AGILEDROP: Top Drupal blog posts from May

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Each month, we revisit out top Drupal blog posts of the month, giving you the chance to check out some of our favourites. This month was all about decoupled Drupal and JavaScript, check it out!

First one on the list is Nightwatch in Drupal Core by Sally Young from Lullabot. In this blog post, she introduces us to Nightwatch, a functional testing framework, that has been integrated into Drupal, so we can test JavaScript with JavaScript itself. She explains what are the features and how you can try it out. 

We continue our list with Working toward a JavaScript-driven Drupal administration interface by Dries Buytaert. He explains how Drupal is investing in making it API-first since end-users expectations of websites have increased. Now organizations can use modern JavaScript frameworks, and still enjoy Drupal’s content management. A decision was made - Drupal will provide alternative administrative UI using React. In this blog post, Dries takes a look at the most important next steps.


The third spot is reserved for two blog posts about progressive decoupling in Drupal 8: Modern JavaScript and How to guide by Blazej Owczarczyk from Amazee Labs. In first one he gives us a definition of progressive decoupling, ways of using it and guide us through some of the most interesting features that made it into JavaScript. In the second one, he shows us how to use it in a project. 

And we conclude our list with a blog post A Simple Decoupled Site with Drupal 8 and Elm by David Hernandez from Gizra. He made an exercise how to create a decoupled site using Drupal 8 as a backend and an El app in the frontend. He shows how simple using Drupal 8 is, and how to set up a project with Elm. 

These are our top blogs from May … We will be collecting best Drupal blog posts in June too. Stay tuned.


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