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Issue 140 - May, 29th 2014

The pre DrupalCon Austin edition.

News

Acquia Raises $50 Million Series F

Another Drupal company is receiving more funding.

Drupalcoregittipteam - Gittip

Drupal Core contributors need consistent, reliable sponsorship without having to be experts in fundraising, and would-be sponsors need a central place to contribute that they can have confidence in. The Drupal Core Gittip Team hopes to be part of meeting these needs.

Drupal.org Team Week Notes #26

From Our Sponsor

DrupalCon

A Guide to Drupal 8 at Drupalcon Austin

Nice post from Amber Matz on the Drupalize.Me blog. My session got a mention, which is nice.

Drupal 8 Q&A Session at DrupalCon Austin

You won't want to miss this if you are at DrupalCon next week.

Next Drupal Association Board Meeting: Live and in-Person at Drupalcon Austin

Prepping for Drupalcon Austin Sprints

Sprint leads, component maintainers, experienced contributors & mentors, update core issue queues this week! A great guide for Drupal contributors from Kristen Pol on the Hook 42 blog.

Top Ten Things to Bring with You to DrupalCon! Austin!

This is a a great post if you are attending DrupalCon next week.

Articles

CRM Core vs. Redhen CRM - Differences in Philosophy

If you are looking at various CRM modules for Drupal take a look at this post comparing these two popular projects.

Drupal 8 Now: Composer Dependencies in Drupal 7

I have really been enjoying this series from PreviousNext. It's just smart to try to apply new knowledge from Drupal 8 and modern PHP best practices back into your current projects.

Getting to Work on a Stronger Drupal Commerce 2.x

Ryan Szrama gives us an update on Drupal Commerce for Drupal 8. Here's the money qoute, "Our target is an even leaner codebase with connections to the broader world of PHP based eCommerce."

How to Convince Potential Customers to Use Drupal

Andreas Votteler highlights the Demo framework as a tool to convince clients to go with Drupal as their CMS.

Drupal 8

Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8: Episode 3 - Site Builder Improvements

Another great post from Angie Byron covering changes in Drupal 8.

Beta Blocker Deadline Target What?

A quick guide to Drupal 8 release management tags.

Drupal 8 Multilingual Tidbits 16: Configuration Translation Development

A great example of the new Drupal configuration system in practice from Gábor Hojtsy.

Drupal 8 Page Manager

If you are interested in a D8 version of Panels and Page Manager this post is for you.

Drupal 8 Module Code May Move to PSR-4 on May 27 (Alpha 12 May 28)

Tutorials

Combining Tasks with Grunt

In this post from Steven Merrill we learn how Phase2 is using Grunt to trigger drush make when a project's make file has been updated. Very interesting indeed.

Git Format-Patch Is Your Friend

If you are a module maintainer you should read Oliver Davies post about git format-path. Even if you aren't a maintainer you should read it actually.

Light-Weight Solution to Provide Custom View Modes and Suggest Related Templates in Drupal 7

If you like using view modes but don't need all of the added functionality in Display Suite, with a small amount of code you can create custom view modes and set up templates for those view modes. This is something I find myself doing on many projects. A great simple tip from Jeff Beeman.

Translating User-Entered Strings in D7

Matt Parker introduces the Internationalization project's String translation sub-module function i18n_string() for translating user-entered strings.

Using Drush for a Seven Day Daily Backup Scheme for Drupal Sites

A handy post from 2bits.com. Drush is not only a great tool for working with Drupal but also your site's database.

Projects

Chimpfestation, a Closer Look at the New Mailchimp Module

ThinkShout's Gabe Carleton-Barnes introduces the 3.x branch of the MailChimp Module.

Drupal 7 Scheduler Module

Code Karate introduces us to a very handy module.

Drupal 8 Devops: Leveraging Openshift Online Paas

Node.js Rules Chatterbox

Customizable realtime messages with Node.js on a Drupal site.

Using Views with the Entity Reference Module in Drupal 7

Entity reference is a great module and is now a part of Drupal 8 core. Code Karate gives walks use through setting up a customer relationship with this module and views.

Releases

Bear 7.x-1.2

Commons 7.x-3.13

Guardr 7.x-1.4

Helios_Responsive 8.x-1.0

Honeypot 8.x-1.16-Beta11

Panopoly 7.x-1.6

Picture 7.x-1.3

Picture 7.x-2.0

Views 7.x-3.8

Podcasts

All About Sprints at Drupalcon Austin - Modules Unraveled Podcast

With Joe Shindelar, Brian Gilbert, Stéphane Corlosquet, Scott Reeves and Cathy Theys

Getting Rules Ported to Drupal 8 - Modules Unraveled Podcast

With Josef Dabernig, Klaus Purer and Wolfgang Ziegler.

Marek Sotak: Get Off the Phone - Helping Users Through Better Ux and Tools - Acquia

More from Jam's Drupal Camp!

Updates on Drupal 8 Development with Larry Garfield - Modules Unraveled Podcast

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