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Versioning in Yjs -- How deletes are exchanged -- Distributed revision histories Tracking changes in Yjs -- Attributing and identifying changes -- Offline editing -- Peer-to-peer versioning Conclusion The previous blog post in this multi-part series about Yjs , the real-time collaboration framework, dealt with awareness therein, and how encoding deletions in the Yjs way can yield substantial performance dividends. Recently, during its assessment of a variety of tools for collaborative editing , Tag1 Consulting...

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Content collaboration has long been table stakes for content management systems like WordPress and Drupal, but what about real-time peer-to-peer collaboration between editors who need direct interaction to work on their content? The WordPress Gutenberg team has been working with Tag1 Consulting and the community of Yjs, an open-source real-time collaboration framework, to enable collaborative editing on the Gutenberg editor. Currently an experimental feature that is available in a Gutenberg pull request, shared editing in...

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What’s new in Drush 10 - Why Drush over Drupal Console? - The future of Drush: Drush in core? Conclusion In the first part of our two-part blog series on Drush 10, we covered the fascinating history of Drush and how it came to become one of the most successful projects in the Drupal ecosystem. After all, many of us know many of the most common Drush commands by heart, and it’s difficult to imagine...

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One of the challenges of securing any Drupal site is the often wide range of modules to track, security advisories to follow, and updates to implement. When it comes to Drupal security, particularly older versions of Drupal such as Drupal 6 and Drupal 7, even a slight delay in patching security vulnerabilities can jeopardize mission-critical sites. Now that Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 are fast approaching their end of life (EOL) in November 2021 (Drupal...

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In part 3 learn more about Yjs and the specific features that make it shine in the realm of real-time collaboration: namely awareness, offline editing, and versioning. In the next two installments of this blog series, we cover all three of these essential topics.

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An effective administrative interface is table stakes for any content management system that wishes to make a mark with users. Claro is a new administration theme now available in Drupal 8 core thanks to the Admin UI Modernization initiative. Intended to serve as a logical next step for Drupal's administration interface and the Seven theme, Claro was developed with a keen eye for modern design patterns, accessibility best practices, and careful analysis of usability studies...

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If you’ve touched a Drupal site at any point in the last ten years, it’s very likely you came into contact with Drush (a portmanteau of “Drupal shell”), the command-line interface (CLI) used by countless developers to work with Drupal without touching the administrative interface. Drush has a long and storied trajectory in the Drupal community. Though many other Drupal-associated projects have since been forgotten and relegated to the annals of Drupal history, Drush remains...

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In the previous blog post in this multi-part series about Yjs, we discussed the history and origins of Yjs , directly from its creator Kevin Jahns, as well as operational transformation (OT) and some of the advantages that peer-to-peer approaches to real-time collaboration have over the use of a centralized server. Tag1 recently selected Yjs as its shared editing framework of choice , pairing it with ProseMirror for a top Fortune 50 company .

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What happens when you have a connection that isn't working, but you have a mission-critical document that you need to collaborate on with others around the world? The problem of peer-to-peer collaboration in an offline environment is becoming an increasingly pressing issue for editorial organizations and enterprises. As we continue to work on documents together on flights, trains, and buses, offline-first shared editing is now a base-level requirement rather than a pipe dream. Yjs, an...

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Quality assurance (QA) is no longer the phrase that drove developers to recoil in horror and customers to run away to examine their balance sheets. Testing is quickly transforming the way developers work as the number of solutions and approaches increases substantially, especially in recent years. Given the continued promulgation of compelling solutions when it comes to continuous integration (CI) and new software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors, testing is now a prerequisite rather than an afterthought. Nevertheless,...