Acquia Offers Drupal 8 at Drupal GovCon [July 20, 2015]
By Bailey McCann
Drupal GovCon is this week. The conference aims to highlight what is new and applicable for the public sector on the Drupal content management system. One of Drupal’s biggest backers – Acquia will be at the conference highlighting their move to adopt Drupal 8 and make it available for customers.
Drupal 8 is still in beta but according to Angie Byron, Director of Community Development at Acquia, the new version exhibits enough consistency and development that early adopters should feel confident making the move.
“A lot of people in the Acquia community were starting to look at Drupal 8 as they work through website upgrade plans. We’re part of the core team building Drupal 8, and we feel confident that we can support websites on the new version,” Byron said.
Drupal is an open source content management system supported by a community of developers including Acquia. The new release builds in a lot of the most popular features used in the Drupal community as part of its core functionality instead of as add-ons.