I enjoy making software and applying technology to help myself and friends and family achieve things as well as earning a living doing it.

My creative aspirations cross over into other disciplines including radio where I make programmes myself and with others for several local and community stations, in professional capacity as well as voluntary.

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revised Are Drupal 8 configs written and read directly to/from .yaml file or still to the database?
endorsing Berdir's answer, use of ya l
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comment Are Drupal 8 configs written and read directly to/from .yaml file or still to the database?
I would guess the other reasons for using the db would be all the general features you get with a db, like locking (which could be useful to prevent inconsistencies with multiple users editing the same place on the site) as well as replication.
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comment Are Drupal 8 configs written and read directly to/from .yaml file or still to the database?
Following up as promised. Accepted answer, thank you very much @berdir!
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accepted Are Drupal 8 configs written and read directly to/from .yaml file or still to the database?
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asked External monitor goes black for short periods on Yosemite MBP mid 2010 but not on same machine running Windows
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revised Are Drupal 8 configs written and read directly to/from .yaml file or still to the database?
further enhancements to the same question
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revised Are Drupal 8 configs written and read directly to/from .yaml file or still to the database?
Clarified my point on why I thought PHP is harder to read for config.
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revised Are Drupal 8 configs written and read directly to/from .yaml file or still to the database?
clarified my question, Berdir's answer still relevant following adjustment to question
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comment Are Drupal 8 configs written and read directly to/from .yaml file or still to the database?
+1 Thanks @Berdir - it answers my key question about use of the database. The other details are interesting too, I'll read through again in the morning, Monday day time / next day or 2, to develop an understanding of those and follow up. Thank you! :)
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revised Are Drupal 8 configs written and read directly to/from .yaml file or still to the database?
explained genuineness of the question
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asked Are Drupal 8 configs written and read directly to/from .yaml file or still to the database?
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comment How to install Skype 4.3?
+1 Step 2 & 3 worked fine for me thank you (no previous Skype install). Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit.
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comment Video editing software options?
LightWorks - lwks.com - there's a free version which may cover many of your needs. The professional version is offered in a one-off lifetime price.
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comment Search results - Show custom fields
+1 Good question, what I need to do too, I've provided some comments as to the accepted answer as to the detail that worked for me.
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comment Search results - Show custom fields
+1 Great answer, thanks. Though it does seem that the way to access the field value can vary, the specific code above didn't work for me, though the general overall advice is good, what actually worked for me was, e.g.: $node = node_load( $vars['result']['node']->entity_id ); $description = ""; if ( isset( $node )) { $description = $node->field_description['und'][0]['value']; } using dpm(); or a xdebug-based debugger to (which I did, Komodo IDE) to inspect the variables can confirm what Drupal is using at the time, so you that you can code accordingly.
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comment Interference on external VGA monitor (intermittent ripple) only when booted into MacOS X but OK on Windows Bootcamp, why? and how to fix?
If this answer didn't work for other folks there is a question/answer here about a similar problem: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/141246/…
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