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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Feb 8, 2017

This week: Open Social, a community-building distribution // Drupal 8 has more and more features available practically every day. Alongside module migrations and new projects, the Drupal community’s latest major release also offers new ways of solving common problems. Some functionality has moved to Drupal core and new modules have taken up the torch along the way. In this series, the Acquia Developer Center is profiling useful solutions--modules, themes, distros, and more--available for Drupal 8.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Feb 6, 2017

How Acquia distills tens of thousands of hours of client work into products and open source tools for Drupal. Drupal gets better when companies, organizations, and individuals build or fix something they need and then share it with the rest of us. Our community becomes better, stronger, and smarter when others take it upon themselves to make a positive difference contributing their knowledge, time, and energy to Drupal. Acquia is proud to play a part, alongside thousands of others, in making tomorrow’s Drupal better than today’s.

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Posted by Christopher Guitarte at Acquia on Feb 1, 2017

Acquia Cloud Edge powered by Cloudflare provides a global content delivery network (CDN), DDOS protection and web application firewall (WAF) for Acquia Cloud Enterprise and Site Factory customers.

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Posted by Cameron Tod at Acquia on Jan 4, 2017

DevOps is a much used term, but it seems like everyone you talk to has a different definition of it. Here's my own interpretation.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Dec 21, 2016

Among the most crucial steps in architecting decoupled Drupal-backed applications is to bridge the gap between Drupal and the designated front end so that the latter can receive and manipulate data on the Drupal data repository via API calls. For some frameworks, this can be a rather tedious exercise in navigating the server-side APIs and crafting the correct requests on the client side. Luckily, with JSON API now proposed as a core experimental module for Drupal 8, the tightrope walk between Drupal and Ember is about to become more of a cinch.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Dec 14, 2016

Decoupled Drupal has long been an approach touted by some in the front-end contingent of the Drupal community to achieve goals such

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Posted by DC Denison on Dec 8, 2016

With Acquia Lightning, site-builders or developers can build an authoring experience from the ground up in only a few hours.

Think of Acquia Lightning as “Drupal Core with afterburners.”

Development tasks that used to take days or weeks are condensed to a matter of minutes.

Preston So
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Nov 14, 2016

Drupal gets better when companies, organizations, and individuals build or fix something they need and then share it with the rest of us. Our community becomes better, stronger, and smarter when others take it upon themselves to make a positive difference contributing their knowledge, time, and energy to Drupal. Acquia is proud to play a part, alongside thousands of others, in some of the stories making tomorrow’s Drupal better than today’s. One of them Preston So’s.

Containers
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Posted by Martin Hrabovcin at Acquia on Oct 7, 2016

Containers are a new virtualization technology with many advantages over traditional approaches like virtual machines. At Acquia, we use containers across our different teams for a variety of purposes. Some container-related projects that have really worked out well. We'd like to share them with the rest of the world.

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Posted by Michael Meyers at Acquia, Inc. on Sep 29, 2016

The Tech Talks at Acquia Engage have always been among the most popular sessions, so I’m excited to announce that for Acquia’s upcoming Engage 2016 conference (Nov 1-3 in Boston) we’ve more than doubled the number of Tech Talks.

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Posted by Will Eisner on Sep 12, 2016

This is Part 4 of an interview with Will Eisner, Senior Director, Product at Acquia.

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Posted by Lubomir Culen at Acquia on Sep 6, 2016

Now that we've covered debugging Drupal 8 in PhpStorm using local web-based approaches, let's move on to command line debugging.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Aug 29, 2016

As Drupal is increasingly widely used as a back end for application ecosystems, developers of wildly diverse backgrounds are now retrieving and manipulating data from Drupal in unprecedented ways. With Drupal 8 and core REST support articulating an API-first vision for the decoupled future, Drupal is eminently well-prepared to back a bevy of applications with divergent approaches. There's just one problem: non-Drupal developers don't know Drupal.

That's where Waterwheel comes in. Waterwheel is an emerging ecosystem of software development kits (SDKs) built by the Drupal community which ease and accelerate development of applications in other technologies. If you will momentarily forgive the flawed metaphor, Waterwheel helps non-PHP and non-Drupal developers "speak" Drupal.

Debugging in Drupal 8
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Posted by Lubomir Culen at Acquia on Aug 25, 2016

Lots of people think that template engines like Twig cannot be interactively debugged. I heard this several times as an argument against template engine, and for using legacy php processing like phptemplate (standard in Drupal 7).

Well, it’s not entirely true.

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Posted by Corey Wood on Aug 12, 2016

Regardless of the purpose of your Drupal site, it is important that the site be reliably available and performant for your users. For those of us with limited resources at our disposal it isn’t feasible to scale up hardware indefinitely. Thankfully, Drupal provides us with a number of tools in core, and even more in the contrib community, that make caching accessible to even the least technical amongst us. Let’s walk through the basics of the Drupal cache and discuss the importance of properly configuring cache with the goal of avoiding common missteps.

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