Issue 130 - March, 20th 2014
"Student applications started March 10th and are open until March 21st. It's not too late to become a student, mentor, or submit a project idea. Not available to join the GSoC fun...maybe you can send an email to your alumni university mailing list?"
A good conversation is happening in the comments of this Drupal Association post.
"The Drupal.org Content Working Group is one of three working groups chartered by the Drupal Association that serve as the collective product owner for Drupal.org. DCWG is responsible for managing the content strategy for Drupal.org, including the overall look-and-feel and voice of the website. The group does not have jurisdiction over the issue queues or project documentation."
"The Community Working Group's job is to "Guarantee a friendly and welcoming community for the Drupal project by upholding the Drupal Code of Conduct."
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If you haven't had the pleasure of being a part of a code sprint you should give it a go. There are plenty of sprints to get in on at DrupalCon Austin.
I have mentioned Git flow before and use it and promote it but if you are not familiar with it check out this post from the InternetDevels official blog.
Tobias Williams shares a list of tools and how the themers at Mediacurrent use them to work together.
I really like what Lee Rowlands is proposing here.
There's a lot of great stuff on this site.
HIghlights include the automatic testing of RTBC core patches every 24 hours, and the upgrade of the 8.x testbots to PHP 5.4. This means Drupal 8 now requires PHP 5.4 and above.
If you have an old Drupal site that no longer needs user account access it's probably a good idea to convert it to a static site. Check out this post from the Stanford Web Services Blog.
Learn to write a Ctools access plugin.
A nice step by step guide to deleting a field used in a feature module. I would recommend deleting the field in a hook_update_N() in your module.install file as opposed to using Drush as the article recommends. But this is still worth a read.
A nice tip for your db_query() and db_select() queries from Mark Pavlitski of Microserve.
A nice tip and performance heads up from TimOnWeb.
"The Membership Entity module has been designed from the ground up to be a dedicated, versatile, and extensible solution to the demand for a Drupal-based membership website."
Four Kitchens's Chris Ruppel introduces us to the new mobile performance boosting module FastClick.
A nice intro to Entityform module from OSTraining.
A new module that provides a page load progress bar simular to the one on YouTube.
The Drupal page on Reddit is a great place to discuss Drupal and there were some good modules mentioned in the "Drupal question of the week" thread this week.
Kevin Basarab from Mediacurrent.
No video for this talk but the slides have some good info from Colan Schwartz's session at DrupalCamp Ottawa.
A talk by Realityloop's Brian Gilbert at the Drupal Melbourne Meetup.
Mike Anello from DrupalEasy
April 6th - 7th at Stanford in Stanford, California.
April 26th, 2014, DrupalCamp St. Louis, Missouri.
May 16th - 18th, 2014 Wroclaw, Poland.
May 17th - 18th, 2014 in Portoroz, Slovenia.
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