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Posted by Kevin Hankens on Nov 16, 2015

Acquia Engineering is excited to be open-sourcing Statsgod, a reimplementation of StatsD we created int

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Posted by Jeff Geerling on Nov 6, 2015

For the past few years, I've been fascinated with credit card-sized budget computers, most especially the one that started the current revolution in hardware hacking, the Raspberry Pi.

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Posted by Jason Enter on Oct 29, 2015

The landscape of Drupal theme development has drastically changed in recent years. Cutting-edge front-end development tools are now considered standard within Drupal enterprise builds.

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Posted by Jessica Fujimori on Oct 16, 2015

Thinking about becoming an early adopter of Drupal 8?

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Posted by Angela Byron on Oct 1, 2015

I have a theory. My theory is that every single person / organization who is considering building a site on Drupal 8 has created some variation of the exact same spreadsheet. The spreadsheet tracks rows with information, such as which contributed...

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Posted by Vincent Bouchet on Sep 11, 2015

Earlier this year, I wrote a very small module to extend

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Posted by Gigi Anderson on Sep 10, 2015

This is the second and final installment in our series covering Acquia Global Support Team’s third-party API integration with Zendesk (part one covered Five Ways to Leverage Third-Party APIs: The Drupal-Zendesk Integration). 

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Posted by Peter Wolanin on Aug 27, 2015

Security is very hard to bolt on to any software or product after it has been built. Building it into the core of the code helps to avoid mistakes, and thus the upcoming release of Drupal 8 tries to build in more security by default, while still being usable for developers and site builders. This list of 10 security improvements is not exhaustive - some are just a line or two to handle an edge case, and there are others I may have overlooked. I've contributed to a number of these improvements, but they reflect overall the community consensus as well as reactions to problems that required security releases for Drupal core or contributed modules in the past. For each point I've tried to include a link or two, such as the Drupal core change record, a documentation page, or a presentation that provides more information. Some of these may also be possible to back-port to Drupal 7, to benefit you even sooner. A "7.x back-port" link indicates that.

For context on why these 10 improvements are important, I looked at past security advisories (SAs) as well as considering the kind of questions we get here at Acquia from companies considering adopting Drupal. In terms of past SAs, cross-site scripting (XSS) is the most commonly found vulnerability in Drupal core and contributed modules and themes.

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Posted by Gigi Anderson on Aug 20, 2015

When Acquia’s Global Support Team outgrew their ticketing system in 2013, it was time to make a change.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jul 9, 2015

Recently I began working on a D8 module, but this isn't a story about a D8 module. The work I did provided me an opportunity to get back to my pre-Drupal object oriented (OO) roots.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jun 30, 2015

In our continuing mission (well, not a mission; it’s actually a blog series) to help you improve your Drupal web

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Posted by Adam Weingarten at Acquia on Jun 12, 2015

Drupal is an incredibly flexible and expressive CMS and development framework. As a

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jun 9, 2015

It seems as if almost every Web developer hates using JIRA. Many developers feel it’s tedious, time-consuming work and they’d rather do just about anything else.

But JIRA doesn’t have to feel that way. With the help of some easy-to-learn shortcuts, you can use JIRA more efficiently and have time to do something you enjoy. In fact, these shortcuts are all but guaranteed to make you like JIRA more – or maybe hate it a lot less.

I recently reviewed the shortcuts with Acquia’s India team, and developers there couldn’t thank me enough for simplifying things. As you probably know, JIRA provides bug and issue tracking and project management functions. In other words, it’s useful and often necessary – something not to be avoided.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jun 4, 2015

Kanban and Scrum are two different methodologies that can be utilized within your development organization. Both have pros and cons as agile methodologies, and one is often suited to a certain project better than the other. Let’s explore the definitions, differences, and how to utilize them practically for your next development project.

Kanban is a model of continuous slating, or continuous improvement. Essentially, when utilizing kanban, project priorities can change in real time, based on what takes priority at a certain time, so there is a certain flow to the work. Requirements can be added and clients or internal stakeholders can change their minds at any given time throughout the life of the project.

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Posted by Danielle Sheffler at Acquia on May 19, 2015

You’re in good hands. A developer is building or renovating your organization’s website, and everything is shaping up as planned.

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