When maintaining a Drupal 8 site in production, it’s often necessary to make changes within the site’s database, specifically when it comes to modifying settings or data that is not handled by Drupal’s YAML file-based configuration management API. Some common examples of settings or data not handled by the configuration management API include the following:
Tagged Drupal 8 Development
As some of its biggest strengths as a first-in-class Content Management System, Drupal 8’s Entity API and Field API provide for both the creation and maintenance of powerful, structured data architectures with relative ease.
For years, community members from Chattanooga talked about their local camp. These community members routinely support other camps, through attendance, volunteerism, and by giving talks. It was our time to return the favor.
Amphenol Corporation is a global leader in connectors, cables, and interconnect systems. Their products and services support multiple industries and globally distributed clients. Hook 42 implemented a Google Search Appliance replacement leveraging Elasticsearch and Scrapy to crawl, index, and display federated search results from over 100 of their corporate websites on the main Drupal 8 corporate website. The enterprise federated search project was completed on-time and on budget in a compressed schedule, creating a sound platform for ongoing search enhancements in the future.
Go Overseas provides a service to connect people with meaningful travel programs, such as volunteer, study, or teaching engagements. Hook 42 was selected for their Drupal 6 to Drupal 8 migration project, requiring both backend and frontend development. We also ran SEO health checks and continue to work with Go Overseas on performance monitoring and ongoing improvements to their site and architecture.
Marageti is an online travel agency with experts specializing in group tours and cruises. Marageti's parent company, Zicasso, focuses on customized luxury tours. Zicasso and Hook 42 have been working together since 2012. We helped Zicasso's Marageti team architect, build, and launch their Drupal 8 website to highlight their guided group tour and cruise vacations.
Stanford Cantor Arts Center underwent a substantial redesign and needed a development partner to implement the site in Drupal 8. Hook 42 created a solid content strategy and toolkit for the small, non-technical content contributor team to artistically showcase their collections, exhibitions, and events. Our team leveraged web components and a solid pattern library to ensure the branding and display was consistent across pages, regardless of the configuration of the content components. In addition to the beautiful and responsive site, Hook 42 architected and developed a custom integration to the main Stanford events feed to automatically populate museum content on the site over time.
Read the UI Patterns Module article by Ryan Bateman that explores the use of the Drupal module leveraged for the websites modular content creation tools.
Reviewing the Work
We held discussions to highlight the thought leadership involved in each step of the process, reviewing key pieces of the project that would be valuable to the Drupal community.
A Cantor Arts Center website case study presentation was delivered by the team at Stanford Drupal Camp 2018. Later, at BADCamp 2018, Kristen Pol and Ryan Bateman presented on the topic. Following the BADCamp presentation was yet another discussion by Kristen Pol and Ryan Bateman at DrupalCon 2019.
National Nurses United (NNU) is the largest organization of registered nurses in the United States and includes the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and the Massachusetts Nurses Association. NNU chose Hook 42 to redesign and migrate its site from ExpressionEngine to Drupal 8. We continue to work with the NNU team for training and ongoing support.
UCSF's PleasePrEPMe.org site is a searchable, location-responsive PrEP provider directory for California. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an effective HIV prevention strategy available by prescription. The PleasePrEPMe team chose Hook 42 to migrate their website from Angular to Drupal 8 with a React front-end for their interactive map.