Articles by Nimesh Deuja

Website development using Drupal – Cover Version control, Clean URL, Deployment

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Drupal is one of the leading open-source Content Management Systems and it’s the technology that is favored by a range of numerous organizations worldwide. It is written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License, which means anyone is free to download it, share it with others, and contribute changes back to the project. Drupal is an English rendering of the Dutch word “druppel”, which means “drop” (as in “a water droplet”).

Drupal can support a diverse range of web projects ranging from personal web logs to large community-driven sites. Drupal is very easy to set up and administer with much of the configuration done through the administration user interface. Drupal is frequently used for intra/inter-departmental intranet sites where individuals can post articles and other notifications rather than use email distribution lists. With its abundant and flexible features, Drupal design is conducive for a variety of websites.

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Deerwalk Kalinchowk Hike

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The date was the 14th of November, and the Deerwalk hiking crew was preparing for yet another adventure. We set offto Kalinchowk, at a height of 3788m. As we progressed, we encountered beautiful, scenic landscape. We headed to KhadiChowr. You would be forgiven for thinking it was Khasa, what with the Chinese goods galore. From there, we walked to Mudey, a small bazaar at the top of a hill.

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Rafting at Trishuli

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Summer was at it’s peak in Kathmandu and there was no clue of monsoon. We were all tired by summer heat, so it was a great opportunity for some water sports. Rafting was on the minds of most of the people here in Deerwalk including me. A trip was planned earlier but was canceled due to project deadlines. So, I planned to organize a rafting trip for the next weekend. Accordingly, we fixed 5th June, 2010 for the trip. The office atmosphere suddenly changed after knowing about the rafting plan and a sense of excitement aroused among all of us. All together, twelve people were ready to go. The team consisted of Anjan, Lakesh, Aabhushan, Krishna, Rajendra, Nimesh, Janni, Sushma, Arati, Pritesh, Sagar and me, Sumit.

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