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Issue 181 - March, 19th 2015

I'm happy to announce that TheWeeklyDrop has partnered with Drupal.org to syndicate our newsletter content in the new Drupal.org Newsletter. Nothing will really change for you, but this means many more people will be exposed to this newsletter. TheWeeklyDrop remains independent but I'm proud to be working with the Drupal Association to share the great resources of our community with more people each week.

News

Attribute This Contribution on Drupal.org

You can now credit an organization with attribution for work on Drupal.org. This is a great thing.

Calling All Community Organizers

The Drupal Association is creating a new Community Organizer Newsletter. If you organize a local group, camp, initiative or anything in between you might find it useful.

What's New on Drupal.org - February 2015

See what new features and improvements have been added to Drupal.org in the past month.

Code and Theory Acquires Leading Drupal Development Company Mediacurrent

As many of you know, when I'm not producing this newsletter I work at Mediacurrent. We are very excited about the future with Code and Theory.

Mediacurrent Acquired by Code and Theory: Our Journey

Mediacurrent's co-founder Dave Terry share's more details about being acquired by Code and Theory

Announcing New Release and Version Scheme for Open Atrium

Acquia and VML Announce the Sports Digital Experience Platform

DrupalCon

A Tale of Two Drupalcons

An interesting look at DrupalCon Amsterdam and DrupalCon Austin with numbers from both.

Announcing Drupalcon Los Angeles Keynote Speaker Matt Asay

Articles

Headless Drupal. Why & How a Restful API in Drupal?

Joris Snoek has written a nice primer covering headless Drupal.

Mediacurrent Contrib Committee Status Report, February 2015

Drupal 8

D8 Blog Alpha to Beta Migration

Running on Drupal 8 since Alpha 3. That's right.

Dependency Injection with Traits in Drupal 8

Drupal 8 by Git Commit by Eric Peterson

Take a look at who has contributed to Drupal 8 with this slick visualization.

To Alter or Dispatch: Drupal 8 Events Versus Alter Hooks

With Drupal 8 we have new ways to solve old problems. Lee Rowlands gives us the pros and cons of using hooks or events.

Tutorials

BDD with Behat and Drupal

Drupal — Webmaster's Mobile Guide

A handy guide from Drupal.org and Google.

Porting Drupal 7 Modules to Backdrop

Lullabot Juan Olalla Olmo walks us through converting a Drupal 7 module to Backdrop

Projects

A Medium Like Editor for Drupal 8

Releases

Autonodequeue 7.x-1.3

Backstretch 7.x-2.0-Beta1

Form_Builder 7.x-1.7

Hierarchical_Select 7.x-3.0-Alpha13

Instantfilter 7.x-2.0

Layout_Plugin 8.x-1.0-Alpha7

Maxlength 7.x-3.2

Multiblock 7.x-1.2

Panels 8.x-3.0-Alpha7

View_Modes_Display 7.x-1.1

Podcasts

Drupalize.me Podcast 59 : Drupalcon Bogotá Recap

Mediacurrent Dropcast: Episode 2

I have to say this is the best episode we have produced, but sadly I wasn't able to be on this episode. Maybe that has something to do with it being the best one.

Writing Secure PHP: "f.i.e.o." and More - Meet Chris Cornutt - Acquia Podcast

Events

Florida Drupalcamp 2015

April 11th - 12th in Orlando, Florida.

Jobs

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