Thomas Howell

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Migrating the Acquia Library from D6 to D8: Learning by Building

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2016 - 10:49

This post may be of interest to project managers and sitebuilders looking to migrate from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8 during the early months after the launch of GA D8.

On the Acquia Support Team we often find ourselves using Acquia’s public-facing documentation and article library as an effective tool for explaining product-related tasks, technical how-tos, and a variety of other topics. These resources are useful when communicating via our Support Help Center. Unfortunately, the underlying infrastructure for this site was Drupal 6.37.


‘Building Modules with Drupal 8:’ The First Chapter Released from the Drupal 8 Anatomy Textbook Project.

Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 15:00

This started out as a very modest project, and then it grew. Like Drupal 8 itself (to a much lesser extent, of course).

Terrific Tools for Drupal 8 Training

Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 13:20

We couldn’t have trained dozens of Acquia employees on Drupal 8 without using various applications to schedule, measure our progress, and follow communications about the massive undertaking.

Training Your Team on Drupal 8: Balancing Classrooms and Individuals

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015 - 12:03

Not every student learns the same way, so teachers consistently have to find a way to instruct a classroom while also reaching students individually.

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