Issue 185 - April, 16th 2015
I haven't had the pleasure of hearing Whitney Hess speak but I hear really good things about her from my collegues.
If you haven't noticed, Drupal.org has had some improvements added recently.
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Sean Hamlin makes the case for upgrading. I know I have seen improvements from upgrading a few servers I manage.
A great list from Mediacurrent's Jay Callicott of his most often used modules.
Drupal Association CTO Joshua Mitchell shares many of the improvements to the Drupal.org and supporting techonolgy around it that have been added over the past year. It's quite a lot actually.
A nice list of Drupal resources and services, some I have linked to before a few I haven't.
YesCT shares some tips for sprint organizers and mentors. I love her example of using creative t-shirts at DrupalCon Latin America.
An interesting post from Penn State's Bryan Ollendyke.
The tl;dl is that cache tags in Drupal 8 will make Drupal caching much better and faster. This is great great news. Oh yeah, and this "By default, Drupal 8 is now between 2 and 200 times faster than Drupal 7 for anonymous users". Pretty great.
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series A Silex and Elasticsearch app powered by Drupal 7 for content management. Silex is a great PHP framework. I highly recommend it.
Dave Hall shares a few ways to manage variables in Drupal with a bit of humor.
A handy module for working with thrid party content.
You've probably heard of Composer right? The package manager for PHP. Yeah, you can use it with Drupal 7, not just Drupal 8. In this video from Allan Chappell;s MidCamp 2015 session he covers it.
Drupal Watchdog's Ron Brawer interviews Dries.
A great episode from Drupalize.me with special guest Mike Bell, joining Addison Berry, Greg Dunlap, and Blake Hall.
How and Why Acquia Is Training Drupal Talent Before They Hire Them with Amy Parker - Modules Unraveled Podcast
May 29th - 31th, 2015 in Wroclaw, Poland.
You have to hear this. That's all I have to say.
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