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gulp watch running on a Bootstrap 3 theme on a BLT project
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Posted by Jeff Geerling on Dec 15, 2016

For a recent project, I needed to use the popular Bootstrap theme, using the Sass starterkit for easy CSS management.

The project is hosted on Acquia Cloud, and the quickest way to start a new Drupal project that deploys to Acquia Cloud is to use BLT (a tool for Building, Testing, and Launching Drupal sites). BLT is an automation framework for running and building Drupal sites locally (it even integrates with Drupal VM!), and it is able to test, build, and deploy code on Acquia Cloud.

black hole
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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.

acquia academy drop
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Posted by DC Denison on Dec 2, 2016

If you, or a colleague, is wondering about why "community" is an important part of the Drupal experience, this course could be a good way to introduce the topic.

checklist
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Posted by Irek Mirgaleev at Acquia on Nov 30, 2016

What defines a professional software engineer?

There isn’t a simple answer to that question, but after reading several books on the subject I identified some tips that I have found useful.

Amin Astaneh
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Nov 9, 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 is Amin Astaneh.

an actual waterwheel
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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Oct 4, 2016

In my previous blog post in this Waterwheel series, I detailed the basics of Waterwheel.js: how to set it up in server-side or client-side JavaScript, and how resource discovery can bring Drupal-backed applications and traditional Drupal implementations closer together in unprecedented ways. In this post, I explore how to manipulate content with Waterwheel.js.

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Posted by Preston So at Acquia on Sep 30, 2016

For developers of Drupal-backed JavaScript applications, simply having an HTTP client which can make requests against Drupal 8’s core REST API is often not enough. JavaScript developers are sometimes stymied by nuances unique to Drupal which leak out when consuming Drupal’s REST API, such as Drupal-specific paths for resources and confusing data structures in responses. Waterwheel.js alleviates these barriers to JavaScript developers by providing an additional API atop Drupal REST which allows you to retrieve and manipulate content entities in Drupal 8 without needing to deeply understand Drupal’s internals.

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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.

site factory graphic
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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.

actual waterwheel
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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.

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Posted by Barry Jaspan at Acquia on Aug 10, 2016

tl;dr: Acquia Pipelines lets you automate building, testing, and deploying sites on Acquia Cloud using tools like Composer, Sass, and Behat.

blt workflow
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Posted by Matthew Grasmick on Jul 5, 2016

Deploying your website to production shouldn't be stressful. It should be easy. You should release with confidence.

To make that a reality, you need a repeatable, reliable and most importantly automated deployment process. BLT provides tools for connecting your GitHub, Travis CI, and Acquia Cloud accounts together to ensure that changes to your website are validated, tested, and deployed automatically.

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Posted by Adam Balsam at Acquia on Jul 1, 2016

The following post is from the Acquia Lightning blog.

Drupal logged PHP messages on screen
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Posted by Jeff Geerling on Jun 30, 2016

Many developers who work on Drupal (or other web/PHP) projects have error reporting disabled in their local or shared dev environments.

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