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Building multifunctional websites and web applications is hardly an easy task. We support ourselves in this process with various programming languages and tools.

We are the largest and best-known company dealing with creating and supporting Drupal-based websites in Poland. Our areas of expertise also include Symfony, PHP, ReactJS and front-end development. In our endeavours, we also use a variety of other software solutions, such as PHPStorm, Jenkins and Docker.

We are happy to share our experiences, describing the process of work on building and developing websites and applications at Droptica. Thanks to SCRUM and the right tools such as Slack and Jira, we ensure seamless communication between the team and the client. We systematically improve or change the software we use in order to automate repetitive actions and speed up the development work.

You can learn more about the ins and outs of our work thanks to our extensive blog articles, or you can find out what benefits we can offer you thanks to our Case Studies.

It’s been two years since the première of Drupal 8. We already got used to the differences between versions 7 and 8, and a lot of websites were created based on D8. Many Drupal 7-based websites are applications that use Drupal Commerce – an e-commerce module for Drupal. Many of the applications were set-up with the Commerce Kickstart distribution, which was based on this add-on. What’s the way to do it with D8?

Sometimes I find questions like the following one on Internet forums: “I want to build a website. Should I go with a standard CMS (such as Drupal), or develop a proprietary CMS?” I've been working with a large, custom CMS that was developed for quite a while, as well as in Drupal and I wanted to share my insights. Reinventing the wheel The first thing I noticed was the difference in the amount of time and effort spent on rewriting standard solutions.
What to do with an old, outdated website that you would like to keep online? The perfect solution is to archive it to pure HTML code. We will demonstrate it on the example of a drupalcamp.pl website created in Droopler, based on Drupal. Why archive pages at all? Sometimes websites have their expiration date. It may result from the life cycle of the technology used to build it or simply because the website was created for an event or some special occasion.
At our Drupal agency we have always wanted to solve the problem of time-consuming creation of Drupal 8-based small pages from scratch. Finally, we have been able to achieve satisfactory results with Droopler. Version 1.3 is even better. Why did we make Droopler? We regularly make websites for our needs (for example for marketing campaigns or events like DrupalCamp Poland) as well as for our clients.
Websites play an increasingly important role on the Internet, sometimes even generating huge profits. Even the smallest interruptions in their operation can cause losses amounting to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. That is why when performing Drupal development services we attach great importance to ensuring that our work is as reliable as possible. How?
At Droptica, a very important role is played by the servers, where we host websites and applications developed by us. By implementing Infrastructure as Code in our company, we have managed to increase the stability and availability of services and optimise the time necessary to implement changes in the infrastructure.
An event website can be a big challenge. Usually, you will have to do it quickly and cheaply, while ensuring its high quality. After all, the prestige of the event and, consequently, the high turnout of guests and visitors, depends directly on its quality. How to reconcile a tight budget with great quality? If you are looking for a good solution to this conundrum, you can go with Droopler, Droptica’s distribution based on Drupal. The event industry is characterised by many contradictions.
React.js is a very popular JavaScript framework created by Facebook. It allows you to build beautiful, interactive and fast interfaces, with which users will fall in love. Drupal, on the other hand, is a fantastic CMS with you can build small, medium and huge websites.   Sometimes you want to pair the two frameworks together - offer sophisticated Drupal backend, and a slick, quick frontend based on React.
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