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Posted by DC Denison on Mar 5, 2019

DrupalCon Seattle is coming up: April 8-12, 2019 at Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, USA.

And if you’re starting to assemble your schedule, which you can conveniently do on the event site, we’ve got a session to recommend: Shockingly Fast Site Development with Acquia Lightning.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Feb 28, 2019

In this final installment of our series on conversational usability, we dig into a case study that brings together all of the ideas and best practices we have discussed so far: the Ask GeorgiaGov skill built by the Acquia Labs team for Digital Services Georgia.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Feb 13, 2019

In this fifth installment of our series on conversational usability, our focus shifts to conversational usability and the process of evaluating and improving conversational interfaces that often differ significantly from the visual and physical interfaces we normally use to test with end users.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Feb 11, 2019

In this fourth installment of our series on conversational usability, we're turning our attention to conversational content strategy, an underserved area of conversational interface design that is rapidly growing due to the number of enterprises eager to convert the text trapped in their websites into content that can be consumed through voice assistants and chatbots.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Jan 31, 2019

In this third installment of our series on conversational usability, we look at conversational design, an already well-explored area that is still burgeoning with emerging best practices.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Jan 28, 2019

In this second installment in our series on conversational usability, we dive into a relatively overlooked area of conversational interfaces that can have an outsized impact on the eventual user experience that results: information architecture.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Jan 18, 2019

To kick off 2019 properly, the Experience Express is taking a break from Drupal and web development to consider an oft-forgotten component of new digital experiences in the conversational

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Posted by Purushotam Rai at Acquia on Jan 17, 2019

Drupal 7 core, together with Drupal contrib, has the ability to ship a powerful platform for our digital requirements in the enterprise world. The multilingual feature is one of the prime reasons that Drupal is a distinguished and a preferred solution to achieve business goals. Drupal 8 includes the multilingual package in the core itself, but Drupal 7 requires some extra amount of effort to build this package as a whole to make Drupal multilingual ready.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Dec 10, 2018

Although JSON Web Tokens (JWT) is a younger specification than its more well-established cousin, OAuth 2.0 Bearer Token authentication, JWT has been adopted by quite a few in the Drupal community due to its relative simplicity. In this installment, we explore JSON Web Tokens and how this authentication mechanism can benefit your decoupled Drupal architecture.

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Posted by Adam Young at Acquia on Nov 28, 2018

No two Drupalists are exactly alike. But just how much do Drupalists differ from one another? What trends are emerging in the adoption of tools and user behaviors throughout the Drupal community? Take the Drupal user tools and trends survey to help Drupal better serve its community.

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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 Spring, 2019.

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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.

Decoupled Drupal in Practice
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Posted by Preston So at Acquia 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 unavailability of developer-focused resources that are both authoritative and current has hindered architects' and developers' ability to evaluate and explore decoupled Drupal for themselves.

Luckily, next month, my new book Decoupled Drupal in Practice will be officially on the market.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Oct 11, 2018

Perhaps the most critical component of any decoupled Drupal architecture is a robust authentication mechanism that protects data transmitted between a Drupal site and API consumers like JavaScript

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Oct 4, 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 college town, Drupal Europe demonstrated the unique power that grassroots initiatives can have in our open-source community.

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