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Issue 128 - March, 6th 2014

News

A Million Drupal Sites... and Counting!

Yep, there are now more than one million sites running Drupal. That's just crazy.

Acquia Brings Record Expense Account to Austin for SXSW

This week Acquia ruffled a few feathers with this press release about their plans for SXSW. The post seems a little silly to me but rather harmless. I really wish folks would lighten just a little bit.

Drupal 6 to Stop Supporting PHP 4 on March 1st 2014

Gábor Hojtsy explains the reasons which are essentially security.

Drupal.org Team Week Notes #21

Yes, work is being done on Drupal.org. Find out what has been happening this week.

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March 7; It's the Final Countdown

Sessions, training, core conversations and scholarships close on March 7 at 11:59pm CET.

Articles

5 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Drupal Website - Number 4: Infrastructure

Heather James continues her excellent series. Some handy tips in this one.

Security, and Drupal

Great advice and modules to secure your Drupal site.

Six Resources to Help You Start a New Drupalcamp

Organizing a Drupal event is a lot of work but Mediacurrent's Jeff Diecks shares some resources that helped his crew plan Drupalcamp New Orleans.

Thanks a Million, Drupal - Open Source, Drupal

Computerworld has a nice piece acknowledging the one million install milestone.

Understanding the New Drupal Release Cycle

This is what OSTraining excels at. Explaining stuff by distilling it down into chucks. Steve Burge has done it again.

Drupal 8

D8 News: Hook_Menu() and {Menu_Router} Removed from Core

Tim Plunkett announced the removal of hook_menu() and {menu_router} from Drupal 8 on Twitter this week.

D8FTW: Hacking Core Without Killing Kittens

Reading the latest D8FTW post from Larry Garfield will wet your appetite for Drupal 8 even more! In this edition he gives practical examples of dependency injection and services in action.

Drupal 8 Configuration Workflows Using Git

A must read/watch if you have been thinking about Drupal 8 configuration management workflows. Moshe Weitzman shares one approach using Drush. I really can't wait to start using this.

Exploring the New Drupal 8 Display Modes

In this post and video Addison Berry investigates the improvements in Drupal 8 display modes on the Drupalize.Me blog.

Using Drupal 8 to Decouple Yourself from Drupal

This is a great article by Chris Hall and one I highly recommend you read. His points about exploring the world outside of Drupal and the "Drupal" developer are spot on. He also makes a great point about a issue in our community that bugs me. The 'taker' vs 'maker' thing. Good stuff Chris.

Tutorials

Continuous Integration & Drupal at Limoengroen

Martijn Vermeulen shares LimoenGroen's CI setup.

How to Organize Drupal Features, Reduce Merge Conflicts, and Stay Sane

Projects

Hubdrop - Mirror Drupal.org Projects on Github

"HubDrop.io is currently a tool that mirrors Drupal projects on GitHub. In the future it will do all sorts of magic things with your git repos."

New Module: Block and Unpublish

An extension that adds a bulk operation to the user admin page allowing you to block a user and unpublish their content in one action!

Say Hello to Barley for Drupal

A rare paid module/service for Drupal. This one is interesting because the design is very very slick. Reminds me of Squarespace actually.

Smarter Image Cropping - Focal Point

Releases

Domain 7.x-3.11

Modernizr 7.x-3.2

State_Machine 7.x-2.4

Video

Commerce Analytics - Event Tracking in 11Mins

Wunderkraut's Cristian Andrei describes how to set up event tracking analytics for Drupal Commerce.

Podcasts

Drupaleasy Podcast 124: 78 in Pasadena, 79 in Orlando

Drupalize.me Podcast 36 : Rest in Drupal 8

This is a good one.

Events

Drupalcamp New Orleans

Saturday, March 29, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Finally

Jen Lampton Ama

Today I think she is most known for BackDrop but Jen has been rocking the Drupal community for a long while organizing DrupalCon San San Francisco, BadCamps and was a Drupal 8 Twig initiative leader.

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