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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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…
08.12.2016
Posted by DC Denison
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.   At Acquia Engage 2016, John Kennedy, Open Source Product Manager at Acquia, and Adam Hoenich, Acquia Software Engineer, gave a detailed, technical exploration of Lightning for Drupal 8…
03.11.2016
Posted by Jeffrey McGuire
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 about the…
22.08.2016
Posted by Preston So
Progressive decoupling, a concept outlined last year in Dries Buytaert’s first post about decoupled Drupal, is a compelling approach to building Drupal's front end where content editors, site assemblers, and front-end developers maintain contiguous experiences. For content editors and site assemblers, progressive decoupling allows for contextualized interfaces, content workflow, site preview, and other features to remain usable and integrated with Drupal as a whole.…