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Antonio De Marco
19 Sep 2016
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Antonio De Marco
19 Sep 2016
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Antonio De Marco, 19 Sep 2016 - 4 Comments
Make the most out of your Behat tests by using custom contexts, dependency injection and much more.

This post is an excerpt from the topics covered by our DrupalCon Dublin training: Drupal 8 Development - Workflows and Tools. At Nuvole we consider writing good tests as a fundamental part of development and, when it comes to testing a complex site, there is nothing better than extensive behavioral tests using Behat. The benefits of such a choice are quite obvious:

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Fabian Bircher
23 Aug 2016
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Fabian Bircher
23 Aug 2016
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Fabian Bircher, 23 Aug 2016 - 6 Comments
Answering the most commonly asked question about Configuration Management in Drupal 8; and a preview of our DrupalCon training.

This post is an excerpt from the topics covered by our DrupalCon Dublin training: Drupal 8 Development - Workflows and Tools. For the last two years we have been giving trainings and presentations at various Drupal events about configuration management and its new workflows in Drupal 8. One of the recurring questions has been:

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Andrea Pescetti
19 Aug 2016
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Andrea Pescetti
19 Aug 2016
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Andrea Pescetti, 19 Aug 2016 - 3 Comments
Considerations following our Drupal Dev Day Milan and Drupalaton presentations; and a preview of our DrupalCon training.

This post is an excerpt from the topics covered by our DrupalCon Dublin training: Drupal 8 Development - Workflows and Tools.

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Fabian Bircher
10 Aug 2015
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Fabian Bircher
10 Aug 2015
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Nuvole's Configuration Management workshop at Drupalaton 2015 in Hungary

Drupalaton in Hungary last weekend gave the opportunity for a 90 minutes workshop about Configuration Management (CMI) and how it changes a Drupal developers work flow with the coming Drupal 8.

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Fabian Bircher
27 Apr 2015
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Fabian Bircher
27 Apr 2015
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Use Features together with a configuration management workflow and get the best of both worlds.

Features for Drupal 8 will exist and it is already in alpha state. This may be surprising to some, given the partial overlap with Configuration Management: but Features and Configuration Management will complement each other in Drupal 8 if both are used the right way.

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Antonio De Marco
24 Mar 2015
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Antonio De Marco
24 Mar 2015
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Antonio De Marco, 24 Mar 2015 - 4 Comments
Write more complete Behat test scenarios for both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8.

Nuvole recently contributed a field-handling system that allows to work with fields when writing Behat test scenarios, without having to implement any custom step definition.

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Fabian Bircher
8 Dec 2014
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Fabian Bircher
8 Dec 2014
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Nuvole's files and documents management feature is now available for the latest version of Open Atrium

We received many requests to make an updated version of our Atrium Folders feature available for the latest version of Open Atrium, the excellent Drupal-based solution for Intranets developed by Phase2.

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Andrea Pescetti
1 Oct 2014
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Andrea Pescetti
1 Oct 2014
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From our DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014 training

Our new An Effective Development Workflow in Drupal 8 training just made its debut at DrupalCon Amsterdam.

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Fabian Bircher
20 Aug 2014
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Fabian Bircher
20 Aug 2014
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Fabian Bircher, 20 Aug 2014 - 25 Comments
The D8 way to replace "features-update" and "features-revert-all".

One of the new key features of Drupal 8 is the possibility to deal with configuration in code. Since configuration is now in text files, we want to put it under version control in Git to enjoy the many advantages this brings: comparing configuration states, keeping a history of configuration changes and even moving configuration between sites.

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Antonio De Marco
15 Jul 2014
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Antonio De Marco
15 Jul 2014
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Antonio De Marco, 15 Jul 2014 - 11 Comments
Bringing "reusable features" to Drupal 8.

Configuration Management in Drupal 8 elegantly solves staging configuration between different environments but it still misses the ability to package configuration into separates modules for later reuse. A patched version of the Configuration development module helps addressing that!

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Andrea Pescetti
6 Jun 2014
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Andrea Pescetti
6 Jun 2014
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Features done right? Features done wrong? What changed, what improved, what's still missing.

Nuvole gave two talks about the current status of Configuration Management in Drupal 8 at European Drupal events in the last few weeks: Drupal Days Milan 2014 and Drupal Camp Alpe Adria 2014. Developers attending the events were mostly interested in how the future Drupal 8 Configuration Management capabilities will compare to Drupal 7, with and without the Features module.

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Andrea Pescetti
3 Sep 2013
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Andrea Pescetti
3 Sep 2013
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Andrea Pescetti, 3 Sep 2013 - 11 Comments
What CMI will bring to D8 and "Poorman's Features" for packaging configuration in D8

We have always told attendees of our Drupal 7 "Code-driven development" trainings that embracing the idea that configuration must be stored in files and not in the database would make their Drupal development future-ready: the specific processes would necessarily change but the concept would stay and be reinforced in Drupal 8, thanks to the nice work being done in the Configuration Management Initiative.

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Andrea Pescetti
18 Oct 2012
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Andrea Pescetti
18 Oct 2012
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Andrea Pescetti, 18 Oct 2012 - 5 Comments
And new opportunities for the Drupal community?

Effective today, I (Andrea) have become an officer of the Apache Software Foundation, in my new role as Vice President for the Apache OpenOffice (commonly known as "OpenOffice") project. This might be an occasion for the Drupal community to take a closer look at the Apache Software Foundation and its projects.

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Andrea Pescetti
12 Sep 2012
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Andrea Pescetti
12 Sep 2012
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Andrea Pescetti, 12 Sep 2012 - 4 Comments
Nuvole organizes a free event in Parma

After the successful experience from last June, Nuvole is proud to join again the Drupal Global Training Day initiative on September 14th. This time we will hold the event in Parma, Italy, and, following the initiative guidelines, we will give a free generic introduction to Drupal, focusing on Drupal as a platform, its community, what can be easily done with the available modules and what can be reached with a bit (or a lot!) of customization.

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Andrea Pescetti
24 Aug 2012
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Andrea Pescetti
24 Aug 2012
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Andrea Pescetti, 24 Aug 2012 - 2 Comments
BoF sessions and ideas from the European DrupalCon 2012

The DrupalCon Munich 2012 is just over. There were quite a few inspiring sessions, but here are a few highlights of the moments and topics where the Nuvole team was mostly involved: out Code-Driven Development training and BoF sessions about automating Drupal development and the future of Open Atrium.

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