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Posted by DC Denison on Aug 25, 2015
Developer-related posts from around the Drupalverse. This week: developing a REST API with Drupal 7 and the RESTful module; the downsides of decoupling; moving Weather.com to Drupal; and the benefits of certification.  REST Easy David Diers of Austin-based Four Kitchens, who has worked on high...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Aug 24, 2015
It’s bound to happen: Visitors will try to access URLs on your website that no longer exist, prompting them to see a “HTTP 404 Not Found” page. Processing a 404 message can hamper website performance; it will use even more memory if the page contains links and files. We’d like to lessen the burden...
Posted by Thomas Howell on Aug 24, 2015
Not every student learns the same way, so teachers consistently have to find a way to instruct a classroom while also reaching students individually. We were reminded of a teacher’s greatest challenge when we trained dozens of Acquia employees on Drupal 8. As my co-author Kent Gale and I detailed...
Posted by DC Denison on Aug 21, 2015
If you’re considering a switch to Drupal 8, why not become an early adopter? Becoming an early adopter has some risks — and Acquia will work with you to mitigate those risks — but it also has huge benefits. In this post, I want to talk to you about those benefits and also share with you my...
Posted by DC Denison on Aug 20, 2015
When Acquia’s Global Support Team outgrew their ticketing system in 2013, it was time to make a change. An outdated ticketing system was taxing their team and compromising their ability to support customers. In addition to lacking the core functionality required to meet increasing customer...
Posted by DC Denison on Aug 18, 2015
The release of Drupal 8 will bring many improvements and new capabilities. Recently, Dries Buytaert, chief technology officer at Acquia and the founder of Drupal, sat down with Angie Byron, Wim Leers, and Alex Bronstein to answer a few burning questions about what this new release means in a live...
Posted by DC Denison on Aug 18, 2015
No one likes fuzzy math. It’s especially problematic when you’re conducting a load test and can’t accurately gauge concurrency. In this last blog of a series on load testing, here are some tips on how to avoid the fuzzy math that can distort your expectations of how a website will perform. Shaky...
Posted by DC Denison on Aug 17, 2015
You probably learned about mitosis in high school science class and have since forgotten all about it. Mitosis is the scientific term for when chromosomes in a cell nucleus separate into two identical sets of chromosomes, each in its own nucleus. We performed our own type of mitosis when preparing...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Aug 17, 2015
Cross Site Scripting (XSS) is a type of injection attack that takes advantage of the dynamic nature of a web page. XSS vulnerabilities present a real and potential threat to the websites you create and manage. In fact, as of WhiteHat’s 2014 Website Security Statistics Report, XSS was the most...
Posted by Erik Webb on Aug 17, 2015
If you’re already working with Drupal 8 (no excuse, now that it's supported on the Acquia Platform), you're probably still exploring what it can do. There are more than 200 new features, so it may take a while.  But since this is a series about load testing, let's narrow our focus to what Drupal 8...