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Issue 136 - May, 1st 2014

News

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Articles

Blue Drop Awards & Why It Matters

Doug Vann shares his thoughts on the Blue Drop Awards.

Drupal Site Builder Patterns - the State Machine

In this new series Darren Mothersele discusses the State Machine design pattern and ways to build our a state machine in Drupal.

The Buildamodule Guide to Acquia Certification

Chris Shattuck shares helpful guide to Acquia's Certification. I've said it before but it bears repeating. BuildAModule.com is one of best ways to learn Drupal quickly.

Drupal 8

A Look inside Drupal 8's Block Plugin Api

This Drupalize.Me post post addresses how a module developer can create custom blocks in Drupal 8.

Delete Buttons Switched to Links

Another great UX change in Drupal 8.

User Facing Accessibility Improvements in Core (Part 1 of D8 A11Y Update)

Mike Gifford discusses the accessibility wins coming in Drupal 8.

Tutorials

Debugging with Xdebug, Acquia Dev Desktop and Php Storm

The title pretty much sums up this post on Deeson Online.

How to Remove Core and Module Css from a Drupal 7 Theme

This Friendly Machine post would make MortenDK proud. Killing the Drupal module CSS files!

Node.js Installation and Setup - Internetdevels Official Blog

A pretty basic tutorial covering setting up Node.js and the Node.js Drupal integration module.

Sharing Templates Between Multiple Drupal Views

I nice tip from Jeremy Epstein that will help you eliminate redundant views templates in your themes.

Projects

Commerce Module Tuesday: Commerce Add to Cart Extras

Commerce Add to Cart Extras is a great little module that provides the ability to turn a product listing view into an add to cart form.

Entity Construction Kit: What It Is and When to Use It

A great intro to Entity Construction Kit from Shea Ross McKinney on the Stanford Web Services blog

Improving the Experience of Commerce Bundles

A couple neat tips for working with Commerce Bundles.

Just Get the Files You Need When You Develop

I'm linking to yet another post about Stage file proxy. This one is from Wunderkraut. Stage file proxy is something you should check out if you haven't before. It allows you to work locally without downloading all of the files on your remote server at once. It downloads them as you need them.

Using Elasticsearch for Drupal 7 Search

It's very cool to see an alternative to Solr making headway.

Releases

Aegir 1.12 Released

Composer_Manager 8.x-1.0-Alpha4

Config_Inspector 8.x-1.0-Alpha1

Panopoly 7.x-1.4

Restui 8.x-1.8

Variable 7.x-2.5

Webprofiler 8.x-1.0-Alpha11

Workflow 7.x-2.3

Podcasts

105 Using Membership Entity to Set Up a Drupal Based Membership Site with Caleb Thorne, Bryan Jones and David Csonka - Modules Unraveled Podcast

Drupaleasy Podcast 128: Better Than a Double Root Canal (Drupal 8 Theming: Mortendk)

How Sensiolabs Uk Drives Value with Bdd - Acquia Podcast

Finally

Question for Male Allies: What Was the Catalyst for Your "ah-Ha" Moment Regarding Sexism in Tech?

There is a great discussion happening on groups.drupal.org.

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