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Postman started out as an API development tool, but has developed more into, as they put it, an “API Development Environment”.

An over-simplified description is it allows you to create and save requests to test your API. You can then save your requests as a collection and share or publish them for others to use.

API Platform makes it easy to deliver all properties of an entity, but what about when you want to limit what properties are accessible to either GET or POST/PUT operations?

It’s surprisingly an easy bit of configuration.

What about dynamically limiting access to properties based on something like the user’s role?

This requires creating a service class, but it is still very approachable.

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API Platform is a Symfony based framework for API-driven projects.

With a minimal amount of configuration after installation, you can have a fully functional REST server with an OpenAPI based Swagger front-end for exploring the API.

How the mobile web will rule the world.

Nowadays to make a purchase all you need to do is reach into your pocket and load up any website. You carry a shopping mall with you all day, that is why a responsive website with an e-commerce solution is of paramount importance.

Here’s an infographic with important statistics about the usage of Mobile Web and Mobile E-commerce in 2013.

Drupal Ecommerce Infographic

A codebase can end up with a bunch of unused modules one way or another. Identifying unused/installed modules is tough, but identifying unused/disabled modules is pretty easy.

Modules and their status exist in the system table of Drupal. It's simple enough to query for disabled modules, but that will return results of modules which may have already been removed from the codebase.

The Acquia Certified Professional Program launched in March of 2014 and it's a pretty big deal. These exams are considered the gold standard for Drupal Developers.

The Acquia Certified Developer Exam consists of 60 questions and takes about 90 minutes to complete. It’s available online and at test centers around the world. The online version of the test can be taken in a proctored, online environment through Webassessor.

Users want something from you

If you want your clients to do something, such as sign up for a newsletter, be an active part of your community, or share your product on social media, you need to give a little push. A great way to engage users is to offer a freebie, such as; "Sign up for our newsletter and receive this free vector pack." "Enter to win a autographed photo of Dolly Parton." Etc…

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