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Issue 104 September 19th, 2013

News

Drupal.org D7 Upgrade: Ready for Community QA!

Big news! Keep in mind that this is a straight port of drupal.org to Drupal 7.

Backdropcms.org

The official Backdrop home page is worth a look.

Articles

Introducing Backdrop CMS, a Drupal fork

Jen Lampton provides some background behind Backdrop as well as making the case for the need for a Drupal that is easier to learn.

Comparison of Module Funding Methods

Top Shelf Modules is something to keep your eye on. Haven’t had a chance to dig in and research what they are doing but we need to make it eaiser to fund developers working on Drupal and OSS in general.

Achieving Continuous Integration with Drupal

Building Views Query Plugins, Part 3

Backdrop: Forking Drupal

Laura Scott, CEO of Pingv has a great take on Backdrop and why it could be good for Drupal. A must read.

The Future of PHP is … Here Already

Lorna Mitchell highlights the improvements in PHP 5.3, 5.4, and 5.5.

On Giving Better Drupalcon Sessions

A must read for anyone presenting at a Drupal event from Florian Loretan on the Wunderkraut blog.

Drupal 8

Drupal 8: RESTful Services

Peter Mallett covers the cool additions to Drupal 8 on the Web services front in this Mediacurrent webinar.

Drupal 8: A View into Performance

Part 4 in a 5-part series on performance in the upcoming Drupal 8 by James Meickle

Explaining The New Routing System In Drupal 8

Tutorials

Managing Your Drush Aliases

A nice tip from Chapter Three’s Mark Ferree.

JavaScript Logging With A Bit Of Sanity

Just a super handy tutorial from Rob Ballou of the Aten Design Group for anyone doing Javascript work in Drupal or any project for that matter.

Modules

Must Have Drupal Module: Advanced Text Formatter

Cool Drupal Module: Autocomplete Deluxe

Projects

Bear Skin: A Case Study

Bear is an installation profile that can be used as an alternative to minimal or standard profiles that Drupal ships with. Bear Skin is a Zen sub theme with a handful of awesome projects baked in.

Streamlined Drupal Project Setup and Theming

“Drupal Streamline, a convenient, hassle-free starting point for new Drupal projects.”

Podcasts

BackDropEasy Podcast 114: No Crying at Sprints - DrupalEasy Podcast

PHP is Taking Care of Business - Meet Lorna Jane - Acquia Podcast

Events

Drupalcamp Atlanta Code Sprint

Don’t miss the Drupalcamp Atlanta code sprint on Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 9am - 4pm. It’s going to be epic.

DrupalCamp Chattanooga

November 9th, 2013 at Chattanooga State College in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Finally

Weekly Drupal Beginner Questions Thread : Reddit.com

Another great reason to check out the Drupal Reddit page.

Drupal AMA Series: Greg Dunlap, aka heyrocker!

Check out the Drupal 8 CMI (Configuration Management Initiative) lead on Tuesday, September 24, starting at noon EDT.

Jobs

Drupal Developer - LA or San Diego, CA

Achieve Internet is looking for Drupal developers. Contract, W2, telecommute are all considered. We are looking for 4+ years of back end Drupal development on large scale projects for high profile clients. Please see our website for more info about us.

Drupal Developers / Architects, Torchbox (Oxford or Bristol, UK)

Are you an enthusiastic Drupal developer looking to expand your career on a variety of high-profile, challenging Drupal projects? Torchbox offers an enviable location, friendly team environment, the usual top-end kit - and even the odd ski trip.

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Jobs

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