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Has Drupal 8 Usage Hit a Tipping Point?

January 22nd, 2018

The following blog was written by Drupal Association Premium Technology Partner, Lingotek. It wasn’t a question of if, but a question of when and the Drupal.org weekly usage statistics are showing it’s happening now. Usage of Lingotek’s Drupal 8 Module finally caught up to and exceeded that of Drupal 7. Is this the tipping point? Is…

Happy seventeenth birthday Drupal

January 16th, 2018

Seventeen years ago today, I open-sourced the software behind Drop.org and released Drupal 1.0.0. When Drupal was first founded, Google was in its infancy, the mobile web didn’t exist, and JavaScript was a very unpopular word among developers. Over the course of the past seventeen years, I’ve witnessed the nature of the web change and…

How to decouple Drupal in 2018

January 12th, 2018

In this post, I’m providing some guidance on how and when to decouple Drupal. Almost two years ago, I had written a blog post called “How should you decouple Drupal?”. Many people have found the flowchart in that post to be useful in their decision-making on how to approach their Drupal architectures. Since that point,…

Drupal 8 Content Migration: A Guide For Marketers

January 9th, 2018

If you’re a marketer considering a move from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8, it’s important to understand the implications of content migration. You’ve worked hard to create a stable of content that speaks to your audience and achieves business goals, and it’s crucial that the migration of all this content does not disrupt your site’s…

Kia ora DrupalSouth – stories, insights, Drupal

December 13th, 2017

This month’s Drupal Spotlight is a Q&A snapshot from some amazing speakers and organisers behind the recent DrupalSouth in Auckland, New Zealand. We look in and beyond the code at the voices and perspectives of people  building in Drupal and influencing our community, including how they got into technology, and vision for the future. Please note: videos of the…

Accelerate Drupal 8 by funding a Core Committer

December 12th, 2017

We have ambitious goals for Drupal 8, including new core features such as Workspaces (content staging) and Layout Builder (drag-and-drop blocks), completing efforts such as the Migration path and Media in core, automated upgrades, and adoption of a JavaScript framework. I met with several of the coordinators behind these initiatives. Across the board, they identified…

Astellas Corporate Website Platform

December 11th, 2017

Completed Drupal site or project URL:  https://www.astellas.com Astellas wanted to create a global website, as well as be able to update and refresh its local sites. Each website’s objective was to provide the right information in a timely manner, and to create and maintain a channel between the company and its stakeholders. We identified three…

Massachusetts launches Mass.gov on Drupal 8

December 5th, 2017

Earlier this year, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts launched Mass.gov on Drupal 8. Holly St. Clair, the Chief Digital Officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, joined me during my Acquia Engage keynote to share how Mass.gov is making constituents’ interactions with the state fast, easy, meaningful, and “wicked awesome”. Constituents at the center Today, 76% of…

We have 10 days to save net neutrality

December 5th, 2017

Last month, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, released a draft order that would soften net neutrality regulations. He wants to overturn the restrictions that make paid prioritization, blocking or throttling of traffic unlawful. If approved, this order could drastically alter the way that people experience and access the web. Without net…

Holistic Collaboration

December 1st, 2017

For the past couple of years I have been talking about the holistic development and operations environments at different camps. As this year’s highlight,  I gave  a session in DrupalCon Vienna around that same topic. The main focus of my talk has been on the improvement opportunities offered by a holistic approach, but there is…