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Goodbye Internet Explorer

by rikki.bochow /

It is Internet Explorer's retirement next month (June 15th), and it’s well and truly time for you to stop supporting it on your website for any current and future development (you have already, I hope). 

This also presents an opportunity to pull out any code solely because of Internet Explorer and start living in the modern (browser) world.

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Introducing Search API OpenSearch

by kim.pepper /

This year a fork of Elasticsearch was created called OpenSearch. The reasons behind it are varied, and I'm not going to get into that side of things other than to say there are two sides to every story, and it didn't end well.

Our Skpr hosting platform offers a managed AWS Elasticsearch service. As a result of the split, AWS has deprecated Elasticsearch and is migrating all of its managed services to OpenSearch.

This left us in a bit of a difficult situation.

In this blog post, we explain our rationale for choosing to fork Elasticsearch Connector and create a new Search API OpenSearch module.

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Sponsoring Drupal Contribution

by kim.pepper /

As an open-source project, Drupal relies on the sustained contributions of individuals and organisations to keep it well maintained, develop, and grow to stay relevant in a competitive landscape.

The project founder, Dries Buytaert has highlighted the problems many open source projects have of balancing the makers and takers. Increasingly, organisations that have traditionally contributed to Drupal have had challenges keeping the level of contribution going, and have had to look to new ways to support the project.

Sponsoring Drupal contribution is a new and exciting way for PreviousNext to give back to the project as well as the community.

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Overview of our Front-end Stack

by kim.pepper /

Front-end technology stacks tend to move quickly. At PreviousNext, we have been constantly evolving the tech stack to take advantage of best-practice.

In this post, we take a closer look at the front-end tools we use at PreviousNext in 2021 and some of the rationale behind the decisions.

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