Rick Manelius

Rick Manelius

Rick graduated from MIT with a BS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (where he also coached track and field) and quickly became a valued member of the team shortly after joining newmedia in 2012. If you ever want to know about the quantum electrodynamic interactions of carbon nanotube systems, he’s your guy! In addition to his considerable talent in all things technical, his specific expertise is in understanding the big picture, and helping identify challenges and provide solutions long before a problem has a chance to develop. His analogous nickname here is the Swiss Army Knife. Rick’s a software developer, media technologist and project manager, but please don’t ask him to design anything. We all have our limits. Rick loves to learn, share, and connect with like-minded people, and he lives in the greater Denver area with his wife Emily and their dog Linus.

Posts by Rick Manelius:

DDEV v1.1.0 – Snapshots, hostname removal, Drush on host, Docker 18.06

We’ve just released DDEV v1.1.0! With database snapshotting we’re making it easier for you to avert database deletion disasters, read on for more highlights. DDEV UI is coming soon. Sneak peek for our newsletter subscribers next week. Important upgrade notes for DDEV v1.1.0. Recover quickly with DDEV database snapshots. And more news for those who … Continued

DDEV-Local Release v0.20.0 – sudo and a peek into the roadmap ahead

We’re delighted to share DDEV-Local v0.20.0 with you. We’ve addressed a number of bug fixes and provided a few enhancements that will improve your overall experience. Additionally, with renewed energy and ideas coming as a result of our company onsite, we’ve been working away on the product vision and our Roadmap (more to come!) How … Continued

Getting On the Same (Web) Page by Standardizing Local Development

As agency teams adopt DevOps culture and practices, their ability to achieve peak performance through continuous improvements on processes and practice becomes limited if they are unwilling to standardize tools and workflows. Having a reliable local development environment is a foundational part of that practice because it is the interface between a developer and the … Continued

DDEV-Local Release v0.18.0 – Easier XDebug, Windows installer and more

We’re happy to announce our latest DDEV-Local release v0.18.0. This includes XDebug improvements, more robust Windows support, and smoother upgrade paths. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at what we have for you in this release. Massively simplified XDebug configuration Before, in order to configure XDebug, users had to set a host IP address, … Continued

Come on the Journey from RFP to Release at DrupalCon Nashville

Next week, I’ll be presenting at DrupalCon Nashville. I’d be thrilled to see you at my session. Read on for a taste of what I’ll be sharing. Edited to add: The video is up and available now! Estimates, Expectations, and Evolution During a Project’s Journey from RFP to Release Day: Thursday, 12 April 2018 Time: … Continued

DDEV-Local Release v0.16.0

Announcing DDEV-Local Release v0.16.0! Faster default performance and a community contribution that makes users’ first-time setup smoother. We’re always trying to strike a balance between the amount of control we give to you, and how much we take out of your way and handle automatically so you can on with your work. We’re grateful to … Continued

DDEV Adds Support for Backdrop CMS

As part of our ongoing mission to make it easier for individuals and teams to adopt modern, container-based toolsets and workflows, we’re expanding the number of CMSs that we support in DDEV. Today we’re thrilled to add Backdrop CMS to the list! DDEV provides a fast yet robust way to work across multiple projects across … Continued