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End of the line for Drupal 7
December 7, 2018 Brian
    In case you missed the news from September, Dries Buytaert announced the end of life dates for both Drupal 7 & 8. The date for both Drupal 7 & 8 is slated for November of 2021, and that may seem strange, but it really makes sense given the ...

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Drupal Upgrade Drupal Drupal8

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Re-claim your front-end with React!
November 28, 2018 Clint
As mentioned here, here, and here - we’ve been spending a lot of time building Reactjs front-ends that talk to decoupled back-ends. And if it isn’t obvious, we really dig it! Not only is it fun to develop in, the flexibility and control it can offer ...

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React Decoupled

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Upcoming End of Life for Two PHP Versions
November 21, 2018 Mike
  There is a lot involved in maintaining a website even beyond what can be seen on the surface. Supporting software for the website can be something that is forgotten at times. One such software important to sites that use WordPress, Drupal, and ...

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PHP web development

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Website vs. Web App: Which is Best for Modern Business
November 16, 2018 Brian
  Most have a good handle on what a website is these days. If you need information about something, you search for the website for that thing. It is just the way that things are done now and it has led to the internet as we know it. As more ...

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web app web development

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Custom Cache Tags and Max-age: Advanced Cache Handling in Drupal 8
November 7, 2018 Jay
Determining how content on your site should be cached isn't a simple topic. Last time, I covered cache contexts and tags. Today, I'd like to get into a couple more advanced topics: The use of custom cache tags and of max-age.

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caching Drupal8 Drupal

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Cache Contexts and Tags: Advanced Cache Handling in Drupal 8
October 31, 2018 Jay
Leveraging Drupal's cache effectively can be challenging at first, but the benefits for your site's performance make it well worth the effort. It all starts with figuring out what sort of rules your site should use to cache its content. The improved ...

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caching Drupal8 SEO Drupal

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Drupal Module Spotlight: Paragraphs
October 24, 2018 Brian
  I really don’t like WYSIWYG editors. I know that I’m not alone, most developers and site builders feel this way too. Content creators always request a wysiwyg, but I am convinced that it is more of a necessary evil and they secretly dislike ...

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Module Drupal

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Fundamentals of Caching in Drupal 8
October 17, 2018 Jay
Caching is an essential part of high-performance websites. Storing a web page (or part of a page) after generating it for future visitors results in faster load times than otherwise possible. Drupal includes numerous tools for caching content that ...

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caching Drupal8

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How a Content Management System Can Help Streamline Your Business
October 10, 2018 Clint
 The reality is that running a business is such a diverse and complex endeavor that managing complex and rapidly evolving software solutions needed to execute the mission can be an overwhelming component. It already takes enough energy and expertise ...

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CMS Drupal