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Fabian Bircher
21 Aug 2017
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Fabian Bircher
21 Aug 2017
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Celebrating the 8.x-1.0 release of our configuration management helper modules.

One year ago we released the first public version of Config Split with the goal to simplify working with Drupal cores configuration management.

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Fabian Bircher
25 Apr 2017
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Fabian Bircher
25 Apr 2017
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Key points from our configuration management sessions.

Unfortunately none of us from Nuvole are attending DrupalCon Baltimore and can’t, therefore, attend the “hallway track” and join discussions in person. We have held presentations about advanced configuration management in Drupal 8 at all Drupal events we attended in the last year including the last DrupalCon in Dublin. So I’ll try to cover some concepts here that could help the discussion about how the configuration management can be improved.

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Andrea Pescetti
27 Sep 2016
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Andrea Pescetti
27 Sep 2016
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Our presentation at DrupalCon Dublin 2016

Developers often want to use Configuration Management outside its intended use case. New workflows and practices have to be established. We've just presented a gallery of problems and solutions at DrupalCon Dublin 2016. The room was packed, and many people were denied admission for security reasons. For them, and for those who didn't manage to come to this DrupalCon, we are making the full presentation available here:

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Antonio De Marco
19 Sep 2016
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Antonio De Marco
19 Sep 2016
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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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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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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
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
15 Jul 2014
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Antonio De Marco
15 Jul 2014
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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
3 Sep 2013
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Andrea Pescetti
3 Sep 2013
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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
24 Aug 2012
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Andrea Pescetti
24 Aug 2012
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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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Antonio De Marco
27 Jul 2012
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Antonio De Marco
27 Jul 2012
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Public sites, private groups and organization of events with Open Atrium

At Nuvole we have always supported the idea that Open Atrium can deal with complex use cases. Modules like Spaces, PURL and Organic groups can push the limit of the platform far beyond being a simple-yet-powerful intranet software. We were already experimenting with building public websites and simple distributions-like mini-sites with Open Atrium for quite some time, but now the new Alfa Puentes project gave us the opportunity to blend together all those customizations in one powerful platform.

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Andrea Pescetti
25 Jun 2012
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Andrea Pescetti
25 Jun 2012
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The Nuvole presentation at Drupal Dev Days Barcelona

Features are a well-known and very useful tool to streamline Drupal development and write reusable components. However, if you get serious about automating as much as possible in your Drupal development, you need to add other tools to your daily practices, and master them properly: forget the tedious, error-prone, point-and-click and embrace Code-Driven Development.

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Antonio De Marco
7 Feb 2012
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Antonio De Marco
7 Feb 2012
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Features, taxonomy and other beasts

An extract from the new teaching materials we are preparing for our DrupalCon Denver 2012 pre-conference training, Code-Driven Development: Use Features Effectively.

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Andrea Pescetti
18 Jan 2012
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Andrea Pescetti
18 Jan 2012
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Everybody uses Features, but using them properly makes a big difference

Nuvole built some respectably sized projects in 2011: a few large international projects (including a heavily customized Open Atrium installation for Higher Education experts and a portal for collaboration between Europe and Latin America on educational matters) and a bunch of ordinary websites, besides our other activities such as trainings and general consultancy.

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Andrea Pescetti
24 Aug 2011
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Andrea Pescetti
24 Aug 2011
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Our presentation at DrupalCon London 2011

Our DrupalCon London 2011 presentation Building and Maintaining a Distribution in Drupal 7 with Features can be found as a Slideshare embed below; you can also find the final slides in PDF format on the session page on the DrupalCon site or attached to this post.

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