Jan 19 2018
Jan 19
Acquia Headless Lightning provides an API-first back-end content repository that allows for easy ingestion by front-end applications.Front-end developers requiring a headless CMS or decoupled CMS have immediate access to a cloud-hosted content repository service for development, delivering, and production.
Jan 10 2018
Jan 10
Mike Madison, a Technical Architect in Acquia Professional Services, recently completed a Drupal site build for a major public transit agency in the United States. We spoke with him about his experiences using BLT -- an open-source Acquia product that provides an automation layer for testing, building, and launching Drupal 8 applications -- on this project. Mike said that BLT has been a critical component of the project’s success, and has especially helped in three primary ways: by accelerating project spin-up, improving developer onboarding, and increasing development velocity and delivery consistency.
Dec 19 2017
Dec 19
“The most compelling advantage of API-first Drupal is not the way it negates Drupal's presentation features, it's the way it enables the capabilities of the CMS to power multiple applications and devices. Leveraging Drupal as a centralized data source enables authors to deliver content to multiple devices outside of Drupal, while leaning on the strength of the CMS editorial workflow and patterns.” -- Jason Enter, Manager Technical Services, Acquia.
Nov 28 2017
Nov 28
Acquia’s Professional Services team recently released an open-source application that demonstrates how Drupal and Node.js can easily be paired to create beautiful and functional decoupled applications. See how easy it was to create the Drupal backend using a combination of Acquia and Drupal community projects such as Lightning, BLT, and DrupalVM. This will allow you to follow the same process to rapidly create your own custom decoupled applications.
Nov 09 2017
Nov 09
Ah, the config system. Crown jewel of Drupal 8, amirite?Well, yeah, it’s fantastic and flexible (as is most of Drupal). But if you have advanced use cases — such as building a system that alters config dynamically — there are traps you should know about.
Oct 06 2017
Oct 06
In my role as a Solutions Architect at Acquia, it’s exciting for me to be working with a growing number of customers who are moving from agile development processes to Continuous Integration (CI) and even Continuous Delivery (CD) processes.Acquia Cloud CD provides the platform to enable this migration, however customers often ask us for best practices on their journey to a fully automated Continuous Delivery/Deployment model.
Sep 26 2017
Sep 26
If you've been hearing a lot about decoupled, or headless Drupal, but have been wondering when and how to start figuring it out, we have good news: the time is now, and the how is watching this DrupalCon presentation by Preston So.
Sep 25 2017
Sep 25
If you’ve been following the Acro Media blog, you probably know that the digital agency (and Acquia partner), based in Kelowna, BC, Canada, has a special interest in Drupal Commerce.So with the recent launch of Drupal Commerce 2.0, it made sense to check in with them.
Sep 07 2017
Sep 07
The topic was “Distributions” at the September Boston Drupal Meetup, which was held at Acquia HQ in downtown Boston, and attendees were treated to an unusually comprehensive session.That’s because Drupal Project Lead Dries Buytaert kicked off the meeting by going waaay back, to the very first Drupal “distro.”To back up a bit, a distribution is a combination of Drupal core + modules + configuration + documentation -- all bundled up and optimized for a particular purpose or group of users.
Aug 31 2017
Aug 31
In part one of this two-part series, I explained why my Hackathon team wanted to build an open source photo gallery in Drupal 8, and integrate it with Amazon S3, Rekognition, and Lambda for face and object recognition.In this post, I'll detail how we built it, then how you can set it up, too!
Aug 24 2017
Aug 24
Here in Acquia Learning Services we just completed our first session of the Drupal 8 Developer Immersion Course w/ Certification prep – it was a great success!Led by teacher Dallas Ramsden, 15 brave souls dug into D8 all summer with project-based learning and weekly virtual classrooms. The course just wrapped and students are already passing the D8 Developer exam.We're kicking off the next session the week of September 5th: Reserve your space by this weekend to save $400.
Aug 24 2017
Aug 24
In this article we’ll discuss the three main areas that needed to be addressed during the build of POWDR’s front end architecture: Routing & Syncing with the API, Component Driven Content, and the Build Process & Tools.
Aug 21 2017
Aug 21
GovHack is an annual hackathon that runs in Australia and New Zealand, where participants have 46 hours to create innovative new products using the open data published by government bodies. It started in 2007 with a single event held in Canberra, and has now grown to more than 40 locations and 3,000 participants.Acquia was thrilled to provide support to GovHack for a 2nd year in 2017.
Aug 16 2017
Aug 16
We've got a new installment in the decoupled Drupal project we're working on with Elevated Third and Hoorooh.The project we're documenting was one we worked on for Powdr Resorts, one of the largest ski operators in North America.The first installment in the series was A Deep Dive into a Decoupled Drupal 8 Project.
Aug 14 2017
Aug 14
The mere mention of website templates makes some clients bristle. Nobody likes being told they have to conform to a set of rules they feel weren’t written with them in mind. They also believe that their site will look like everyone else’s and not meet their unique needs.Let’s start by dispelling that myth: that using templates means your site will look like everyone else’s.
Aug 08 2017
Aug 08
A few weeks ago, we began a blog series about a decoupled Drupal project we worked on with Elevated Third and Hoorooh.The project was for Powdr Resorts, one of the largest ski operators in North America.The first installment was A Deep Dive into a Decoupled Drupal 8 Project.
Jul 31 2017
Jul 31
How Elevated Third, Hoorooh, and Acquia worked together to create a decoupled site for the Powdr Resorts, one of the largest ski operators in North America
Jul 31 2017
Jul 31
How Elevated Third, Hoorooh, and Acquia worked together to create a decoupled site for the Powdr Resorts, one of the largest ski operators in North America
Jul 19 2017
Jul 19
When Acquia-related developer content starts piling up around the Web, it's time for an Acquia Dev Scan.In this edition: Taming Expanding Databases in Drupal 8, Reservoir on DrupalEasy, and a Conference for Decoupled Drupal DevelopersDealing with expanding cache_render tables in Drupal 8There are a number of scenarios in Drupal 8 where you might notice your MySQL database size starts growing incredibly fast, even if you're not adding any content.
Jul 19 2017
Jul 19
Now that Drupal 8 is “production ready,” and agencies are ready to expand their capabilities by building in Drupal 8, clients are asking about it, and the community’s focus has shifted to developing for it.Drupal 8’s predecessor, Drupal 7, has been around since January 2011, which means that by late 2016 everyone working in Drupal was very familiar with the ins-and-outs of how Drupal 7 worked.
Jul 17 2017
Jul 17
In this two-part series of blog posts, I'm going to show you how we built a Drupal 8 photo gallery site, integrated with Amazon S3, Rekognition, and Lambda to automatically detect faces (allowing us to automatically identify names!) and objects found in our photos.Drupal 8 Photo Gallery website
Jul 10 2017
Jul 10
With budget cuts and rising expectations, higher education websites have become a challenging balancing act of function and affordability. Late in 2016, we set out to build a website solution that would leverage a CMS to create a repeatable, flexible website solution that meets current expectations in higher ed clients, and leaves room for them to make it their own -- without requiring custom development for each client. We also wanted to ensure that it could be deployed for under $50,000; put the work of managing and maintaining the site into the hands of the content team; and have a low-recurring cost to the client.
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).

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