Acquia Lightning

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Acquia Lightning is an open source distribution that accelerates the process of building great authoring experiences in Drupal 8. Developers can use Lightning’s lightweight framework, documentation and best practices to develop accelerated Drupal 8 experiences. Lightning’s automated testing framework contains more than 90 automated behavioral tests out of the box and allows developers to implement continual integration pipelines that monitor major functionality, providing a safe environment to innovate with focused tests and modular additions to Lightning.

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02.05.2017
Posted by Gigi Anderson
Since its founding, Acquia has set a strong precedent for investing in developer experience. Developers are users and influencers of Acquia products, and need to be armed with state-of-the-art tools to build leading digital experiences with Drupal. From Acquia Dev Desktop to the Drupal 8 Module Acceleration Project, Acquia is committed to developing tools and resources that empower development teams. This month, Acquia’s own John Kennedy and Adam Balsam hit the road to…
12.04.2017
Posted by Preston So
Some of the most important new features in ES6 originate from existing solutions for problems shared by a large swath of JavaScript applications. This is particularly true of ES6 modules, a new system of class-based inheritance, and promises. Prototypal inheritance can be difficult for those new to JavaScript. And at some point, modules and promises have both been present in various JavaScript libraries, but until now, they were impossible to implement natively. In…
06.02.2017
Posted by Jeffrey McGuire
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…
09.01.2017
Posted by Sam Mortenson
Last month, eight companies collaborated in Berlin to bring media to Drupal core during a week-long code sprint. The work done was part of the Media Initiative, which is an effort to support advanced media use cases in Drupal core. This encompasses many features including external embeds from YouTube and Twitter, native video support, and an interface to re-use and manage media assets. In the short term, the initiative’s goal is to deliver a minimally viable version…