Issue 166 - November, 27th 2014Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Americans and thank you all for reading this newsletter, I hope to continue writing it for many more years.
You have probably heard about the The Weather Channel's move to Drupal before but the site launched last week. In addition to being one of the most highly trafficed sites on the web, Weather.com is currently the largest Drupal site with 20 million pages. This is a big win for Drupal.
As a part of the effort to make the Drupal.org user experience better for the community the Drupal Association is requesting feedback. Specifically they are "... looking for people who work at companies that use Drupal, but don’t provide a Drupal product or service." If that's you get in touch and share your thoughts.
Drupal Association discusses why Drupal.org is moving away from the FTP protocol.
Mediacurrent's Dave Terry shares insight into the Weather.com project.
Dries Buytaert discusses some of the challeges that Drupal solved for the Weather Channel.
Ashok Modi shares the Cherry Hill Company's deployment stack and how they use it to work on client projects
Strategies for Businesses Investing (In Drupal 8) Through Giving Their Employees Drupal Contribution Time
Cathy Theys of Blackmesh with the assistance of others in the community has created a guide to help companies contribute to Drupal 8.
This is a great change!
I very nice intro to the Services module from OSTraining.
If you are new to update hooks check out Daniel Sipos post.
A really nice guide to Drush from Mike Crittenden of Phase2 with a lot of handy tips. Even if you use Drush every day you will likely see something you don't know about already.
A Code Karate intro to the Protected Pages module.
TodoMVC with a RESTful Drupal backend.