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Issue 214 - November, 5th 2015

News

Drupal 8.0.0 Will Be Released on November 19, 2015

"Based on our experience with our successful release candidates, we are confident to announce that Drupal 8.0.0 will be released on November 19, 2015! Until then, we will continue publishing Drupal 8 release candidates with the latest fixes."

Drupal 8 Release Parties

The Drupal 8 Dates You Need to Know

A handy list of important Drupal related dates. For example, do you know that Drupal 6 support ends on February 19th?

From Our Sponsor

Articles

4 Considerations: Upgrade Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 or Drupal 8

If you have a Drupal 6 site I recommend reading this article by Joris Snoek.

A Warm Introduction to the Drupal Community

I always enjoy hearing how the Drupal community welcomes new people in. It reminds me of my first in person experience with our community at Drupal Camp LA in 2008.

Platonic Project Workflow

A great article about planning web projects from a veteran web architect Larry Garfield.

Drupal 8

3 Secret Features in Drupal 8

I thought this title was click bait but I was wrong. I know. I was shocked too. I only knew about 2 of the 3 features.

Drupal 8 – What's the (Real) Big Deal About It?

A great summary of what is great about Drupal 8 by Gábor Hojtsy.

Goodbye Webform? Contact Forms Are in the Drupal 8 Core

Steve Burge shows us the new contact form in Drupal 8.

Presentations

BADCamp 2015: Transitioning from Theme() and Theme Functions to Render Arrays and Templates

Video: Drupal 8 Page Management

The future of Panels, and Page manager in Drupal from BADCamp.

Video: Drush in the Composer Era

If you use Drush check out this session from BADCamp.

Video: Start Writing Functional Tests with Behat

One of the sessions I attended at BADCamp. A really good look at Behat.

Projects

Commerce 2.x Stories: Currencies

Bojan Zivanovic continues this series discussing the evolution of Drupal Commerce related projects and their movement beyond Drupal into the wider PHP world.

Drude

A Docker and Docker Compose based environment for Drupal.

Drupal Apple News Module

This week Chapter Three released a Drupal 7 module allowing you to publish content to Apple News.

How to Get a Summary of Watchdog (Dblog) Messages

A handy PHP script from Michelle Cox of Mediacurrent.

Releases

Commons 7.x-3.32

Extlink 8.x-1.0-Alpha2

instagram_social_feed 7.x-1.1

M4032404 8.x-1.0-Alpha1

Quiz 7.x-5.0-Beta2

Restful 7.x-2.0-Beta2

views_slideshow 8.x-4.0-Alpha2

Podcasts

The Open Mic, Episode 1

A brand new Drupal podcast from OPIN out of Ottawa Canada.

Jobs

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Published by Bob Kepford

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