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Issue 102 September 5th, 2013

Headlines

Drupal 8 APIs Are Freezing But Not Frozen

Dries offers clarity about the Drupal 8 API freeze.

Drupal Association At-Large Board Self-Nominations Open

Nominate Yourself for the Drupal Association Board.

Drupal 8 Q&A session with Dries Buytaert at DrupalCon Prague

Dries will be moderating a question-and-answer core conversation with a panel of Drupal 8 leaders.

Articles

Drupal Developer Career Advice

Great advice from Matt Farina, a veteran developer in the Drupal community.

Building Views Query Plugins

Drupal 8 CMI lead Greg Dunlap shares how Lullabot wrote there own Views Query plugin to populate a slideshow with photos from Flickr.

Drupal 8

Configuration Management and Features: a Look at Drupal 8

Andrea Pescetti of Nuvole addresses what CMI will bring to D8 and “Poorman’s Features” for packaging configuration in D8.

Module Development in Drupal 8

Another tutorial covering creating a simple Drupal 8 module.

Drupal 8 Logo Concepts!

The Drupal Association has shared the first round of Drupal 8 logo concepts for your parusal.

Tutorials

How to Create Taxonomy Vocabularies and Terms Programmatically in Drupal 7

Trust me. It’s just a matter of time until you will want or need to do this.

Features + Drush = Drupal Goodness

Add a Block Region to a Drupal 7 Theme

A nice entry level tutorial from OSTraining.

Ensuring Drupal Email Doesn’t Get Sent From A Local Development Environment

Not the first time I’ve linked to a tutorial covering this topic and it won’t be the last. Controlling email sending during development is a real need and Jeff Geerling offers a couple good options.

Theme Development with Grunt: LiveReload, Lint, Uglify, Oh My!

I don’t do very much on the theme end of Drupal but I have used a few of these tools. If you are a frontend Drupaler check it out this post from Chapter Three’s Rob Decker. Also take a look at the Aurora theme which is mentioned by Chris Ruppel in the comments

DrupalCon

Dc Prague Community Summit & Future Of Drupal Events

Morten offers insight into the DrupalCon Prague Community summit including the what’s and why’s.

Modules

8 Ways To Take The Pain Out Of Drupal’s Admin Forms

A nice list of form modules with comparisons from Bryan Braun.

Themes

The New Face Of Omega 4, Part II

Kathryn McClintock from Amazee Labs digs into the functionality in the popular theme Omega 4.

Video

Video Introductions to Panels and Display Suite - OSTraining

Podcasts

The Drupal Digital Agency - Meet Tim Deeson - Acquia Podcast

BadCamp with Jen Lampton and Meghan Sweet - Modules Unraveled Podcast

Releases

Aegir 2.0-rc4

Flag 7.x–3.1

Finally

Hi everyone, my name is Dave Reid, and I’m a module hoarder. AMA!

Another great Reddit AMA.

Support Simplytest.me Creator Patrick Drotleff on Gittip

Simplytest.me is a awesome and free service you can use to spin up a site on the web to quickly test patches, modules, and themes. This tool is a huge asset to the Drupal community. I had the pleasure of meeting Patrick at DrupalCon Portland and was surprised by his age. He’s young! Please consider sending some money his way.

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