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Issue 204 - August, 27th 2015

News

Drupal 7.39 and 6.37 Released

Drupal Core - Critical - Multiple Vulnerabilities - SA-CORE-2015-003

Hopefully you have already updated all your sites, but if not read this advisory.

2014 Drupal Association Annual Report and Financials

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Articles

A PHP Developer’s Guide to Caching Data in Drupal 7

Decapitated Drupal: The Downsides of Decoupling

Digital Distributors vs Open Web: Who Will Win?

Dries Buytaert shares his thoughts on the open web vs the walled gardens like Facebook.

Drupal Should Use an External Front End Framework

drupal_practice_group_install()

Four Kitchens's dev Jon Peck shares a cool idea. A Drupal group in the model of book clubs. An interesting idea.

Migrating Weather.com to Drupal: Creating Flexible Widgets Across Multiple Devices

No Excuses Part I: Drupal-Optomized Environment Config with (Ph)Ansible and Vagrant

Michelle Krejci (craychee) is an engineer at Palantir.net and was a recent guest on the DrupalEasy podcast. She discussed reproducible deployment and I found her approach to be very interesting. I think you will find her series interesting as well.

REST Easy Part 4: The Tax(onomy) Man!

Create a Taxonomy end point for the RESTful module.

Versioning in Drupal

Tim Millwood discusses the new version scheme for Drupal 8 and some options for contrib projects to adopt something similar.

Drupal 8

Drupal 8 Core Updates for August 19th, 2015

"Since the last Drupal 8 Core Update, Drupal 8 got a UI for responsive image mapping, a proposal for a new Drupal.org content model was put forward and a bunch of improvements were made to Drupal.org, notably: the first comment to an issue is now automatically generated to make it easier to see the original issue summary, test result output was improved, and it's now possible to test patches on PHP 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, and 7 simultaneously."

Making a Drupal 8 Contrib Module - the Movie: Raw and Uncut

Drupal trainer and co-host of the DrupalEasy podcast Ted Bowman shares his process for building a Drupal 8 modules in this video.

Tutorials

Boosting Performance of a Complex Drupal 7 Project with Blackfire.io

Drush: The Swiss Army Knife for Drupal

A few useful Drush alias settings I think you will find very useful.

Re-Indexing Your Content to Solr, the Fast Way

Handy tip from 2bits.

Projects

How to Use the AdvAgg Drupal Module

"This module really helps to improve the aggregation and optimization of your site's CSS and Javascript files."

Releases

Agov 7.x-2.1

commerce_kickstart 7.x-1.38

commerce_kickstart 7.x-2.28

Commons 7.x-3.29

Ctools 7.x-1.9

Drupal 7.39

Fastly 7.x-2.1

form_builder 7.x-1.13

node_expire 7.x-2.1

Openatrium 7.x-2.44

Openfed 7.x-1.16

Openoutreach 7.x-1.23

Panopoly 7.x-1.26

Redis 7.x-3.10

site_audit 7.x-1.15

Speedy 7.x-1.20

views_slideshow 8.x-3.0-Beta1

Podcasts

DrupalEasy Podcast 161 - No Custom Code (Jay Epstein - Relativity Data Model)

Project Workflow and Drupal Issue Queues with Joshua Mitchell - Modules Unraveled Podcast

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