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Posted by DC Denison on Sep 19, 2018
Acquia Engage 2018, which takes place November 7-9 in Austin, Texas, is a sprawling event, broadly focused on what organizations need to know to stay ahead of fast-moving trends in the digital experience world. The Acquia Engage conference was started four years ago to connect Acquia customers,...
Coding with Cache Tags in Drupal 8
Posted by Josh Waihi on Sep 13, 2018
Cache tags are a game changer for your caching strategy in Drupal 8. Expiry vs invalidation Up until Drupal 8, Drupal has had one caching strategy called cache expiration. It cached computed output for a fixed period of time (e.g. 1 hour). There are two downsides to this approach: You cannot see...
Lighting, literally
Posted by DC Denison on Sep 12, 2018
If you’re going to start a Drupal 8 project, and there are many reasons why this makes sense, you should start with Acquia Lightning. Because this flexible Drupal 8 distribution streamlines the process of building and delivering feature-rich Drupal 8 sites. It takes the guesswork out of Drupal 8...
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Posted by Dane Powell on Aug 09, 2018
Overview The Sprint Demo (often part of the Sprint Review ceremony in Agile/Scrum methodology) is a critical step in completing a sprint, an opportunity to excite stakeholders, and a chance for developers to show off their work. For presenters, however, the demo can be a stressful exercise due to...
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Posted by Alex Moreno Lopez on Aug 01, 2018
Whenever you get into a situation where you are not sure which version of Drupal to use, or you expect to get challenged by a client, my recommendation is to use the approach of putting together the pros and cons, and see what insights emerge. This actually is a good follow-up to our discussion...
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Posted by Alex Moreno Lopez on Jul 31, 2018
Sorry Drupal 7, it’s not you, but it’s time to move on... (to Drupal 8). As developers, we sometimes forget that we live in a tech bubble. In our highly technical world we assume things that not everyone sees. For example, there are still reasons that clients frequently cite to justify staying in...
Posted by DC Denison on Jul 19, 2018
When Drupal 8.0 was released two and a half years ago, with a built-in REST API, it signaled the start of Drupal's evolution to an API-first platform. Since then, each of the five new releases of Drupal 8 introduced significant web service API improvements. Drupal 8.6, shipping in September, will...
lisbon
Posted by Preston So on Jul 12, 2018
In Lisbon, steep slopes and sweeping vistas towering over placid waters and crowded ports characterize the topography of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. This year, the Portuguese capital played host to Drupal Developer Days, possibly the most important event for developers specializing...
Utrecht
Posted by Preston So on Jul 10, 2018
With a uniquely diverse community of designers, developers, and everyone in between, Frontend United is one of the conferences I find I enjoy more and more each time I attend. My previous time at this wonderful Drupal-adjacent conference was in Ghent, where I gave a session about the promise (and...
machine learning
Posted by Sunny Chopra on Jul 09, 2018
Data Science competitions such as Kaggle and KDnuggets have become very popular in recent years. They have real-world data and are a great way to have hands-on practice to gain experience. When I was in grad school, I took many courses on machine learning and participated in many of these...