Issue 199 - July, 23rd 2015
"Drupal.org users can now use Two factor authentication to increase the security of their accounts. It can be enabled via Security tab of your user profile page."
What's new? Quit a few things. Design changes, performance improvements, and user profile improvements to name a few things.
From Our Sponsor
Drupal has made a name for itself in the Government space by affording agencies at the federal, state and local levels a secure and user-friendly content management system. Promet Source compiled a list of some of the most notable .gov sites built with Drupal. These sites are demonstrating the cost-effectiveness and flexibility that government agencies strive for in a website deployment. Check out our roundup of high-powered Drupal sites in the .gov arena and come say ‘Hello' to Promet if you’re talking Drupal and government at Drupal GovCon 2015!
In this thoughtful post from Dave Hansen-Lange he shares how Advomatic has "been exploring how to achieve the same goals of decoupling, while avoiding that hefty list of challenges."
"We can't "do everything and be everything to everyone" if we want to do that well." Larry Garfield, on Drupal's goals.
Drush contributor Greg Anderson shares a new way(at least to me) of managing patches with the great Composer project.
Sprint Planning Part 1: Planning and Executing a Focused Sprint That Helps Move an Open Source Project Forward
A blog post based on Cathy Theys (YESCT) and Peter Wolanin (pwolanin) DrupalCon Los Angeles talk "Planning and executing a sprint that actually helps move an Open Source Project forward".
The folks over at Gizra are doing some interesting work with visual regression testing. If this is a subject you aren't familiar with be sure to check out Amitai Burstein's post. Heck, even if you are familiar with it you should read this.
I actually meant to link to this article a few weeks ago and missed it. I know many of you out there probably daydream about creating SaaS product. Learn from Manuel Pistner how one company is doing just that with Drupal.
"During Drupalcon LA, the Aegir maintainers in attendance discussed a plan to move in a radically new direction for Aegir 4.0". If you use or are interested in the future of Aegir check out this proposal.
I really enjoyed reading how Tom Friedhof is using Vagrant and Chef to manage their Docker Containers on at ActiveLAMP. As someone pretty new to Docker his article was easy to get my head around.
I often have to switch which version of Drush I am using. If you find that you need to install multiple versions of Drush check out this tutorial from Karen Stevenson on the Lullabot blog.
William Hetherington introduces us to a very useful tool for load testing.
Long time Drupaler Bert boerland has started a screencast series aimed at people that don't write code. This one covers using the Two Factor Authentication module on a Drupal website.
A Node.js framework by Four Kitchens that provides what is needed to consume content from a Drupal API.
Mandrill is a great transactional email service and Drupal module. Been using it for a few years now.
July 30th - August 2nd, 2015 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
July 31st - August 2, 2015 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
August 1st and 2nd, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
August 6th - 9th, 2015 in Keszthely, Hungary.
Wanna get the word out about your great Drupal job? Get your job in front of hundreds of Drupal job seekers every day at Jobs.Drupal.Org.
Pac-12 Networks Anywhere
Promet Source US