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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


Drupal 6 to Stop Supporting PHP 4 on March 1st 2014

"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are running a Drupal 6 site on PHP 4.x, we suggest you look at your hosting situation as it is likely there are other outdated (and possibly insecure) components involved in your environment as well."

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Modest Proposals: Scoping Third-Party Integrations

A great article on RFP gotchas from Ken Rickard of Palantir.

Using Casperjs, Drush and Jenkins to Test Drupal

Sounds like a good alternative to Behat and Selenium.

Your Guide to Solving 6 Drupal Gotchas

A collection of handy tips from Peter Cho of Phase2.

Drupal 8

This Week in Drupal Core: December 19, 2013

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. 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.


Are You a Developer New to Drupal? Read This...

Deeson Online's John Ennew has compiled a list of books, modules, themes, resources and tips for those developers new to Drupal.

Autocomplete Drupal Hooks with Phpstorm 7

Autocomplete hooks are a must if you are a Drupal dev. If you are using PhpStorm BeFused can help you set this up.

Check Your Php Version

Fuse Interactive's Andre Chun offers multiple approaches to address PHP 5.3's end of life.

Cross-Device Videoplayer with the Media Module

Wunderkraut's Benedikt Rötsch walks us through setting up Media module to use the <video> tag so that it works cross browser and device.

Decimal, Float or Integer in Drupal Fields?

Another nice tutorial from OSTraining.

How Do I Get Drupal to Put Placeholder Text inside My Textfield?

A nice tip. Glad this is built in to Drupal 8.

Html Emails from Drupal Webform

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.

Programmaticaly Revert Features

It's pretty handy to revert features in a hook_update. Just be careful.


Node Embed: A Viable Media Management Solution for Drupal

A nice introduction to Node Embed module from Aten Design Group. Node embed allows you to embed one node into another.

Using Entityqueue

Mentioned the new Entityqueue module last week but here is nice follow up tutorial from Metal Toad.


Commerce_Backoffice 7.x-1.4

Commons 7.x-3.6

Date 7.x-2.7

Drupal 8.0-Alpha7

Panopoly_Core 7.x-1.0

Ubercart 7.x-3.6

Views_Bulk_Operations 7.x-3.2


Webinar: Better Local Development with Vagrant

Another informative Mediacurrent webinar.


Drew Mclellan and 24 Ways - Podcast

Drupaleasy Podcast 119: It Goes in the Body Field

First Camp, First Patch! Thank You, Manuela Hutter! - Acquia Podcast

Tour Module Scrums with Nick Schuch - Modules Unraveled Podcast


Drupal Developer Days 2014

March 24th - 30th, 2014 In Szeged, Hungary.

Drupalcamp NJ 2014 Announced

Saturday, February 1, 2014 in Princeton, New Jersey.


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