Thursday, January 21, 2016

Drupal 8 has been out for 2 months now, and there's never been a better time to choose Drupal for your website platform. Here are 8 reasons why!

1. Mobile Experience

Drupal 8 is mobile first. Every bit of Drupal 8 can be easily managed from your smartphone, with a responsive experience that works well right up to the widest displays.

You don't need a separate mobile site.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

We're digging into our first dry-run migrations from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8, and learning a lot about what's ready and what's not. And there's some surprises in there...

Sunday, December 13, 2015

I'm sure many of you reading this may have heard that Drupal 8 has been released, may have even received some marketing emails.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Today marks the release of Drupal 8, and the birthday of its founder, Dries Buytaert. This release is more than just a new digit, it's an entirely new platform with something for everyone to love, but it's particularly big for web site owners.

What's the big deal? The biggest, most powerful, one of the most successful open source projects in the world has two major, fundamental changes that change everything you thought you knew about it.

Well, not everything. Lots of the things that people love about Drupal are getting some nice improvements:

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Here are the slides from my 2015 Drupal Summit talk, Quality Drupal DevOps!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Drupal 8 has only 4 critical issues before getting released out of beta! Fingers crossed for a release this week!

The major issues that remain are: 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Faster, more secure, more maintainable. Three nice benefits we get from our new standard Drupal server architecture.

This year we're replacing our old "traditional" LAMP stack with an entirely less pronounceable LNDMPS version. We still use Linux, MariaDB and PHP, of course, but instead of Apache we've moved to Nginx, and we've added Docker and Salt.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

We hear it all the time:

Why do you recommend a 6 hour budget for a simple integration? Here's an embed widget right here -- if this were WordPress I could do it myself!

Well, in Drupal you can do it yourself, exactly the same way you might in WordPress. Add a block, use an input format that doesn't strip out Javascript, paste in your code, put the block where you want it on your page, and away you go.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

More and more I keep running into assertions that Git is a version control tool, and that if you use it for deployment, you're doing it wrong.

Why?

At Freelock we find it to be a very effective deployment tool, and I'm not seeing a solution that meets our needs any better.

Two presentations in particular caught my attention recently mentioned this:

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

For many years, we've organized our development around user stories. What exactly is each user trying to accomplish, and what does that look like when they try to accomplish those tasks?

For most of the past year, we've taken this a step further and adopted Behavior Driven Design. It's the same thing, really, with one fundamental difference: we have a tool to automate testing the user stories, and a more specific syntax to use that gets straight to the heart of the user story.

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    Deborah Gassner
    UW Center for Reinventing Public Education

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