Issue 118 - December, 26th 2013
I hope you are enjoying a few days off over the holidays. It's been a great year for TheWeeklyDrop and I will continue to do my best to keep you all up to date on all the important Drupal news every week. Here's to a great 2014! ~ Bob Kepford
"If you are running a Drupal 6 site on PHP 4.x, we suggest you look at your hosting situation as it is likely there are other outdated (and possibly insecure) components involved in your environment as well."
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A great article on RFP gotchas from Ken Rickard of Palantir.
Sounds like a good alternative to Behat and Selenium.
A collection of handy tips from Peter Cho of Phase2.
The best source of Drupal 8 happenings in the past week.
Spin the tires on Drupal 8! This is the easiest way to try Drupal 8. trydrupal8.com spins up an instance of Drupal for your pleasure. I believe they are using Docker in the background to do this. Hat tip the DrupalEasy podcast guest John P. Weiksnar for mentioning this site in this week's episode.
Deeson Online's John Ennew has compiled a list of books, modules, themes, resources and tips for those developers new to Drupal.
Autocomplete hooks are a must if you are a Drupal dev. If you are using PhpStorm BeFused can help you set this up.
Fuse Interactive's Andre Chun offers multiple approaches to address PHP 5.3's end of life.
Wunderkraut's Benedikt Rötsch walks us through setting up Media module to use the <video> tag so that it works cross browser and device.
Another nice tutorial from OSTraining.
A nice tip. Glad this is built in to Drupal 8.
HTML emails are a must and setting up webform to send HTML email is more than clicking a checkbox. Checkout this tutorial from OSTraining to learn how to do it.
It's pretty handy to revert features in a hook_update. Just be careful.
A nice introduction to Node Embed module from Aten Design Group. Node embed allows you to embed one node into another.
Mentioned the new Entityqueue module last week but here is nice follow up tutorial from Metal Toad.
Another informative Mediacurrent webinar.
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