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Direct .mp3 file download. Ryan Price and Mike Anello discuss the pros and cons of the Paragraphs module, including using it for layout and/or information architecture. Ryan takes the discussion in unexpected directions by bringing up Pattern Lab as ... [More] a prototyping tool and his mysterious "Ace in the Hole" (which Mike feels is more like a Jack of spades). In addition, there's some discussion about a new-ish feature in the Migrate Plus module that is sure to make migration developers happy. Interview Paragraphs module News Drupal 8: Getting the node/add page to list content types alphabetically | Anna Kalata SXSW Panel Picker: Starting the Internet all over again - with Dries and Blockchain SXSW Panel Picker: Managing Conflict in Open Source Communities - with George DeMet DrupalEasy News Registration now open for the Fall, 2017 semester of Drupal Career Online. Sponsors MyDropWizard.com - Long-term-support services for Drupal 6, 7, and 8 sites. WebEnabled.com - devPanel. Upcoming Events DrupalCon Vienna - September 26-29, 2017. Community keynote "Everyone has something to share" by Joe Schindelar. Follow us on Twitter @drupaleasy @andrewmriley @liberatr @ultimike @tedbow @sixmiletech @akalata Subscribe Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play or Miro. Listen to our podcast on Stitcher. If you'd like to leave us a voicemail, call 321-396-2340. Please keep in mind that we might play your voicemail during one of our future podcasts. Feel free to call in with suggestions, rants, questions, or corrections. If you'd rather just send us an email, please use our contact page. [Less]
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Back in June some of our crew attended Dinosaur JS conference in Denver, CO. There were talks ranging from V8’s JS optimization (even had some assembly language slides in there) to demonstrating the creation of an homage to an abstract artist with ... [More] JavaScript code. This all got me thinking about TypeScript, Closure compiler, etc... and JS performance and development in general. But I have to admit, I was struggling to see how these technologies could benefit us in Drupal since most of our JS is done in Drupal.behaviors.  [Less]
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Building web services with Drupal 7 A web service is a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network. Web services is a well-defined way for two computers to communicate with each other over the ... [More] internet.  Drupal web services is always a good option for you In Drupal, web service is being used to communicate with other web applications or mobile applications. Content can be shared and easily integrated with other applications as well.  Why use web services in Drupal? Web services are useful because they present us with an architecture where a resource on a site (an image, textual content, such as a node ID or block ID, a video or audio file) is given a unique identifier.  Use cases  For example, in Drupal, every node has an ID. Every file you upload to a Drupal site also has a unique path to it. This is extremely useful since all applications share this common semantic standard. We name things similarly on all of our web applications.  Drupal services and real world examples Here are some examples, perhaps we have to build a product site and they are developing a app for that product site in mobile, then we can pass data from web to mobile app using the web service.  For example if the HR Department wants to integrate its job postings and applications with another web application such as job portals, web services can make this happen. Advantages of Drupal web development services you can’t ignore This leads to another advantage of using web services with Drupal and why we would choose to use Drupal in the first place. Instead of having to upload our photos twice—once to our Drupal site and then repeating the procedure to our some other applications, services allows us to upload the images to our Drupal site once and then automatically send that data over to other application which wants without having to upload one (or even a batch of images) again. It saves us time and speeds up the entire process of generating web-based content. Building web services for Drupal 7 Drupal can use web services following any of the protocols mentioned earlier, including XML-RPC, REST, and SOAP. Drupal can consume web services by requesting data from other web applications using RSS and XML-formatted requests. As a Drupal developer, you can write your own service code in Drupal using PHP. You can also use the Services module as well as other service-specific contributed modules to create these web service requests. Service module supports multiple interfaces like REST, XMLRPC, JSON, JSON-RPC, SOAP, AMF and more. Make use of Drupal Services module for: Integration with core Drupal functionality like files, nodes, taxonomy, users, files and more. Response format API allows you to define response Formats for CONTENT-TYPE ie. application/json or application/xml. (also calls such as ENDPOINT/node/1.json work) Additionally, all the communication between services, in our example between a client and a server, happens over HTTP (the standard web protocol). This is a uniform protocol that is used for transport and communication of the service. All transports take place uniformly using GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE requests, for example. The HTTP requests are stand alone and occurs at one given moment and is isolated from all other activated requests. If HTTP requests works and gets a response, it succeeds. If HTTP requests doesn’t get response from the server or application it's communicating with, it fails. The requests can be repeated an infinite number of times.   admin Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:52 Drupal Drupal Development Drupal developer Drupal Application Development [Less]
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In this post I will show you a technique to fix HTML issues, import images or perform content operations during migrations. We have to fix source content before most content migrations. This can be challenging if there are many entries in the source ... [More] database. The powerful Drupal 8 Migration API provides elegant ways to solve this type of problem. To solve HTML issues, I always create my own process plugin. Here is an example how you would call your own process plugin to fix HTML issues in the body field: [Less]
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Using the Content API Adam Balsam Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:41 Lightning 2.1.7 includes a new top-level component: Content API. Its purpose is to provide a very basic server-side framework for building decoupled apps using Lightning as a ... [More] backend. It has no strong opinions about how the "front-end" of such an application is implemented -- out of the box, it merely provides tools to deliver Drupal entities according to the JSON API specification. Generally speaking, you can interact with API anonymously in the same way that an anonymous user can interact with a standard Drupal site. So you can do things like get a single piece of content, or a list of content without authenticating. For other actions -- the kind that would normally require you to be logged in to Drupal -- you will need to provide an OAuth access token in the header of your request. Tokens are related to a Drupal user and an OAuth client, which is associated with any number of Drupal user roles. You can obtain a token by making a specific HTTP request for it. Let's go through some common, generic, use cases. I'll use cURL in my example so that you can easily test them out for yourself. Getting a list of content The API endpoints generally follow the following pattern: "/jsonapi/{entity-type}/{bundle}". So if we wanted to get a list of Basic Page content, we could send a GET request to "/jsonapi/node/page": curl --request GET \ --url https://example.com/jsonapi/node/page Which would return something like this: { "data": [ { "type": "node--page", "id": "api_test-unpublished-page-content", "attributes": { "nid": 1, "uuid": "api_test-unpublished-page-content", "vid": 1, "langcode": "en", "status": false, "title": "Unpublished Page", "created": 1502985175, "changed": 1502985175, "promote": false, "sticky": false, "revision_timestamp": 1502985175, "revision_log": null, "revision_translation_affected": true, "default_langcode": true, "path": null, "body": { "value": "--TESTING--", "format": null, "summary": null } }, "relationships": { "type": { "data": { "type": "node_type--node_type", "id": "8bae5c5c-697d-4b8a-ab22-b72e895a3b24" }, "links": { "self": "https://headlessnightlytfrimmmkug.devcloud.acquia-sites.com/jsonapi/node/page/api_test-unpublished-page-content/relationships/type", "related": "https://headlessnightlytfrimmmkug.devcloud.acquia-sites.com/jsonapi/node/page/api_test-unpublished-page-content/type" } }, "uid": { "data": { "type": "user--user", "id": "4d7eb3c7-db6d-4a01-8b3d-7d706d314f87" }, "links": { "self": "https://headlessnightlytfrimmmkug.devcloud.acquia-sites.com/jsonapi/node/page/api_test-unpublished-page-content/relationships/uid", "related": "https://headlessnightlytfrimmmkug.devcloud.acquia-sites.com/jsonapi/node/page/api_test-unpublished-page-content/uid" } }, "revision_uid": { "data": { "type": "user--user", "id": "4d7eb3c7-db6d-4a01-8b3d-7d706d314f87" }, "links": { "self": "https://headlessnightlytfrimmmkug.devcloud.acquia-sites.com/jsonapi/node/page/api_test-unpublished-page-content/relationships/revision_uid", "related": "https://headlessnightlytfrimmmkug.devcloud.acquia-sites.com/jsonapi/node/page/api_test-unpublished-page-content/revision_uid" } }, "moderation_state": { "data": { "type": "moderation_state--moderation_state", "id": "1a5f02e6-3f14-46a7-a40c-65590c8729a9" }, "links": { "self": "https://headlessnightlytfrimmmkug.devcloud.acquia-sites.com/jsonapi/node/page/api_test-unpublished-page-content/relationships/moderation_state", "related": "https://headlessnightlytfrimmmkug.devcloud.acquia-sites.com/jsonapi/node/page/api_test-unpublished-page-content/moderation_state" } }, "scheduled_update": { "data": [ ] } }, "links": { "self": "https://headlessnightlytfrimmmkug.devcloud.acquia-sites.com/jsonapi/node/page/api_test-unpublished-page-content" } }, ... That's pretty verbose. We could simplify the response by adding the "fields" parameter. In this example, we only want the "title" and "created" fields: curl --request GET \  --url https://example.com/jsonapi/node/page\ ?fields[node--page]=title,created # Note that I'm using `[` and `]` here for clarity. These characters need to be # encoded with `%5B` and `%5D` respectively if you want to actually use these # examples. Which would return something like this: { "data": [ { "type": "node--page", "id": "0bee8eb7-0f06-4986-9ca0-e340021a0af3", "attributes": { "title": "A Page", "created": 1502985175 }, "links": { "self": "https://{DOMAIN.COM}/jsonapi/node/page/0bee8eb7-0f06-4986-9ca0-e340021a0af3" } }, { "type": "node--page", "id": "4d7eb3c7-db6d-4a01-8b3d-7d706d314f87", "attributes": { "title": "Another Page", "created": 1502985175 }, ... Getting a specific piece of content We can request a specific piece of content by specifying its UUID in the URL: curl --request GET \  --url https://example.com/jsonapi/node/page/0bee8eb7-0f06-4986-9ca0-e340021a0af3  Which would return something like this (but more verbose since we didn't use the "field" parameter): { "data": { "type": "node--page", "id": "0bee8eb7-0f06-4986-9ca0-e340021a0af3", "attributes": { "title": "A Page", "created": 1502985175 }, "links": { "self": "https://example.com/jsonapi/node/page/0bee8eb7-0f06-4986-9ca0-e340021a0af3" } }, "links": { "self": "https://example.com/jsonapi/node/page/0bee8eb7-0f06-4986-9ca0-e340021a0af3?fields%5Bnode--page%5D=title%2Ccreated" } } Getting a token You will need to provide an access token for any request that anonymous users are not authorized to execute. Tokens are granted via the "/oauth/token" endpoint, and requests for a token must include a client_id, client_secret, username, and password. OAuth clients inherit the permissions of standard Drupal user roles by selecting one or more roles on the client's configuration form, under "Scopes". A typical setup would involve the following steps: Create a Drupal role ("/admin/access/roles") with the permissions you want the consuming app to be allowed to perform. Create a Drupal user ("/admin/people/create") that the API will use and assign that user the role you just created. Create an OAuth2 client ("/admin/config/people/simple_oauth/oauth2_client/add") and assign it the same role as the user you just created via the Scopes section. Once that's done, you can use the following to obtain an access token, where: CLIENT_ID = The OAuth2 client UUID, displayed after creation of the client in Step 3 at "/admin/access/clients" SECRET = The "New Secret" you chose when creating the client  in Step 3 USERNAME = The Drupal username of the user you created in Step 2 PASSWORD = The password you gave the Drupal user in Step 2 curl -X POST -d \ "grant_type=password\ &client_id={CLIENT_ID}\ &client_secret={SECRET}\ &username={USERNAME} &password={PASSWORD}"\ https://example.com/oauth/token Which should generate a response like this: { "token_type": "Bearer", "expires_in": 300, "access_token": "eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJSUz...", "refresh_token": "def50200bdb9093a7a6cc837dhcd1..." } If you want to give it a try without your own sandbox setup, Headless Lightning has a nightly build deployed to https://headlessnightlytfrimmmkug.devcloud.acquia-sites.com with a client and user preconfigured. So you should be able to use the "/oauth/token" endpoint there to get a valid token to our sandbox if you're curious. Give it a try! Copy and paste the following into a terminal window: curl --request POST \ --data "grant_type=password\ &client_id=api_test-oauth2-client\ &client_secret=oursecret\ &username=api-test-user\ &password=admin"\ https://headlessnightlytfrimmmkug.devcloud.acquia-sites.com/oauth/token Using a token Once you have a token, it's easy to get data that anonymous users aren't authorized to access. Just add an Authorize header to your request, like so (replacing {ACCESS_TOKEN} with the access_token value in the /oauth/token response): --header 'authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' So let's say we wanted to get a specific piece of content just like the "Get a specific piece of content" example above. But in this case, the content is unpublished and therefore anonymous users won't be able to access it. Given that the token was acquired: For an OAuth client that has a scope with the "View unpublished content" permission For user account that has a role with the same permission We can successfully make the same request for an unpublished piece of content if we include the token in an authorization header like this: curl --request GET \ --header 'authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}'\ --url https://example.com/jsonapi/node/page/api_test-unpublished-page-content # Where `api_test-unpublished-page-content` is the UUID of some piece of # unpublished content Note how this request is identical to the anonymous request above except that it: Requests a resource that requires authorization Includes an "authorization" header Given the authorization header, Content API will authenticate the request and then authorize it (or not) based on the permissions of the associated client and user. Creating content You can create new content by sending a POST request to "jsonapi/{entity-type}/{bundle}". You'll need to include a specific Content-Type header, and most configurations will require Authorization as well since anonymous users usually can't create content. For example: curl --request POST \ --data '{"data": {"type": "node--page","attributes": {"title": "Created via JSON API"}}}'\ --header 'Content-Type: application/vnd.api+json'\ --header 'authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}'\ --url https://example.com/jsonapi/node/page Content vs Configuration Entities Drupal makes a distinction between Content and Configuration entities. Sometimes content entities are further distinguished as being renderable and/or bundle-able. Content API makes no such distinctions. If your API client/user have permission to interact with an entity, it can do so through the API. That means you can do things like add fields to a content type via the API, or edit a moderation state transition. Headless Lightning Everything described here can be done with Lightning. But if you're building a decoupled application, you might want to check out Headless Lightning, which has a few additional features (and a few features removed) which make it more suitable for decoupled applications. [Less]
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Everyone knows that process is important, but we have all gotten lost in the rush of daily tasks. In our latest webinar, Project Management expert Rob McBryde and Vice President of Client Services James Rutherford shared how building and following a process for estimating web projects has driven success for their clients.
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Decoupled—or “headless”—content management systems have been trending in the last few years. This web development strategy, in its most basic form, is a “write once, publish anywhere” technology that separates the content from the presentation ... [More] layer. Well, um...what the heck does that mean? It means that you can publish a piece of content and then use different systems to display that blog post on a computer, a mobile device, a voice-based system like Amazon’s Alexa, or even a smart watch. Basically, it allows developers to write to many different platforms without having to tediously recreate the wheel each time. (I think…) It is a hot topic in the Drupal community. In fact, Acquia is holding Decoupled Developer Days this weekend (August 19-20 in NYC). Much of the conversation... Read the full article: Headless Drupal and SEO: What Marketers Need to Know [Less]
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TL:DR; Our community is full of amazing people. Let’s celebrate them. Join the Community Spotlight committee to review community-nominated heroes so we can recognize and celebrate those who have contributed to Drupal in special ways. +++++++++++++ ... [More] Drupal is a single expression of collaboration amongst thousands of people from around the world who are passionate, smart, and caring. They donate countless hours, moving the project forward by contributing code, mentoring new contributors, writing documentation, organizing camps, sharing knowledge, and so much more. These selfless acts are Drupal’s lifeblood and deserve being celebrated and appreciated. It’s clear from a recent #drupalthanks twitter-fest that our community is eager to show their appreciation for each other. That is why, the Drupal Association, with the help of Lyndsey Jackson,  is re-launching Community Spotlight, a program that highlights community-nominated heroes who have contributed to the project in a special way. This program went on hold last year when the Drupal Association downsized, making the organization more sustainable. Lyndsey offered to bring the program back by forming a committee who will select nominees to be highlighted on Drupal.org and through Drupal Association communication channels. The Drupal Association is thankful for Lyndsey’s passion for celebrating the community and for making time to bring Community Highlights back. Lyndsey has a great vision for the program. In her own words, she says: "We want the Community Spotlight to represent a shared story or an experience that will resonate and connect with where the community and the project is at that point in time. We want to highlight the depth of experience that exists, and the evolving potential through emerging leaders and new energy" Will you join the Community Spotlight Committee? Lyndsey is creating a Community Spotlight committee to drive this important program forward. It will consist of 3-5 people with diverse backgrounds. They will review the community-nomination forms and pick who we will celebrate. They will also help convert the nomination form into a blog post, which the Drupal Association will promote.  The monthly time commitment would be about 2-4 hours. This group also has the autonomy to evolve the program. I’m sure there are many ways we can improve how we celebrate our community. To join this committee, please complete this form.  [Less]
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From time to time, we check Drupical. It's a website, where »you can Find Drupal events with ease!« With the help of it, we already presented you Drupal Camps, Virtual Drupal Camps, DrupalCons, Mini Drupal Camps and Global Drupal Sprint week. One of ... [More] the nearest events is Drupal Introduction Workshop, listed on Trainings, so we’ll take a look at Drupal Trainings. More specifically, Global Drupal Training Days. To be completely fair, we presented Global Drupal Sprint Week a little late last time. We will not be making the same »mistake« again, so we'll look at the Drupal Global Training Days… READ MORE [Less]