Issue 163 - November, 6th 2014
"This Public Service Announcement is a follow up to SA-CORE-2014-005 - Drupal core - SQL injection. This is not an announcement of a new vulnerability in Drupal." If you read my newsletter every week you already knew about this and should have already taken action.
A road map for Drupal.org. The more I hear Josh Mitchell talk about Drupal.org the better I feel about it's future.
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Greg Dunlap (heyrocker) thoughtfully discusses the invisible structure at work in the Drupal project. Everyone who cares about the Drupal community should read this. "Drupal exists for us, and not vice versa. Drupal doesn’t change the world. You do."
Jacine Luisi was the HTML Initiative Lead for Drupal 8 and her experience is worth reading about. I appauld here frankness in sharing her story.
As usual Steve Burge does a great job synopsing the information arount Drupal security issue over the past few weeks.
Noted PHP numinary Anthony Ferrara discusses emulated prepared statements in relation to the recent Drupal security issues. He also praises the Drupal security team. I echo that praise.
Excellent response to the rediculous BBC post about Drupal this week from Bryan Ruby.
Where Brian Lewis of Modules Unraveled askes this timely question. Personaly I don't like the idea of automatic updates but I understand the appeal of this notion.
Sensio Labs Richard Miller discusses the speed improvements in PHP's future and why speed isn't the main factor in deceding on a language.
Attention Drupal themers! Read this. Lewis Nyman is on to something here.
Handy tip from Jeff Geerling.
"This module allows content creators to use the date in which the content on their website is published and NOT just when it is created."
An interesting new module.
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