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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.

Utrecht
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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 Jenny Heffernan at Acquia on Jun 28, 2018

As a Data Scientist at Acquia I get to build machine learning models to solve problems or speed up tasks that are time consuming for humans. This means I spend a lot of time getting data into a format that is usable by machine learning models, or even just putting it in a useful form for exploratory analysis.

One of the tools I use for handling large amounts of data and getting it into the required format is Apache Spark.

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.

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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 Apr 26, 2018

As we saw in a previous installment of Experience Express, because Drupal has a HAL-compliant REST API available out of the box with minimal configuration, you can easily provision an API that can immediately be employed to consume content entities and manipulate them from other applications. Now that we have successfully exposed content entities as REST resources, used Entity Access to govern permissions, and customized the formats and authentication mechanisms in use by the core REST API, it is now time to move into actually retrieving and manipulating that data.

Nashville!
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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Apr 18, 2018

As the weather heated up last week in Nashville and the city's eponymous hot chicken incinerated tongues left and right, something else was burning in the spotlight at DrupalCon Nashville: decoupled Drupal.

global map of Acquia Cloud Edge presence
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Posted by Ardita Kurtaj at Acquia on Apr 6, 2018

As more businesses go global, and more people work remotely, global teamwork is crucial to achieve company goals and objectives. After working with Acquia’s Professional Services Operation, a truly global team, I'd like to share six personal lessons I've learned on how to facilitate collaboration with teams around the world.

Experience Express
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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Mar 29, 2018

Perhaps the most critical piece of any decoupled CMS architecture is the API layer which exposes data in the back end for consumption by other applications.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Mar 16, 2018

Every time I leave the Windy City, I feel something pulling me back. This time, it wasn't the gusts that whip around the skyscrapers towering over Lake Shore Drive.

Photo by Ash Edmonds on Unsplash
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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Mar 1, 2018

At no point in the history of digital content has there ever been such a dizzying proliferation of devices in our lives, and experiences we encounter and consume.

lightning
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Posted by David P. Butler at Acquia on Jan 19, 2018

Acquia Headless Lightning provides an API-first back-end content repository that allows for easy ingestion by front-end applications.

waitin' for the subway
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Posted by Dane Powell at Acquia on Jan 10, 2018

Mike Madison, a Technical Architect in Acquia Professional Services, recently completed a Drupal site build for a major public transit agency in the United States. We spoke with him about his experiences using BLT -- an open-source Acquia product that provides an automation layer for testing, building, and launching Drupal 8 applications -- on this project. Mike said that BLT has been a critical component of the project’s success, and has especially helped in three primary ways: by accelerating project spin-up, improving developer onboarding, and increasing development velocity and delivery consistency.

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Posted by Jason Enter at Acquia, Inc. on Dec 19, 2017

“The most compelling advantage of API-first Drupal is not the way it negates Drupal's presentation features, it's the way it enables the capabilities of the CMS to power multiple applications a

a coupler/decoupler
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Posted by Dane Powell at Acquia on Nov 28, 2017

Acquia’s Professional Services team recently released an open-source application that demonstrates how Drupal and Node.js can easily be paired to create beautiful and functional decoupled applications. See how easy it was to create the Drupal backend using a combination of Acquia and Drupal community projects such as Lightning, BLT, and DrupalVM. This will allow you to follow the same process to rapidly create your own custom decoupled applications.

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