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Dries Buytaert: One year later: the Acquia Certification Program

Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 by drupalroot

A little over a year ago we launched the Acquia Certification Program for Drupal. We ended up the first year with close to 1,000 exams taken, which exceeded our goal of 300-600. Today, I'm pleased to announce that the Acquia Certification Program passed another major milestone with over 1,000 exams passed (not just taken).

People have debated the pros and cons of software certifications for years (including myself) so I want to give an update on our certification program and some of the lessons learned.

Jim Birch: Essential Drupal: Stage File Proxy

Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 by drupalroot

Lego Uncle Jim in the bushes

We can easily checkout code from our git repositories for our local, development, and staging servers.  We can get a database from the live site through Backup and Migrate, drush, or a number of other ways.  But getting the files of the site, the images, pdfs, and everything else in /sites/default/files is not on the top of the list of most developers.  In recent versions of Backup and Migrate, you can export the files, but often times, this can be a huge archive file.  There is an easier way.

Sooper Drupal Themes: YoutTube Video of Drupal Theme integrated Drag and Drop builder

Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 by drupalroot
After I posted a case study last week I had a number of readers ask me if they could try a demo and see how it works. There is no try-out demo yet but in the meanwhile I produced a video that demonstrates the basic controls:

If you have any questions about integration and the open source library that powers it feel free to contact or comment!

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