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How AI Raised Our Efficiency by 27%

We’ve been using multiple AI tools since their inception. We subscribed to ChatGPT and Midjourney and found them extremely useful in many scenarios. While ChatGPT proved its capabilities as a general writing assistant it wasn’t that accurate and up-to-date in coding. Midjourney turned out to be the best generator of illustration images - just check the one generated for this post. Now I’m writing about Github Copilot, the "AI pair programmer". Our initial goal was to experiment and evaluate to learn what’s the real value behind the hype.

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Thoughts before heading off to Lille for DrupalCon

It’s yet again that exciting period of time, in which last minute tasks are crunched in the final week before heading out abroad for another round of DrupalCon festivities.  This year’s DrupalCon in Europe is being held in Lille, France, near the border with Belgium.  Having never been to this region of Europe before, I’m curious what the city has to offer and how the city vibe will resonate with all walks-of-life Drupalers traveling to one meeting point.

We’ve had another great year at Brainsum working on ambitious projects that run the gamut of client needs, one of which -, a social platform - is going to be showcased in a session.  Here’s what I’m looking forward to next week:

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How it feels to install Drupal 10 as an UX designer

Is it easy for a newcomer to install Drupal 10 in a local environment in 2023? With notes and feelings during the installation, I will break down the steps taken to achieve the installation.

Attention, I'm a UX guy :)

pedro |

How to Quickly Transform Your Drupal Site to a Mobile App

Creating mobile experiences indistinguishable from native mobile apps with web technologies is a reality. The process of developing a mobile app is easier than ever. And if your site lives on Drupal, you can quickly transform it into a mobile app with minimal development. We recently managed this process for two websites, both are now available on the App Store and Google Play. In this post, we shared some key takeaways from the experience.

pedro |

Connecting Drupal to the HubSpot CRM v3 API

HubSpot describes itself as ‘the worldwide leader in inbound marketing, sales, and customer service/support training.’ It is a very popular CRM solution. In mid-2022, HubSpot's API and Drupal were disconnected, leaving hundreds of customers without a connection between their website and CRM due to a conceptual change in HubSpot’s new API. 

We found ourselves among those struggling with this change. Driven by our commitment to open-source solutions and sustainable practices, we rose to the occasion and lent a hand to the Drupal community by creating a working integration module.

pedro |

Our approach on upgrading Drupal 7 sites to Drupal 10

The still widely used 7th version of the Drupal CMS will reach End Of Life on January 5, 2025, then all Drupal 7 sites will become potentially vulnerable as they won't receive any security updates. The technology stack powering Drupal 7 sites is usually outdated, so keeping Drupal 7 sites in production is becoming more and more risky and painful which is very understandable in the light of the age of Drupal 7: it was released first in 2011! 

This post outlines our process of upgrading Drupal 7 sites to Drupal 10.

pedro |

WebP - The Right Way and The Wrong Way in Drupal

WebP is the most supported next-generation image format. The average WebP file size is 25%-34% smaller compared to JPEG file size at similar quality. WebP offers all key features, that until now have only been available only through a variety of image formats such as JPEG, PNG and GIF.

ponyaanett |

Jump into hybrid or fully online education with Opigno!

You will now come across a slightly different kind of writing style on this blog, as you can now get to know Opigno, the online learning management software based on the Drupal content management system through the eyes of an expert who is not a developer and comes from outside the Drupal world completely. Opigno is a response to an educational need, and you need to know its history and future. The world is changing at a relentless pace, our opportunities are becoming wider and more diverse. My name is Anett Pónya, I hold a master’s degree in Educational Science and I’m also a certified Google Educator.

pedro |

Selecting the right Drupal version from 7, 9 and 10 with matrix for decision-makers

Update: Drupal 8 is EOL and Drupal 9 will be EOL in November 2023, thus Drupal 10 is the go-to version for all new projects. Drupal 7 will receive limited security support until January 5, 2025, but that's a very old software, if you are still on Drupal 7, start the upgrade process.

There are 3 supported major versions of the Drupal CMS. This is not an easy situation for many decision-makers. We’ve been working with Drupal since core version 4. Let’s break down the differences between these three different versions of the Drupal CMS to help you better understand what fits your needs and gives you the best opportunity to have an effective website that delivers you value.

pedro |

Drupal behind Amazon Cloudfront

Cloudfront is a global cache for websites. We are using it with the Drupal CMS and in this post we share our experiences about how to set it up, how to debug it, it's strengths and weaknesses and also some common pitfalls.