Jun 27 2017
Jun 27
We have all heard the buzz around personalization — the key to orchestrating a customer experience that will drive engagement, conversions, and loyalty. Unfortunately, implementing personalization continues to be a challenge for marketers due to an inability to collect data across multiple customer touch points and unify that data across tools into one customer profile.
Jun 26 2017
Jun 26
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.
Jun 20 2017
Jun 20
One of the more interesting products to hit the spotlight at this year's Percona Live Open Source Database conference was ProxySQL.This open source MySQL proxy server has been around for a couple of years now and keeps adding more features. The current release (1.3.6) has the usual features that you would expect from a proxy server, like load balancing and failover support, but ProxySQL also has database specific features like a query cache and query routing.
Jun 19 2017
Jun 19
Decoupling Drupal can be arduous, whether you're developing a Drupal-backed front end or configuring Drupal to be an ideal content repository for decoupled applications.Adding to the challenge is the fact that there is a lack of definitive starting points, boilerplates, and best practices. But the issue isn't simply that there are so many competing approaches; it's also that there doesn't yet exist an easy starting point for non-Drupal developers who solely want to configure Drupal to be the back end for their front-end applications and get on with development.
Jun 13 2017
Jun 13
One of the questions we get most often is, "How do I prepare for the Acquia Certified Developer - D8 Exam?" Now we've got an answer: the Drupal 8 Developer Immersion Course w/ Certification Prep - an 8-week, instructor-led, project-based online course that covers all areas of Drupal 8 and prepares you to take the Acquia Certified Developer - D8 Exam.
Jun 08 2017
Jun 08
As project managers (PMs), we are often asked to deliver on Key Results Areas (KRAs), to put up “our best show.”Unfortunately most of us think that as a project manager, our only task is on-time quality delivery within a stipulated budget.However, in this rat race, we tend to forget what makes us different from rest: the soft skills that, if honed properly, enable us to manage our users, sponsors, and all our stakeholders. Then our job is done.
Jun 01 2017
Jun 01
Every spring, members of Acquia's Product, Engineering and DevOps teams gather at our Boston headquarters for "Build Week". Build Week gives our global team the opportunity to meet face-to-face, to discuss our product strategy and roadmap, to make plans, and to collaborate on projects.
Jun 01 2017
Jun 01
When organizations are able to save time and money during development, they are able to devote more resources to strategic and innovative initiatives. The ability to jumpstart development and extend invaluable resources is especially important to institutions of higher education.OpenEDU is a pre-configured Drupal 8 implementation that is specifically built for higher education institutions. It enables universities to accelerate the development of sites by providing a “kickstart” set of features.
May 16 2017
May 16
Cog, introduced in a previous post, was built as a toolset for satisfying the needs of enterprise clients by Acquia's Professional Service Front-end Team. It's used as a basic starting point for a new project and includes tools for reinforcing front-end best practices. In this blog post we will introduce you to some of the tools included in Cog.
May 11 2017
May 11
Cog is a Drupal 8 base theme created and maintained by the Acquia Professional Service Front-end team.Many great Drupal base themes already exist, so what does Cog bring to the table?
May 09 2017
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May 09
Talking through the growing pains of using Drupal with Composer dependency management at DrupalCon Baltimore. Drupal gets better when companies, organizations, and individuals build or fix something they need and then share it with the rest of us. Our community becomes better, stronger, and smarter when others take it upon themselves to make a positive difference contributing their knowledge, time, and energy to Drupal. Acquia is proud to play a part, alongside thousands of others, in making tomorrow’s Drupal better than today’s. One of them is Jeff Geerling’s.
May 05 2017
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May 05
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May 04 2017
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May 04
At DrupalCon Baltimore, I got the chance to chat with David Porter and David Stinemetze from Rackspace. Listen to this conversation to learn a little more about the Daves, Drupal at Rackspace, and the value of Acquia's certification program to individuals and organisations. If you can make it, don't miss your chance to get a 10% discount on taking an Acquia certification exam by taking the Drupal 8 certification crash course at Texas Camp 2017!
May 04 2017
May 04
We’re happy to announce that the web user interface for the Acquia Pipelines beta is now available to all those beta participants with subscriptions on Acquia Cloud! In addition to the CLI, we've now provided a great UI to enhance reporting and usage inside of the Cloud UI.
May 03 2017
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May 03
Using Drupal 8 to power real-time signage systems. Drupal gets better when companies, organizations, and individuals build or fix something they need and then share it with the rest of us. Our community becomes better, stronger, and smarter when others take it upon themselves to make a positive difference contributing their knowledge, time, and energy to Drupal. Acquia is proud to play a part, alongside thousands of others, in making tomorrow’s Drupal better than today’s. One of them is Adam Weingarten and Mike Madison’s.
May 02 2017
May 02
Since its founding, Acquia has set a strong precedent for investing in developer experience. Developers are users and influencers of Acquia products, and need to be armed with state-of-the-art tools to build leading digital experiences with Drupal. From Acquia Dev Desktop to the Drupal 8 Module Acceleration Project, Acquia is committed to developing tools and resources that empower development teams.
May 01 2017
May 01
Discovery Workshops play an important role in the success of any development project. If a Discovery Workshop is not conducted the right manner, its value can be lost.
Apr 24 2017
Apr 24
The word "community" comes from the Latin communis, which means "what is common and shared by many individuals." From the Drupal perspective, the community is nothing more than a group of people looking for the mutual exchange of knowledge about the technology (the detailed definition can be found here).
Apr 20 2017
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Apr 20
To me, meeting and building relationships in person is the glue that holds us together and makes Drupal a community. If this is your first DrupalCon or first Drupal community event, it’ll be your first taste of this crazy, smart bunch of people scattered around the globe most of the rest of the year. Welcome! I’d like to help you get the most out of your first DrupalCon!
Apr 19 2017
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Apr 19
If you’re coming to DrupalCon Baltimore and you’re curious about Acquia, there are a couple of ways to meet the company and see what we’re about beyond the marketing and sales efforts that get directed at potential clients. One great way is to come to our sessions!
Apr 18 2017
Apr 18
The engineers at Acquia recently launched Acquia Cloud CD, a set of developer tools to automatically and continuously assure the quality of Drupal applications on Acquia Cloud.To help you get started with these powerful tools, Acquia Learning Services has created a task-oriented, hands-on tutorial, to walk you through implementing continuous integration for your Drupal application.
Apr 13 2017
Apr 13
You are a Project Manager, sitting at your desk, maybe sipping a fresh-brewed coffee. Suddenly you receive a heads-up that a new Drupal Project is headed your way. Sprint 0 will be starting in the next two days.You can assume that the SOW (Statement of Work) is signed, or almost signed, and a few SWAGs (Sophisticated Wild Ass Guesses) have already been ventured.
Apr 12 2017
Apr 12
Some of the most important new features in ES6 originate from existing solutions for problems shared by a large swath of JavaScript applications, and this is true of ES6 modules, a new system of class-based inheritance, and promises. At some point, all three have been present in various JavaScript libraries, but until now, they were impossible to implement natively.
Apr 10 2017
Apr 10
Today Acquia is pleased to announce the release of Acquia Cloud CD.Acquia Cloud CD is a new service for development process and devops automation which makes life easier for teams working on the Acquia Cloud Platform. It's an evolution of our developer tools which we believe will help to accelerate code delivery and make life easier and more productive for teams.
Apr 07 2017
Apr 07
Object structures and functions are possibly two of the most commonly utilized syntactic features in JavaScript, as they both have important roles in defining classes in object-oriented programming. In ES6, defining methods and functions has become much easier with the help of concise properties and methods, and especially arrow functions, which may help to limit the lines of code you have to write.
Apr 06 2017
Apr 06
This is part one of a four part series on Acquia Cloud Site Factory and Acquia Lift.You can no longer think of your website as a summary of what your organization has to offer; it's less about you -- your products, services, etc. -- and more about the experience you are creating for your customers via unique, personalized content. If you are to succeed, you need to break out of the traditional website experience and focus on the digital experience.
Apr 06 2017
Apr 06
This is part four of a four part series on Acquia Cloud Site Factory and Acquia Lift.
Apr 05 2017
Apr 05
Next week, Acquia will be launching the next-generation of open source developer tools and extensions to Acquia Cloud to better deliver high quality customer value.This toolset empowers development teams to speed development and delivery velocity, without compromising quality or stability.It includes a consistent set of code-building, testing, and integration tools, an automated process pipeline, and self-service access to production-like environments.
Apr 05 2017
Apr 05
For more than ten years, Achieve, an Acquia partner, has been bringing innovative portal solutions to healthcare providers with a user-centered focus. They make the most complex web development projects possible for companies like Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Universal Music Group, Dexcom, The Recording Academy, and Scripps Translational Science Institute.
Apr 04 2017
Apr 04
One of the highlights of Acquia Engage is when Chief Product Officer Chris Stone and his team of engineers demo Acquia products and give attendees a preview of what is on the horizon. Dubbed “The Mother of All Demos,” this presentation showcases the best of Acquia’s products and offers insight into the future of the company, not just Acquia’s product offerings.

Apr 03 2017
Apr 03
People tend to choose bad passwords if they are allowed to.By default Drupal (7) provides some guidance about how to "make your password stronger." (In D8 password strength is a plugin to Password Policy.)But there's no enforcement of any particular password policy out of the box. As usual, there's a module for that. More than one in fact.
Mar 31 2017
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Mar 31
How going from "selling Drupal" (or any technology) to adding business value for your clients can make all the difference to you and your company.
Mar 29 2017
Mar 29
How to move fast, be flexible, and maintain high quality while building a digital experience.
Mar 24 2017
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Mar 24
A couple of Drupalists meet WordCamp London 2017 - WordCamp London 2017 was my very first WordPress community event; my first time up close with a community rumoured to have a very different focus and feeling than the Drupal community I know and love. But contribution, the one theme unifying us across all open source software communities, brought us all together.
Mar 22 2017
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Mar 22
My trusty microphone, camera, and I recorded a few great conversations at DrupalCon in Mumbai that have never been released until now. Today, a conversation with Rakesh James, who credits Dries for giving him a way to live and support his family with Drupal. Rakesh is an extraordinary and generous person; he's personally paid that forward, giving others in India the chance to change their lives, too, by teaching hundreds of people Drupal and giving them a shot at a career, too. He's also a top 30 contributor to Drupal 8 core.
Mar 21 2017
Mar 21
Following on from my previous blog posts around how Drupal and open-source are growing in China, we must start looking at how the overall ecosystem can be nurtured to turn one of the most populous countries in the world on to Drupal.
Mar 17 2017
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Mar 17
My trusty microphone, camera, and I recorded a few great conversations in Mumbai that have never been released until now. Today, talking about full-time contribution to Drupal 8 while building the Acquia Lightning distribution, passion for community and paying it forward in open source, and Drupal in India with Abhishek Anand.
Mar 17 2017
Mar 17
In the first installment of this blog series, we set up a workflow that allows us both to transpile arbitrary ES6 into JavaScript legible to all modern browsers and to bundle that JavaScript into browser-ready assets. We also explored how working with variable scope has improved in ES6 and working with let and const statements. In this second installment, we’ll be digging deeper into assigning values to variables as well as the spread (or rest) operator.
Mar 16 2017
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Mar 16
Hamburg, March 15, 2017: Members of the German Drupal community — contributors, service providers, end users — came together to celebrate their successes in 2016 with the world’s leading open source content management system and application platform. 
Mar 15 2017
Mar 15
For many Drupal developers, JavaScript can sometimes feel like an uncharted wilderness. This is particularly true for those of us who haven’t worked with JavaScript since the first browser war, when cross-browser inconsistencies led to more than a few visits to the swear jar.

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