Batch delete all local Git branches

Posted: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020


If you’re tired of having tons of local branches and need a quick way to batch delete all local unused git branches, then this is for you. Make sure you switch to develop or master before running this: Once run, your local branches will look a lot cleaner and you should see a summary of […]

10 Tips for Travelling in New York

Posted: Tuesday, January 14th, 2020


Over December 2019, I had the amazing opportunity to do some travelling in New York. Here are my top 10 tips for travelling in New York: Download a Toilet App You’re human (I hope) and have human needs, specifically when nature calls. New York is huge and being in a city of that size, it […]

Drupal 8: Custom CSS & JS cache busting technique

Posted: Thursday, December 19th, 2019

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A time may come when you need to implement your own cache busting technique to Drupal. The solution is actually quite simple; we simply append a randomized version string to each file. That’s it! All it requires is you tweaking your theme’s .theme file. Add the below code to the top of your .theme file. […]

What Development Language or Framework Should I Learn in 2020?

Posted: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019


If you’re asking “What development language or framework should I learn in 2020?”, then this post is for you! I too was intrigued by this question and it got me wondering how I should go about figuring this out. It dawned on me that the best way to figure this out, would be looking at […]

PHP in 2019 – PHP 7.3 is the new minimum. Here’s why.

Posted: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019


Web server admins. Content Management System users. Anyone who runs a WordPress, Joomla and Drupal website. Laravel users. All take note; it’s time to upgrade your version of PHP. At the very core of most of the usable web, is PHP. An underlying scripting language that powers 79% – 80% of the web. Because of […]

Drupal: 2019, the year of Twigging

Posted: Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

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Having worked with WordPress and Joomla over the years, one CMS always eluded me; Drupal. It wasn’t that I never wanted to work with Drupal, to be honest with you, the opportunity to learn while working with it just never happened. I initially stumbled upon Drupal 6 many years ago – but I never fully […]

About Martin Grondein

Martin Grondein is a website developer Durban, South Africa, specializing in PHP/HTML5 Website development.