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April 14, 2014 at 12:31pm

Our training is hands-on, but what that means has changed through the years we’ve run Drupal training. Now you’re just as likely to see learners drawing on paper, collaborating with someone, giving a quick demo, or of course, working hard on their computers. I was reminded of this recently looking at some photos of a client training by our partner, Cegeka with Laurens Vandeput, Senior Drupal developer and team coach.

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How to reliably test sandbox projects using the drupal.org testbot locally

April 11, 2014 at 8:15am

During Drupal Dev Days in Hungary, there were many sprints that took place. You can see the amazing footage of what went on there in this nice movie, but that is not what we are going to discuss now!

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DrupalCon Training with the Acquia team! UX and Security

April 10, 2014 at 2:02pm

The Acquia team is getting ready for DrupalCon Austin. We're excited about the official announcement of training at DrupalCon which is held on the Monday before the conference on Monday, June 2. We have two courses on offer which we think you'll love. One will get you started evaluating your designs with users, and how to conduct usability testing. One will help ensure your site or application is secure which is increasingly important for sites of all sizes.

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Sensio Labs UK - Lessons and chances from Drupal 8 early adoption

April 9, 2014 at 6:02pm

Part 2 of 2 - I spoke with Richard Miller and Tom Kitchin, software engineers at SensioLabs UK and its parent company Inviqa respectively, via a Google Hangout on Air recently. Here, I learn the inside story on one of the first Drupal 8 sites online, www.sensiolabs.co.uk, what their goals were, how they built it and have kept it running since May 2013, and how Drupal 8 will change the way they design applications for clients going forward.

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Live tutorial on using Bootstrap with Drupal today!

April 9, 2014 at 1:38pm

Our old training site was looking a bit long in the tooth. It was not only Drupal 6, but also had an old Acquia design several versions behind the current main site. It was time for a major update.

Step by step tutorials

Dave Myburgh, Lead developer for Acquia.com recently gave two webinars about the experience. He shares specific tips on what modules he used to keep the development lightweight and flexible.

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Using Composer Manager to get off the Island Now

April 8, 2014 at 3:28pm

On the eve of 2013, prolific Drupal contributor Larry Garfield put forth a challenge to "get off the island", and judging by the adoption of non-Drupal projects in Drupal 8 core I would say the community has responded.

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Drupal 8 + Symfony - "This is what open source is all about"

April 4, 2014 at 11:11am

Part 1 of 2 - I spoke with Richard Miller and Tom Kitchin, software engineers at SensioLabs UK and its parent company Inviqa respectively, via a Google Hangout on Air recently. I wanted to learn more about PHP and Symfony from their perspective and how they think the Drupal 8 and Symfony2 are going to affect each other. In part 2, I learn the inside story on one of the first Drupal 8 sites online, www.sensiolabs.co.uk, what their goals were and how they built it and have kept it running since May 2013, and how Drupal 8 will change the way they design applications for clients going forward.

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Getting the most out of a code sprint - DrupalSouth shows us how

March 26, 2014 at 8:57pm

The DrupalSouth code sprint was a huge success and a standout feature of an already excellent conference. I put this down to some ingenuity and some great preparation. I interrupted two of the people who made it all happen, Dan "dman" Morrison and Heike "HeikeT" Theis from Wellington, New Zealand, to get to know them better and talk about how they put together the code sprint at DrupalSouth.

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Ready for certification

March 24, 2014 at 7:01pm

Right after we launched our first certification last week, two questions stood out. First, why is Acquia doing the certification? And why did it take them so long? I saw these as two sides of the same coin. I wanted to reflect a bit on the history of this project.

Finishing Line by comedy_nose

Click here for full details of Acquia’s Drupal certification.

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Fabrice Bernhard - Symfony2 and Drupal: working together is working better

March 21, 2014 at 9:53am

At SymfonyCon Warsaw in December 2013, I spoke with Fabrice Bernhard, co-founder of Symfony service provider Theodo and President of the French PHP Users' Association, AFUP ("Association française des utilisateurs de PHP"), and we compared notes on Drupal, Symfony, and all things open source.

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Using the AWS Ruby SDK to Put a Drupal Site's Assets Behind a CDN

March 13, 2014 at 9:53pm

As a demo for my local Drupal meetup, I offered to show how to use an origin pull CDN to serve the static assets of a Drupal 7 site installed on Acquia Cloud. If you are not familiar with basic CDN concepts and terminology, start by reading this article on key properties of a CDN by Wim Leers.

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Lukas Smith on how Drupal and Symfony mutually benefit from cooperating

March 13, 2014 at 5:29pm

Part 2 of 2 - I had the great pleasure of speaking with Lukas Smith at SymfonyCon Warsaw in December, 2013. Lukas is a major contributor to open source and is involved in a range of projects, including the Symfony framework, Drupal, and many more. He is one of the 50 most active contributors on GitHub. Thank you, Lukas!

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5 Mistakes to Avoid on your Drupal Website - Number 5: Maintenance

March 10, 2014 at 1:12pm

In the previous articles in this series, we've focused on aspects of architecture, security and performance and the choice of infrastructure.

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Lukas Smith on open source communication, PHPCR, and more

March 5, 2014 at 5:19pm

Part 1 of 2 - I had the great pleasure of speaking with Lukas Smith at SymfonyCon Warsaw in December, 2013. Lukas is a major contributor to open source, touching a range of projects, including the Symfony framework, Drupal, and much more. He is one of the 50 most active contributors on GitHub. Thank you, Lukas!

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5 Mistakes to Avoid on your Drupal Website - Number 4: Infrastructure

March 3, 2014 at 12:20pm

Photo by Ravi Sarma - Brooklyn Bridge, CC BY 2.0

In previous articles in this series, we’ve covered the areas of architecture, security and performance. All of these aspects are affected by your infrastructure from the time of development to deployment. 

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Drupal 8 Configuration Workflows using Git

February 27, 2014 at 9:15pm

This blog post is a textual representation of the video shared yesterday. If you are visual learner, watch it. If you are in a hurry, read this blog :). Peter's video also shows how configuration_log module can be used to materialize all config changes in Prod so they may be easily integrated back into the codebase. That is not covered here.

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Moving Your Drupal 8 Configuration from Local to Server and Back

February 26, 2014 at 5:08pm

Two weeks ago I had a great opportunity to spend a few days working with Moshe Weitzman (moshe weitzman), Justin Randell (beejeebus), Alex Bronstein (effulgentsia), and Stéphane Corlosquet (scor) to look at the challenges and best practices for using the new Drupal 8 configuration system (a.k.a. CMI) to move changes between a local development environment and one or more server environments.

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Ryan Weaver and Jeffrey A. McGuire compare notes on Open Source

February 25, 2014 at 2:44pm

Ryan Weaver is the single biggest contributor to the Symfony2 framework's documentation (which is excellent, check it out!), a self-described Symfony evangelist, and lead at KnpUniversity.com, makers of fantastic PHP tutorial screencasts like this one on using Composer to include PHP libraries in Drupal 7.

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Drupal 8 Module upgrade workshop at Drupal Developer Days in Szeged

February 24, 2014 at 4:12pm

Gábor Hojtsy, Jesse Beach (jessebeach), and Jess (xjm) will lead a Drupal 8 module upgrade workshop during Drupal Developer Days in Szeged, Hungary.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid on your Drupal Website - Number 3: Performance

February 24, 2014 at 1:35pm

Performance is crucial for providing a great user experience. If the site is slow or balky, even great functionality won’t keep the site visitor engaged.

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