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3 things you should consider before migrating to Drupal 8 - Part 1

Drupal is among the most popular CMS’ and has been offering the community with several version updates. With Drupal 6 no longer being supported, by the Drupal Community, a huge amount of sites need to be migrated to Drupal 7 or 8, and quickly!

Given the significant changes in Drupal 8 structure, migrating from Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 is particularly challenging. But with all the hustle in the market, organizations often miss out on the basic aspects before updating their sites.

Integrating Google Maps API with Drupal

Google Maps has become an essential piece for looking up business or residential addresses. With a few clicks, users can look-up any location in the world. Moreover, businesses benefit from it, as it provides higher visibility and also gives users a perspective on what the surrounding areas are. While working with several clients, developing their real estate, hospitality, and care homes websites, Google maps was integrated into their sites.

Solr with Drupal 8 - The Ultimate Search Engine

Before getting on with the actual topic of integrating Solr with Drupal 8, let us get the basics out of the way. What is Solr? 

Solr is an open source search platform built on a Java library called Lucene. One of the few reasons it is favored is because Solr is enterprise-ready, fast and highly-scalable. The applications built using Solr are sophisticated and deliver high performance.

 

Drupal Connect and Intracity geeks launch innovative after school stem program at rogers High School

Program seeks to provide access to and help students have fun while discovering latent skills in rocketry, robotics, video game development and computer programming.

STEM educational advancements continue at Rogers High School in Newport, RI. Through a generous grant from Drupal Connect, IntraCity Geeks will run its 60-hour “STEM Fun-0-One” after school program for high school students.

Shopping with augmented reality

Last spring, Acquia Labs built a chatbot prototype that helps customers choose recipes and plan shopping lists with dietary restrictions and preferences in mind. The ability to interact with a chatbot assistant rather than having to research and plan everything on your own can make grocery shopping much easier. We wanted to take this a step further and explore how augmented reality could also improve the shopping experience.

Drupal looking to adopt React

Last week at DrupalCon Vienna, I proposed adding a modern JavaScript framework to Drupal core. After the keynote, I met with core committers, framework managers, JavaScript subsystem maintainers, and JavaScript experts in the Drupal community to discuss next steps. In this blog post, I look back on how things have evolved, since the last time we explored adding a new JavaScript framework to Drupal core two years ago, and what we believe are the next steps after DrupalCon Vienna.

University webpage migration to new content management system is underway

UCCS Information Technology’s Web Services has begun migrating the webpages of a small number of university departments to a new content management system, Drupal, and plans to soon release a revised timeline for the migration of all pages.

Web Services worked last month with the consulting firm Acquia to build a more stable server environment, said Craig Decker, manager, Web Services.

First suppliers named for the new govCMS Drupal Services Panel

Acquia, Catalyst IT Australia and Bliss Media are among the first suppliers to be named on the Federal Government’s newly established whole-of-government govCMS Drupal Services Panel.

The Government put the call out to the local industry in December last year in its bid to populate the proposed new whole-of-government Drupal services procurement panel for its GovCMS platform, issuing a request for tender.

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