the process of tweaking my base install and was wondering how you hide sites from search engines when deployed to a publicly accessible DEV or STAGING server? I currently: Add a robot.txt ...
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Development: how to know current site selected in Control Panel

I'm developing a custom extension that should work also in Control Panel. In an EE MSM environment I need to know which site is selected (site_id). Is there any variabile? I can't find anything in EE ...
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Development Cycle

I am a long time Drupal Developer, but it looks like I'm going to have to do some EE Dev work. This question might become clear as time goes on, but wondering what experiences/best practices can be ...
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Where to find dev documentation for multiple fieldtypes

I have looked at the docs for 2.6, but am unable to find an explanation for how to set up multiple fieldtypes in a single package. Can anyone enlighten - I really need this ability.
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Defining relationships in a plugin

I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction. We've got a custom plugin that we use with ExpressionEngine that connections to a 3rd party CMS system and grabs all relevant content ...
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ExpressionEngine source control via git

Im trying use some form of source control with EE. I cannot clearly see a way to decouple the database from the templates and other structures, as would be the case in a most CMSes. Creating channels ...
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How to turn off the developer log?

How do I turn off the developer log? I already checked the Output and Debugging Preferences at the System administration section in the CMS but there's no option for that.
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Better workflow for ongoing site development [closed]

We have a number of client sites which are pretty much always evolving so we often find ourselves in a place where we're adding new structure and content to a site and trying to adjust the existing ...
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Developing EE add-ons with code assist

First off, pardon the noob aspect of this question. I have developed on other platforms, but it's been a while now. I was starting to build an EE2 module for one of my sites and I keep getting ...
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Matrix sort parameter + Zoo Visitor not working as expected

I've followed the documentation outlined here: http://docs.pixelandtonic.com/matrix/templating/field.html Where my custom field is member_companyname and is assigned as a matrix fieldtype. {...
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is it healthy to built a web services or a web app using EE?

we are growing company and we support and use EE for more than 4 years and continues, because we believe in it, and it is our choice ever. Any ways, I was in interesting discussion with a developer ...
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How do I set up Expression Engine in development environment without the license?

I just purchased a license key but that is for the production environment. How do I install and setup Expression Engine in my development server?
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Add on development. Database class not executing correct queries

i'm developing an addon. While developing i'm encountering a strange problem that I don't know how to solve. It's like EE is executing the wrong queries or something. For example, when I call this ...
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How can I setup a dev copy of EE before license purchase?

I have built over 70 EE sites in thej last few years. I noticed now in EE 2.8+ that it is now required to enter a license number even on a local copy. Is there a new method to allow us to build and ...
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System 'on' and Site 'on' - Can you keep a channel segment 'closed'?

What is the best way to continue building a large site segment in which content can be added, previewed, and edited while the site is live but not seen in certain channels? I have multiple ways of ...
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Undefined property session in cp_js_end hook

Currently facing the following error in the cp_js_end hook. Undefined property: Javascript::$session it looks like the session class isn`t loading anymore in EE 2.6+ It whas working in older ...
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Custom field and params with enters [closed]

Currently working on a custom fieldtype, but facing a little nasty problem; Is it possible to parse any custom field with params the following way (with enters): {gmaps_field_extension param1="" ...
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Is everybody abandoning Expression Engine now? [closed]

I've come back to redeveloping an old site that was on EE 2.8.1. When I looked around at the likes of http://eeinsider.com/ or ee-garage.com, and so on, I see blogs that have stopped. Support dating ...
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EE3 Multiple database settings without core 'hack'

SO I am trying to build out a master config file to use with deployment similar to that in EE2 for EE3. In the include, I have the following: $config['database'] = array ( 'expressionengine' =>...
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Why learn Javascript? [closed]

I am new to web development. I have familiarity with CSS/HTML/Wordpress and Expression Engine Content Management system. I want to be a well rounded professional web developer desperately, and trust ...
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Local Copy of Expression Engine site is not showing changes

When I edit the files on my local copy, like the /project/templates/default_site/main.group/layout.html file. On my project local url the changes are not displaying, the site works but any changes I ...
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Date Input Field in CP View

Is it possible to have a date input field in a control panel view page? Is there any kind of build in javascript library for the date calendar etc? Thank you.
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Module Settings Column

I am creating a competition website. For the competition I am creating a custom module. The module has a cp backend where I want to be able to add some details about the competition. For example, ...
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Keeping content synced in development

Good Afternoon EE StackExchange, I was wondering if anyone had experience keeping their development environment in sync with production content. The problem being that a content freeze is not ...
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Duplicating a site to a subdomain (for development) [duplicate]

Just a quick question with regards to what people think is the best way to handle this situation. I have a site set-up. When also have a duplicate of the site at a subdomain. Well.. it was a ...