Issue 158 - October, 2nd 2014The Drupal 8 Beta 1 release was pre-announced for this week by Dries in his keynote at DrupalCon Amsterdam.
A nice recap of DrupalCon Amsterdam day two for those of us who were not able to attend.
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Dries Buytaert shares is thoughts about scaling Open Source communities and recommends a solution for how to build very large Open Source communities like the Drupal community. He discussed this in his Keynote this week.
Chris Hilditch of Deeson has created a very cool tool that uses Drupal 8 git commits to create a data visualisation of Drupal 8 development
"This Drupal 8 Entity cheat sheet contains frequently uses code examples, methods, classes and interfaces."
A easy to understand intro to Drupal view modes from Web Wash.
Mediacurrent's Tobias Williams explains how you can create custom icon fonts and add them to your theme. Very useful post if you need to do this.
Another nice tip for PhpStorm users from John Ennew of Deeson.
Danny Englander from JacksonRiver explains one very flexible way to use Drupal's view mode functionality to control content display and assist with theming.
Learn when and where to use the picture element with Mediacurrent's Mario Hernandez.
If you are using PhpStorm this might be useful for you. I've been considering giving it a serious trial and have a similar code sniffer set up with SublimeText.
Bojan Zivanovic explains the challenges with addresses and how they were addressed in Commerce 2.x. See what I did there.
Learn how to setup the environment module, a module that allows you to define arbitrary environments. An example is setting up a local environment so you remember you are on the local version of your site.
ERPAL looks like a full featured and open source time tracker, invoicing and CRM system built with Drupal. If you want to own all of those things and control them it might be the ticket.
A new theme for Drupal 8.
119 the Classy Base Theme for Drupal 8 with Scott Reeves and David Hernandez - Modules Unraveled Podcast
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1st - 2nd November, 2014 at Fishburner Ultimo in Sydney Australia.
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