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Posted by Andrew Kenney on Jul 14, 2015
Yesterday Amazon Web Services announced its largest sustainable energy initiative yet, and perhaps the most ambitious in the cloud industry: building a 208 megawatt wind farm called Amazon Wind Farm US East in North Carolina. In conjunction with the already launched Amazon Solar Farm US East this...
Posted by Erik Webb on Jul 14, 2015
Drupal has modules for just about everything, including improving site performance. You can use these modules to see what's going on with a site and figure out the changes needed to increase Drupal's speed. As part of an ongoing series about ways to improve Drupal website performance, let’s take a...
Posted by Jason Stanbery on Jul 09, 2015
In the last installment of this series, we considered CSS optimization. This time we’re going to look at the impact of scripts. Remember, as architects and developers, it’s up to us to inform stakeholders about the impacts of their choices, offer compromises where we can, and implement in smart...
Posted by Adam Weingarten on Jul 09, 2015
Recently I began working on a D8 module, but this isn't a story about a D8 module. The work I did provided me an opportunity to get back to my pre-Drupal object oriented (OO) roots. Writing OO code in PHP presented some curve balls I wasn’t prepared for. Here are some of the issues I encountered:...
Posted by Bryan Hirsch on Jul 08, 2015
This is the fifth and final post in a multi-part series on using GitHub for Government. In the previous posts in this series, we’ve discussed the basics of GitHub for Government, what the public can and can’t see, what code should and should not be included in a public repo, and GitHub users and...
Posted by Erik Webb on Jul 07, 2015
Drupal was designed from the ground-up to be modular. Once you install Drupal core, you can add any number of modules to enhance Drupal's basic functions. Unfortunately, contributed modules can also impede performance. For example, it's common to find contributed third-party modules that are...
Posted by Jason Stanbery on Jul 02, 2015
The quest for improved page-load speed and website performance is constant. And it should be. The speed and responsiveness of a website have a significant impact on conversion, search engine optimization, and the digital experience in general. In part one of this series, we established the...
Posted by Cash Williams on Jul 01, 2015
Identity theft and site compromises are all-too-common occurrences -- it seems a day rarely goes by without a news story detailing the latest batch of user passwords which have been compromised and publicly posted. Passwords were first used in the 1960s when computers were shared among multiple...
Posted by Bryan Hirsch on Jul 01, 2015
This is the fourth post in a multi-part series on using GitHub for Government. In previous posts, we’ve discussed what the public can see and do with GitHub and what Drupal code should and shouldn’t be in a public repository. In this post we’ll discuss users and permissions on organizational...
Posted by Dries Buytaert on Jul 01, 2015
A little over a year ago we launched the Acquia Certification Program for Drupal. We ended up the first year with close to 1,000 exams taken, which exceeded our goal of 300-600. Today, I'm pleased to announce that the Acquia Certification Program passed another major milestone with over 1,000...