Technological Maturity and Safety
Drupal was created in 2001, and has been open-source and built on PHP since its inception. This transparency, coupled with a thriving global community, allowed Drupal to evolve and grow. It has been continuously developed through various technological eras as well as through iterations and upgrades of the internet itself.
Beginning with version 8, Drupal has expanded its toolset by adopting carefully chosen components such as Symfony and Twig.
Why does this matter?
Since Drupal is built on top of PHP (used by more than 70% of all websites), businesses know that the technical details are safe and secure. The structure that supports Drupal has more than two decades of successful use and improvement. This allows businesses to focus their efforts in creating and managing content and its delivery to the customers.
Built for content
In an era where Content is one of the most important assets of any organization, Drupal remains recognized as the world leader in Digital Experience. As a modern CMS (Content Management System), Drupal's evolution has provided a product which contains the specific tools to handle content storage effectively and safely.
These are some of the features that have evolved over time, and are now part of Drupal's core capabilities in handling content.
User role management: Drupal supports access granularity by Users which can be changed as required.
Website routing safety: Site owners can select specifically what content of their website can be accessed by outside visitors.
Content sharing: Drupal exposes content to third-party integrations via a full fledged API using JSON.
Built-in migration capabilities: These enable content transfer between Drupal sites.
Integration and automation: Drupal offers technological tools to integrate and manipulate outside content.
Modularity: Drupal has thousands of curated modules to extend its functionality to various use-cases.
Extensibility: Drupal makes it easy to implement custom changes or to improve modules as required.
Transparency: Since Drupal is open-source, every module is an open box which can be fully validated.
Practical example - Integration with Monday.com
One of our clients requested an integration between Drupal and the service Monday.com.
How was this achieved?
Drupal has an advanced Webform module which enables form handling. In this specific use-case, the customer could sign up to a Waitlist for a specific event:
After signing up, Drupal handles the submissions internally, where the user data is safely stored for later use.
Leveraging Drupal's webform handler, we created a custom module which queues the Submissions from Drupal to be imported to the Monday service.
After capturing information from Monday, Drupal's Queue system allows setting up a recurring job which runs in determined time intervals and executes a predetermined operation.
In our example, Drupal sends the customer’s submissions from the waitlist to Monday.com every 30 minutes.
For our client, we used Drupal's flexible capabilities to seamlessly implement a system that:
- Enables the client's subscription to an Event Waitlist.
- Safely registers and stores this data in Drupal.
- Enables queuing up this content instantly after its submission using Drupal's webform handler.
- Creates a customized job that runs periodically and integrates data sent by the user from Drupal to the Monday.com service.
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