Issue 222 - January, 14th 2016
"Drupal 8.0.2, a maintenance release with numerous bug fixes (no security fixes), is now available for download. See the Drupal 8.0.2 release notes for a full list of included fixes."
"The Technical Working Group was rebooted about a year ago and has been working to clarify and close issues related to the technical aspect and ramping up to take on our biggest assignment: vetting, clarifying, accepting, and announcing all coding standards changes."
"We want to highlight individuals and organizations that are actively contributing to Drupal. You can now attribute your work in the Drupal.org issue queues to your employer or a customer. Maintainers can award issues credits to people who help resolve issues with code, comments, design, and more. These credits can roll up to service providers listed in the Drupal Marketplace. (And eventually we want to show customers with credits as well.)"
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In this post Dries continues the discussion he began in his previous post about a client side framework for Drupal. There's now a comparison matrix with experts in this topic weighing in. There appear to be issues with the licenses of a few of the more popular projects and the overall discussion seems to be very active with some great questions and problems being raised. The whole idea of picking one frame work concerns me but I am glad to see the care being given to the discussion.
The Drupal Security Team's official responses to a recent report of vulnerabilities from a security research are worth reading. I do want to point out that all software can have vulnerabilities and the fact that Drupal is open source means we can be aware of these issues and work to resolve them.
A simple tip from Jeff Diecks, but one that can make a huge impact on your work, and happiness when working on a project for a client.
John Ennew shares an interesting bug that cropped up in one of his projects.
YesCT's guide to organizing a local sprint.
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Who doesn't like a list post? Ok, I know some of you probably don't but if you are looking for D8 themes check out this list.
Check out this free PDF/Ebook of security best practices. There are a lot of great tips in here.
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