Issue 223 - January, 21st 2016
"Drupal 8.1.0 will be released on April 20, 2016, so the beta phase for Drupal 8.1.x is coming up soon! We have until February 24 to make additions for Drupal 8.1.0. (After that, new additions will go toward 8.2.0 instead, which is currently planned for release in October.)"
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Kristian Polso shares the results and other interesting tidbits.
Dries Buytaert reminisces in his latest post. "On December 29, 2000, I made a code commit that would change my life; it is in this commit that I called my project "Drupal" and added the GPL license to it."
A retrospective of some of the incredible changes and accomplishments we made together last year from the Drupal Association. Also, if you are reading this, you should probably be a member of the Association. What are you waiting for?
Hussain Abbas share his Drupal Story.
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Wim Leers shares a high level look at performance improvements in the big three CMS's in 2015. Guess which one made the most improvements?
A really good look at the Configuration Management from OSTraining.
Dan James of Deeson shares how they are using Drush make's new support of YAML files to keep track of their patched modules.
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Lakshmi Narasimhan shows us how to write is simple service in Drupal 8 with the help of the Drupal Console project.
A look at the Apps Entity Restrictions module, a module that integrates with the RESTful module and allows you to manage 3rd party applications so they only have access to the resources you choose.
I love that Garland is being ported to Drupal 8.
If you are curious about using Composer with Drupal 8 this is the podcast episode for you. As usual Bryan Lewis does a masterful job asking questions of Tim Millwood for those unfamiliar with the topic.
The Mediacurrent talk with special guest MortenDK about the frontend in Drupal 8 and the show Vikings.
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