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Issue 138 - May, 15th 2014

News

Drupal 7.28

Drupal 7.28, a maintenance release with numerous bug fixes (no security fixes) is now available for download.

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Articles

Learn Drupal from the Best by Making It Better at Sprints

Love this article from Gábor Hojtsy. He is so right on. I have also learned quite a bit at sprints.

The Investment Case for Employing a Drupal Core Contributor

This article from Dries Buytaert comes on the heels of Chapter Three hiring Drupal 8 core maintainer Alex Pott. Dries makes a pretty strong business case that many Drupal firms could and should do the same.

Drupal 8

#d8Rules - Supporting the Rules Modules for Drupal 8

Help fund the upgrading of Rules module for Drupal 8.

Drupal 8 Now: Object Oriented Plugins in Drupal 7

Lee Rowlands shows us how can you write plugins for Drupal 7's ctools module that will be a easier to update for Drupal 8?

Introducing the Drupal 8 Console Scaffolding Module Generator

Jesus Manuel Olivas introduces the Drupal 8 Console scaffolding module generator on jam's Drupal. Love that jam is doing this.

Tutorials

Create a Module Without Writing Any Code with Features

A nice intro to creating a simple feature module from Blair Wadman on the BeFused blog.

How to Diagnose a Bloated Drupal Database

How to Export and Import Drupal Nodes

A niffty tip.

How We Test Drupal 7 Modules on Travis Ci

Moving Mysql Tables from Myisam to Innodb

Programmatically Creating Date Formats

A handy drupal snippet from Dropbucket user Sergei Porfenovich.

Sending HTML Emails with Webform in Drupal 7

Using Update Hook with Big Queries

Another handy code snippet.

Projects

Better, Stronger, Faster! a New Open Atrium Installer.

Interesting to see how Phase2 has approached the problem of a slow installation with a lot of modules and feature modules.

Drupal 7 Nodeblock Module

This edition of Code Karate covers the nodeblock module.

Module of the Day: Js Injector

This allows you to insert snippets of Javascript into your site using Drupal admin.

Schedule Publish and Unpublish Dates for Drupal Content

Checkout these videos from OStraining.

Talks

Choosing Drupal as a Content Management Framework

Mediacurrent's Kendall Totten talks about what makes Drupal great. If you like Drupal and animated Gifs you will love this talk. Seriously, Kendall covers Drupal from the perspective of someone evaluating if it's a good fit for them. If that's you check it out.

Releases

Ckeditor 7.x-1.14

Cod 7.x-1.0-Alpha6

Commons 7.x-3.12

Config_Devel 8.x-1.0-Alpha5

Drupal 7.28

Mailchimp 7.x-3.0-Beta1

Mandrill 7.x-1.6

Podcasts

All Things Drupal 8 and Twig with Mortendk - Modules Unraveled Podcast

Upgrade Your Modules to Drupal 8 Now! - Bram Goffings - Acquia Podcast

Jobs

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Published by Bob Kepford

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