Issue 120 - January, 9th 2014
Includes bug fixes and small API/feature improvements.
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.
Larry Garfield discusses PHP Abstract classes, traits, and inheritance.
It's not a good idea to copy your dev database to production. If you question this, you need to read this post.
Wim Leers makes the case for making the big three open source CMS's fast by default.
"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?"
If you know what PSR-0 and PSR-4 are be sure you check out this post.
BuildAModule.com is rocking the Drupal 8 training.
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.
Tyler Frankenstein shares a cool tutorial. This one is hardware based! And it's a wearable!
EVA is a great module that will allow you to use the power of views with other entities. Learn more over at OSTraining.
Ivan Zugec shows you how to build the auto-responder email functionality that services like Mailchimp provide using Drupal on Web Wash.
"MixItUp is a JQuery plugin that provides animated sorting and filtering for ordered and categorized elements such as unordered list elements"
Assign a role to any user after an arbitrary amount of time with the Role Delay module.
A nice list of node save and publish button modules from Bryan Braun.
A nice Drupal 8 Configuration Management walk-through from Kyle Hofmeyer on Drupalize.Me.
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.
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