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Posted by Aaron "Checo" Pacheco on Sep 17, 2014
On Acquia’s Support team, we see all sorts of issues every day. Many are unique to the particular purpose and configuration of a site, but there are a variety of issues that can appear on even the most well-built and meticulously maintained web applications. We see these often enough that they are...
Posted by Kris Vanderwater on Sep 15, 2014
Every developer has a slightly different approach to building their Drupal sites. I’ve tried just about every approach, and they all have their merits, but my favorite is Drush Make. Before joining Acquia, I didn’t realize Acquia Cloud supported Drush Make, but I was delighted to discover that I...
Posted by Hernâni Borges de Freitas on Sep 10, 2014
Some of the great news in Drupal 8 development was the introduction of web services directly in core, allowing other applications to interact with Drupal to consume exposed information or services without the need to install contributed modules. Let’s look at the list of modules that ship with D8...
Posted by Angela Byron on Aug 27, 2014
Welcome to the 6th installment of an 8-part blog series we're calling "The Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8." Whether you're a site builder, module or theme developer, or simply an end-user of a Drupal website, Drupal 8 has tons in store for you! This blog series will attempt to enumerate the major...
Posted by Alejandro Garza on Aug 25, 2014
In this post, I will share my experience on trying to learn Drupal 8 during its alpha stage, talk about some of the challenges of keeping up with the ongoing changes while trying to learn it, and end with some tips and resources which proved useful for me. How it began During a few weeks, a group...
Posted by Gary Wu on Aug 14, 2014
In today’s super-competitive marketplace, staying ahead of the competition means being able to respond to changing markets instantly. Launching a new marketing campaign, a new brand, or even a new family of brands can mean the difference between success…or trailing the pack. Acquia Cloud Site...
Posted by Angela Byron on Aug 13, 2014
Back in February at the Acquia Build Week hackathon, Team "Upgrade Roboto" (webchick, Wim Leers, Gábor Hojtsy, xjm, japerry, and estha) published the Drupal Module Upgrader project. The project is a script that scans the source of a Drupal 7 module, flags any code that requires updating to Drupal 8...
Posted by Adam Bergstein on Aug 12, 2014
If you're doing Drupal development, having a local sandbox is a necessity. Why? No one should be making untested changes on a production or staging server. And, a development server should be free of initial development errors where the developer should execute a small set of engineering tests...
Posted by Kim Beaudin on Aug 05, 2014
Originally posted on Yellow Pencil's blog. Follow @kimbeaudin on Twitter Here is the deal Drupal generally runs on a LAMP based setup (which I strongly recommend), but if clients are restricted to certain hardware and software, sometimes you have to make it work with what you've got. On a recent...
Posted by Adam Malone on Aug 04, 2014
We all know Varnish is awesome. I went as far as presenting a topic on Varnish then writing about it. This is a known fact. However, what happens to all that caching goodness when you want to run your entire site over SSL? Out of the box, Varnish doesn't support it. While I've heard some mention...