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Tokens, Performance, and Caching

Larry Garfield | Sep 9, 2015

Earlier this year, Larry was brought in to help our client Foreign Affairs whose site was experiencing some pre-launch performance issues. While the team identified and addressed a few issues related to Authenticated pages, one in particular is an issue many developers may not think about.

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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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The True Value of Certification

George DeMet | Aug 27, 2015

The topic of certification has long been a controversial one within the Drupal community. Palantir Founder and CEO George DeMet thinks the typical arguments around this, while completely valid, miss the larger point.

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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.

Focus leads to success

Saying No to Say Yes

Larry Garfield | Jul 15, 2015

Companies and projects that can't focus tend to have problems, since instead of doing one thing well, they end up doing lots of things poorly. In this post, Larry argues that in order for the Drupal project to be successful in the long term, it needs to have a clear and explicit focus.

Twin Cities or bust - Palantir at Twin Cities Drupal Camp

Twin Cities or Bust!

Shawn Smith | Jun 24, 2015

Twin Cities Drupal Camp is here! This year, we have six Palantiri in attendance, presenting sessions on a number of important topics like Drupal 8, testing, technical debt, design systems, and much more.

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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.

Drupal 8 Accelerate

Increasing Velocity and Drupal 8

Shawn Smith | Mar 26, 2015

We're proud to be one of seven anchor donors who are raising funds alongside the Drupal Association to support Drupal 8 development with the Drupal 8 Accelerate Fund. Let's rally support.

Palantir and MidCamp 2015 = love

Meet us in the Middle

Shawn Smith | Mar 5, 2015

Wondering what we're up to at the Midwest's premier DrupalCamp, where developers, designers, strategists, UX professionals, project managers, and many others gather to share ideas on a variety of topics and technologies, better known as MidCamp this year?

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Explaining Panels: Why I use Panels

Steve Persch | Jan 29, 2015

In his first installment Senior Engineer Steve Persch provided an overview of the Drupal Panels module. In part two, he explains why he uses Panels.

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Explaining Panels: An Overview for Drupal Developers

Steve Persch | Dec 31, 2014

Panels module. Is it good? Is it too complex? Does it make a site faster or slower? When people talk about "Panels" there are numerous submodules and supporting projects they might be referring to as well. Steve explores where the lines are drawn between the modules, and looks at which existing Drupal concepts each module augments.

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DrupalCon Amsterdam

Shawn Smith | Sep 9, 2014

Each year the Drupal Association coordinates a few large-scale conferences for the global Drupal community. This time around the European conference is in Amsterdam, and we’ll be there to enjoy code sprints, meeting new members of the community, sessions, and, of course, presenting a few ourselves.

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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.

Palantir @ DrupalCon Austin

DrupalCon Austin: a Recap

Shawn Smith | Jun 24, 2014

Anyone even remotely connected to the Drupal community knows how special DrupalCon is. The community, code sprints, co-mingling of ideas, and, of course, coffee. Thousands of people from around the world getting together – in Austin, no less – to share, learn, and have fun. We sent eleven Palantiri to Austin this year, and now that the attendees have had some quality time to reflect, they wanted to share their experiences.

D8FTW! Unit-testing

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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Palantir @ DrupalCon Austin

Shawn Smith | May 21, 2014

It’s that time of year again: DrupalCon in the US! We’ll be headed to the great state of Texas – Austin, specifically – and we’re incredibly excited to get things rolling.

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.

Sculpin are ugly. But this one is good.

Diving In With Sculpin: A Designer's Holiday-Fueled Adventure

Ashley Cyborski | Jan 17, 2014

Palantir's most ebullient designer Ashley Cyborski experimented with the static site generator Sculpin in an effort to explore new ways to build responsive and modular in-browser prototypes. Ashley shares a bit about what she learned while using it to build Palantir's 2013 Holiday site.

Modest Proposals: Scoping Third-Party Integrations

Ken Rickard | Dec 19, 2013

When reviewing a project for budget and complexity, the single biggest cost driver is integration with other systems. Our director of Development and Professional Services walks potential clients through the complexities of systems integration and how to describe your needs accurately in RFPs.

The WAT duck in the version-control room: configuration management.

Git Workflow 2: Features Boogaloo

Beth Binkovitz | Nov 13, 2013

Palantir's Beth Binkovitz's much-anticipated follow-up on Git workflow for Drupal hits the tough issues on everybodys' minds, like how to avoid screwing up configuration management.

A version control strategy will help developers avoid wars with their future selves.

How To Git What You Want

Beth Binkovitz | Nov 1, 2013

Much is written about why Git is so wonderful, but resources are more scarce when it comes to workflow. Palantir's Beth Binkovitz shares some workflow basics which should help less experienced developers to avoid wars with their future selves.

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Are You Ready for the Midwest Drupal Summit?

George DeMet | Aug 11, 2013

Later this week, dozens of people from around the world will gather in Chicago to spend three days helping to get the next version of Drupal ready for release. If you’re looking for an opportunity to get involved with Drupal development at any level, the Midwest Drupal Summit is an event you won’t want to miss.

Palantir's Portable Portland Pocket Planner

Join Palantir at DrupalCon Portland

Sally Stegeman Faust | May 16, 2013

Get the low-down on where we'll be, what we're talking about, and what to do while at DrupalCon Portland.

The King Center's "Share Your Dreams" feature collects and aggregates dreams.

Share Your Dreams

Sally Stegeman Faust | Feb 25, 2013 develops a site feature which enables The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change to collect and aggregate dreams.

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Drupal is not a CMS

Larry Garfield | Jul 10, 2012

The history of Drupal's evolution from a content management system (CMS) into a Content Management Framework (CMF)

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Scalable Navigation Patterns in Responsive Web Design

Michael Mesker | Apr 25, 2012

The subject of navigation in responsive Web design (RWD) is both exciting and challenging. Best practices are emerging for smaller, boutique-style sites, but for sites with larger anatomies, it’s still the Wild West, especially when it comes to migrating legacy information into a new design.


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