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Posted by Preston So on Dec 10, 2018
As we witnessed in the previous installment of Experience Express, selecting a robust mechanism for authenticating incoming requests is a key component of any decoupled Drupal decision-making process. After all, you cannot always necessarily predict the input sanitization features in place on...
Puppies in Layout Builder
Posted by DC Denison on Nov 26, 2018
If you’ve been reading about new -- and promised -- easy-to-use page builders, you many not be aware that the Drupal community has been working on a super ambitious visual design tool, Layout Builder, that will be included in the next version of Drupal, Drupal 8.7, scheduled to be released this...
Posted by Alex Moreno Lopez on Nov 16, 2018
BLT (Build and Launch Tool) provides an automation layer for testing, building, and launching Drupal 8 applications. It is the default recommended tool used by Acquia Professional Services. We use BLT in Professional Services to sync databases, manage configurations, create artifacts for...
decoupling in drupal
Posted by Alex Moreno Lopez on Oct 22, 2018
I've been interested for some time in this whole idea of decoupling Drupal and decoupled architectures: collecting links, ideas, videos, and anything that I considered useful. Here is my list. I hope you find something useful, maybe not :-). Question: Decoupling Drupal… Wait, What? Why? When? In a...
Decoupled Drupal in Practice
Posted by Preston So on Oct 18, 2018
Over the last few years, I have had the privilege of sharing insights and tutorials on decoupled Drupal, which was originally unknown territory with shifting sands but today is a widely adopted approach, including by some of Acquia's most influential customers. Nonetheless, the relative...
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...