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Issue 122 - January, 23rd 2014

News

Drupal 7.26 and 6.30 Released

This is a security release so be sure that you read the Security advisories and upgrade to 7.26/6.30.

Ama: I'm Dries Buytaert, Project Lead of Drupal

A nice table layout of the Dries AMA. Great questions and candid answers.

This Year in Drupal Core (2013)

A great look at 2013 from xjm and webchick.

Predictions for 2014

The Drupal community shares opinions on 2014. Don't be share, share your own predictions.

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Articles

Bernt’s Drupal Gotchas

A nice list of things developers new to Drupal get tripped up by Bernt Andreas Drange of Wunderkraut.

Drupal 8

Drupalcores

Check out DrupalCores by Eric J. Duran. It lists all of the Drupal 8 committers with a cool pie chart.

Fixing Contrib Javascript

Théodore Biadala is trying to fix Javascript in Drupal. This is yeoman's work and I'm so glad it is being given attention.

The Language System Has Been Converted to OOP

[Policy] Drupal and PSR-0/PSR-4 Class Loading

Good and well reasoned decision on PSR-4 from Dries and the D8 core maintainers. Drupal 8 will use PSR-4 for modules but not until beta 1 is down to a few beta blocking issues.

Tutorials

Debugging Drush Commands with Xdebug and Phpstorm

Lullabot's Angus Mak shares how he used Xdebug and PHPStorm to do deeper debugging than can be done with dpm().

Display Custom View Modes on Individual Nodes Using Display Suite

Ivan Zugec shares a cool aspect of the Display Suite Extras module on Web Wash.

Drush Self Aliases - Ohthehugemanatee

Using Hook_Menu to Capture Custom Menus in Code

Bryce Fisher-Fleig dives deep into hook_menu().

Using the Drupal 7 Form API States System to Create Conditions Between Form Elements

Wunderkraut's Daniel Sipos demonstrates how to use Drupal 7 Form API's states system to create dependencies between form elements.

Releases

Commerce_Kickstart 7.x-2.12

Commons 7.x-3.8

Drupal 7.26

Inline_Entity_Form 7.x-1.5

Metatag 7.x-1.0-Beta9

Omega 7.x-4.2

Openchurch 7.x-1.11-Beta16

Variable 7.x-2.4

Video

Zariz on Tv(Drupal + Static Site Generator) [49:50]

If you are interested in static sites watch this video. Amitai Burstein talks to Jam about the Zariz project. Zariz brings version control into the content space and brings Drupal into the static site space.

Podcasts

Drupal 8 Wins: Avoiding the Dead Hook Blues, Part 2 - Acquia Podcast

Drupal Dev Days EU - Modules Unraveled Podcast

Global Sprint Days - Drupalize.me Podcast

Events

Florida Drupalcamp 2014

March 8th, 2014 at Florida Technical College in Orlando, Florida.

Drupal Developer Days Szeged 2014

March 24th - 30th in Szeged, Hungary

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