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Issue 182 - March, 26th 2015

News

Aaron Winborn Community Spotlight

"The Drupal Association is saddened to announce that Aaron Winborn passed earlier today. We have attached Aaron's obituary to this community spotlight. He will be deeply missed."

Announcing the Aaron Winborn Award to Honor Amazing Community Members

"In honor of long-time Drupal contributor Aaron Winborn (see his recent Community Spotlight), whose battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (also referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease) is coming to an end later today, the Community Working Group, with the support of the Drupal Association, would like to announce the establishment of the Aaron Winborn Award."

Drupal 7.35 and 6.35 Released

Drupal Core - Moderately Critical - Multiple Vulnerabilities - Sa-Core-2015-001

Ready, Set, Drupal 8! D8 Accelerate Fundraiser

"This is an all-out, everyone-in effort to raise $250,000 to kill the last criticals in our way."

[Policy, No Patch] Changes to the Project Application Review Process

Check out this proposed change to the project application review process on Drupal.org.

From Our Sponsor

DrupalCon

Sessions and Training Opportunities Have Been Announced

DrupalCon LA announcements.

Viva Drupalcon Latin America

Get the details about DrupalCon Latin America.

Articles

A Comparison of Drupal 7 Image Caption Methods Using Wysiwyg Module with Ckeditor

Michelle Williamson does a great job comparing the many methods of adding captions to images in a WYSIWYG enabled field.

A Recap of Drupal Association Membership in 2014

An Opinionated Guide to Getting Help with Drupal

A very handy guide from Bryan Braun.

Through the Looking-Glass: Midcamp 2015

I nice overview of the event MidCamp 2015. I heard a lot of positive things about this event.

Wrapping Angularjs Modules in Drupal Ctools Plugins

Joe Fender shares how Lullabot used Ctools to pass data to AngularJS panes for the new MSNBC online TV site.

Drupal 8

Evolving and Documenting Drupal Core's Structure, Responsibilities, and Decision-Making

Plan to Finalize the Migration System

"Migrate team lead benjy has just posted a plan to finalize the migration system, a "meta" issue which outlines what work's already been completed, what's left to be done, what's blocking what, and how to get involved."

Propsed Policy: Re-Activate the Head2Head Project and Use It for D8 Beta-to-Beta Upgrades in the Short-Term

Rebuilding the Cheppers Website with Drupal 8: On the Road

Why Won't Anyone Listen to Nedjo?

I don't know that this is the the best title for Victor Kane's run down about Drupal 8's approach to configuration management but it is worth reading. Personally, I have long been aware of the approach Drupal 8 was taking and approve of it. The most common use of the Features module I see is for deploying changes to multiple instances of a site. I and many others have asked about the other approach and the answer has always been "that will be a contrib thing". This doesn't seem unreasonable to me.

Tutorials

Custom Access Control for Drupal 7 Entities

Daniel Sipos shows us how to manage access for entities that are not nodes.

Drupal Queues

Steven Jones of ComputerMinds shares a handy guide to queuing tasks in Drupal.

The Command Line for Beginners Video Series

A new free video series from Modules Unraveled.

Tutorial: Vagrant Drupal 8 Development

William Hetherington introduces us to the Vagrant Drupal Development (VDD) project.

Books

Book Review: Drush for Developers (Second Edition)

A nice review from Michael Anello. I also recently finished reading this book and it's great.

Book Review: Programmer's Guide to Drupal

Releases

Answers 7.x-4.0-Rc2

Cod 7.x-1.0-Beta8

Commerce_Kickstart 7.x-1.34

Commerce_Kickstart 7.x-2.22

Commons 7.x-3.23

Ctools 7.x-1.7

Drupal 7.35

Media 7.x-1.5

Media_Youtube 7.x-2.0-Rc5

Openatrium 7.x-2.33

Openoutreach 7.x-1.17

Openpublic 7.x-1.5

Page_Manager 8.x-1.0-Alpha7

Panopoly 7.x-1.19

Restful 7.x-1.0-Rc5

Webform 7.x-4.6

Zurb_Foundation 7.x-5.0-Rc6

Podcasts

Behat & Bdd: "Deploying Better Software with Confidence" - Meet John Bickar - Acquia Podcast

Hooked on Drupal - Drupal 8 Release Date from Dreisy-Wan Kenobi Plus Backdrop & Lift

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