Waterwheel: the Drupal SDK for JavaScript Developers

As Drupal begins to be more widely used as a back end for web services and for application ecosystems by extension, developers of wildly diverse backgrounds are now consuming and manipulating data from Drupal in unprecedented ways. There's just one problem: JavaScript and native application developers don't speak Drupal.

Waterwheel, our client- and server-side JavaScript library, helps developers talk with Drupal without having to learn about core REST's authentication system or its approach to serializing Drupal data, the nuances of how Drupal's core REST API works, how field values are exposed as JSON, or even which resource routes to query to fetch the correct data. In this webinar about Waterwheel, we’ll discuss:

  • The motivations, issues, challenges, and rewards of API-first Drupal, core REST usage, and Waterwheel itself
  • How Waterwheel can benefit developers, workflows, and overall architecture
  • Using Waterwheel: querying data, manipulating data, and query operations
  • Content entity coverage
  • The roadmap and future of Waterwheel

Watch the recorded webinar

date

Wednesday, August 10, 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.