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Issue 120 - January, 9th 2014

News

Drupal 7.25

Includes bug fixes and small API/feature improvements.

Five Good Reasons to Register for Drupal Dev Days Szeged Now!

Gábor Hojtsy explains why Drupal Dev Days in Szeged is a big deal. Sounds like an epic code sprint with two core committers(Alex Pott and Nathaniel Catchpole) on site and Angie Byron working from home.

Articles

Beyond Abstract Classes

Larry Garfield discusses PHP Abstract classes, traits, and inheritance.

Do Not Clone the Database

It's not a good idea to copy your dev database to production. If you question this, you need to read this post.

Performance Calendar 2013: "The Real Challenge: Making the Entire Web Fast"

Wim Leers makes the case for making the big three open source CMS's fast by default.

Drupal 8

Learn More About Drupal 8 and Help the Wider Drupal Community by Writing Up a Change Record

"Have you started learning the new Drupal 8 APIs? Are you porting your modules forward to an 8.x branch? Are you a curious site builder ready to adopt the new hotness that will be Drupal 8?"

Psr-4, Really?

If you know what PSR-0 and PSR-4 are be sure you check out this post.

Why You Should Be Excited About Drupal 8

BuildAModule.com is rocking the Drupal 8 training.

Tutorials

An Introduction to Restful Web Services in Drupal 8

After reading this post you will be able to create a new node on your site using the Drupal 8 Core REST API. I think this post from Joe Fender on Drupalize.me is pretty sweet indeed.

Build a Pebble Application to Record a Geo Location in Drupal

Tyler Frankenstein shares a cool tutorial. This one is hardware based! And it's a wearable!

Entity Views Attach: Use Views Almost Anywhere

EVA is a great module that will allow you to use the power of views with other entities. Learn more over at OSTraining.

How to Send Follow-Up Emails Using Rules Scheduler in Drupal 7

Ivan Zugec shows you how to build the auto-responder email functionality that services like Mailchimp provide using Drupal on Web Wash.

Mixitup and Drupal Views

"MixItUp is a JQuery plugin that provides animated sorting and filtering for ordered and categorized elements such as unordered list elements"

Projects

Module Monday: Role Delay

Assign a role to any user after an arbitrary amount of time with the Role Delay module.

There's More Than One Way to Save a Node

A nice list of node save and publish button modules from Bryan Braun.

Releases

Drupal 7.25 Released

Video

Drupal 8: Configuration Management Walk-Through

A nice Drupal 8 Configuration Management walk-through from Kyle Hofmeyer on Drupalize.Me.

Using Permissions to Allow Users to Create Products with Drupal Commerce

Podcasts

"Php Is as Secure as Any Other Major Language" – Anthony Ferrara - Acquia Podcast

Consultancy Scrum - Drupalize.me Podcast

A great episode with Todd Nienkerk of Four Kitchens and Brian Skowron of Lullabot. They discuss how Four Kitchens and Lullabot have been approaching agile and scrum with their clients. I highly recommend giving this one a listen.

Drupaleasy Podcast 120: Megapage!

Meet Angie Byron: The Return of Webchick - Acquia Podcast

Why Headscape Chose Drupal with Ian Luckraft - Modules Unraveled Podcast

Jobs

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