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Posted by Adam Malone on Oct 23, 2015

When managing a whole government platform, as we do in Australia with govCMS, there need to be layers of testing, staging, and assurance before

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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 Erik Webb on Jul 17, 2015

You don't need to rely only on performance-related mo

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Posted by Matthew Grasmick on Jul 17, 2015

There are plenty of tools that can improve your efficiency, but they can become burdens rather than real helpers.

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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 May 27, 2015

Like a composer who can’t wait to conduct a great symphony, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Composer, a PHP dependency management tool.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Mar 25, 2015

Yesterday, Amazon announced a great new feature for S3: cross-region replication.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Oct 27, 2014
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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Oct 16, 2014
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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Oct 13, 2014

This how-to guide describes how to set up automatic machine-based translations for content on a Drupal site.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on May 26, 2014

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Apr 8, 2014

On the eve of 2013, prolific Drupal contributor Larry Garfield put forth a challenge to "get off the island", and

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Mar 25, 2014

Back in August 2013, I wrote the original version of this article on my Drupal Gardens blog.

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Posted by Peter Wolanin on Feb 26, 2014

Update: a textual representation of the first half of this video has been posted.

Two weeks ago I had a great opportunity to spend a few days working with Moshe Weitzman (moshe weitzman), Justin Randell (beejeebus), Alex Bronstein (effulgentsia), and Stéphane Corlosquet (scor) to look at the challenges and best practices for using the new Drupal 8 configuration system (a.k.a. CMI) to move changes between a local development environment and one or more server environments. We developed ideas, considered new modules for Drupal 8, and tried to figure out if there were any changes to Drupal 8 core that would be needed to make the system better for developers.

One outcome of this was two new modules Configuration log and Configuration Read-only mode. These were written to help demonstrate the capabilities of the new configuration system and enabled us to implement key elements of possible new configuration staging and management workflows. An additional outcome was a number of enhancements by Moshe to the latest version of Drush to facilitate the import and export of configuration.

The screencast video below walks through the process of moving configuration from a local development version of a site, up to a development environment on a server and then to a "live" environment using Acquia Cloud Free. The "live" environment was detected in settings.php and that logic triggered the Configuration Read-only mode module to prevent any configuration changes in the administrative forms. We also used a Cloud Hook to automatically import new configuration when a new git tag was deployed to the "live" environment.

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