Drupal 8

Acquia vs Platform.sh: The "better" Drupal hosting for your application

Submitted by abhaisasidharan on Fri, 05/01/2020 - 20:17
For hosting Drupal applications, it is better to go with a hosting platform that promises support specifically for Drupal. There are many such platforms, Platform.sh, Acquia, Pantheon. Let's compare the two leading one's from a slightly different user perspective.

Things to remember when you change the domain name of your Drupal website

Submitted by abhaisasidharan on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 12:12
As you may have noticed, my domain name is now abh.ai. I've been wanting to change my domain name for some time now, for many reasons. People are often surprised that .xyz is a legitimate domain name despite abc.xyz. Plus, If it weren't for my friends, this change would never have happened. They, very astutely, pointed out that it sounds like the domain name of a porn site.

Angular vs React JS vs Vue Js: A comparison of front-end javascript frameworks for headless (decoupled) Drupal 8

Submitted by abhaisasidharan on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 12:12
There are many articles comparing various aspects of the three most popular JavaScript frameworks, namely Angular, Vue.js and React JS. Most of these articles compare them on job demand, developer usage, developer opinion, generic pros and cons, popularity, community support and the likes. That is not what I’m going to do here. This article will provide an insight into the actual usability and practical use of these frameworks. How can this be achieved? By implementing the same single page app using the three frameworks separately.

React vs Angular : The better head for the "Headless (decoupled) Drupal"

Submitted by abhaisasidharan on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 12:12
Drupal has always been criticized for its difficulty in creating truly good UI/UX, especially Drupal 7. In Drupal 8 this is considerably easier with the new twig engine. Even then there is a limitation to what we can do with the UI/UX. Don’t get me wrong, Drupal 8 backend is a godsend; extremely flexible and extensible. But to actually get that much flexibility in the front, we have to decouple.

How to view your custom dimensions in google analytics reports?

Submitted by abhaisasidharan on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 08:09
This article explains how to create custom reports in google analytics, assuming you have a google analytics account that tracks your site traffic. If you don't have one, create one, and set it up on your site using the Drupal 8 google analytics module. Go to analytics.google.com. This is how your dashboard will look like :