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Posted by Mike Atherton on Oct 27, 2015
Planning a website for a conference about information architecture is never easy. With every content and structural decision you make, you feel the core audience silently judging you. The team that built the 2015 IA Summit conference site knew that it would take a flexible architecture, and a fast...
Posted by David Stoline on Oct 23, 2015
There's a new release of Dev Desktop 2, Acquia's free app that allows you to run and develop Drupal sites locally on your computer and optionally host them using Acquia Cloud. This new version brings you some great new features. We just added support for: PHP7 RC 2 Drush 8.0 RC1 Proxy support SSH...
Posted by Adam Malone on Oct 23, 2015
When managing a whole government platform, as we do in Australia with govCMS, there need to be layers of testing, staging, and assurance before you push code to production. Automated testing allows us to delegate repeatable and menial tasks to a robot in a scripted fashion. These tests deliver a...
Posted by Jessica Fujimori on Oct 22, 2015
In our last post, we looked at why Manhattan Associates was happy with Drupal 8 from a front-end perspective. What sealed the deal for them, though, were the powerful ways they could extend and develop Drupal 8 with improved configuration management, a new Web services API, and easy...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Oct 20, 2015
Not long ago, the only way content was delivered to you from the Web was via Web pages. You typed something into a browser and a server returned a page of information. This singular method, however, has become outdated and no longer represents all the ways you and your applications are accessing...
Posted by Jessica Fujimori on Oct 16, 2015
Thinking about becoming an early adopter of Drupal 8? Hesitate no longer. More than 400 sites are already running on it. Manhattan Associates is one of these Drupal 8 pioneers — here’s why they made that decision, and why they’re happy with it. Manhattan Associates — a supply chain management...
Posted by Angela Byron on Oct 01, 2015
The Problem I have a theory. My theory is that every single person / organization who is considering building a site on Drupal 8 has created some variation of the exact same spreadsheet. The spreadsheet tracks rows with information, such as which contributed projects the site needs, what URL those...
Posted by Michael Meyers on Sep 18, 2015
In my last post, we discussed the advantages to getting a headstart on Drupal 8 before its official release. Once you make the decision to become an early adopter, you’ll need to put in some work to adopt your skillset and bring your organization up to speed. Based on my experience leading the...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Sep 15, 2015
If you're reading this post in the Acquia Developer Center, I'm guessing that you may have used Drupal before. You might be familiar with Drupal 6 or 7, and with some of the modules that shipped with those Drupal versions. But, Drupal 8 is coming later this year -- a completely re-written version...
Posted by Adam Malone on Sep 11, 2015
Regardless of whether you’re developing a Drupal website or a Drupal module, you have to be aware of how visitors and users will interact with things. The primary way that you can control this access is through permissions. Permissions (along with users) are a fundamental component of Drupal...