Issue 17 January 12, 2012
Wow, there's a lot of good stuff to read this week so let's get to it.
The Conference Organizing Distribution (COD) popped up all over the place in 2011 and it looks like it's full steam ahead for 2012.
January 25th in San Diego just before Sandcamp 2012
Yes. You that is what it says. Node module is no longer required in Drupal 8.
Gábor Hojtsy gives us an update on the multilingual Drupal 8 Initiative.
Articles & Tutorials
2011 was a big year for Drupal and in this post Dries sums it up from his perspective and gives use a few predictions for 2012.
Mike Potter over at Phase2 Technology introduces us to a new module to help with those pesky Feature overrides. Looks like it is a work in progress but it good to see progress on the Feature front.
Chief Monkey at FunnyMonkey, Bill Fitzgerald discusses the trials and tribulations of Drupal Distros and possible roads forward.
Matt Butcher shares a simple Git config setting that makes checkout Drupal projects easier. I love this kind of stuff.
Attention semantic HTML nerds, or anyone who wants to get more control over multi-value fields so they suck less. Check out the Module Monday post about Text Formatter module.
Kristof De Jaeger has released a new module that allows you to override existing pages with Page manager. Especially handy when using Panles module.
Learn more about the Boost module from this post over at Friendly Machine.
Alex Weber shares how his new module grew out of the goal to learn how to build custom Views Handler.
Chris shows us how to override block position, and a brief overview of the Context module in Change Management and Version Control.
Alan Palazzolo (zzolo) and Thomas Turnbull (tom_o_t) are proud to announce the release of Mapping with Drupal, published by O’Reilly.
A brand new podcast is born! With Modules Unraveled Brian Lewis plans to interview lesser known members of the Drupal community and highlight the cool things they are working on. Looking forward to what Brian produces.
Otherwise known as the Dave Reid episode. In case that's a new name to you Dave Reid creates modules about as often as we release new newsletter issues. Good episode.
Livethemer promises to allow you to design Drupal themes in the browser without writing any code. It looks very simular to the Sweaver project. Worth checking out.
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