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JAMstack or Drupal? - Part I

9:20 by Tom Friedhof

Why are organizations still building websites on old technology like Drupal or Wordpress these days when there are so many more hip ways to deliver your content?

Video - discovery

Our Discovery Process

So you've decided that your website needs to be updated or that it's finally time to build an application for your organization. What's the best way to ensure the development team is prepared for every single detail of your project. In this video, I'll walk you through our discovery process to ensure we are building a project to solve your underlying business needs.

So you've decided that your website needs to be updated or that it's finally time to build an application for your organization. What's the best way t...

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Musings of Imperative and Declarative (coding) Design

Most web developers start their career coding user interfaces using an imperative approach. You have some code that has access directly to the DOM and you execute a series of commands to change the state of the user interface. If you are using jQuery to update your UIs you are doing this. Imperative UIs don't scale well as applications grow. There's a better approach: declarative UIs.

Most web developers start their career coding user interfaces using an imperative approach. You have some code that has access directly to the DOM and...

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Video - drupal

Factor Two - Dependency Management

We are building a 12 factor app with Drupal. This is part two in our series, building a 12 factor app. Today I'm talking about Factor Two…

We are building a 12 factor app with Drupal. This is part two in our series, building a 12 factor app. Today I'm talking about Factor Two…

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Core Concepts of Webpack

Front-end developers have so many tools to make sense of these days, npm, yarn, bower, grunt, gulp, the list goes on. What happened to the…

Front-end developers have so many tools to make sense of these days, npm, yarn, bower, grunt, gulp, the list goes on. What happened to the…

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Using Pattern Lab to Design More Efficiently

Your UX Designer should be delivering a working HTML prototype, not a picture of your application from Sketch or Photoshop. I’m not going to…

Your UX Designer should be delivering a working HTML prototype, not a picture of your application from Sketch or Photoshop. I’m not going to…

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Video - drupal

Pattern Lab in Drupal 7

Tom Friedhof: There’s a lot of hype around integrating Pattern Lab with your Drupal theme these days. Particularly because Drupal’s template…

Tom Friedhof: There’s a lot of hype around integrating Pattern Lab with your Drupal theme these days. Particularly because Drupal’s template…

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Drupal vs Proprietary Software: DrupalCamp LA 2016 Table Talk - pt. 4/5

Ron Huber: Proprietary software does a really good job of being everything to everybody. When somebody goes and pitches something for a…

Ron Huber: Proprietary software does a really good job of being everything to everybody. When somebody goes and pitches something for a…

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Drupal as an Integration Point: DrupalCamp LA 2016 Table Talk - pt. 3/5

Jordan Ryan: Are any of you selling, in particular with Drupal, the power of integrations or integrating with other systems? Kind of like…

Jordan Ryan: Are any of you selling, in particular with Drupal, the power of integrations or integrating with other systems? Kind of like…

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Who is Drupal Right For: DrupalCamp LA 2016 Table Talk - pt. 2/5

Ron Huber: It does go back to what Dries said earlier this year, about who adopts Drupal, right. I mean, they're truly ambitious web…

Ron Huber: It does go back to what Dries said earlier this year, about who adopts Drupal, right. I mean, they're truly ambitious web…

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Drupal 7 or 8: DrupalCamp LA 2016 Table Talk - pt. 1/5

Tom: Hey guys, we're here at DrupalCamp LA 2016, at UC Irvine. We've got a few shop owners here. We just wanted to have a conversation and…

Tom: Hey guys, we're here at DrupalCamp LA 2016, at UC Irvine. We've got a few shop owners here. We just wanted to have a conversation and…

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Incrementally Upgrading to Drupal 8

You guys asked so here we are. In my last video I answered the question, "Should I build on Drupal 7 or Drupal 8?" I mentioned in that video…

You guys asked so here we are. In my last video I answered the question, "Should I build on Drupal 7 or Drupal 8?" I mentioned in that video…

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Drupal 7 vs Drupal 8

Which version of Drupal should you build your site on, Drupal 7 or Drupal 8? This question comes up quite frequently, and for good reason! Your website is an investment and could be serving you for the next 3-5 years. It's important to weigh the pros and cons of choosing to build on Drupal 7 or Drupal 8. If you're thinking about building your new site on Drupal 7, you need to watch this video first. Drupal 7 adoption is going down, with Drupal 8 adoption going up. Drupal 8 should hit critical mass by the end of 2016.

Which version of Drupal should you build your site on, Drupal 7 or Drupal 8? This question comes up quite frequently, and for good reason! Your websit...

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