Composer tips and tricks

Submitted by Greg Nowak on 2019-05-30

Composer without root

Run this in ~/composer: curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php

Put this in .bashrc: alias composer="php ~/composer/composer.phar"

Install Drupal 8 With Composer In Custom Web Folder

composer create-project drupal-composer/drupal-project:8.x-dev my_site_name_dir --no-interaction --no-install
Adjust web folder in composer.json file and then run "composer install".

Check available versions of a package

composer show package_name --available


Submitted by Greg Nowak on 2015-03-14


  • Transferwise API
    • Building an API to Transferwise to monitor and optimize currency exchange rates and transfers.
  • JavaFX 14, PostgreSQL, and PGadmin4.
    • Creating PostgreSQL database with trigger functions and creating a JavaFX interface to load and reload the contents of the database.
  • Migrating old ASP and PHP sites to modern platforms like Wordpress or Drupal.
    • Programcentrum.se - migrating content to Wordpress.


Submitted by Greg Nowak on 2015-03-14


100 EUR per hour.

20 hour voucher 1.000 EUR.

New customers can ask for intro discount.

Gregs IT and Logistics Optimization

Submitted by Greg Nowak on 2015-03-14

I get my hands dirty with operational IT and also work in the sphere between IT and business as a business consultant. My primary skill is to understand the business and convert that knowledge to simple optimized IT solutions and implement them. I have successfully implemented many pilot projects with business models created with web applications, Linux/Bash scripts, Python scripts, R-project scripts, and Excel/VBA models. Learn more on my page with services - for instance Excel Freelancer. Feel free to check out my CV too!