Drupal 8

Consuming JSON APIs in Drupal 8

Nowadays everyone has an API and it's fairly common to want a website you're working on to fetch data from a 3rd party API. That's because pulling 3rd party data into your website can not only enriches your website's content, but doing so can prevent the need to duplicate commonly needed data.

API provided data could include displaying weather information, going through drupal.org projects, looking through census results, or even displaying Magic the Gathering card data. In fact, every WordPress site comes with an active JSON API out of the box.

There really is an API for almost anything. It's no surprise that you'll eventually want to consume some random API while developing a Drupal website. But enough of the sales pitch, let's get started consuming JSON APIs. Read more about Consuming JSON APIs in Drupal 8

Flip Flops and Drupal: Increasing Accessibility and Building Community

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We’re stretching our legs, shaking off the snow, and heading to our first camp of 2018! AmyJune and Carie are on their way to Florida Drupal Camp to share their knowledge in "The Theme Park Capital of the World". They’re thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate and learn with their peers.

Along with their sessions, they'll be helping with the Sunday Contribution Sprints! Read more about Flip Flops and Drupal: Increasing Accessibility and Building Community

Field Notes: UI Patterns Module

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When it comes to Atomic Design systems in Drupal 8, there’s hardly a shortage of solutions to choose from. Pattern Lab and KSS Node are certainly among the most popular and the recently released Mannequin looks incredibly exciting. However, in all these aforementioned solutions, exposing that component data to Drupal has never been particularly straightforward.

Here at Hook 42, we’ve just finished developing a brand-new Drupal 8 site for a client that utilizes UI Patterns, Paragraphs, and Display Suite to allow content users to construct complex but consistent user interfaces. What follows is our “field notes” from implementing UI Patterns in a production site. Read more about Field Notes: UI Patterns Module

Hook 42 at New England Drupal Camp

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We're super excited to attend New England Drupal Camp this year!

Aimee is honored to have been invited to be the keynote speaker this year. She'll be discussing inclusion and diversity in the community. In addition to Aimee's keynote, we are partnering up with our longtime friends at Lingotek to put together a hands-on multilingual workshop that covers Drupal 8 and an integration to Lingotek's Translation Management System.

Just in case that wasn't enough, we're also presenting a couple of sessions. One comparing the madness of the multilingual modules on Drupal 7 to the new and improved Drupal 8 multilingual approach. We will be presenting another session covering how ANYONE and EVERYONE can help contribute back to the Drupal project even if they aren't the most advance technical person Read more about Hook 42 at New England Drupal Camp

Hook 42's Sessions, BoFs, and Events at DrupalCon Baltimore

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Charm City here we come! Hook 42 is on their way to DrupalCon Baltimore!

DrupalCon Baltimore will be here before we know it, and the Hook 42 team is thrilled to be presenting four sessions this year! Aimee, Kristen Pol, and Kristin Bradham (K2) are ready to share their knowledge on Drupal 8 theming and view modes, worst practices, and migrations (alongside our friend Ryan Weal). 

Along with our sessions, we are helping organize and host a couple of other events! We are excited to be helping plan this year’s Business Summit, as well as continuing our sponsorship of Women in Drupal!

  Read more about Hook 42's Sessions, BoFs, and Events at DrupalCon Baltimore

Drupal 8 multilingual websites training at BADCamp by Hook 42 and Lingotek

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Hook 42 has run four Drupal multilingual trainings at BADCamp since 2012, which has been a lot of fun. The first three years were focused on Drupal 7 only, and last year our training was split between Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. At all of these trainings, we had the great fortune of having the Lingotek team help us mentor students during the self-paced training as well as give a quick peek at their translation software. Read more about Drupal 8 multilingual websites training at BADCamp by Hook 42 and Lingotek

Writing My First Drupal 8 Module

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While it’s amazing how easy it is for an experienced Drupal 7 site builder to get around using the Drupal 8 UI, the same is not true for writing code for D8. As has been made clear for years now, Drupal 8 is very different inside. Many of the hooks we know and love have gone away, most procedural code has been replaced with interfaces, classes, and methods, and there are scads of YAML (Yet Another Markup Language, .yml file extension) files that wire everything together. How does a developer get her/his footing in this slippery new landscape? Read more about Writing My First Drupal 8 Module

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