Issue 125 - February, 13th 2014
The 10th annual Google Summer of Code application period began on February 3rd. This is a great project from Google that Drupal has greatly benefited from over the years.
DrupalCon Austin is open for sessions submissions. The call for sessions ends March 7th.
Drupal.org joins the "Today We Fight Back" initiative. In this post Crell (Larry Garfield) shares why digital sovereignty is important.
"The Drupal.org Software Working Group is looking for volunteers to take on leadership roles and help guide development of the Drupal.org Community Tools, which include Forums, Drupal Planet, User Groups (groups.drupal.org), User Profiles, User Dashboard."
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Xjm reports on the second Global Sprint Weekend and progress made on Drupal 8 including the removable of the variable subsystem. This post includes charts and graphs explaining progress towards a Beta release.
Joe Shindelar takes use through configuration management from a developer's perspective. This post includes a 17 minute video where Joe goes through each step.
The addition of Twig is a huge win for Drupal. Andrei of Appnovation Technologies shares how he built a Drupal 8 theme using the latest and greatest front end tools and frameworks. The demo looks sharp. If you have been wondering what Drupal 8 theming will look like check this out.
Nice diagram and explanation of how Drupal responds to a page request from Erik Stielstra.
Chris Hall discusses controllers in Drupal 8. By the way. His site is running on Drupal 8.
Another great post from Heather James covering common mistakes people make when building Drupal sites. I have seen many of this mistakes myself. If you are a site builder or even a developer you should check this out.
Web Omelette introduces a function you might find handy when setting up webforms. The function hook_webform_submission_presave() allows you to act on form data before the form is saved to the DB. A very useful tip.
I just use plain ole bash but I feel like a chump for not knowing about Drush Autocomplete. I know you are using Drush so go read this and get your shell set up for serious Drush action.
This modules great. At.js provides "awesome inline autocompletion within textareas using At.js http://ichord.github.io/At.js"
Term merge looks like another great module for managing taxonomy vocabularies that are getting a bit messy.
@DrupalNinja linked to this on Twitter this week and I took it for a spin. Very handy way to get up and going with a Drupal 8 environment.
A really nice interview with Drupal 8 core contributor Tim Plunkett. Tim discusses many things but his comments on CMI are worth a listen.
Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp on March 7th, 8th & 9th, 2014, at the Hilton Pasadena & Convention Center in Pasadena, California.
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