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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

Coding with Cache Tags in Drupal 8
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Posted by Josh Waihi at Acquia on Sep 13, 2018

Cache tags are a game changer for your caching strategy in Drupal 8.

Lighting, literally
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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

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Posted by Dane Powell at Acquia on Aug 9, 2018

The Sprint Demo (often part of the Sprint Review ceremony in Agile/Scrum methodology) is a critical step in completing a sprint, an opportunity to excite stakeholders, and a chance for developers to show off their work. For presenters, however, the demo can be a stressful exercise due to a lack of confidence, structure, or practice.

If you’re nervous about giving your first demo, haven’t enjoyed giving demos in the past, or you just want to get better at demoing, this post is for you!

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Posted by Alex Moreno Lopez on Aug 1, 2018

Whenever you get into a situation where you are not sure which version of Drupal to use, or you expect to get challenged by a client, my recommendation is to use the approach of putting together th

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Posted by Alex Moreno Lopez on Jul 31, 2018

Sorry Drupal 7, it’s not you, but it’s time to move on... (to Drupal 8).

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Posted by DC Denison on Jul 19, 2018

When Drupal 8.0 was released two and a half years ago, with a built-in REST API, it signaled the start of Drupal's evolution to an API-first platform. Since then, each of the five new releases of Drupal 8 introduced significant web service API improvements. Drupal 8.6, shipping in September, will also have a new bunch of API improvements.

Recently Dries Buytaert, founder and project lead of Drupal (and co-founder, Chief Technology Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Acquia), published an update on Drupal's continuing evolution towards an API-first platform. Definitely worth a read.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Jul 12, 2018

In Lisbon, steep slopes and sweeping vistas towering over placid waters and crowded ports characterize the topography of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

This year, the Portuguese capital played host to Drupal Developer Days, possibly the most important event for developers specializing in Drupal. Held at the University Institute of Lisbon, it was a conference not to be missed, with innumerable insights from Drupal core contributors and maintainers.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Jul 10, 2018

With a uniquely diverse community of designers, developers, and everyone in between, Frontend United is one of the conferences I find I enjoy more and more each time I attend. And this time, in Utrecht, a wide range of designer- and developer-oriented content greeted attendees both within and well outside the Drupal universe.

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Posted by Sunny Chopra on Jul 9, 2018

When I was in grad school, I learned the hard way -- by my poor showings in data science competitions -- that I was not handling missing data correctly. That motivated me to learn how to handle missing data the right way.

What is missing data? In simple terms, it's data where values are missing for some of the attributes. Let's look at five techniques to handle it correctly.

Alicante, Spain
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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Jun 27, 2018

Atop the Castle of Saint Barbara in Alicante, time sometimes seems to slow down, and words that once held grand meaning seem inadequate. I had a similar feeling both during and on the heels of DrupalCamp Spain, organized by the Spanish Drupal Association and held this year at Las Cigarreras cultural center in a seaside city that is one of the crown jewels of not only the Valencian Community but also of Spain.

speccing out an architectural (content) model
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Posted by Travis Carden at Acquia 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. For this reason, we’re developing a discipline for content modeling at Acquia. It’s drastically reducing both costs and defect rates for us.

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Posted by DC Denison on May 23, 2018

As more organizations are using JavaScript frameworks to create visitor-facing experiences with Drupal as a backend, Dries Buytaert reports on the progress towards creating a JavaScript-driven Drupal Administration Interface.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on May 15, 2018

As we saw in the previous post, core REST only allows for individual entities to be retrieved, and Views REST exports only permit the issuance of GET requests rather than unsafe methods as well. But application developers often need greater flexibility and control, such as the ability to fetch collections, sort and paginate them, and access related entities that are referenced.

In this column, we'll inspect JSON API, part of the surrounding contributed web services ecosystem that Drupal 8 relies on to provide even more extensive features relevant to application developers that include relationships and complex operations such as sorting and pagination.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on May 1, 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, creatives, and businesspeople from all over Pennsylvania and surrounding states to a conference that is always full of pleasant surprises.

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