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Issue 175 - February, 5th 2015

News

Drupal 8 Beta 7 on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Drupal Association Board Meeting: January 21, 2015

Close observers might notice a bit of info about my newsletter was in the presentation. I'll be sharing more about that in the near future so stay tuned.

Nominations Open for Drupal Association at Large Director

This Month in Drupal Documentation - January 2015

DrupalCon

Infographic: Who Attends Drupalcon?

If you like infographics you will like this.

Articles

A First Look at the Backdrop CMS

Ethan Teague of CivicActions provides a nice overview of Backdrop CMS.

Dockerizing Drupal for Project Development and Testing

Explaining Panels: Why I Use Panels

Steve Persch has written an excellent article explaining how using Panels allows you to approach building a site from a component mindset. Long time users of the module will imeadiatly get what he is talking about and those of you who don't care for Panels will likely see a side of the module you haven't considered.

How Does Drupal Use These Different Terms? Route, Path, URL, URI, Link, Menu Item

A nice article from KatteKrab (Donna Benjamin) covering terms in the Drupal context. These kinds of post are very handy indeed.

How to Maintain Contrib Modules for Drupal and Backdrop at the Same Time

Have you wondered how disfficult it would be for Drupal module maintainers to maintain both Drupal and Backdrop versions of their modules? It's a topic that I have thought about.

Policy for the Death of a User

Long time readers of this newsletter and members of the Drupal community are familiar with Aaron Winborn and his story. Aaron is a long time Drupal contributor and is facing the end of his life. This is not a subject any of want to think about but it is worth considering.

Drupal 8

6 Steps for New Drupal 8 Developers

Daniel Sipos offers a good todo list for those getting into Drupal 8.

Drupal 8 and Distributions Part 2: Problems and Prospects

Nedjo Rogers has a solid run down of the challenges with building a distrobution in Drupal 8 as well a possible solutions.

Time to Start Translating Drupal 8!

Gábor Hojtsy is rallying the community to help translate Drupal 8!

Tutorials

Dynamic Data in Quick Tabs

Mediacurrent's Nathan James shows us how to extend the Quick tabs module with dynamic tab names.

Responsive Images in Drupal: Part 1

Aten's James Nettik offers a solid tutorial for setting up a very solid responsive image system for you Drupal 7 site.

Understanding Javascript Behaviors in Drupal

This post by Lullabot's Juan Pablo Novillo Requena is a great look into Drupal's recommended way to implement Javascript, Drupal.behaviors.

Why Isn't My Page Caching?

Mediacurrent's Chris Hill walks us through the trial and error involved in debugging a caching issue. This post is well worth reading, and I'm not saying that just becuase Chris is a great guy.

Projects

How to Add Machine Names to Content Types in Drupal 7

Logs, the Easy Way

This looks really slick. Those Gizra folk have some nifty projects don't they.

Rapid Drupal Scaffolding with Yeoman

Another Yeoman Drupal tool that looks interesting. Someone got node.js in my Drupal.

Shipping the Future

Commerce Guy's Nicholas Vahalik discusses the future release of Drupal Commerce Shipping 3.x.

The 5 Best Modules to Eliminate Spam on a Drupal Website

We all hate spam. There are many modules and services that attempt to address the problem on your Drupal site. Annertech has compiled a list list.

Releases

Composer_Manager 8.x-1.0-Beta1

Config_Packager 8.x-1.0-Alpha2

Drafty 7.x-1.0-Beta2

Fieldable_Panels_Panes 7.x-1.6-Beta1

Honeypot 8.x-1.18-Beta4

Metatag 7.x-1.5-Beta1

Openatrium 7.x-2.30-Rc3

Page_Manager 8.x-1.0-Alpha6

Panelizer 7.x-3.2-Beta1

Panels 8.x-3.0-Alpha6

Rooms 7.x-1.4

Shunt 8.x-2.0-Beta2

Themekey 7.x-3.3

Xmlsitemap 7.x-2.2

Podcasts

Drupaleasy Podcast 143: Scheming (Schema.org Integration in D8 - Stéphane Corlosquet)

Drupalize.me Podcast 56 : Drush and Composer

Meet Dustin Whittle: Get More Done, Better & Faster – Together - Acquia Podcast

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