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Experience Express in Lisbon: Forging the Future of Drupal Architectures and Initiatives at Drupal Developer Days

Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:47

In Lisbon, steep slopes and sweeping vistas towering over placid waters and crowded ports characterize the topography of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

This year, the Portuguese capital played host to Drupal Developer Days, possibly the most important event for developers specializing in Drupal. Held at the University Institute of Lisbon, it was a conference not to be missed, with innumerable insights from Drupal core contributors and maintainers.

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Experience Express in Utrecht: Conversational Design and Modern Front-end Approaches at Frontend United

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 09:26

With a uniquely diverse community of designers, developers, and everyone in between, Frontend United is one of the conferences I find I enjoy more and more each time I attend. And this time, in Utrecht, a wide range of designer- and developer-oriented content greeted attendees both within and well outside the Drupal universe.

Alicante, Spain

Experience Express in Alicante: Analytics, Security, and Horizons at DrupalCamp Spain

Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 11:10

Atop the Castle of Saint Barbara in Alicante, time sometimes seems to slow down, and words that once held grand meaning seem inadequate. I had a similar feeling both during and on the heels of DrupalCamp Spain, organized by the Spanish Drupal Association and held this year at Las Cigarreras cultural center in a seaside city that is one of the crown jewels of not only the Valencian Community but also of Spain.

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Decoupling Drupal 8 with JSON API

Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:51

As we saw in the previous post, core REST only allows for individual entities to be retrieved, and Views REST exports only permit the issuance of GET requests rather than unsafe methods as well. But application developers often need greater flexibility and control, such as the ability to fetch collections, sort and paginate them, and access related entities that are referenced.

In this column, we'll inspect JSON API, part of the surrounding contributed web services ecosystem that Drupal 8 relies on to provide even more extensive features relevant to application developers that include relationships and complex operations such as sorting and pagination.

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Experience Express in Philadelphia: Promoting Drupal at Drupaldelphia

Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:54

When Phillies hats begin to dot the landscape and one of the most beautiful train stations in the country materializes around you, you know you're in Philadelphia, a city I can never seem to stop loving. After a brief hiatus, Drupaldelphia was in full swing this year, attracting developers, creatives, and businesspeople from all over Pennsylvania and surrounding states to a conference that is always full of pleasant surprises.

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Decoupling Drupal 8 Core: Retrieving and Manipulating Content with Core REST

Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:11

As we saw in a previous installment of Experience Express, because Drupal has a HAL-compliant REST API available out of the box with minimal configuration, you can easily provision an API that can immediately be employed to consume content entities and manipulate them from other applications. Now that we have successfully exposed content entities as REST resources, used Entity Access to govern permissions, and customized the formats and authentication mechanisms in use by the core REST API, it is now time to move into actually retrieving and manipulating that data.

Nashville!

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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