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Adam Globus-Hoenich
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Nov 3, 2016

Drupal gets better when companies, organizations, and individuals build or fix something they need and then share it with the rest of us. Our community becomes better, stronger, and smarter when others take it upon themselves to make a positive difference contributing their knowledge, time, and energy to Drupal. Acquia is proud to play a part, alongside thousands of others, in some of the stories making tomorrow’s Drupal better than today’s. One of them is about the Lightning Drupal 8 Distribution.

China from Space
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Posted by Adam Malone on Oct 27, 2016

In the previous articles in this series, we’ve talked a lot about the technical solution to the challenges that deploying websites to China brings with it. What’s not been discussed so far is quite possibly even more important: the people aspect. In this post, let's look at China from the point of view of Chinese developers.

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Posted by Katelyn Fogarty at Acquia on Oct 20, 2016

Website navigation is something you probably use every day but don’t think too much about. This is how you travel from page to page within a website.

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Posted by David Myburgh at Acquia, Inc. on Oct 20, 2016

Acquia Lift's content syndication capabilities allow you to have a central repository, a Content Hub, for your

Nikki Stevens and Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire talk at Drupal Camp Costa Rica 2016
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Oct 14, 2016

Following her inspiring keynote on diversity, inclusion, and equality at Drupal Camp Costa Rica 2016, I got the chance to speak with Nikki Stevens on front of my mic and camera. Along with sharing some fun Drupal memories like the time young Nikki broke production when Steve Rude was out for the day, a lot of this conversation is about the benefits diversity brings and how we all can improve our own organisations and communities.

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Posted by Barrett Smith at Acquia on Oct 14, 2016

Today, Jason Goldman, Chief Digital Officer of the White House, announced that the White House is open-sourcing a Drupal module that will enable Drupal 8 developers to quickly launch a Facebook Mes

Indigo Herbs Drupal website
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Oct 7, 2016

In December 2015, I sat down with Michael Hanby-Director-and Tawny Bartlett-Website Coordinator-from Indigo Herbs in Glastonbury, England and dug into their history with Drupal and just how much of their business they run with it. Tawny is really inspiring: she learned Drupal and its component and supporting technologies--Git, Javascript, PHP, and much more--on the job at Indigo. She says she's fallen in love with Drupal. I say she's become a Drupalist to reckon with and should be a role model for others. Open source, #ftw!

This interview, particularly the last third, is full of some great "Why Drupal?" soundbites from a sensible business perspective. Well worth listening to! A full transcript follows below as well.

Containers
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Posted by Martin Hrabovcin at Acquia on Oct 7, 2016

Containers are a new virtualization technology with many advantages over traditional approaches like virtual machines. At Acquia, we use containers across our different teams for a variety of purposes. Some container-related projects that have really worked out well. We'd like to share them with the rest of the world.

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Posted by Dries Buytaert on Oct 5, 2016

In the past, after every major release of Drupal, most innovation would shift to two areas: (1) contributed modules for the current release, and (2) core development work on the next major release of Drupal. This innovation model was the direct result of several long-standing policies, including our culture of breaking backward compatibility between major releases.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Oct 4, 2016

In my previous blog post in this Waterwheel series, I detailed the basics of Waterwheel.js: how to set it up in server-side or client-side JavaScript, and how resource discovery can bring Drupal-backed applications and traditional Drupal implementations closer together in unprecedented ways. In this post, I explore how to manipulate content with Waterwheel.js.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Sep 30, 2016

For developers of Drupal-backed JavaScript applications, simply having an HTTP client which can make requests against Drupal 8’s core REST API is often not enough. JavaScript developers are sometimes stymied by nuances unique to Drupal which leak out when consuming Drupal’s REST API, such as Drupal-specific paths for resources and confusing data structures in responses. Waterwheel.js alleviates these barriers to JavaScript developers by providing an additional API atop Drupal REST which allows you to retrieve and manipulate content entities in Drupal 8 without needing to deeply understand Drupal’s internals.

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Posted by Michael Meyers at Acquia, Inc. on Sep 29, 2016

The Tech Talks at Acquia Engage have always been among the most popular sessions, so I’m excited to announce that for Acquia’s upcoming Engage 2016 conference (Nov 1-3 in Boston) we’ve more than doubled the number of Tech Talks.

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Posted by Adam Malone on Sep 27, 2016

Whether you’re outside China and trying to get in, or inside China and trying to get out, a well-known barrier sits between the Chinese internal network and the wider internet.

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Posted by Anjali Nikumb at Acquia on Sep 23, 2016

The purpose of software testing is to reduce issues to a minimal level and to carve out optimal quality for a product. When it comes to bugs and defects, there are different schools of thought, but quality is always the main focus.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Sep 22, 2016

Jozef Toth talks about the Drupal 8 CWI - I got the chance to follow up on my conversation with Dave Hall and Dick Olsson about the Drupal 8 Content Workflow Initiative (Podcast: Drupal 8 Content Workflow Initiative - Part 1). This post includes the video and full transcript of our conversation, as well as links to many of the people and topics we touched on!