Issue 117 - December, 19th 2013
The past few weeks I've been working on the backend of TheWeeklyDrop.com so I can spend more time making this email awesome every week. You may also notice I have changed the HTML template a little bit. I hope it is easier to read. Let me know what you think.
Drupal 8 will have an migration path for D6 & D7! Say goodbye to hook_update_N() for major version upgrades. I think this is a really good move and will be a big win for Drupal 8 upgrades.
From Our Sponsor
Did you miss our live demo of what to expect in Drupal 8? Don’t worry! You can watch it on-demand at any time. Angie Byron (you know her as webchick) reviews the new features and main D8 initiatives. She gives you an overview and demo of the new CMI initiative, web services, mobile changes, Views in core (w00t!), and much more. Start learning and coding with Drupal 8 today. Watch the recording here!
Support members of the Drupal Community on Gittip. It's really easy.
Heather James continues her great series on Acquia.com. Glad she mentions Impostor Syndrome which is something many of us deal with.
A great article by Zach Chandler from the Stanford Web Services blog. Some days I forget that one of the main reasons Drupal is so popular is that you don't have to be a engineer to build crazy awesome stuff with it.
Promet Source's Jay Uhlinger makes a convincing case for adopting CI and provides steps to work towards that goal. Worth a read if you are on the fence or are just thinking about it.
Resources To Help You In Your Transition From Drupal 7 To Drupal 8
Josh Miller has written a sweet tutorial that will walk you through creating an icon for the Drupal 8 tool bar.
Another Drupal 8 blog.
Josh Estep explains how to extend objects in Drupal 8 to create blocks, forms, and pages.
Criteria for beta 1, Drupal 8 API documentation, views block conversions and much more.
Another nice list of Drupal 8 resources. This one is from Appnovation Technologies.
Kirill Cebotari of Propeople outlines the multiple ways you can add JS and CSS to Drupal pages as well as the pros and cons of each approach.
Extra fields are one of those areas of Drupal development you might not be aware of. Here is a handy tutorial from Frans van der Meer.
Not Drupal specific but really good advice for anyone doing a site redesign or audit. Gotta say, the folks over at Stanford Web Services have been killing it lately.
Mike Keran shares how you can protect yourself from messing up your day with sql-sync @remote @local.
Need to create multiple page forms? Check this out.
Ivan Zugec shares how you can use a few contrib modules to create a list of users and send email messages to them without writing a line of code.
Metal Toad's Jonathan Jordan taught me something today. You can do some cool stuff with the #attached key in the render array.
Not the first Drupal site Twitter has launched but it's a nice one.
Canopy provides a bridge between Alfresco and Drupal.
Metal Toad's Jonathan Jordan announced Entityqueue Module, a rewrite of Nodequeue for Drupal 7 based on entities.
Holly is the director of the Drupal Association and it's really cool that she did an AMA.
Wanna get the word out about your great Drupal job? Get your job in front of hundreds of Drupal job seekers every day at Jobs.Drupal.Org.
Other Media London/GB
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Chevy Chase/MD/US