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Issue 226 - February, 11th 2016

News

Drupal 8.0.3 and 7.42 Released

PHP Dependencies Removed from Git (8.1.x Branch)

If you checkout Drupal's 8.1.x branch now you will notice that the vender directory is empty. Running composer install will download the required dependencies.

Scott Reeves Becomes a Provisional Drupal 8 Committer

Cottser is now a provisional Drupal 8 committer.

Looking for Another Drupal 7 Co-Maintainer

Dries made the announced that Drupal is in need of a new co-maintainer for the 7 branch.

Commerce Guys Refocusing on Drupal Commerce as Platform.sh Becomes an Independent Company

The Commerce Guys are spinning their Drupal plaform service Platform.sh off into it's own company.

Google Summer of Code 2016 - Task Organization Wiki

The community is looking for GSoC project ideas.

Introducing a New Community Initiatives Process

"One of the most important lessons of 2015 for the Engineering Team here at the Drupal Association is that we need better ways to engage with you, the community."

What’s New on Drupal.org? - January 2016

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Articles

How Markup Is Safe in Drupal 8

Alex Pott explains how Drupal safely handles user created text and markup specifically.

janezurevc.name Runs on Drupal 8!

Janez Urevc shares details on a real world upgrade to Drupal 8.

Learn About Major Drupal 8 Improvements for Developer Productivity

Drupal 8 has been architected for dev productivity with support for object-oriented web development, PHP, and more. In this webinar, learn how to setup the tools to make Drupal 8 and Symfony development that much easier. Gain an understanding of how to debug with Dev Desktop2, Xdebug, and PHPStorm as the IDE, what the Drush and Drupal Console are and how to use them, and more.

Tutorials

Pro Tip: How to Write Conditional CSS for IE10 and 11

A handy tip from Mario Hernandez.

Read the Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8

With 200+ new features and improvements, Drupal 8 is architected for developer productivity and is the most advanced version of Drupal yet. Read the Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8 to learn about exciting new improvements such as support for object-oriented web development, PHP, Symfony and more and see why Drupal 8 makes development easier than ever before.

Set Up a Hierarchical Taxonomy Term Facet Using Facet API with Search API Solr

A nice tip from Jeff Geerling.

Upgrading from Drupal 6 or 7 to Drupal 8

If you need to migrate to D8 from D6 or 7 take a look at the recently updated documentation on Drupal.org.

Projects

Drupal 8 Module of the Week: Admin Toolbar

"The Admin Toolbar module adds drop-down functionality to the main administration menu and adds new links for developers."

Drupal Focal Point Module: Making the Most of Your Images

"Focal point is a Drupal module that allows site administrators to select an important portion of an image to focus on."

You Should Use the Drupal Security Review Module

"The Security Review module automatically tests for easy-to-make security errors."

Releases

admin_toolbar 8.x-1.14

Coder 8.x-2.6

config_devel 8.x-1.0-Rc1

Drupal 7.42

Drupal 8.0.3

Linkit 8.x-4.1

Markdown 8.x-1.0

Metatag 7.x-1.13

Metatag 8.x-1.0-Beta4

Panels 8.x-3.0-Beta3

Securelogin 8.x-1.3

Security 7.x-1.0

views_infinite_scroll 8.x-1.0-Rc5

Video

Meet the Mediacurrent Friday 5

A new video series from Mediacurrent covering 5 things. In this first one they talk about 5 alternatives to the hamburger menu.

Podcasts

154 Commerce 2.x for Drupal 8 with Bojan Zivanovic - Modules Unraveled Podcast

Dropcast - Episode 16: If You're Not Working with Us...

Drupal, Meet PHP FIG - Larry Garfield - Acquia Podcast

The Secret Sauce Podcast, Ep. 04

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