With the official release of Drupal 8.0.0 on the horizon, "real world" Drupal 8 stories are becoming more valuable.
Now that the train is actually approaching the station, we all want to know what it will be like to get on.
Mediacurrent, a leading Drupal design firm, got their Drupal 8 ticket punched early. They partnered with Acquia to launch a Drupal 8 site for Manhattan Associates, a supply chain management software provider, back in August, 2015, when Drupal 8 was in beta. The site has been on the Drupal 8 frontier ever since.
So what has the experience been like?
A "real world Drupal 8" series from Mediacurrent and Acquia has been telling some backstories.
One of the most difficult parts of executing a successful round of usability testing can be recruiting participants.
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.
In our last post, we looked at why Manhattan Associates was happy with Drupal 8 from a front-end perspective. What sealed the deal for them, though, were the powerful ways they could extend and develop Drupal 8 with improved configuration management, a new Web services API, and easy internationalization.
In my last post, we discussed the advantages to getting a headstart on Drupal 8 before its official release.
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).
Training Acquia employees how to use Drupal 8 had two purposes.
Not every student learns the same way, so teachers consistently have to find a way to instruct a classroom while also reaching students individually.
The release of Drupal 8 will bring many improvements and new capabilities.
When Drupal comes out of the box, it's configured for ease of development – not performance.