Dane Powell

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waitin' for the subway

Working with BLT: An Automation Layer for Testing, Building, and Launching Drupal 8 Applications

Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 09:57

Mike Madison, a Technical Architect in Acquia Professional Services, recently completed a Drupal site build for a major public transit agency in the United States. We spoke with him about his experiences using BLT -- an open-source Acquia product that provides an automation layer for testing, building, and launching Drupal 8 applications -- on this project. Mike said that BLT has been a critical component of the project’s success, and has especially helped in three primary ways: by accelerating project spin-up, improving developer onboarding, and increasing development velocity and delivery consistency.

a coupler/decoupler

Creating a Decoupled Drupal Application in 30 Minutes with Lightning, BLT, and DrupalVM

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 11:43

Acquia’s Professional Services team recently released an open-source application that demonstrates how Drupal and Node.js can easily be paired to create beautiful and functional decoupled applications. See how easy it was to create the Drupal backend using a combination of Acquia and Drupal community projects such as Lightning, BLT, and DrupalVM. This will allow you to follow the same process to rapidly create your own custom decoupled applications.

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