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lightning
Posted by David P. Butler on Jan 19, 2018
Acquia Headless Lightning provides an API-first back-end content repository that allows for easy ingestion by front-end applications. Front-end developers requiring a headless CMS or decoupled CMS have immediate access to a cloud-hosted content repository service for development, delivering, and...
waitin' for the subway
Posted by Dane Powell on Jan 10, 2018
Overview Mike Madison, a Technical Architect in Acquia Professional Services, recently completed a Drupal site build for a major public transit agency in the United States. I spoke with him in December 2017 about his experiences using BLT on this project. Mike said that BLT has been a critical...
Posted by Jason Enter on Dec 19, 2017
“The most compelling advantage of API-first Drupal is not the way it negates Drupal's presentation features, it's the way it enables the capabilities of the CMS to power multiple applications and devices. Leveraging Drupal as a centralized data source enables authors to deliver content to multiple...
acquia digital application stack
Posted by David P. Butler on Dec 19, 2017
In my last post, The 5 Abilities of a Digital Application Stack, I said that if you are developing single-page applications, or mobile applications, or signage applications, you are developing digital applications, not websites. The transition from sites to apps means the separation of front-end...
Front End Frameworks
Posted by David P. Butler on Dec 12, 2017
Developing single page applications? Mobile applications? Signage applications? You are developing digital applications, not websites. Digital customers are driving websites toward digital applications and vice versa. The transition from sites to apps means the separation of front-end presentation...
a coupler/decoupler
Posted by Dane Powell on Nov 28, 2017
Overview Brian Reese, Jason Enter, and Dane Powell, members of Acquia’s Professional Services team, recently released an open-source application that demonstrates how Drupal and Node.js can easily be paired to create beautiful and functional decoupled applications. This demo application was split...
stack metrics
Posted by Aaron "Checo" Pacheco on Nov 21, 2017
Stack Metrics allows you to see the underlying health of your site infrastructure. We want you to have the tools and data you need to make informed decisions. With Stack Metrics, you can gain insights into the health of your fleet and narrow down the possible causes of performance issues without...
empathy
Posted by Prachi Garg on Nov 17, 2017
When I became a project manager some ten years ago, my career mentor told me that to be successful, a project manager needs to be “empathetic.” I did not pay much attention to his advice at the time, but now I realize that being empathetic towards a project allows a manager to overcome many...
Travis CI guy
Posted by Cash Williams on Nov 14, 2017
For the past 6 years, private Github repositories using Travis CI have been vulnerable to a privilege escalation attack. Under certain configurations, an attacker with read-only access to the Github repo could change the code just by submitting a pull request. This was reported to the Travis CI...
Vurt da furk!
Posted by Adam Hoenich on Nov 09, 2017
This is a fairly advanced topic. If you are new to Drupal 8 development, you probably don't need to worry about this stuff. Ah, the config system. Crown jewel of Drupal 8, amirite? Well, yeah, it’s fantastic and flexible (as is most of Drupal). But if you have advanced use cases — such as building...