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Posted by Julie Fischer on Nov 04, 2015
One of the most difficult parts of executing a successful round of usability testing can be recruiting participants. You may need to show your designs to people who fit a certain professional persona, or hear feedback from people with a particular technical skill set. Once you’re in touch with...
Posted by Jason Enter on Oct 29, 2015
The landscape of Drupal theme development has drastically changed in recent years. Cutting-edge front-end development tools are now considered standard within Drupal enterprise builds. Developers now can leverage engineering recipes into rapid development with powerful front-end automation tools...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Oct 29, 2015
You've undoubtedly heard about some of the major new features in Drupal 8. You've heard that Views is in core, that there is a new WYSIWYG editor, and that the codebase has been redesigned with Symfony. At OSTraining we've written posts about many of these headline features, including one we posted...
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...