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Why a Fast, Responsive User Interface is Important for Developer Productivity

Tue, 2016-02-16 20:20

In the past, many user interfaces (UI) have limited developer productivity by not offering the level of automation that developers need to be efficient. Users were often required to jump between pages in order to switch environments, move between code databases and files, and monitor website health. In order to keep up with the rapid of pace of development, users need a UI that is both fast and responsive.

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An Introduction to GraphQL and What It Means for Drupal

Thu, 2016-02-11 21:45

GraphQL has been deemed everything from the death knell of typical current RESTful approaches to the query language of the future. Created by Facebook to power its data fetching and coming to Drupal 8, GraphQL portends a dizzying shift in not only how client-side applications request and receive data but also how payloads are interpreted and formatted on the server side. What exactly is GraphQL, and what distinguishes it from other similar technologies? What are the weaknesses of REST that GraphQL aims to resolve? What differentiates GraphQL from plain old JSON?

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An Introduction to GraphQL and What It Means for Drupal

Thu, 2016-02-11 21:45

GraphQL has been deemed everything from the death knell of typical current RESTful approaches to the query language of the future. Created by Facebook to power its data fetching and coming to Drupal 8, GraphQL portends a dizzying shift in not only how client-side applications request and receive data but also how payloads are interpreted and formatted on the server side. What exactly is GraphQL, and what distinguishes it from other similar technologies? What are the weaknesses of REST that GraphQL aims to resolve? What differentiates GraphQL from plain old JSON?

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How to Personalize Your Content for Better Engagement

Wed, 2016-02-10 15:37

You’ve heard of targeted advertising, but what about targeted content? If you’re going to take the time to make sure your ad message is the right one, why not also make sure you deliver the right content to the right person at the right time.

This webinar, hosted by MediaShift, will include a discussion by top publishers who are serving personalized content to drive better engagement for their audience. And the best way to personalize content is to improve back-end analytics across multiple platforms.

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How to Use the Command Line to Increase Speed of Development

Wed, 2016-02-03 23:53

In a world of beautiful graphical user interfaces (GUI), it can be easy to forget (or ignore) the comparatively ugly and boring command line. However, for those of us who have been doing web development for many years, it is often still our go-to place to get things done quickly without the distraction that a dedicated application sometimes provides. With a little bit of tweaking, the command line can actually look pretty too, while at the same time providing useful information.

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The 10 Layers of PaaS: Best Practices to Optimize the Delivery and Maintenance of High Quality Sites

Wed, 2016-01-27 18:53

A great online experience is essential for success in today’s digital marketplace. The challenge is in having the resources to build, deploy, manage and scale web applications while ensuring there is adequate focus on continuing innovation, which is crucial for ongoing success.

Infrastructure-as-a-Service has helped bridge the gap. However, IT professionals are starting to realize that an end-to-end Platform-as-a-Service is the solution needed to truly speed time-to-market and stay one step ahead of the ever-evolving technology landscape.

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All New Drupal 8 Foundations Certification: How to Prepare & Pass

Fri, 2016-01-22 19:06

With all of the new changes and improvements in Drupal 8, it is important to ensure that you are fully trained and certified on the key changes. This is where Acquia’s Drupal 8 Foundations Certification Exam comes in: a course for all Drupal 7 users to validate their understanding of the changes in Drupal 8 and call themselves fully certified on D8.

Register for this webinar with Kristina Kelley and Prasad Shirgaonkar to learn the necessary steps to take before completing this certification, as well as what this certification entails.

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Drupal 8 Improvements for Developer Productivity: PHP, Symfony, and More

Thu, 2016-01-21 18:45

It’s no secret: Drupal 8 simplifies the developer process. With support for object-oriented web development, PHP, Symfony, and more, Drupal 8 has been architected for developer productivity and makes development easier than ever before.

In this webinar, learn how to setup the tools to make Drupal 8 and Symfony development that much easier. Ron Northcutt, Solutions Architect at Acquia, will review some simple use cases for each tool as a starting point. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of:

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How to Successfully Use Branching and Development Workflow Strategies

Thu, 2016-01-14 22:18

As your software project expands, you might be worried about how to deal with multiple project contributors working on many stories all while still being able to deploy code with confidence. Lucky for you, git and the branch-per-feature strategy make it easy to do this. In this webinar, Nik Gregory, Principle Engineer at Acquia, will cover how software development teams can use branch-per-feature to build release candidates that can be easily pushed into production or rebuilt as necessary, all while keeping your deployed code clean.

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BigPipe: The Architecture Behind the Fastest Version of Drupal Yet

Mon, 2016-01-11 22:12

Did you know that the majority of the time spent generating a HTML page is spent on a few personalized parts? Pages are only sent to the client after everything is rendered. Well, what if Drupal could start sending a page before it’s fully finished? What if Drupal could let the browser start downloading CSS, JS, and images, and even make the majority of the page available for interaction while Drupal generates the personalized parts? Good news - it can.

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Future-proofing Your .Edu Site

Mon, 2015-12-21 17:36

Today’s .edu visitors actively search and click their way toward the information they need. In the future, the web will be "push based," and will take responsibility for grabbing the attention of potential visitors and guiding them to your site. Is your institution prepared to re-architect its digital strategy to adapt to the future of experience delivery?

Transforming your digital experience can help your organization stay competitive, maintain it’s aspiring edge and better deliver on student success during this revolutionary time in the .edu space.

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The Workflow Methodology to Train Your Team on Drupal 8

Fri, 2015-12-18 14:59

With all of the new updates in Drupal 8, it’s important to ensure that you and your team are fully trained on the improvements and changes. This webinar will do just that and will help you get up to speed on Drupal 8. Whether you need to train yourself, or a whole team, you’ll leave this webinar with useful resources and advice.

Join OSTraining, an Acquia training partner, to hear about the process for getting your team ready to build on Drupal 8. Topics covered will include:

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Make Your Website Easily Accessible with Drupal 8

Fri, 2015-12-11 18:52

Accessibility in Drupal 8 has come a long way since Drupal 7. Drupal 8 has added extensive support for accessibility in Core. From small changes like font size and color contrast, to large changes like WAI-ARIA in core, Drupal 8 will make it easier to build an accessible site. For anyone trying to make a barrier-free website, it’s important to understand the new features and how each can be used.

In this webinar, Mike Gifford, Drupal 8’s Core Accessibility Maintainer, will cover the variety of accessibility features that Drupal 8 offers, including:

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Best Practices for Drupal Performance Tuning

Wed, 2015-12-09 20:00

Did you know that 40% of website visitors get frustrated if they have to wait more than 3 seconds for a page to load? Well, what if your Drupal websites could run even faster? Managing performance is not just about optimizing a website once -- it is a process that needs to be included in your day-to-day development workflow.

Profiling is perhaps the best way to understand the runtime behavior of your PHP code. In this webinar, Fabien Potencier will show you how to use Blackfire.io to easily profile Drupal websites and diagnose production performance problems.

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The Rise of the New Content Strategist

Mon, 2015-11-30 17:24

Join us on Tuesday, December 15 at 1PM ET for a webinar hosted by Digiday.

Everyone is now a publisher. From traditional entertainment companies to CPG and retail brands - content is driving conversion across all verticals.

But content strategy today is more than just words and pretty pictures. Today's content strategist must understand that each member of their audience is different and creates a need for targeted content that speaks specifically to them.

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5 "Musts" of the New Digital Experience Government

Mon, 2015-11-23 16:41

5 "Musts" of the New Digital Experience Government

More than 60% of adults say they would like to conduct more government transactions online. But while providing improved delivery of information and services and creating more engaging experiences across digital channels is an important goal, it's easier said than done. To meet this growing need, government is stepping up its digital services game.

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Responsive & Ready: Why Drupal 8 is Ideal for Building Mobile-first Experiences on Any Device or Screen

Thu, 2015-11-19 17:18

One of the overarching missions of Drupal 8 since development began has been transforming Drupal into a mobile-first platform. Thanks to the hard work of the Drupal 8 Mobile Initiative, Drupal 8 is now an ideal platform not only for building sites on your phone or tablet but also for building mobile applications and responsive websites.

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Ask Us Anything: Dries Buytaert and Team Tell All on Drupal 8

Mon, 2015-11-16 15:17

Drupal 8 is almost here and we couldn’t be more excited! Drupal 8 has over 200 new features and improvements, redefining ease of use and creating even more ways to personalize and deploy your content.

We could go on for days about the new improvements, but we want to hear from you. With all of the exciting changes, there’s bound to be a burning question or two. Come join us for an “Ask All, Tell All” Q&A session on all things Drupal 8 with Drupal’s founder himself, Dries Buytaert, and his superstar team.

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Security Through Standards: Compliance and Confidence in the Cloud

Fri, 2015-11-13 19:29

Security is more than just a checkbox. It’s a frame of mind, a culture, and it requires commitment. Meeting the challenges of the growing threats in today’s digital world requires expertise, technology, financial resources, and collaboration. To meet these requirements, you need a platform that is secure by design, compliant with relevant industry standards and architected to protect your business today and in the future.

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Mapping Matters - Creating the “Secret Sauce” to a Personalized Customer Experience

Thu, 2015-11-05 16:44

We live in a world where technology and data are increasingly being woven into the fabric of every organization’s digital strategy. From journey mapping to personalization, the trends are only multiplying.

In this webinar, we will focus on how to use personalization technology and customer data to build and support a rich and comprehensive online marketing campaign.

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