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Issue 141 - June, 5th 2014

The mid DrupalCon edition is tough to get out with all of the late nights and full days meeting old and new friends. I will have more DrupalCon news next week.


Acquia Acquired Trucentric

TruCentric is a SAAS company focused on web personalization. According to Dries this move was made to not only for the product but for the people.

Commerce Guys Receives $7.3 Million in Funding

Congratulations to the folks at Commerce Guys. This round of funding is focused on speeding the global launch of Commerce Guys dev and hosting platform called

Let's Build an Even Better Drupal

Shane Thomas of Code Karate announced a kickstarter this week to get a Drupal curriculum into 2,000 high schools. Be sure and check out this cool project.

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Drupalcon Austin 2014: Calling All Drupal Super Heroes!

This video is filled with people you probably know from Drupal doing ridiculous things early in the day. Hilarious and worth watching.

State of Drupal Presentation (June 2014)

Dries Buytaert Keynote and Q&A with Mike Anello. Nothing earth shattering was revealed in this talk but it was a good one. I really enjoyed the questions and answers segment.


A Method for Giving Credit to Organizations That Contribute Code to Open Source

Dries Buytaert proposes a new Git commit format to give credit to organizations that fund Drupal development.

Building Community on

Mike Gifford recaps changes on, as well as changes that have never been completed. Mike is dead right about the need to improve and the stumbling blocks.

CRM Core vs. Redhen Pt. 2 - Contact Management

Thoughts on the Acquia Drupal Developer Certification Exam

Jeff Geerling gives us his impressions after passing the Acquia Drupal Certification Exam at DrupalCon this week. Incidentally, I passed the exam this week as well and pretty much agree with Jeff's observations. I may share my thoughts on it in a blog post as well.

Workflow Within Open Atrium 2

If you use Open Atrium or Workbench moderation you should read this post from | Phase2's Mike Potter.

Drupal 8

Arg() Is Deprecated and Will Be Removed

D8FTW: Unit Testing for Realsies

Palantir's Larry Garfield gives an overview of unit testing in Drupal 8. And yes, of course he provides code examples.

Installing Drupal 8 on Acquia Cloud

Rerolling Patches for Psr-4

"All Drupal 8 core module code was recently converted to the PSR-4 standard. This issue moved hundreds of files and so many patches will need rerolls. You can update patches safely with the following workflow (provided by @donquixote)"

See Drupal 8 in Action on Pantheon #Drupalsdestiny

Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8: Episode 4 - Multilingual Improvements

Angela Byron covers the multilingual changes in Drupal 8.


Contextual Filters and Arguments in Drupal

OSTraining explains this Views feature and why it is handy to use on your Drupal site.

How to Use Drush Make in Your Daily Routine

A nice set of tips from Web Omelette for using Drush make. If you use Drush this is worth a read. If you don't use Drush you should try it out.


DMS - Find Drupal Modules Quickly

DMS is an interesting new site for finding and evaluating modules by relevance and semantic keywords.

Drupal 7 Multiblock Module

If you have ever needed to use the same block in two regions of your Drupal theme check out this vide from Code Karate. Incidentally, Drupal 8 supports block re-use out of the box.

Redirect 403 to User Login

A handy module that redirects the HTTP 403 error page to the Drupal login page with an optional message.

The Drupal World Needs Kalabox

Kalamuna has a cool very slick development workflow tool that you should check out. They want to make it even better and are trying to raise money on Kickstarter to do just that.


Colorbox 7.x-2.6

Composer_Manager 8.x-1.0-Alpha5

Drupal 8.0-Alpha12

Drupalpractice 8.x-1.0-Alpha1

Honeypot 7.x-1.17

Honeypot 8.x-1.17

Mailchimp 7.x-3.1

Nodejs 7.x-1.8

Openatrium 7.x-2.19

Openoutreach 7.x-1.7

Picture 7.x-2.1

Vdd 8.x-1.0-Alpha3

Webprofiler 8.x-1.1-Alpha12


Cathy Theys - Acquia Podcast

Give and get good patch reviews session AND SymfonyCon interview!

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Drupaleasy Podcast 131: Drupalcon Austin Day 1

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