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Solving Life's Hard Problems

We’ve innovators at heart and love sharing our experiences with others. Check out the latest blogs from our developers and find out how we help our clients build a solid foundation for growth.

Atomic Design Concepts

Have you ever stopped and pondered the universe? Why does it exist? What role do you play in it? Why do you exist? What’s the point in it all? You’re such a small part of something so much bigger… but...

On the Road to Becoming

Lessons from Code Koalas
Coming to work for Code Koalas three years ago was one of the most life altering decisions I’ve ever made. The leaders in this company have shaped my character, my direction in life and challenged me to become something greater...

Drupal 8, JSONAPI and Ember Part 3: How to Render All The Things

We have a JSONAPI backend. We have a front-end application wired up. How do I render all the...

Welcome to Part 3! Time to dive deeper into templating and seeing how Ember Data makes working with data models super easy. Now let's wire up some more routes! Nested Routes Now we should add in some routes for our...

Setting up your first Mastodon instance

Total privacy and control on the federated Twitter clone
Mastodon is a relatively young social network that aims to be a privacy concious, federated Twitter. Most people opt to join one of the larger servers ( tooter.today can help find one if you want) but you and I are...

La Meme Chose

I'll have the same...
A little over 10 years ago two young creatives working in advertising moved to Paris not speaking French. They quickly learned that the phase “La meme chose” roughly translates into “I’ll have the same”. This one little phrase unlocked a...

3 Keys to Success from a Remote Pro

I've been doing at least part of my job remotely since 2004. In 2011, I started working 100% remote and moved 750 miles away from my employer to Kansas City in the middle of 2012. Throughout the years I've faced...

Using Docker for Local Drupal Development

Using Docker is great, it makes sure that every developer working on the project is using the same server and if it works on your machine it really should work on everyone's. It's also great because once you have it...

Matching Heights

In web development, there are standards and then there are some things that you can do just to make your site look a little nicer. Matching row heights is one thing that will make your site look less sloppy and...

Authenticity: Keys to Increasing the Client Connection

Recently, everyone here at Code Koalas read a book by Dale Carnegie called How To Win Friends and Influence People . Carnegie hit on something that is at the core of humanity: authenticity is the key to making and maintaining...

JSONAPI: Relationships and Includes

In my last blog, I briefly showed some of the things JSONAPI can do. Say you want the image to be returned with your blog. By default, field_image is a file reference, which means it will actually only return the...

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