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Issue 184 - April, 9th 2015

News

Drupal 7.36 Released

"Drupal 7.36, a maintenance release with numerous bug fixes (no security fixes) and several new features, is now available for download. "

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Articles

Accessibility in Drupal Themes

Zivtech's James Cole offers some great tools and tips for making Drupal themes accessible.

Drupal 8

Drupal Core Updates for April 2nd, 2015

Mparker17 gives us a summary of what has been happening in Drupal core over the past few weeks.

Renderviz: Tool Visualizing Drupal 8's Render Tree

Wim Leers shares a very cool tool for visualizing caching bottlenecks in Drupal 8.

Backbone.js and Underscore.js in Drupal 8

A lot has happened since Backbone.js was added to Drupal 8. Blake Hall tells us how and where it is being used in Drupal core.

D8Upgrade.org a Community Service That Tells You When to Upgrade Your Site to Drupal 8

A new and free service provided by Pronovix.

Deep Dive Into the Anatomy of Drupal 8 Theming

I handy look at what makes up a Drupal 8 theme.

Ten Things You Need to Know About Drupal Console

I used Drupal Console for the first time this week. It's a great tool for Drupal 8 development. Find out how it differs from other projects like Drush and Drupal Module Upgrader.

Tutorials

Create a Frequently Asked Questions Page Using FAQ Field in Drupal 7

Ivan Zugec walks us through using the great FAQ field module to create a flexible FAQ enabled content type.

Install and Integrate Elasticsearch with Drupal

Optimizing PHP-FPM the Promet Way

Projects

Drupal Testbot Command Line Tool

Great new drush tool by Jimmy Berry (boombatower).

Streamline Your Local Drupal Workflow with Acquia Dev Desktop 2

I tend to prefer Vagrant or local homebrewed PHP to Dev Desktop or MAMP but this new version of Acquia Dev Desktop looks pretty slick.

Releases

Bear 7.x-1.7

Better_Exposed_Filters 7.x-3.2

Drupal 7.36

Honeypot 8.x-1.18-Beta5

Openchurch 7.x-2.1-Beta6

Redis 7.x-3.3

Selectize 8.x-1.0-Beta1

Webform 7.x-3.24

Podcasts

Bitnami Open Source Leaders Interview Series: Larry Garfield from Drupal

Drupaleasy Podcast 148: 18 Minutes Later

I think this is my favorite Drupal podcast episode of all time. You have to listen to this one.

Drupaleasy Podcast 149: Magnetic Pants (Erik Baldwin and Mike Herchel, Florida Drupalcamp 2015)

Mediacurrent Dropcast: Episode 3

If you have been asking for a feed to our podcast your requests have been answered.

Events

D8 Accelerate Performance Sprint at Drupal Developer Days in Montpelier, France

April 13th - 19th, 2015 in Paris, France.

Drupal North Regional Summit

June 25th - 28th, 2015 in Toronto, Canada

Finally

Drupal Jeopardy

"Drupal 7 Core Site Building Jeopardy helps your team study for the Acquia Site Builder certifcation, or just brush up on your Drupal core knowledge."

Jobs

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