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Issue 199 - July, 23rd 2015

News

Secure Your Account: Two Factor Authentication on Drupal.org

"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 on Drupal.org? - June 2015

What's new? Quit a few things. Design changes, performance improvements, and user profile improvements to name a few things.

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Articles

Decoupling Drupal Without Losing Your Head — Part 1

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."

Saying No to Say Yes

"We can't "do everything and be everything to everyone" if we want to do that well." Larry Garfield, on Drupal's goals.

Drupal Modules Can Improve Site Performance

Patching and the Composer Workflow

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".

Visually Monitoring Drupal.org

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.

How We’re Building Our SaaS Business with Drupal

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.

AegirNG Proposal

"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.

Drupal 8

Making Reactive Headless Drupal 8 Interfaces with Meteor

Drupal 8 and CiviCRM - the Countdown Continues

Recording from July 17th 2015 Drupal 8 Critical Issues Discussion

Tutorials

Docker with Vagrant - Part 2

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.

Tips for a Better Vagrant-Based Development Workflow

Switching Drush Versions

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.

Load Testing Your Site with Siege

William Hetherington introduces us to a very useful tool for load testing.

E01 Something You Have - AKA Using the Two Factor Authentication

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.

Projects

Introducing Saucier

A Node.js framework by Four Kitchens that provides what is needed to consume content from a Drupal API.

Module Monday: Mandrill

Mandrill is a great transactional email service and Drupal module. Been using it for a few years now.

Releases

commerce_donate 7.x-1.0

commerce_features 7.x-1.1

Df 7.x-1.2

drush_sql_sync_pipe 7.x-2.0

Features 8.x-3.0-Alpha2

Kaltura 7.x-3.0

Mollom 8.x-1.0-Alpha2

Mongosync 7.x-1.0

Mongosync 8.x-1.0

Omega 7.x-4.4

page_manager 8.x-1.0-Alpha12

Personalize 7.x-2.0-Beta3

Webform 7.x-4.10

workbench_scheduler 7.x-1.7

Podcasts

Gender Balance in Tech Sales Through Data-Driven, Objective Hiring - Acquia Podcast

SEO and Customer Data - Drupalize.me Podcast

Talking Drupal #099 - Drupal 8 Elephant

Events

DrupalCorn Camp

July 30th - August 2nd, 2015 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Design 4 Drupal Boston

July 31st - August 2, 2015 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Drupal Camp PA

August 1st and 2nd, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Drupalaton 2015

August 6th - 9th, 2015 in Keszthely, Hungary.

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