Issue 224 - January, 28th 2016
You've likely heard of BigPipe. Even if you haven't there is a need to test it out since it's going into core in 8.1.
If you care about community code(and you should) be sure to check this out and add your 2 cents.
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Please, please read this post from Lewis Nyman about the JS framework for Drupal discussion. It's right on target and really pushes us to apply what we tell our clients to this discussion.
As usual, great tips from YesCT.
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"In this 4-part series, Larry Garfield ... will discuss what you can do with Web services in Drupal 8. This includes capabilities that are in Drupal 8 core, and those that are in contributed modules."
As we are all learning how to work with Drupal 8 be sure to check out this great tip on managing your configuration from Dave Hall.
Tim Millwood discusses multiple ways to handle dependencies in Drupal 8 including the Composer Manager module.
Jeff Geerling is doing some interesting things with Drupal 8 and this post is a cool byproduct.
A simple example of a form_alter in Drupal 8 from Jordan White.
Steve Burge highlights a contrib module that helps you make the most of related content with your views.
Ivan Zugec demonstrates one of my new favorite modules in Drupal 8. The Paragraphs module.
A good example of when to not use a contributed module.
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Not sure how or why I haven't heard of or used Features Builder module before but I recommend this post from Jim Birch as in introduction.
Keep in mind that these alphas are not ready for production but still, it's pretty great to see the progress so quickly.
"The BigPipe module speeds up page delivery times by sending unchanging parts of a page to the browser immediately while rendering and streaming other, dynamic parts as soon as they are ready."
Gizra's Brice Lenfant introduces a new module that purports to help you visualize your data relationships on existing Drupal sites. Haven't tried this out yet but I plan to very very soon.
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