Drupal 8

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    Drupal 8: Consumption of a Third-Party API

    For a recent project, we were tasked to consume the client's internal data from a custom API. Now, this scenario was lucky for us, the API provides a total item count of about 5000, but when queried with a start date, it provides all...

  • Ceramic Toad

    Programmatically Importing Drupal 8 Field Configurations

    Sometimes during development, a chicken and egg situation happens when business logic intersects with Drupal's mechanisms. For instance, a custom module, client_business_logic, is built to handle some unique, abstract bit of logic which depends on a taxonomy vocabulary

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    Sluggish Drupal 8 Adoption Lags Even D6

    We're just past the second anniversary of 8.0.0. To see how D8 is doing compared to prior releases, we put together the chart above, based on Drupal's usage stats page. For versions 5.x, 6.x, and 7.x, each new release brought dramatically accelerated growth...

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    Drupal 8 Entity API cheat sheet

    Wait, is it "$node->title" or "$node->title->value"? How do I write an EntityQuery again? Yeah, I can never remember, either.

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    Drupal 8: Migrating data from JSON files

    The beauty of Drupal 8's built-in Migrate module is its flexibility. Lots of people will likely use it to migrate their Drupal 6 or 7 sites, but that's not all it can do. In fact, it's capable of migrating data from just about any data source PHP can read...

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    Extending Drupal 8 Fields That Contain Data

    Data protection is one of the primary advantages of Drupal, but sometimes there are exceptions to the rule and you might need to modify a field to account for some change in business needs. There are a few rule bends...

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    Launching Meyer Memorial Trust in Drupal 8

    We are proud to announce the launch of the new Meyer Memorial Trust site!

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    Search by Content Type in Drupal 8 - a custom module tutorial

    At the time of this writing, the Search API module is still in alpha phase. A note from the module maintainers warn that it is unstable. This blog post serves as a way to learn how to write a simple Drupal 8 module to

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    Why Drupal 8 won't ship with REST content negotiation

    Some friends on Twitter were alarmed by this Drupal change record: "Accept header based routing got replaced by a query parameter". This change replaces "Accept: application/hal_json" with "/node/1?_format=hal_json". The issues leading to this change are too lengthy to capture on Twitter, so I'll give my perspective here.

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    Amazon CloudFront with Drupal 8

    Since I wrote my first review of CloudFront, Amazon has added support for three essential features...

  • Drupal 8

    Drupal 8 Migrations, part 4: Migrating Nodes from Drupal 7

    Drupal 8 provides a flexible, plugin-based architecture for migrating data into a site. In Part 3 of this series, we explored how to migrate taxonomies from a Drupal 7 site. We will now expand on this by migrating basic nodes from a Drupal 7 site into Drupal 8.

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    Drupal 8 Migrations, part 3: Migrating Taxonomies from Drupal 7

    Drupal 8 provides a flexible, plugin-based architecture for migrating data into a site. In Part 2 of this series, we explored how to migrate users from a Drupal 7 site. We will now expand on this by migrating Taxonomy vocabularies and terms from a Drupal 7 site into Drupal 8

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    Drupal 8 Migrations, part 2: Migrating users from a Drupal 7 site

    In this article, we will be building a custom migration which will import users from a Drupal 7 site into a Drupal 8 site. The migration will include the standard user profile fields like username and email address, plus a few custom fields added to the user profile.

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    Migrating Content into Drupal 8

    Drupal 8 includes a powerful built-in migration system for importing content into your site. It is designed to handle data from Drupal 6 or 7, and much more. It is built around a plugin-based architecture, which allows importing of data from any external data source if you write your own source plugin.

  • Drupal 8

    Drupal 8: First Impressions for the Back-End Developer

    Drupal 8 is in beta now, and recently I’ve had a chance to start working with it. While much of the admin interface is comparable to Drupal 7, there have been some important changes for site builders and back-end developers. In this post, I will be looking at file system and database structure changes, Drush setup, and the new configuration entity type.

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    DrupalCon 2014 Call for Sessions!

    It's that time again! DrupalCon is right around the corner and it's time to submit your talk. The theme this year is Drupal 8 and that means that we'll be covering things like Symphony, Twig, and the other new components that make up Drupal 8.

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    New Competition: Will WordPress and Drupal Learn to Share?

    After years of building and publishing on them, I'd love to say I knew CMS frameworks like Drupal and WordPress would be this huge. In truth they got this popular because of their great open-source communities; both of which I'm trying to participate and contribute to more. Why? Because closed platforms like SquareSpace and Adobe's content platform are rushing ahead without having to worry about backward compatibility like WordPress and Drupal does. These newer, closed systems insulate users from the backend and abstract away many of the same complexities WordPress.org and WordPress.com solved. They can push forward faster with newer, cleaner, “from-scratch” user-experiences because they don't need to maintain compatibility like "the big PHP" CMS's.

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