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Issue 187 - April, 30th 2015

News

The Drupal Apprenticeship Qualification

This week Hedley Smith announced an offical apprenticeship qualification for Drupal in the UK. As a big fan of apprenticeship programs I think this is just great.

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Articles

How to Contribute to Translations in Drupal Projects

Learn how you can help with translation on Drupal.org from Drupalize.me's Amber Matz.

Improve Your Frontend Toolset with Grunt and Libsass

"Learn how you can leverage Grunt and LibSass as groundwork to improve your Frontend Development process and deliver better optimized sites for clients."

Mediacurrent's Contrib Committee Status Review for March, 2015

Damien McKenna shares what the Mediacurrent crew have been doing to contribute to Drupal.

Automating Living Style Guides in a Drupal Theme

Next Generation Web Apps Using the Service Worker

Sites That Cannot Fail -- Forecasting the Big Storm

Acquia's Allison Nolan discusses the kind of demand that the Weather.com Drupal site is under. An interesting read.

Drupal 8

Drupal Core Updates for April 22nd, 2015

Drupal 8 is 2 to 20 times faster now and much more from M Parker.

Drupal 8 Configuration Management with Features

"Features for Drupal 8 will exist and it is already in alpha state. This may be surprising to those who wrongly assumed that Configuration Management was going to supersede Features; but, as we explained before, it all comes down to understanding how to use Features the right way in Drupal 8."

#d8Rules Update April 2015

Find out what progress has been made porting Rules module to Drupal 8.

Honeypot for Drupal 8, 3 Years in the Making

Jeff Geerling share's his experience porting the great Honeypot module to Drupal 8.

Is Your Project Ready for Drupal 8?

If I had a dollar for everytime I have had to answer this question. Mark Ferree share's his thoughts on the matter.

Simpletest with Behat for Drupal 8

Gizra's Roy Segall share an example test and code for Behat integration with Drupal 8.

Tutorials

Importing Huge Databases Faster

Lullabot's Juan Pablo Novillo Requena offers great advice for dealing with very large databases.

Projects

Drupal 7 Total Language Fallback

Alex Tkachev or Amazee Labs shares a complete solution for the language fallback on your Drupal site with the Language fallback module.

Scheduling Posts with Scheduler

In this post Jim Birch shows us how to use a great module for scheduling content.

Voicecommander

The Voice Commander module automatically makes voice commands for navigating the entire menu system of your Drupal site, using Web Speech API.

Releases

Addressfield 7.x-1.1

Coder 7.x-2.5

Coder 8.x-2.2

Commerce_Kickstart 7.x-2.23 | Drupal.org

Commons 7.x-3.24

Faqfield 7.x-1.4

File_Entity_Swf 7.x-1.0-Rc2

Mail_Debugger 7.x-3.0

Openoutreach 7.x-1.18

Purge 7.x-1.7

Redis 7.x-3.4

Speedy 7.x-1.17

Podcasts

Drupaleasy Podcast 150: Ultracat (Cathy Theys - Drupal Code Governance)

Drupalize.me Podcast 62 : Distributed Design

Talking Drupal #093 - Easy Security Tips

There's a Module for That! Don't Use It! with Ted Bowman - Modules Unraveled Podcast

Yhteisöllisyys and Global Drupal: "Friendships Beyond Business" - Acquia Podcast

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