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A Simply Awesome Markup Language

The modern web developer has a variety of markup languages available for use in different contexts: XML, HTML, YAML, Markdown - the list goes on and on. Yet each has its limitation(s), whether that be performance, readability, or ease-of-use.

That all changes today with the introduction of the Syntactically Accurate Markup Language (SAML).

Drupal 8 REST Requests

In November, 2015, the Stanford Web Services team got to dive into Drupal 8 during a weeklong sprint. I was excited to look at the RESTful web services that Drupal 8 gives out-of-the-box; what follows is my documentation of the various types of requests supported, required headers, responses, and response codes.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive documentation of RESTful web services in Drupal 8. However, I have pulled information from various posts around the Web, and my own experimentation, into this post.

Stanford Sites Updates, September 2015

University IT will perform security updates on all websites on the Stanford Sites Drupal hosting service on the following dates:

These changes include updating Drupal core to the latest release, security-related module upgrades, and bug fixes for both Drupal 6 and 7 sites. See below for a complete list of updated and new modules.

Stanford Sites Updates, July 2015

University IT will perform maintenance on all websites on the Stanford Sites Drupal hosting service on the following dates:

  • Friday, July 24th, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: personal sites hosted on people.stanford.edu

  • Saturday, July 25th, from 4 a.m. - 8 a.m.: group and department sites hosted on sites.stanford.edu

  • Sunday, July 26th, from 4 a.m. - 8 a.m.: group and department sites hosted on sites.stanford.edu

These changes are significant and include updating Drupal core to the latest release, security-related module upgrades, new modules, and theme updates for both Drupal 6 and 7 sites. See below for a complete list of updated and new modules.

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