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Part 1 | Part 2 Drupal is notorious for its "everyone has a voice" approach to open-source development, but it isn't easy to reach consensus across thousands of people with different backgrounds and opinions. In addition, Drupal has witnessed countless paradigm shifts in its lengthy history, both in the surrounding world of web development and in its internal workings. As Drupal has grown to power over two percent of the websites on the...

Preston So

Part 1 | Part 2 Open-source software development isn't easy. There are few people who know this more intimately well than Angie Byron (webchick), who is one of the best-known community leaders in the Drupal ecosystem and Senior Director, Product and Community Development at Acquia. Over the course of Angie's fifteen years in Drupal contribution, the content management system has undergone a series of disruptive and significant changes that have reinvented the community...

Preston So

Fortunately, with the support of the real-time collaboration framework Yjs and the local database available to browsers known as IndexedDB, you too can implement robust offline-first applications that not only enable peer-to-peer collaborative editing but also represent a wholesale revolution in the ways in which we interact with not only content management systems (CMS) but also web applications at large.

Preston So

For many developers, the concept of offline-enabled applications leads to anxiety and panic. But the pain is over thanks to the multiplicity of benefits provided by the pairing of emerging web technologies like the open-source real-time collaboration framework known as Yjs and the local database technology ideal for offline solutions known as IndexedDB.

Preston So

Slow or intermittent connections are an all-too-common case that many users face when attempting to work with applications. Offline-enabled applications are a particularly challenging use case because they require synchronization and a local understanding of data.

Preston So

In this second installment of a two-part blog series about Reason, we take a closer look at why Reason's applications outperform their JavaScript and TypeScript counterparts and embark on a quick tour of Reason's community and burgeoning ecosystem.

Preston So

Reason, also written ReasonML, is a technology that has gained considerable attention over the past several years due to its compelling developer experience and enduring resilience. A functional programming language with built-in React support, Reason also includes an efficient toolchain and JavaScript-like syntax.

Preston So

After four-and-a-half years of development, Drupal 9 was just released, a milestone in the evolution of the Drupal content management system. The Drupal Association has long played a critical role not only in supporting the advancement and releases of one of the world's largest and most active open-source software projects; it also contributes to the Drupal roadmap and drives its forward momentum in other important ways. In addition to maintenance releases for Drupal 7 and...

Preston So

Though the biggest news this month is the release of Drupal 9, that doesn't mean big releases aren't happening on other versions of Drupal too. The milestone represented by Drupal 9 also welcomes new versions of both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 to the Drupal ecosystem. It's been four-and-a-half years since Drupal 8 was released, and 54 months of development from scores of contributors around the world went into Drupal 9. And thanks to the...

Preston So

ReasonML is a functional programming language that has built-in React support, JavaScript-like syntax, and a highly efficient toolchain optimized for code management and compilation. With seamless interoperability with existing JavaScript and originally written by Facebook, ReasonML is quickly becoming a language of choice not only for functional programming enthusiasts well-versed in OCaml but also for React architects and developers who need better state handling and more robust typing. Already leveraged by mission-critical applications at organizations...