Applied Progressive Decoupling: Weather.com, Angular, and Drupal

Do you have a JavaScript development team itching to pursue new ideas at a faster rate than the rest of your developers or even Drupal itself can accommodate? How can you best avoid the pitfalls of fully decoupling Drupal and reinventing the many wheels you lose, such as layout management and a seamless administrative experience?

Join Preston So, John Kennedy, and Matt Davis as they discuss the practice behind the theory of progressively decoupled Drupal, an approach that infuses graceful application-like interactivity into your site, without jettisoning the features that make Drupal great on the front end. In this webinar, we’ll also delve into the key motivations for harnessing Drupal’s power as a CMS alongside another powerful framework on the front end via progressive decoupling. Topics covered will include:

  • “Headless” Drupal: The promise and perils of fully decoupling Drupal
  • The top five reasons to progressively decouple Drupal
  • Concrete architectures to implement progressive decoupling
  • A case study on weather.com and progressively decoupled Panels
  • And much, much more

Watch the recorded webinar

date

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 EDT

time

1:00 PM

duration

60min.

Preston So, Acquia

Preston So

Director of Research and InnovationAcquia

Preston So has been a web developer and designer since 2001, a creative professional since 2004, and a Drupal developer since 2007. As Director of Research and Innovation at Acquia, Preston leads Acquia Labs and new open-source and research initiatives. Previously, he managed the Entertainment Weekly website, led its development team at Time Inc., co-founded the Southern Colorado Drupal User Group (est. 2008), and operated an award-winning web and print design studio. Preston has presented at conferences on four continents and in multiple languages about diverse topics such as decoupled Drupal, responsive design, front-end development, and user experience. Most recently, Preston presented the keynotes at DrupalCamp Connecticut 2016 and, in Portuguese, at DrupalCamp Campinas 2016 in Brazil.

"Working at Acquia allows me to contribute back to an open source community I love deeply," he said.

John Kennedy

John Kennedy

Product Leader, Platform ServicesAcquia

John Kennedy is a product leader for platform services for Acquia.