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Posted by Erik Webb on Jul 20, 2015
It’s helpful to know the limitations of any tool you use: to recognize where it will bend and when it could possibly break. The same is true for your Web content management system. Why learn only after the fact that your system will sputter if, say, 500 visitors submitted a site query at the same...
Posted by Erik Webb on Jul 17, 2015
You don't need to rely only on performance-related modules within Drupal. Third-party products can also optimize the performance of Drupal applications. These offerings find performance issues that start outside of Drupal. As part of a series that reviews ways to improve Drupal website performance...
Posted by Matthew Grasmick on Jul 17, 2015
There are plenty of tools that can improve your efficiency, but they can become burdens rather than real helpers. That’s because they don’t talk to each other, and so you’re forced to do a lot of manual work -- you’re the hub that connects all the spokes. It needn’t be that way. You can become far...
Posted by John Kennedy on Jul 14, 2015
This is a part of our Drupal 8 Ready series of blog posts. Read what Dries has to say on buytaert.net. This post will be focused on our push toward Drupal 8 for Drupalists. If you have been wondering when the right time is to start new projects with Drupal 8, you are not alone. We are approached...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Jul 14, 2015
Q. I’m new to Drupal and want to know if I need to learn Composer. Is it worth the time investment to learn? A. The Drupal Association thinks Composer is a solid choice and one that complements the functionality built into their product. In fact, they’ve found Composer to be so useful that they’ve...
Posted by Andrew Kenney on Jul 14, 2015
Yesterday Amazon Web Services announced its largest sustainable energy initiative yet, and perhaps the most ambitious in the cloud industry: building a 208 megawatt wind farm called Amazon Wind Farm US East in North Carolina. In conjunction with the already launched Amazon Solar Farm US East this...
Posted by Erik Webb on Jul 14, 2015
Drupal has modules for just about everything, including improving site performance. You can use these modules to see what's going on with a site and figure out the changes needed to increase Drupal's speed. As part of an ongoing series about ways to improve Drupal website performance, let’s take a...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Jul 09, 2015
In the last installment of this series, we considered CSS optimization. This time we’re going to look at the impact of scripts. Remember, as architects and developers, it’s up to us to inform stakeholders about the impacts of their choices, offer compromises where we can, and implement in smart and...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Jul 09, 2015
Recently I began working on a D8 module, but this isn't a story about a D8 module. The work I did provided me an opportunity to get back to my pre-Drupal object oriented (OO) roots. Writing OO code in PHP presented some curve balls I wasn’t prepared for. Here are some of the issues I encountered:...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Jul 08, 2015
This is the fifth and final post in a multi-part series on using GitHub for Government. In the previous posts in this series, we’ve discussed the basics of GitHub for Government, what the public can and can’t see, what code should and should not be included in a public repo, and GitHub users and...