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Issue 108 October 17, 2013

News

1 Million Users on Drupal.org!

This past week Drupal.org passed 1 million registered users.

Articles

Drupal 7 Vs Symfony 2: Overview After 1 Year Of Symfony Development

A great post by Anton Sidashin discussing their move away from Drupal to Symfony 2.

A Call to Arms - Support your local Drupal Community

As a local Drupal group organizer I whole heartily agree that we need more support. Local user groups are really awesome and I believe they greatly contribute to the growth of our community.

Improving Drupal’s default registration and login forms

Deeson Online’s Graeme Blackwood shares an interesting approach to login forms.

Learning Drupal with the Janki Method

A very interesting look at a learning method using Anki (an open-source spaced-repetition tool) by Bryan Braun.

Drupal 8

Drupal 8 won’t kill your kittens: part 3 of 4 - Why the fear?

Jam(Jeffrey A. McGuire) summarizes the Hangout with Lee Rowlands (larowlan), Tim Plunket (tim.plunkett / @timplunkett), and Daniel Wehner (dawehner / @da_wehner) where they discussed Drupal 8. There is a ton of great info in this post. Worth a read.

Drupal 8 live sites (a WIP list)

YesCT has made a list of blogs running on Drupal 8.

This Week in Drupal Core: October 9, 2013

This week’s update is written by xjm and wow has it been a busy week.

Drupal 8 Module Development #4 - Creating A Settings File

D8 UX study: Moving between site and admin interface (overlay alternative)

Who really uses the Drupal overlay, or maybe a better question is who enjoys using the overlay?

When it’s ready™

xjm gives us a progress report on Drupal 8.

Tutorials

How to Add Autocomplete Functionality to Text Filters in Views

How To Allow Facebook Logins On Your Drupal Site

PHP Interfaces

Mike Milano is creating an OO Primer series and in this one he covers PHP Interfaces.

Writing a custom contenttype pane (ctools plugin)

So Panels is pretty sweet right? In this tutorial you will learn how to build a simple YouTube embed content pane.

Projects

Use Honeypot to reduce spam on Drupal 8 (and before) sites

I’ve mentioned Honeypot module before but Chris Hall mentioned that there is now a version for Drupal 8. Great spam fighting module.

Podcasts

Talking Drupal

Talking Drupal has been around for a few months and is worth checking out. It’s a weekly chat (hangout) about web design and development by a group a guys with one thing in common, they love Drupal.

Drupal 8 wins: unified entities n’ plugins! - Acquia Podcast

Backdrop and Drupal 8 discussion with Jen Lampton Nate Haug John Albin Wilkins and Alex Bronstein - Modules Unraveled Podcast

Really great episode and worth listening to if you are interested in Drupal 8 and Backdrop.

Events

BADCamp 2013 Schedule Announced

October 24 - 27, 2013 in Berkeley, California.

Finally

IAMA chx, AMA. : drupal

Chx is a Drupal legend. His AMA is worth checking out.

YesCT - Gittip

If you have ever met YesCT(Cathy Theys) you probably know how awesome she is. I have witnessed her commitment and passion for helping people contribute to Drupal at code sprints. Sent some cash her way.

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