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speccing out an architectural (content) model
Posted by Travis Carden on May 30, 2018
Revered management thinker Peter Drucker once wrote, “If you can’t replicate something because you don’t understand it, then it really hasn’t been invented; it’s only been done.” In many ways content modeling in Drupal has been done without being invented. There is no accepted method of analysis,...
Posted by DC Denison on May 23, 2018
More and more organizations are using JavaScript frameworks to create visitor-facing experiences with Drupal as a backend, but Drupal's own administration interface has not yet embraced a modern JavaScript framework. Understandably, there is high demand for Drupal to provide a cutting-edge...
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Posted by Preston So on May 15, 2018
In a previous installment of Experience Express, we explored how effective core REST out of the box can be for the purposes of consuming content retrieved from Drupal and manipulating said data as well. Furthermore, with the help of Views, any content listing can be easily converted into an API...
Love statue
Posted by Preston So on May 01, 2018
When Phillies hats begin to dot the landscape and one of the most beautiful train stations in the country materializes around you, you know you're in Philadelphia, a city I can never seem to stop loving. After a brief hiatus, Drupaldelphia was in full swing this year, attracting developers,...
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Posted by Preston So on Apr 26, 2018
As we saw in a previous installment of Experience Express, because Drupal has a HAL-compliant REST API available out of the box with minimal configuration, you can easily provision an API that can immediately be employed to consume content entities and manipulate them from other applications. Now...
Matthew Grasmick and Jeff Geerling presented on Composer and Drupal at DrupalCon Nashville.
Posted by Jeff Geerling on Apr 19, 2018
Fellow Acquian Matthew Grasmick and I just presented How to build a Drupal site with Composer AND keep all of your hair at DrupalCon Nashville, and though the session wasn't recorded, we posted the slides and hands-on guide to using Composer to manage your Drupal 8 sites to the linked session page...
Posted by Preston So on Apr 18, 2018
As the weather heated up last week in Nashville and the city's eponymous hot chicken incinerated tongues left and right, something else was burning in the spotlight at DrupalCon Nashville: decoupled Drupal. The Music City Center played host to the Drupal community and a coterie of developers,...
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Posted by Jason Enter on Apr 09, 2018
About the Decoupled Starter Kit The Professional Services team at Acquia is thrilled to announce the first release of the Acquia Decoupled Starter Kit for React. The Starter Kit includes three separate applications to demonstrate various Headless Drupal design patterns: a React application based on...
Experience Express
Posted by Preston So on Mar 29, 2018
Perhaps the most critical piece of any decoupled CMS architecture is the API layer which exposes data in the back end for consumption by other applications. In Drupal's case, the REST module (also known as the RESTful Web Services module) in Drupal 8 core fulfills this responsibility. The REST...
Posted by Drew Webber on Mar 28, 2018
Easy-to-guess passwords are all too often the means by which intruders gain unauthorised access. It's useful to be able to audit the passwords in use on your site - especially for user accounts with administrative privileges. Ideally your Drupal site should have a robust (but user friendly)...