Issue 123 - January, 30th 2014Fresh back from SANDCamp here is what has happened this week in Drupal land.
A new server was purchased for OpenStack deployment and in the future plans are being made to integrate with Jenkins, Puppet, Vagrant and OpenStack.
An update on progress on the Drupal.org upgrade and much more.
Holly Ross provides a summary of the latest DA Board meeting which includes info about DA staffing, Fourth Quarter 2013 Financials, Marketing Committee, Drupal.org, and a European Office.
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An interesting look inside a government adopting Drupal.
Phase2's Christopher Bloom advocates for a frontend process and picking tools and frameworks for your frontend team.
"Last week, we fixed 7 critical issues and 11 major issues, and opened 6 criticals and 20 majors. That puts us overall at 136 release-blocking critical issues and 497 major issues."
Colorbox is one of the more popular lightbox jQuery plugins and OSTraining walks you through setting it up on your Drupal site.
Another Dcycle post by Albert Albala with sound advice.
In this blog post Phase2's Joe Turgeon contrasts and compares three approaches to searching external content within Drupal search.
Over on the Mediacurrent Blog my colleague Josh Estep was written a nice Git intro that you can read in a few minutes. If you are not using version control read this now and change that as soon as possible.
Why not use Features module? Well, what if you want to ship a default view with a module you are developing? Learn how to use Bulk Export to do just that from Web Wash.
Great tips and advice from Heather James. Read this post if you are new or an old hat at working with file fields in Drupal.
As frontend MVC frameworks like AngularJS become more in demand, Drupal developers will need to learn how to integrate with them. In this post Lullabot's Juan Pablo Novillo Requena share how they created an Angular form that validated user input and submitted the data to an external service.
Before reading this I was not familiar with the Master module. I'm going to give this module a try for sure. Sounds like a great tool for cleaning up poorly maintained Drupal installations.
Lullabot's Joe Shindelar talks about getting started with Drupal 8 in the Drupal Association video.
Erik Wagner from Volacci walks you through the steps of installing Google Tag Manager and Universal Analytics on your Drupal website.
Lin Clark has a series of three videos coving REST Services in Drupal 8. Good stuff
Just had to mention this cool think Chris Shattuck is doing over at BAM. Over the next week, for every patch you submit to a Drupal module, theme, or core, they will enter your name into a drawing to win a FULL YEAR of BuildAModule for the person of your choosing. Pretty cool right? Click the link to learn all the details.