RSS Feed

Blog

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...
Posted by Vincent Bouchet on Sep 11, 2015
Earlier this year, I wrote a very small module to extend Views Slideshow and provide a new kind of pager. For those of you are not aware of what Views Slideshow is: Views Slideshow can be used to create a slideshow of any content (not just images) that can appear in a View. Powered by jQuery, it...
Posted by Georgianna Anderson on Sep 10, 2015
This is the second and final installment in our series covering Acquia Global Support Team’s third-party API integration with Zendesk (part one covered Five Ways to Leverage Third-Party APIs: The Drupal-Zendesk Integration).  Acquia’s Drupal-Zendesk integration allowed them to build an expert Help...
Posted by Adam Malone on Sep 03, 2015
After working with both Chinese customers and global customers with a Chinese user base, we at Acquia have developed an understanding not only of the sometimes difficult requirements faced, but also the existing state of both sites and platforms. From well-known challenges like the Great Firewall...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Sep 03, 2015
For the past 15 years Velir has been customizing and implementing top-tier content management systems. Given our focus on creating digital solutions, content management is at the core of almost every project we take on. We’re veterans in the CMS space, but up until recently we exclusively worked...
Posted by Isaac Sukin on Sep 02, 2015
The biggest risk for any website is security. Research has shown that the average cost of a data breach is several million dollars. The last two years have seen a number of high-profile security breaches affecting millions of people, including: 145 million eBay users 70 million Target customers...
Posted by Kent Gale on Aug 31, 2015
Training Acquia employees how to use Drupal 8 had two purposes. First, there was the obvious need for our company – one that specializes in building and delivering a digital experience using Drupal – to get everyone up to speed on the new version. But we also felt our training sessions had a larger...
Posted by Peter Wolanin on Aug 27, 2015
Security is very hard to bolt on to any software or product after it has been built. Building it into the core of the code helps to avoid mistakes, and thus the upcoming release of Drupal 8 tries to build in more security by default, while still being usable for developers and site builders. This...