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Instant Insight

Scan and score your Drupal site on Performance, Security and Code quality

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Get your own xAMP stack for local Drupal development


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Distros

Fast track your Drupal development with a host of great distros


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How I learned Drupal 8

In this post, I will share my experience on trying to learn Drupal 8 during its alpha stage, talk about some of the challenges of keeping up with the ongoing changes while trying to learn it, and end with some tips and resources which proved useful... More

Drupal Best Practices Within Acquia Cloud Site Factory

In today’s super-competitive marketplace, staying ahead of the competition means being able to respond to changing markets instantly. Launching a new marketing campaign, a new brand, or even a new family of brands can mean the difference between... More

Automatic Module Upgrader for Drupal 8 getting some love!

Back in February at the Acquia Build Week hackathon, Team "Upgrade Roboto" (webchick, Wim Leers, Gábor Hojtsy, xjm, japerry, and estha) published the Drupal Module Upgrader project. The project is a script that scans the source of a Drupal 7 module... More

Local Drupal Development Sandboxes

If you're doing Drupal development, having a local sandbox is a necessity. Why? No one should be making untested changes on a production or staging server. And, a development server should be free of initial development errors where the developer... More

The Last-Ditch Fix - Programmatically changing a Drupal 7 view

Originally posted on Yellow Pencil's blog. Follow @kimbeaudin on Twitter Here is the deal Drupal generally runs on a LAMP based setup (which I strongly recommend), but if clients are restricted to certain hardware and software, sometimes you have... More

Power Tools

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Develop Locally

Acquia Dev Desktop

Drupal-specific xAMP stack installer that enables you to quickly set up Drupal locally on your Windows or Mac. It comes equipped with:

Drupal Distros

Acquia Drupal

Acquia Drupal comes with a set of essential Drupal modules to make it easy to get started with your Drupal development.

Drupal Commons

Looking to develop community websites? Built on Drupal 7, Drupal Commons is a ready to use service that allows you to build communities.

  • Built on Drupal core and contributed modules
  • Develop internal or external communities
  • Documentation

Cloud Hosting Platform

Acquia Cloud

Acquia Cloud is a Drupal-tuned scalable and secure cloud hosting platform for your Drupal sites. Enjoy powerful developer UI's, multiple environments, multi-site hosting, secure server access using SSH, and automated deployment from your version control repository.

  • Built on open source LAMP server stack
  • Drag-and-drop to deploy
  • Dev, Stage and Prod environments
  • Automated database scrubs using Cloud Hooks
  • Documentation

Performance Toolbox

Acquia Subscription

Complete application assurance platform with suite of tools, knowledge base and support services that can amplify the quality of your sites. It offers 24X7X365 support and a library that consists of 800+ how-to Drupal articles and comprehensive product demos and documentation.

  • Acquia Cloud
  • Acquia Insight
  • Acquia Search
  • Mollom
  • Library
  • Support
  • Documentation

Acquia Insight

Performance testing tool that gives you greater visibility and control over the sites you build. Examines and scores your site for performance, security and adherence to best practices and notifies you of critical alerts and warnings about your site vulnerabilities.
*Part of Acquia Subscription

  • Conducts ~130 tests to rank your site
  • Performs thorough source code analysis
  • Documentation

Cloud Services

Acquia Search

Acquia Search is a fully managed cloud service that integrates quickly with Drupal applications. It is built on the Apache Solr search engine and is a part of the Acquia Subscription suite of tools. It also uses open source libraries like Apache TIKA.
*Part of Acquia Subscription

  • Faceted search interfaces using Facet API
  • Result filtering and weighting
  • Multisite and multiple Drupal version searches
  • Multi-entity and attachment searches
  • Documentation

Mollom

You can protect your online reputation against unwanted spam using content moderation tool Mollom. Mollom uses sophisticated techniques to block spam and malicious content automatically.
*Part of Acquia Subscription

  • Uses machine learning techniques to block spam
  • Text analytics functionality detects profanity
  • Centralized CAPTCHA service prevents approved users from having to solve it