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Experience Express in Nashville: Decoupled in the Spotlight at DrupalCon

Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 09:23

As the weather heated up last week in Nashville and the city's eponymous hot chicken incinerated tongues left and right, something else was burning in the spotlight at DrupalCon Nashville: decoupled Drupal.

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Decoupling Drupal 8 Core: Core REST, HAL, and Setting Up Drupal as a Web Services Provider

Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 09:38

Perhaps the most critical piece of any decoupled CMS architecture is the API layer which exposes data in the back end for consumption by other applications.

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Experience Express in Austin: Decentralizing the Web at SXSW Interactive

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 08:05

With its flurry of sessions, events, concerts, and exhibitors, it's a wonder anyone gets any sleep at SXSW, the giant gathering of minds, auteurs, and performers in the capital of Texas.

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Decoupling Drupal 8 Core: Web Services in Core and the Serialization Module

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 09:50

If you have decided to decouple Drupal, after conducting due diligence with regard to assessing the

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Experience Express in Chicago: Inclusion and Drupal 8 in the Spotlight at MidCamp

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 - 08:59

Every time I leave the Windy City, I feel something pulling me back. This time, it wasn't the gusts that whip around the skyscrapers towering over Lake Shore Drive.

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The Channel Explosion: Off Screens and Out the Window

Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:58

Perhaps the most fascinating single fact of the Cambrian explosion is that life on Earth diversified from largely unicellular organism

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The Web Is Changing: Introducing Experience Express

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:17

At no point in the history of digital content has there ever been such a dizzying proliferation of devices in our lives, and experiences we encounter and consume.

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Decoupling Drupal with Waterwheel for Ember and React

Posted on Monday, June 26, 2017 - 16:21

The Waterwheel ecosystem paves the way for non-Drupal developers to use decoupled Drupal as a headless back end without having to learn a lick of Drupal or PHP. Now, the Waterwheel team is excited to release several new projects that benefit developers developing JavaScript applications built in Ember and React.

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Introducing Reservoir, a Distribution for Decoupling Drupal

Posted on Monday, June 19, 2017 - 13:51

Reservoir is an experimental Drupal distribution that is an exceptional starting point for any decoupled Drupal implementation. It is also designed to on-board developers of all backgrounds: a decoupled Drupal distribution and optimal back end for every developer.

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ES6 for Drupal Developers: ES6 Modules, Classes, and Promises

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:10

Some of the most important new features in ES6 originate from existing solutions for problems shared by a large swath of JavaScript applications.

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