Author Archives: David Gurba

About David Gurba

I am a web programmer currently employed at UCSB. I have been developing web applications professionally for 8+ years now. For the last 5 years I’ve been actively developing websites primarily in PHP using Drupal. I have experience using LAMP and developing data driven websites for clients in aviation, higher education and e-commerce. If you’d like to contact me I can be reached at

Upgrading Drupal 6 to 7 using a Bash script

Recently I upgraded a website from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7. Here I’ll be outlining my approach and the tools I used in this process. I believe a similar approach …

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Drupal7 Nodes and the Command Line

Another question I was fielded recently was how to view a Drupal node from the command line, simply how to inspect a Node’s state. Obviously something like drush ev “var_dump(node_load(3));” …

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Drupal7 APIs, Objects and the Trees from the Forest

Drupal can sometimes seem complicated to use. There are many sub-systems within Drupal and provide many programming mechanisms and Core APIs to adapt Drupal to your needs. One such sub-system …

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