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Using Drupal 8 and AWS IoT to Power Digital Signage for New York’s Subway System
In order for raw data to be effectively (and efficiently) parsed and sent to the appropriate signs, our parsers must understand context. Unfortunately for us, none of the data feeds provide context (this is not uncommon). Data feeds, particularly those that update very rapidly, must be as streamlined as possible to cut down on size and processing time for the system that generates it in the first place.

This is where a content model comes in place. A key in the data (or several data fields) somehow map into the model, which then provides context for how the data should be consumed and handled by the system.

For the MTA, this content model needed to be representative of the assets in the city of New York. This model should create a digital representation of the various Routes (N,Q,R,W, etc.), Stations (Grand Central, Penn Station, etc.), Platforms (Uptown, Downtown, Mezzanine, etc.), Tracks, and Signs that will be included in the data.

A key component of the MTA system is the flexibility of our content model. Why? We’re using Drupal to manage it.

Each of the above assets is represented by a content type. Individual items in the content model are created as nodes, and then entity reference fields are used to provide the necessary context and relationships between the items. User experience is a major component of this feature as Drupal’s involvement allows non-technical users to log into the administration site (with the appropriate account access) and make changes to the content model on the fly.
decoupledcms  cms  drupal  drupa8  reactjs  nyc  subway  transportation  publictransit  casestudy  via:chrisarasin 
october 2019 by dirtystylus
How to loop through referenced entities? | Goran Nikolovski
Both Entity reference and Entity reference revisions fields have referencedEntities() method
drupal  drupal8  entityreference  webdev  via:chrisarasin 
september 2019 by dirtystylus
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In the US, the top 21 smartphone models only cover 56% of users
statistics  analytics  mobile  via:chrisarasin 
august 2019 by dirtystylus
Building a digital garden
Interesting from a personal note-taking/publishing perspective, but also for the treatment/positioning of the footnotes
via:chrisarasin  blogging  notetaking  editorialdesign  footnotes  jekyll 
april 2019 by dirtystylus

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