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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Apr 20, 2011

Acquia Cloud will be adding native support for git soon, but it is already the version control system (VCS) of choice for many developers.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Apr 12, 2011

When we announced Acquia Dev Cloud at Drupalcon Chicago last month, we said it was primarily designed for professional developers who build and deploy

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Apr 7, 2011

On Monday we made a series of module and service releases to bring Acquia Search to Drupal 7:

  • The Apache Solr Search Integration project version 7.x-1.0-beta4 includes a number of new features, API improvements, and fixes, including changes to the Solr schema.
  • Acquia Network Connector project version 7.x-1.1 now includes the Acquia Search module which integrates the Drupal 7.x version of Apache Solr Search Integration with the Acquia Network
  • The Acquia Network was updated to auto-detect your module version and use the correct set of Solr configuration files when you first enable Acquia Search
  • The Acquia Netowrk also now offers a settings page where you can manually select from a list and your selection will be propagated to the Solr servers.

This release of Apache Solr Search Integration sets the stage for the virtual code sprint starting this Friday, April 8. The sprint will encompass topics including integration with Facet API, integration with Views, UI improvements, and expanded test coverage. Sign up to participate in the Sprints group. If you look at the CHANGELOG.txt you'll see that we had at least 58 different issues that we worked on for this release. If you are running Apache Solr yourself, you will need to update your configuration files and re-index your content.

This screen shot shows the administrative UI with Acquia Search enabled:

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Mar 31, 2011

Yesterday, we made a shiny new beta release of the Media Gallery module on drupal.org.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Mar 31, 2011

At the beginning of the D7UX project, the very first screencast by Mark and Leisa revealed confusion over Drupal’s installer. Overnight, patches were created to remove the confusion.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Mar 28, 2011

It is very common for people to have a hard time starting out with Drupal and gradually improve their relationship with it–I mean both the software and the community! I'm going to take the liberty here of sharing some of the insights I have gained over the years that can help you in and help you through the tough spots.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Mar 14, 2011

At Drupalcon Chicago, Chris Pliakas and I presented Attain Apache Solr Coding Chops to an enthusiastic audience.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Mar 8, 2011

Back in June 2010, we decided we wanted to put the Views 3 module into Drupal Gardens to provide site builders e

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Mar 3, 2011

The Acquia Network is getting a serious shot in the arm in the opening months of 2011, and by shot in the arm, I mean something like what turned Jekyll into Hyde—except without the ragged clothes,

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Mar 3, 2011

We are very proud to announce today the launch of a revamp of the Acquia Network. The Acquia Network has been at the heart of our offerings to customers since the founding of the company. This launch is the start of a massive upgrade in the software and services Acquia provides to help our customers be successful building and maintaining Drupal sites.

Building on feedback from our customers, we have refocused the Acquia Network on providing value to our subscribers in three ways;

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Feb 24, 2011

hello drupal!

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jan 31, 2011

Do you have a site which is 2 years old, and you’re not sure if your site is ready to upgrade? We can help. Our team will deliver a course on upgrading Drupal, the day before DrupalCon. In the day long course, you’ll get expert advice and feedback from Jacob Singh (Engineer), Joshua Brauer (Client Advisor), and Erik Webb (Technical Advisor) from Acquia on Upgrading Drupal. You can learn about what's new in Drupal 7 and how it will affect your site upgrade.

You can sign up for training when you buy your DrupalCon pass. If you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log into Regonline, and amend your registration to add a course.

You can register for our webinar about this course: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 1:00 PM EST

Upgrading Drupal

The standard 14 step instructions outlined in UPGRADE.txt for Drupal 6 are simple to follow. Many of the steps are common sense; update contributed modules; back up your site; test restoring from backup; verify and test your new upgrade...

Yet each Drupal site is unique with many contributed modules and modifications which make the process more complex. Our PS team reports that larger sites have on average 80-100 projects installed on their sites. Before a major upgrade, each one of those must be updated to the latest 6 compatible version. But are all of those projects on your site ready with a Drupal 7 upgrade path?

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jan 27, 2011

Lynda.com has just announced three new training courses...

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jan 23, 2011

The first few months of Drupal Commons business for Acquia has been great.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jan 15, 2011