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Posted by Kent Gale on Aug 09, 2015
It’s finally here. No, not the new Star Wars movie. Last month, after much anticipation, Drupal 8 made its debut on the Acquia platform. Drupal 8 offers more than 200 new capabilities for customers of the open source platform. We here at Acquia expect that on our platform, Drupal 8 will further...
Posted by John Kennedy on Jul 14, 2015
This is a part of our Drupal 8 Ready series of blog posts. Read what Dries has to say on buytaert.net. This post will be focused on our push toward Drupal 8 for Drupalists. If you have been wondering when the right time is to start new projects with Drupal 8, you are not alone. We are approached...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Jul 14, 2015
Q. I’m new to Drupal and want to know if I need to learn Composer. Is it worth the time investment to learn? A. The Drupal Association thinks Composer is a solid choice and one that complements the functionality built into their product. In fact, they’ve found Composer to be so useful that they’ve...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Jun 30, 2015
Hi there. I’m Adam from Acquia. And I want YOU to adopt Drupal 8! I’ve been working on this for months. Last year, as an Acquia intern, I wrote the Drupal Module Upgrader to help people upgrade their code from Drupal 7 (D7) to Drupal 8 (D8). And now, again as an Acquia intern, I’m working to...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Jun 15, 2015
In business, technology is a means to an end, and using it effectively to achieve that end requires planning and strategy. The Capability Maturity Model, designed for assessing the formality of a software development process, was initially described back in 1989. The Forrester Digital Maturity...
Posted by Acquia Dev on May 29, 2015
As our series continues, let's look at what non-technical team members need to understand about Drupal 8. Although they don't need to write code and implement functionality, these team members may have responsibility for defining the product or developing the content for the site. These are the non...
Posted by Acquia Dev on May 27, 2015
Like a composer who can’t wait to conduct a great symphony, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Composer, a PHP dependency management tool. You could say this blog post is my "Ode to Joy" about using Composer. It was fun watching it update all my libraries on just a single command: composer...
Posted by Acquia Dev on May 14, 2015
Last time, we discussed some big themes your Drupal 8 team should be synched up with, like object-oriented programming. Now we're going to drill down into more specifics on the technical side. Is your tech team full of generalists, or do all your developers have special skill sets and focus on...
Posted by Acquia Dev on May 04, 2015
Getting your hands on new technology is the best part of being a developer -- playing around with it, and trying out cutting-edge concepts is challenging. But trying to meet deadlines with new tech, especially if you don't understand it fully? That can mean lots of late nights and weekend work when...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Apr 13, 2015
The Drupal Community is supported by an active and diverse group with more than 1,136,828 Drupalers in 229 countries speaking 180 languages. The launch of Drupal 8 is going to be more than just a new software iteration, it will provide over 200 new features and improvements. So let’s take a moment...