Acquia Platform Introduces User, Developer Improvements with Drupal 8 [July 13, 2015]

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Web Hosting Industry Review

By Nicole Henderson

Acquia announced on Monday that Drupal 8 is now available on its platform, introducing more than 200 new capabilities for Drupal users.

Currently in beta, new features of Drupal 8 include a new content authoring experience for users to quickly and easily create content, a completely responsive user interface, as well as improvements for developers, including RESTful APIs and improved unit testing.

“I believe the combination of Acquia and Drupal 8 delivers the most important advance in the delivery of digital experiences the market will see in the next 10 years,” Dries Buytaert, Drupal founder and project lead, and Acquia co-founder and CTO said in a statement. “Drupal 8 breaks the mold for dated content management models and liberates content from the page for the post-browser era. Now we have the power to deliver the right content, to the right audience, at the right time, on the right device.”

Drupal 8 also improves on speed and performance, incorporating popular modules from previous Drupal versions in its core to speed time to market and offers improved caching to speed content delivery of Drupal 8 sites. Acquia recently partnered with CloudFlare to sell CloudFlare DDoS and CDN services under its own brand.

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