Product Mindset vs Project Mindset

02/26/2020 - 18:01
A project begins with an idea and if the idea sounds promising, it can be initiated to make it into reality. Intriguing as it may sound, the word “project” used to mean before (pro-) acting (-ject). In the 50s, project management became more acceptable with the introduction of various techniques within the manufacturing and defense industries. This extended the definition of “project” to include… Read more

Creating your own Twig Extension in Drupal

01/06/2020 - 12:37
The templating engine of Drupal 8 has seen a massive turnaround. Unlike Drupal 7, there’s Twig in Drupal 8 instead of PHPTemplate. Twig is basically a templating language for PHP i.e a tool used to output variables inside HTML. Fabien Potencier, the creator of the Symfony framework, gave life to Twig. Contrary to Drupal 7, you cannot call the regular PHP functions in your templates in Drupal 8.… Read more

Architecture Capsules by Vid: Building a Highly Scalable Cross-Site Federated Search

09/20/2019 - 12:25
We are excited to announce Architecture Capsules, an original series by our Chief Engagement Officer, Vidhananad. Purely based on experiences, opportunities, and learnings, the concise format of this series will help you understand the intricate technology and its architectures in an absorbing manner. Let’s go! Federated Search is an application that allows you to index multiple sites (… Read more

Brace yourself, Drupal 9 is Coming!

05/31/2019 - 17:15
With Drupal 9 on the verge of release in June 2020, the Drupal community has about 18 months to map out a transition plan. The latest versions of Drupal in recent times saw a major breakthrough from the past versions. As the philosophy of development has changed, Drupal 9 is said to be built in Drupal 8 and the migration will be super easy this time. Released in 2011, Dries announced the end-of-… Read more

Infrastructure as Code: Principles and Practices

05/12/2019 - 22:33
Management of an organization in this cloud-era is often a critical aspect and the new generation of technologies seems to promise a transformation in its infrastructure. Any large scale company like Amazon, Netflix, Google or Facebook have sensitive environments and practice no tolerance policy for downtime as their systems handle hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions every day. There’… Read more

Important OOP Concepts For Drupal Developers To Create Custom Modules

12/18/2018 - 17:18
Modifying existing code might be all fun and games for a developer, but what about the time when you have to venture out to unknown shores and create your own custom modules?  Scary, right?  But you shouldn’t fear because Drupal 8 is here. Drupal 8 uses a PHP framework called Symphony which relies heavily on Object-oriented programming. It has been granting its users with benefits like code… Read more

Creating a Custom REST Resource for GET Method in Drupal 8

12/16/2018 - 16:44
As the world gets more connected, web technologies too, need to get connected. RESTful web services can be used as an application program interface to connect various service. This can be made possible by using HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is based on representational state transfer (REST) technology, an architectural style, and approach to communications often used in web… Read more

2019 Guide to Improving Frontend Performance in Drupal

12/07/2018 - 14:00
In his book Frontend Architecture for Design Systems, Micah Godbolt from Microsoft states there are four pillars of frontend architecture.   These four pillars are: Code - how to approach the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript of a design system  Process - processes for constructing an efficient and error-proof workflow Testing - creating a stable foundation on which your site is built and… Read more

HowTo: Use Colorbox Module in Drupal 8

11/03/2018 - 11:59
Microsoft picture manager displays pictures and so does Google's Picasa. But I think most of us will agree that Picassa does enhance the user experience by a huge margin because of the way the pictures are presented to the user. Stock Drupal too doesn't do justice to the way the images get displayed. The animation is somewhat dull as compared and it does not provide many functionalities. As an… Read more

Revamp Your Large Drupal System. Why and How

10/27/2018 - 10:45
The old adage “united we stand and divided we fall” doesn’t stand true for modern web application architecture.  When developing an enterprise application, the architecture can reckon among its different features, a monolithic system is deployed with a hope to process the information unruffled without any possible breakups.  A logical component for corresponding to different functional areas of… Read more
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