Posts Tagged:Drupal 8 Release

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.


State of Drupal Presentation

(reposted from Dries’ blog: https://dri.es/) Yesterday, I shared my State of Drupal presentation at DrupalCon Vienna. In addition to sharing my slides, I wanted to provide some more detail on how Drupal is evolving, who Drupal is for, and what I believe we should focus on. Drupal is growing and changing I started my keynote by explaining that Drupal is growing. Over the past year, we’ve witnessed a rise in community engagement, which has strengthened Drupal 8 adoption. This is supported by the 2017 Drupal Business Survey; after surveying 239 executives from Drupal agencies, we can see that Drupal 8 has become the defacto release for them and that most of the Drupal businesses report to be growing. While the transition from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 is not complete, Drupal 8’s innovation continues to accelerate. We’ve seen the contributed modules ecosystem mature; in the past year, the number of…

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Making Drupal upgrades easy forever

One of the key reasons that Drupal has been successful is because we always made big, forward-looking changes. As a result, Drupal is one of very few CMSes that has stayed relevant for 15+ years. The downside is that with every major release of Drupal, we’ve gone through a lot of pain adjusting to these changes. The learning curve and difficult upgrade path from one major version of Drupal to the next (e.g. from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8) has also held back Drupal’s momentum. In an ideal world, we’d be able to innovate fast yet provide a smooth learning curve and upgrade path from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9. We believe we’ve found a way to do both! Upgrading from Drupal 8.2 to Drupal 8.3 Before we can talk about the upgrade path to Drupal 9, it’s important to understand how we do releases in Drupal 8. With the…

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Drupal 8 Module of the Week: Group

This week: Group // Drupal 8 has more and more features available practically every day. Alongside module migrations and new projects, the Drupal community’s latest major release also offers new ways of solving common problems. Some functionality has moved to Drupal core and new modules have taken up the torch along the way. In this series, the Acquia Developer Center is profiling useful solutions–modules, themes, distros, and more–available for Drupal 8. Kristiaan Van den Eynde (kristiaanvandeneynde) has been working with Drupal, “since its fifth incarnation and started developing for it with the release of Drupal 7. Since then, I’ve actively contributed to code and the community, speaking at various Drupal events, and writing modules and core patches.” What does the Drupal 8 Group do? Group is a powerful module that allows you to take Drupal’s one-level permission system and turn it into a layered one. You can divide your site…

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Are you ready for Drupal 8?

The long awaited Drupal 8 is set to hit the tubes sometime in 2014. The Drupal Nerds here in Austin, TX and all over the world are giddy with anticipation. (There is no official release date set yet.) Currently, if you check here https://drupal.org/node/2026719, you can download the Alpha 2 release. I’m sure its buggy as all get-out, but it may appease your eager anticipation.  What’s all the excitement about you ask? Well, lets take a look. According to reports, Drupal 8 will be the most customizable and adaptable release of Drupal to date. Drupal 8 offers many new ways to customize data structures, listings, and pages, and adds new functionality for mobile device support, API building and expanded multilingual support. And that’s just the beginning. Here are some more of the improvements you can expect to see in Drupal 8.  Fields of Dreams – Drupal 8 includes more field types in…

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