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Darmstadt
Posted by Preston So on Oct 04, 2018
Though there was no DrupalCon Europe this year, the European Drupal community stepped up and organized their own conference, Drupal Europe, in Darmstadt, Germany last month. An incredibly successful gathering held in the Darmstadtium venue, a beautiful convention center in the center of this...
MTA sign
Posted by Mike Madison on Oct 01, 2018
Intro: About Digital Experiences and Signs (Special thanks to Gerardo Gonzalez and Andy Hawks, engineers at CivicActions, who worked on this project -- and this post -- with me.) “Digital Experiences” are the next big thing someone at your company is almost certainly talking about. These include...
Austin bridge
Posted by DC Denison on Sep 19, 2018
Acquia Engage 2018, which takes place November 7-9 in Austin, Texas, is a sprawling event, broadly focused on what organizations need to know to stay ahead of fast-moving trends in the digital experience world. The Acquia Engage conference was started four years ago to connect Acquia customers,...
Coding with Cache Tags in Drupal 8
Posted by Josh Waihi on Sep 13, 2018
Cache tags are a game changer for your caching strategy in Drupal 8. Expiry vs invalidation Up until Drupal 8, Drupal has had one caching strategy called cache expiration. It cached computed output for a fixed period of time (e.g. 1 hour). There are two downsides to this approach: You cannot see...
Lighting, literally
Posted by DC Denison on Sep 12, 2018
If you’re going to start a Drupal 8 project, and there are many reasons why this makes sense, you should start with Acquia Lightning. Because this flexible Drupal 8 distribution streamlines the process of building and delivering feature-rich Drupal 8 sites. It takes the guesswork out of Drupal 8...
Drupal 8 logo
Posted by Alex Moreno Lopez on Aug 01, 2018
Whenever you get into a situation where you are not sure which version of Drupal to use, or you expect to get challenged by a client, my recommendation is to use the approach of putting together the pros and cons, and see what insights emerge. This actually is a good follow-up to our discussion...
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Posted by Alex Moreno Lopez on Jul 31, 2018
Sorry Drupal 7, it’s not you, but it’s time to move on... (to Drupal 8). As developers, we sometimes forget that we live in a tech bubble. In our highly technical world we assume things that not everyone sees. For example, there are still reasons that clients frequently cite to justify staying in...
Posted by DC Denison on Jul 19, 2018
When Drupal 8.0 was released two and a half years ago, with a built-in REST API, it signaled the start of Drupal's evolution to an API-first platform. Since then, each of the five new releases of Drupal 8 introduced significant web service API improvements. Drupal 8.6, shipping in September, will...
Utrecht
Posted by Preston So on Jul 10, 2018
With a uniquely diverse community of designers, developers, and everyone in between, Frontend United is one of the conferences I find I enjoy more and more each time I attend. My previous time at this wonderful Drupal-adjacent conference was in Ghent, where I gave a session about the promise (and...
spark logo
Posted by Jenny Heffernan on Jun 28, 2018
As a Data Scientist at Acquia I get to build machine learning models to solve problems or speed up tasks that are time consuming for humans. This means I spend a lot of time getting data into a format that is usable by machine learning models, or even just putting it in a useful form for...