Making reactive Headless Drupal 8 interfaces with Meteor

Meteor is a JavaScript framework that enables developers to quickly create reactive, highly accessible applications. Drupal is a great content management system that makes it really easy to create well-structured content models and interact with data. Why not combine the two and let Drupal provide Meteor with semantic data with Meteor rendering that data in a reactive way?

Nearly Headless Drupal

Drupal is a pretty strong content manager, allowing you to build robust data models, easily enable content revisioning, and build a publishing workflow complex enough for even the strictest of editorial standards. However, the blistering speed of development on Drupal 8 appears glacial when compared with the rate of invention on the frontend of web development.

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July 17, 2015

Introducing Saucier

With the first party API building tools built into Drupal 8 core, there’s been a lot of talk about building semantic APIs in Drupal; when, how, and why you should or should not. However, a commonly overlooked piece of this picture is how to go about actually consuming these APIs. As it turns out, consuming an API, even a well designed one, can present a number of challenges. That’s why we created Saucier, a Node.js framework for creating web pages using Drupal-based content APIs.

The Great Consolidation - ew.com migration case study presentation

At 1am Pacific on January 29th, 2015, Entertainment Weekly quietly switched to Drupal 7. Ten WordPress VIP blogs and a monolithic Vignette V6 Content Suite were deprecated. Over a half million articles and images were migrated to a new design and modern publishing platform, and Four Kitchens led the development.

On February 27th, 2015, three of the web chefs on the project presented a migration case study to a full room at SANDcamp 2015. Myself, Matt and Patrick fielded questions about the project. While no recording was available, I’d like to share the presentation with you.

Have you submitted your session proposal to DrupalCon LA 2015?

Every year, thousands of open-source developers and business professionals travel great distances to share news, experience and knowledge. Oh, and consume fantastic food and drink with friends that we only see a few times a year. And explore new places and do goofy stuff that becomes the talk of legends. Is it all fun and games?

Extracting data from Drupal entities the right way

If you’ve ever had to extract data from Drupal entities you know it can be a painful process. This post presents a solution for distilling Drupal entities into human-readable documents that can be easily consumed by other modules and services.

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