Important security fixes.
Make sure you read this before you upgrade to Drupal core 7.24 / 6.29.
Alpha 6 was released as a hot-fix to alpha5 to fix problems on Windows.
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The change record “Issues” field was inadvertently converted to a single-value field during the Drupal 7 upgrade. Work is being done to restore the functionality and data
DA Executive Director Holly Ross discusses making the Drupal.org theme publicly available as well as the legal issues around this.
Google Code-In is a contest for pre-college students with the goal of teaching them how to contribute to open-source software projects. Sounds cool!
Holly Ross shares the DA’s 2014 Leadership Plan, Budget, and Budget Narrative(all publicly available on Google Docs). If you are interested in the big changes that the DA is planning be sure and check out the webinar on December 2nd.
Dries put the call out for Drupal 6 security maintainers this week. The shear number of Drupal 6 sites points to the need.
Acquia’s Heather James shares how to define your requirements when building a Drupal team in part two of this series. Great article.
A cool site that’s highlighting Drupal 8 tweets.
The first Migrate in core patch!
The latest Drupal 8 news.
Another great Drupal snippet from dropbucket.com for working with Drupal Commerce products.
A handful of great Drush tips in this post by Artyom Miroshnik on the Propeople blog. Seriously, if you aren’t using Drush you really are doing it the hard way.
Bryce Fisher-Fleig offers some handy Drush eval and PHP CLI tips that you will find handy.
A good starting point for anyone new to using XDebug with Drupal from Mike Milano.
Adding validation to a Drupal form is one of those tasks you will need to do from time to time. Blair Wadman explains how it is done.
So you’ve used hook_form_alter quite a bit right? Aten’s Ryan Kois explains why and how you should use hook_form_BASE_FORM_ID_alter() or hook_form_FORM_ID_alter() in some cases.
A nice intro to Drush and some handy commands, even for those with Drush experience.
OSTraining has posted a good as well as short intro to Drupal menu permissions for those new to Drupal.
Ivan Zugec of WebWash shows us 4 Drupal Twitter modules that you can use to add Twitter integration to your site. If you need to embed tweets or post to Twitter from Drupal be sure and check this out.
There are quite a few sessions worth watching. To many to mention.
Aaron Porter of AberdeenCloud(hosting sponsor of TheWeeklyDrop) was a guest on the Modules Unraveled Podcast. They have big plans but you will have to listen to learn more.
Security and bug fixes.
Chris is one of my favorite people in the Drupal community. In this AMA he shares how he manages BuildaModule.com in addition to many other interesting topics
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