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Posted by Thomas Howell on Dec 02, 2015
This started out as a very modest project, and then it grew. Like Drupal 8 itself (to a much lesser extent, of course). The Drupal 8 Anatomy Project began back in late 2013 as a small, independent team’s attempt at starting a learning initiative for our support staff here at Acquia. Initially, the...
Posted by Mike Booth on Nov 30, 2015
Mike Booth, Senior Cloud Software Engineer at Acquia, on tackling concrete problems, file systems, real world Drupal -- and the value of incremental improvement. Part 1 in a series. Mike Booth started out in electrical engineering, earning a PhD at Cornell, where he trained in laser physics and...
Posted by Adam Malone on Nov 30, 2015
Under normal circumstances, accessing government data, creating hacks with it -- even making products with it -- would be seen as irresponsible, and possibly criminal. Once a year, however, a multitude of Australian Government departments across federal, state and local levels get together to do...
Posted by Stefan Deeran on Nov 23, 2015
One of the great things about Drupal is its flexible system of nodes and taxonomies. This allows for bespoke categorization of many types of content. At Parse.ly, we wanted to take advantage of that. Parse.ly, which has an alliance with Acquia to bring joint tech solutions to the worlds biggest...
Posted by Dries Buytaert on Nov 19, 2015
We just released Drupal 8.0.0! Today really marks the beginning of a new era for Drupal. Over the course of almost five years, we've brought the work of more than 3,000 contributors together to make something that is more flexible, more innovative, more easier to use, and more scalable. Drupal 8...
Posted by Gábor Hojtsy on Nov 18, 2015
Gabor Hojtsy verbatim: on one of the important new features of Drupal’s latest platform, advice to administrators of older sites, mixing human and machine translation, and the overall value proposition of multilingual in Drupal 8.   Gabor Hojtsy is the Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative lead....
govCMS logo
Posted by Stuart Rowlands on Nov 17, 2015
The Australian Government launched govCMS earlier this year, a custom Drupal distribution and hosting service catering to all of the Australian government. The aim is to provide a single solution for unclassified websites using a common codebase and a shared feature set on a scalable and secure...
Posted by Kevin Hankens on Nov 16, 2015
Acquia Engineering is excited to be open-sourcing Statsgod, a reimplementation of StatsD we created internally to help scale our metrics collection effort. Acquia developers often create tooling to build, deploy, and monitor applications we run on Amazon Web Services, and Statsgod is one such tool...
acquia robot and raspberry pi
Posted by Jeff Geerling on Nov 06, 2015
For the past few years, I've been fascinated with credit card-sized budget computers, most especially the one that started the current revolution in hardware hacking, the Raspberry Pi. I have owned every model Raspberry Pi: I have a network of Raspberry Pi A+ computers running an environment...
Posted by DC Denison on Nov 05, 2015
With the official release of Drupal 8.0.0 on the horizon, "real world" Drupal 8 stories are becoming more valuable. Now that the train is actually approaching the station, we all want to know what it will be like to get on.  Mediacurrent, a leading Drupal design firm, got their Drupal 8 ticket...