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Happy nineteenth birthday, Drupal
Nineteen years ago today, I released Drupal 1.0.0. Every day, for the past nineteen years, the Drupal community has collaborated on providing the world with an Open Source CMS and making a difference on how the web is built and run. It's easy to forget that software is written one line of code at the time. And that adoption is driven one website at the time. I look back on nearly two decades of Drupal, and I'm incredibly proud of our community, and how we've contributed to a more open, independent internet. Today, many of us in the Drupal community are working towards the launch of Drupal 9. Major releases of Drupal only happen every 3-5 years. They are an opportunity to bring our community together, create something meaningful, and celebrate our collective work. But more importantly, major releases are our best opportunity to re-engage past users and attract new users, explaining why Drupal is better than closed CMS platforms. As we mark Drupal's 19th year, let's all work together on a successful launch of Drupal 9 in 2020, including a wide-spread marketing strategy. It's the best birthday present we can give to Drupal.
ADCI Solutions: Why migrate from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8
This is the final educational article on Drupal 8 migration.  Here we will tackle the topic of migrating from Drupal 7. The love is not gone, but we cannot neglect the fact that Drupal 8 can provide many more benefits for business. Read Why migrate from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8  
Dries Buytaert: Acquia retrospective 2019
Wow, what a year 2019 was for Acquia! At the beginning of every year, I like to publish a retrospective to look back and take stock of how far Acquia has come over the past 12 months. I take the time to write these retrospectives because I want to keep a record of the changes we've gone through as a company and how my personal thinking is evolving from year to year. If you'd like to read my previous retrospectives, they can be found here: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009. This year marks the publishing of my eleventh retrospective. When read together, these posts provide a comprehensive overview of Acquia's growth and trajectory. Our product strategy remained steady in 2019. We continued to invest heavily in (1) our Web Content Management solutions, while (2) accelerating our move into the broader Digital Experience Platform market. Let's talk about both. Acquia's continued focus on Web Content Management In 2019, for the sixth year in a row, Acquia was recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management. Our tenure as a top vendor is a strong endorsement for the "Web Content Management in the Cloud" part of our strategy. We continued to invest heavily in Acquia Cloud in 2019. As a result, Acquia Cloud remains the most secure, scalable and compliant cloud for Drupal. An example and highlight was the successful...
Acquia retrospective 2019
Wow, what a year 2019 was for Acquia! At the beginning of every year, I like to publish a retrospective to look back and take stock of how far Acquia has come over the past 12 months. I take the time to write these retrospectives because I want to keep a record of the changes we've gone through as a company and how my personal thinking is evolving from year to year. If you'd like to read my previous retrospectives, they can be found here: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009. This year marks the publishing of my eleventh retrospective. When read together, these posts provide a comprehensive overview of Acquia's growth and trajectory. Our product strategy remained steady in 2019. We continued to invest heavily in (1) our Web Content Management solutions, while (2) accelerating our move into the broader Digital Experience Platform market. Let's talk about both. Acquia's continued focus on Web Content Management In 2019, for the sixth year in a row, Acquia was recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management. Our tenure as a top vendor is a strong endorsement for the "Web Content Management in the Cloud" part of our strategy. We continued to invest heavily in Acquia Cloud in 2019. As a result, Acquia Cloud remains the most secure, scalable and compliant cloud for Drupal. An example and highlight was the successful...
CiviCRM Blog: E-Commerce for Nonprofits: Maximize Revenue for your Mission
For a nonprofit, raising enough funds to do the most good is at the forefront of goal setting this new year. Direct and recurring donations have always been time-proven and effective ways to achieve this goal. But how can a nonprofit differentiate themselves and maximize the revenue available to aid their cause? Adding an e-commerce store with profitable products that both connect to your organization’s vision and add funds to fuel your efforts can be a game-changer.   Charity:Water’s success in the e-commerce space is both aspirational and strategic genius. By implementing an e-commerce solution, powered by a payments processor similar to the Commerce iATS module available for both Drupal 7, 8 and the iATS extension on CiviCRM, Charity:Water has turned branded products into additional brand recognition, a compelling story, and increased financial support. They are successfully speaking the language of millennials, providing authentic alternatives to traditional donations.     While nonprofits explore different income streams, there are important considerations.   Make an Impact with your Product Selections Reflect on the demographics of your donors when choosing products to boost profit possibilities. Some products will appeal to different age groups and doing your research ahead of time will allow you to curate the most appealing product lineup.   Keep your Nonprofit’s...
FFW Agency: Open-source software: A CMO’s competitive advantage
Promet Source: Baking Accessibility into Web Design and Development
Too often, compliance with WCAG 2.1, to ensure web accessibility for people with disabilities, is an afterthought of the web development process. WCAG 2.1 compliance is a multifaceted endeavor, and when accessibility is incorporated into every phase of development, the result is greater efficiencies and superior outcomes. Let’s look at the key phases of the web development workflow, and the advantage of keeping accessibility top of mind every step of the way. 
Unimity Solutions Drupal Blog: Sharing my Drupal Core Contribution story & learnings
Sharing my Drupal Core Contribution story & learnings admin Mon, 01/13/2020 - 11:25 My journey with Drupal contributions started in Oct 2019 and I started by understanding basic issues and reviewing  patches created by the experienced contributors.   As we start a New year, I am proud that my contribution has played an important part in moving Unimity to Page one of the Service Providers list. I wish to share in this blog my learnings and I hope that this will inspire organizations and developers to contribute in the new year!  Five aspects I have learnt through my contributions are: Understanding of  how Drupal software is built Connecting  with core contributors Improving my Technical knowledge Staying up to date with Drupal Mentoring  others Understanding of  how Drupal software is built:- Drupal is built from community contributions from all over the world. Lot of hard work by core contributors results with the successful implementation of this open source software. Other aspects about Drupal and the issue queues include: Understanding the  issue workflow from how an issue starts from active to needs work, needs work to needs review and needs review to reviewed & tested by community, RTBC to fixed. The different ingredients of this software include: modules/components, issue queues, core contributors, patches, tags,...
wishdesk.com: Show related content with relationships in Drupal 8 Views (+video)
Displaying data exactly in the desired ways makes your website more user-friendly. Today, we discuss how relationships in Drupal 8 Views can be helpful if you want to show related content (video included).
Drudesk: Large business website development: reasons to choose Drupal
The large business world knows no compromise. Your website should stand out from the competitors and keep up with all the business requirements. And not just keep up — a site can move your business forward by offering advanced digital experiences to customers. Whether the website is capable of doing this, largely depends on the choice of the platform to build it with. In this post, we discuss why it’s worth choosing Drupal for large business website development.
Drupal Association blog: Annual update of the DrupalCon Code of Conduct - Call for Proposals
Over the last two years, we have managed to make some significant improvements to the DrupalCon Code of Conduct (CoC) so that it: Is more clear what is and is not acceptable behavior Details ways to raise issues through to the CoC Team for action Lists exactly who on the CoC Team handles issues Requires leaders — such as speakers, sponsors, etc. — to be held to the highest standards of all Explains the consequences of unacceptable behavior. Thank you to everyone who has been involved, both staff and community members, for their work. We have also taken the opportunity to train members of Drupal Association staff in CoC management through the course provided by Sage Sharp at OtterTech, organised by the Drupal Community Working Group. If you organise events, we highly recommend attending this online course in 2020. No Code of Conduct can ever be considered “final”, however, and the Drupal Association have a process of making a release of a new DrupalCon Code of Conduct in the first quarter of each year, including any approved updates collected during they previous year. It is that time again to call upon the Drupal Community to propose any refinements they see beneficial, by creating issues in the project issue queue. Anyone with a Drupal.org user account can create an issue and you do not need technical expertise to do so. You will notice that I have already raised one issue,...
DrupalCon News: New this year: A discount for nonprofits
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Promet Source: Top Posts from 2019
2019 set the stage for a new decade of innovation driven by open source, design driven by insight into how humans interact with technology, and digital accessibility driven by high court decisions and consumer demand. Throughout the year, we at Promet Source reached out every week with updates and insights on a wide spectrum of matters that matter to you.  
TEN7 Blog's Drupal Posts: Best of The TEN7 Podcast 2019
Summary 2019 comes to a close, and with it, another year of fascinating podcast guests that taught and inspired us. We’ve selected some of our favorite clips from this year’s guests for you to enjoy. Listen to the full podcasts if you like what you hear.
Agiledrop.com Blog: 2019 in review
Happy New Year to all! 2019 was definitely a year we won’t soon forget, as it marked some of Agiledrop’s biggest successes to date: a significant expansion of our team, offices and technologies, topped with an even greater focus on providing the best possible experience for our employees. We are now more than ready to take on not only this new year, but rather the whole new decade. READ MORE
Wim Leers: JSON:API module version one EOL
On 7 January, 2020, the Drupal module JSON:API 1.x was officially marked unsupported. This date was chosen because it is exactly 1 year after the release of JSON:API 2.0, the version of JSON:API that was eventually committed to core. Since then, the JSON:API maintainers have been urging users to upgrade to the 2.x branch and then to switch to the Drupal core version. We understand that there are still users remaining on the 1.x branch. We will maintain security coverage of the 8.x-1.x branch for 90 days. That is, on 6 April, 2020, all support for JSON:API, not in Drupal core, will end. Please upgrade your sites accordingly. Thanks to my fellow maintainers Gabe Sullice and Mateu Aguiló for writing this announcement! Drupal API Acquia

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