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Posted by Preston So on Dec 10, 2018
As we witnessed in the previous installment of Experience Express, selecting a robust mechanism for authenticating incoming requests is a key component of any decoupled Drupal decision-making process. After all, you cannot always necessarily predict the input sanitization features in place on...
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Posted by Adam Young on Nov 28, 2018
No two Drupalists are exactly alike. Some use Mac, some prefer PC, and some wouldn’t switch from Linux if you paid them. Some are developers, some are admins or operators, and some are content authors or marketers. Some Drupalists conduct deployments through the command line, whereas some others...
Puppies in Layout Builder
Posted by DC Denison on Nov 26, 2018
If you’ve been reading about new -- and promised -- easy-to-use page builders, you many not be aware that the Drupal community has been working on a super ambitious visual design tool, Layout Builder, that will be included in the next version of Drupal, Drupal 8.7, scheduled to be released this...
Posted by Alex Moreno Lopez on Nov 16, 2018
BLT (Build and Launch Tool) provides an automation layer for testing, building, and launching Drupal 8 applications. It is the default recommended tool used by Acquia Professional Services. We use BLT in Professional Services to sync databases, manage configurations, create artifacts for...
decoupling in drupal
Posted by Alex Moreno Lopez on Oct 22, 2018
I've been interested for some time in this whole idea of decoupling Drupal and decoupled architectures: collecting links, ideas, videos, and anything that I considered useful. Here is my list. I hope you find something useful, maybe not :-). Question: Decoupling Drupal… Wait, What? Why? When? In a...
Decoupled Drupal in Practice
Posted by Preston So on Oct 18, 2018
Over the last few years, I have had the privilege of sharing insights and tutorials on decoupled Drupal, which was originally unknown territory with shifting sands but today is a widely adopted approach, including by some of Acquia's most influential customers. Nonetheless, the relative...
authentication
Posted by Preston So on Oct 11, 2018
Perhaps the most critical component of any decoupled Drupal architecture is a robust authentication mechanism that protects data transmitted between a Drupal site and API consumers like JavaScript applications and native mobile applications. While Drupal core makes available HTTP Basic...
Darmstadt
Posted by Preston So on Oct 04, 2018
Though there was no DrupalCon Europe this year, the European Drupal community stepped up and organized their own conference, Drupal Europe, in Darmstadt, Germany last month. An incredibly successful gathering held in the Darmstadtium venue, a beautiful convention center in the center of this...
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Posted by Acquia Incident Response Team on Oct 02, 2018
On the 28th of March 2018 the Drupal Security Team announced SA-CORE-2018-002, a serious Remote Code Execution vulnerability, which came to be known by many as "Drupalgeddon 2". The patches to Drupal core were quite simple and Acquia implemented a platform-level mitigation within a few hours of the...
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Posted by Mike Madison on Oct 01, 2018
Intro: About Digital Experiences and Signs (Special thanks to Gerardo Gonzalez and Andy Hawks, engineers at CivicActions, who worked on this project -- and this post -- with me.) “Digital Experiences” are the next big thing someone at your company is almost certainly talking about. These include...