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Issue 221 - January, 7th 2016

Happy new year everyone. 2016 looks to be a year of expanding Drupal's reach as Drupal 8 adoption grows.

News

Announcing Drupal 8 Contrib Office Hours

Good news for those of you porting modules to Drupal 8.

Drupal Association Board Meeting: December 2015

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Articles

Acquia Retrospective 2015

Dries Buytaert takes a look at the past year.

Fixing Shortcomings in the Composer Update Process with Drupal-Composer

Some great tips and workarounds for using Composer for your Drupal projects from Greg Anderson.

Front-End Code Review Fundamentals

Code reviews are very important but how what about code reviews for Frontend Developers? Advomatic's Jack Haas offers advice to help you with this process.

Tutorials

Add Custom CSS to Your Drupal 7 Site

For those times you need to add custom CSS but you don't have access to the code base you need CSS Injector module. Learn how to use it in the OSTraining tutorial.

Cleaning Up Your Local Drupal Installations for the New Year

A nice tip and bash script from Jim Birch.

How to Create a Calendar in Drupal 8

In this post from OSTraining you will learn how to set up the Calendar module in Drupal 8.

Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8: Everything You Need to Know

With Drupal 8’s recent release, there are a lot (200+, to be specific) of new changes and improvements to learn about. Drupal 8 redefines “ease of use” for developers, bringing elements such as an object-oriented programming approach, built-in web services, and front-end dev flexibility with Twig. Get up to speed on all these changes and more with our Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8!

Unloading jQuery in Drupal 8

If you don't want to use jQuery in Drupal 8 you don't have to, but if you are trying to do this be sure to read this post from Ryan Hagerty of Chromatic.

Projects

Commerce 2.0 Alpha1 Released

Bojan Zivanovic shares the details on the new release.

Drupal Module Charts

Drupal Module Charts shows Drupal project usage counts ranked each week. Cool site.

Talks

Drupal Camp Atlanta 2015: Growth Hacking with Content, Marketing Automation, and Drupal

In this presentation from Drupal Camp Atlanta, Mediacurrent's Shellie Hutchens discusses the tools Mediacurrent is using on the marketing front.

State of Drupal Presentation (September 2015)

Dries Buytaert's slides and presentation from his DrupalCon Barcelona keynote.

Releases

Ckeditor 7.x-1.17

Honeypot 8.x-1.22

login_security 8.x-1.0

Restful 7.x-2.5

twitter_block 8.x-2.0

Workflow 7.x-2.8

Video

Deploy Suite for Drupal 8

In this video Tim Millwood walks us through the entire Deploy suite of contrib modules for Drupal 8. Deploy suite is designed to make content staging in Drupal easy.

Upcoming Webinar: Best Practices for Drupal Performance Tuning

Managing performance is not about optimizing a website once -- it needs to be included in your everyday development workflow. Register for this upcoming webinar and hear about optimizing backend and frontend Drupal performance. Fabien Potencier will show how to easily profile Drupal websites and diagnose production performance problems, and Wim Leers will discuss page caching, how the BigPipe technique drastically reduces load times, and more.

Podcasts

Drupal 8 Theming--Twig and Responsive Images - Lullabot Podcast

DrupalEasy Podcast 167 - Ted Spoils Star Wars (2015 Year in Review)

Mediacurrent Dropcast - Episode 14

Finally

6 FREE DrupalCon Asia Tickets Giveaway

BuildAModule is giving away 6 tickets to DrupalCon Asia for people living near India. If that applies to you click through for details.

Jobs

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