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Issue 183 - April, 2nd 2015

News

2015 at-Large Board Elections Announced

Our newest Drupal Association board member is Addison Berry.

Drupal Association Board Meeting: 18 March 2015

Joining the Drupal Association Board

The new elected Drupal Association Board member Addison Berry shares her thoughts on being elected to this position.

Propeople and Blink Reaction Deal Complete

"The conclusion of this deal effectively establishes the largest Drupal agency in the world through the union of three Intellecta-owned companies: Propeople, Blink Reaction, and Bysted. Propeople’s Global CEO Michael Drejer will manage the joint company, which will operate under a unified brand starting this spring."

Articles

Earl Miles on the Future of Drupal, Contributing, and Sustainablitity

Earl Miles, the creator of Views and Panels shares his thoughts about the future of Drupal and tries to clairify and correct mis-information that has been spread about his move away from Drupal contrib work.

The 5 Commandments of Accessible Forms

Mediacurrent's Michelle Williamson is on fire writing another great article on accessibility.

Style Guides in Drupal

Another nice post about style guides. This one is from Advomatic's Amanda Luker.

Drupal 8

Clever Ways to Raise Funds for D8 Accelerate

Default Configuration Is Now Translated in-Place

Entity Storage, the Drupal 8 Way

How and Why D8 Accelerate Is Spending Your Hard-Earned Cash

"For less than $10,000, we're making Drupal 8 twice as fast!", now there are many other aspects to the fund but you will have to read Webchick's article for that.

Make Mine a Modal - the New Dialog and Modal Api

Plan for Upcoming D8 Accelerate Sprint on Drupalci (Modernizing Testbot Initiative)

The Taxonomy Term Reference Field Has Been Removed in Favor of Entity Reference

Tutorials

All About That Trace, 'Bout That Trace

A nice tutorial covering backtrace from shomeya.com.

Form API #States

Integrating Recurly and Drupal

Introducing Stylex: Atomic Design, Style Guides, and Prototyping with Silex and Twig

Logs for Drupal: Why You Need Them and How to Do It

Projects

Drupal VM - Easy Local Drupal Development Environments

This project aims to make spinning up a simple local Drupal test/development environment incredibly quick and easy, and to introduce new developers to the wonderful world of Drupal development on local virtual machines (instead of crufty old MAMP/WAMP-based development).

Drush Registry Rebuild

It's worth clicking through to this Deeson article if only for the Drush beer photo.

How to Control Summary Text Using Smart Trim in Drupal 7

How to Easily Create Drupal Views in Code

A use case for the Config in Code (CINC) module. An interesting approach to configuration management.

Releases

Aegir 2.3

Aegir 3.0-Beta1

Date 7.x-2.9-Rc1

Drupal 8.0.0-Beta9

Page_Manager 8.x-1.0-Alpha8

Panopoly 7.x-1.20

Personalize 7.x-1.0-Rc9

Speedy 7.x-1.16

Podcasts

The Job Market in Drupal with Mike Anello - Modules Unraveled Podcast

A great episode where Mike and Bryan discuss the issues junior developers have getting hired and why Drupal agencies should change their approach to hiring.

30 Awesome Drupal 8 Api Functions You Should Already Know - Fredric Mitchell - Acquia Podcast

Drupalize.me Podcast 60 : Drupalize.me 2015 Spring Update

Events

Registration for D3NYC15 Is Now Open!

April 19th at John Jay College in midtown Manhattan. Drupal Dev Day NYC 2015 is a free, full-day Drupal unconference and Drupal 8 sprint event.

Jobs

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Published by Bob Kepford

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