Issue 226 - February, 11th 2016
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.
Cottser is now a provisional Drupal 8 committer.
Dries made the announced that Drupal is in need of a new co-maintainer for the 7 branch.
The Commerce Guys are spinning their Drupal plaform service Platform.sh off into it's own company.
The community is looking for GSoC project ideas.
"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."
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A handy tip from Mario Hernandez.
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A nice tip from Jeff Geerling.
If you need to migrate to D8 from D6 or 7 take a look at the recently updated documentation on Drupal.org.
"The Admin Toolbar module adds drop-down functionality to the main administration menu and adds new links for developers."
"Focal point is a Drupal module that allows site administrators to select an important portion of an image to focus on."
"The Security Review module automatically tests for easy-to-make security errors."
A new video series from Mediacurrent covering 5 things. In this first one they talk about 5 alternatives to the hamburger menu.