Articles in series: D8FTW

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D8FTW: REST in Core

Larry Garfield | Mar 17, 2016

Drupal 8 Core ships with a trio of modules that enable push-button support for offering up content as a Web service, and – you guessed it – can be enhanced via contrib. Larry "Crell" Garfield explains in our third installment of our Web Services in Drupal 8 blog series with Acquia. This time, focusing on REST in Core.

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D8FTW: REST-aware Routing

Larry Garfield | Mar 2, 2016

Drupal's need to better handle Web services drove most of the changes that are included in Drupal 8. But what was exactly was the problem with Web Services in previous Drupal versions? Larry "Crell" Garfield provides the details as part of a blog series in collaboration with Acquia.

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Web Services in Drupal 8

Shawn Smith | Jan 26, 2016

Larry kicks off the series by laying out a comprehensive explanation of exactly what Web services are, providing a necessary and strong foundation for you to approach the exciting Web services developments new to Drupal 8. This is a collaboration with our friends over at Acquia.

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D8FTW: Customizing your back-end

Larry Garfield | Aug 27, 2015

In his last installment, Larry talked about the various ways of storing data in Drupal 8. One important point he noted was that "in the database" is not an option, since all of Drupal's storage systems are abstractions above the actual data store.He goes even further saying that if you ever write an SQL query yourself in Drupal 8, you're probably doing it wrong.

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D8FTW: Storing data in Drupal 8

Larry Garfield | Aug 11, 2015

It's no newsflash that storing and retrieving data is the point of Content Management Systems like Drupal. Then again, not all content is created equal. In this review of data storage and Drupal 8, Larry "Crell" Garfield talks about the different methods of storing data in Drupal 8, and the usefulness of each.

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D8FTW: The Drupal 8 Tour

Larry Garfield | Jun 18, 2015

Larry "Crell" Garfield is taking it to the streets, speaking about the big changes—particularly on those related to PHP—coming with Drupal 8. Where has he been? Where will he be later this year? This post will give you the full lay of the land related to this important talk.

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Building Bridges Between Communities

Colleen Carroll | Sep 25, 2014

Larry Garfield's recent post talks about the need for Drupal developers and employers to "get off the island" and reach outside the existing Drupal community for opportunities and talent...To put it another way, it’s not just about getting off the island; it’s about building bridges between islands that facilitate the flow of knowledge and collaboration in both directions.

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D8FTW: Your Next Drupal Hire Isn't a Drupal Hire

Larry Garfield | Aug 26, 2014

One challenge the Drupal community has faced for some time is a labor shortage. There are, quite simply, not enough skilled Drupal developers to go around. That's quite a problem when the Drupal market is continuing to grow steadily.

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D8FTW: Unit Testing For Realsies

Larry Garfield | May 28, 2014

Unit testing Drupal 7 is way harder than it should have been, and is often skipped as a result. In Drupal 8, we have much better options making testing practical, easy, and effective courtesy of PHPUnit. Let's see how easy it is.

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D8FTW: Rolling Out the Welcome Mat

Larry Garfield | Apr 11, 2014

Drupal 8 doesn't just make Drupal more approachable for PHP developers. It makes it more approachable for all developers. We've seen it firsthand.

D8FTW: Hacking Core Without Killing Kittens

Larry Garfield | Feb 27, 2014

"Every time you hack core, god kills a kitten," goes the saying. Except in Drupal 8, where you can modify core without harming anyone. Larry Garfield shows us how. (No kittens were harmed in the making of this blog post.)

D8FTW: Breadcrumbs That Work

Larry Garfield | Jan 31, 2014

Breadcrumbs have long been the bane of every site builder's existence. Larry shows how in Drupal 8, they not only rock but exemplify the benefits of Drupal's new architecture.