Issue 127 - February, 27th 2014
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Jeremy Thorson summarizes the proposed architecture as presented at BADCamp 2013 and discusses next steps.
Dries announced a new product from Acquia this week called Lift. Lift sounds a lot like what Dries talked about at DrupalCon Portland last year. At it's core, Lift centers around contextualization and personalization.
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If you haven't seen the video "2013 Drupalcon Face to Face in Prague" from Blink Reaction you need to find some time this week to watch it. Very well done and I have to say I really agree that being at DrupalCon has real value.
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They are estimating that 75 mentors will be needed.
Solid performance tips from Heather James of Acquia.
Annika Clarke explains how Deeson Online configured Panopoly to be a multilingual site.
Fredric Mitchell's suggestions are not a silver bullet but should rather be taken with a grain so project specific salt. Fredric is dead right that many of the modules used by Drupal site builders add a lot of complexity.
On A List Apart Jeff Eaton discusses the challenges faced when trying to build a narrative-friendly CMS while maintaining structured content.
Addison Berry shares how you can combine to awesome things FTW!
Gábor Hojtsy invites you to be a part of one of the many upcoming Drupal 8 sprints.
This week in Drupal Core is a must read if you want to keep up with the work on Drupal 8.
In this post on Drupalize.Me Joe Fender demonstrates how to create a view that returns a list of content in JSON via the REST API in Drupal 8.
If you want to get prepped for Drupal 8 check out Chris Shattuck's BuildAModule.com series. Not all of the videos are free but they are well worth the cost.
Lee Rowlands' slides from Drupal South.
Blair Wadman makes the case for creating a deployment module that serves the purpose of storing hook_updates_N. If you are not familiar with hook_update_N it is a hook used by modules to perform database updates. Great post if you are looking to learn about this handy hook.
It is truly amazing what can be built with Drupal and almost no custom code.
While this is a pretty basic Drupal task but I know some of you are pretty new to Drupal and might find this useful.
A super handy tutorial from Andrei Jechiu on the Propeople blog. At some point you will need to add custom links to a contextual menu like. These contextual menus are seen in blocks, views and many other places. Adding your own links can be a big usabablity win for site managers. This is a good thing to know how to do.
The hack module. A friend to the Drupal developer who has inherited an existing Drupal site of questionable origins. Learn how to use it in this post from Shakib Mostafa.
So you started using Drush but you aren't using it's sync capabilities? That should change today. Read this post from the Promet Source blog.
The Variable module is pretty slick way to manage your custom module's variables. Jose Reyero just released the Variable Extra module that extends it even further.
A very useful module for mantaining clean free tagging vocabularies.
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