Dries Buytaert

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Announcing Node.js on Acquia Cloud

Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 13:22

Today, Acquia announced that it expanded

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State of Drupal Presentation

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 12:52

Yesterday, I shared my State of Drupal presentation at DrupalCon Vienna. In addition to sharing my slides, I wanted to provide some more detail on how Drupal is evolving, who Drupal is for, and what I believe we should focus on.

Reservoir: a Simple Way to Decouple Drupal

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 - 13:25

Decoupled Drupal seems to be taking the world by storm. I'm currently in Sydney, and everyone I talked to so far, including the attendees at the Sydney Drupal User Group, is looking into decoupled Drupal. Digital agencies are experimenting with it on more projects, and there is even a new Decoupled Dev Days conference dedicated to the topic.

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From imagination to (augmented) reality in 48 hours

Posted on Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:21

Every spring, members of Acquia's Product, Engineering and DevOps teams gather at our Boston headquarters for "Build Week".

The transformation of Drupal 8 for continuous innovation

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:04

In the past, after every major release of Drupal, most innovation would shift to two areas: (1) contributed modules for the current release, and (2) core development work on the next major release of Drupal. This innovation model was the direct result of several long-standing policies, including our culture of breaking backward compatibility between major releases.

An Overview of Web Service Solutions in Drupal 8

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 10:25

The goal of this blog post is to enable Drupal developers in need of web services to make an educated decision about the right web services solution for their project. This blog post also sets the stage for a future blog post, where I plan to share my thoughts about how I believe we should move Drupal core's web services API forward. Getting aligned on our strengths and weaknesses is an essential first step before we can brainstorm about the future.

Handling Context in "Outside-in"

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2016 - 05:28

In a recent post we talked about how introducing outside-in experiences could improve the Drupal site-building experience by letting you immediately edit simple configuration without leaving the page.

In a follow-up blog post, we provided concrete examples of how we can apply outside-in to Drupal.

The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. However, there were also some really important questions raised.

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How is Drupal 8 doing?

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 14:31

The one big question I get asked over and over these days is: "How is Drupal 8 doing?"

It's understandable. Drupal 8 is the first new version of Drupal in five years and represents a significant rethinking of Drupal.

So how is Drupal 8 doing? With less than half a year since Drupal 8 was released, I'm happy to answer: outstanding!

Drupal 8.0.0 released

Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 10:58

We just released Drupal 8.0.0! Today really marks the beginning of a new era for Drupal.

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