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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Jun 29, 2016

Each day, between migrations and new projects, more and more features are becoming available for Drupal 8, the Drupal community’s latest major release. In this series, the Acquia Developer Center is profiling some prominent, useful, and interesting projects--modules, themes, distros, and more--available for Drupal 8. This week: Inline Entity Form.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jun 27, 2016

Drupal 8 contains a highly flexible and sophisticated structured data engine built into core - the Entity API. With the core tools available inside the Admin UI, it is possible to create and manage very robust and complete sites. However, the Entity API can also be easily extended to create custom entities, and that is what we are going to in this webinar.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jun 24, 2016

Looking at core and contrib modules for Drupal 8, you may be wondering "where did the code go?". Drupal 8 has removed many of the "info" hooks that were found in your module file and converted them to plugins.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss how plugins work and how to upgrade your module to Drupal 8 if it used one of the hooks that's been converted to a plugin. Topics covered will include:

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Posted by Support Goddesses at Acquia, Inc on Jun 23, 2016

One of the best troubleshooters we ever worked with is a former sound engineer. He taught us, “Follow the signal, it’s all signal flow.” Running a website, your stack is the combination of hardware and software that you use to deliver your website and the “signal” is a web request. To understand the “signal flow” of your site, you will need to understand your stack. Understanding how all of the pieces fit together lets you know where to start looking for the problems.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Jun 21, 2016

Each day, new functionality is being created for and built with Drupal 8. At the same time, more and more Drupal 7 modules are also being migrated to the Drupal community’s latest major release. In this series, the Acquia Developer Center is profiling some of the most prominent, useful modules, projects, and tools available for Drupal 8. This week: the Drupal 8 Lightning distribution.

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Posted by Cash Williams at Acquia, Inc. on Jun 21, 2016

Launching a new application can be a scary event.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Jun 17, 2016

I met 15-year-old serial entrepreneur--CEO of goCreative--and budding Drupalist Brandon Relph at the inaugural ThinkNation event in Canterbury, in December 2015. In this podcast, we talk about how he got to know Drupal 8 and what he thought of it. And I was surprised to learn that there is a world of professional Minecraft out there, in which Brandon runs two professional ventures and employs a couple dozen people around the world.

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Posted by Irek Mirgaleev at Acquia on Jun 17, 2016

If you are like me and have to spend a lot of time reviewing large patches on GitHub you know it is a daunting task.

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Posted by Heather James on Jun 16, 2016

Good security practices protect your site from hacker attacks. In this article we'll look at some methods for reducing security risks on your site. 

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Jun 16, 2016

With the advent of web services in Drupal 8 core, decoupling Drupal — namely, using Drupal as a content repository to expose data for retrieval and manipulation by other applications — has never be

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Jun 15, 2016

Each day, between migrations and new projects, more and more features are becoming available for Drupal 8, the Drupal community's latest major release. In this series, the Acquia Developer Center is profiling some prominent, useful, and interesting projects--modules, themes, distros, and more--available for Drupal 8. This week: Rules.

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Posted by Alex Knoll at Acquia on Jun 15, 2016

Leveraging a common Drupal codebase to power multiple Drupal sites provides compelling benefits, including faster site launches, reduced maintenance overhead, and centralized security updating.

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Posted by Will Eisner on Jun 10, 2016

This is Part 3 of an interview with Will Eisner, Senior Director, Product at Acquia.

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Posted by Joshua Smith on Jun 10, 2016

TLDR: A new, free agile training course for government product owners has been released on the AGL Academy.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Jun 10, 2016

Doris Wong and I sat down at Acquia's Boston HQ to talk about her interesting journey through HTML and frontend work, to UX, to fitness, and finally to Drupal and Acquia, and how even at Acquia it took time, Acquia U and three jobs (!) to really settle in. Here, we talk about that path and what she got out of Acquia U.