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Sending Drupal entities to dialogflow with Chatbot API module

by Lee Rowlands /

Services like dialogflow (formerly api.ai) do a much better job of natural language parsing (NLP) if they're aware of your entity names in advance.

For example, it can recognize that show me the weather in Bundaberg is a request for weather in Bundaberg, if you've told it ahead of time that Bundaberg is a valid value for the City entity.

Having the entity values automatically update in your service of choice when they're created and changed in Drupal makes this much more efficient.

This article will show you how to achieve that.

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Intro to Cherry Picking with Git

by Pasan Gamage /

When you are working with a team of developers on a medium to large sized project, managing the changes between a number of git branches can become a complex task. Sometimes you don't want to merge a whole branch into another, and only need to pick one or two specific commits. This process is called 'cherry picking'.

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Lightning talk: Custom CKEditor Widgets in Drupal 8

by Saul Willers /

We're starting up our Lightning talks again during our weekly developer meetings here at PreviousNext. This week was about wiring up a straight forward plugin.js and extending CKEditorPluginBase to create a custom CKEditor widget in Drupal 8.

Watch the video for a run through of how this is done in Drupal 8.

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