Issue 2 - September 29, 2011
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In case you missed it, Drupalcon Munich 2012 will be held August 20th - 23rd 2012.
Long time Drupal contributor Nat "catch" Catchpole has agreed to become the co-maintainer Drupal 8. This should be a very good thing for Drupal core development.
Improving configuration management is one of the key initiatives in Drupal 8. If you can't make it to one of the locations, you can log onto IRC and pitch in.
Seriously. 40% off books from publishers like O'Reilly and Pragmatic Bookshelf. Just go join the Drupal Association if you haven't already.
October 1st - 2nd - Seville
October 12th - 14th - New York City
October 22nd - Davie, Florida
Articles and Tutorials
Josh Koenig explains why Pantheon is hosted on Rackspace Cloud.
Tirdad Chaharlengi of Phase2 explains how OpenPublish provides inline editing and a flexible way to manage page layouts.
A very cool settings.php hack from Andrew Berry.
FourKitchens chef Mark Theunissen serves up a sweet post showing how to make Github's service hooks and Jenkins play nicely.
Patrick Waters walks us through setting up the CDN Module with Amazon's Cloudfront service in Drupal 7.
Have you ever wanted to host a static site within your Drupal installation? Daniel "sun" Kudwien tells us how to make it work in Drupal 7 with a few Apache settings.
Hate the blocks system? LevelTen's does a pretty good job of convincing us otherwise. I have to admit that the blocks UI is better in Drupal 7. Don't miss the cool modules he mentions. A couple of them were new to me.
LevelTen's Tom McCracken discusses ways the Drupal community can better market to non-developers.
Kat Baily gives us the lowdown on whats new in the 7.x-3.x version of Quicktabs module, including exportables!
Ivan Zugec continues he series coving the Display Suite module a very cool suite of modules that allows you to control your node displays without any code.
Neil Hastings of Treehouse Agency walks us through Bean module and how they used it to place blocks with lists of content on Energy.gov. This looks very interesting to me.
Trellonian Yuriy Gerasimov shows us another cool use case for the Context module.
Yuriy Gerasimov walks us through extending Views Slideshow module with a custom widget.
Jeff Eaton gives us the lowdown on an alternative to node and user references. In Drupal 7 we can use entities in Drupal 7.
Jeff Burnz over at Adaptivetheme demos Pixture Reloaded, a responsive theme for Drupal 7.
If you need to learn version control and the commandline don't miss BuildaModule.com's videos. Chris Shattuck is building a great library of Drupal training videos. His site is well worth a look if you're trying to sharpen your Drupal skills.
The good folks at FriendlyDrupal show us a few of the handy things Aegir(The amazing Drupal hosting system) can do.
Johan Falk is stacking up quite a collection of screencasts. In the first screencast of his new series covering the Workbench module, Johan gives us a overview of it's basic features.
Bob Christenson of Mustardseed shows us latest way to deliver video and audio content using the cool video module we mentioned last week, the MediaElement module.
I really love this shirt from DRUPLEH. Keep up the good work guys.
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