Issue 227 - February, 18th 2016
Last week the Drupal community lost Richard Burford. "Richard was 36 years young with a wife and 3 children. He was the sole income earner for the family so a fundraising campaign has been started to help out his family during these difficult times; please consider contributing."
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"On Thursday morning starting at 8:00, there will be twenty-five DrupalCon tickets available, as well as five Summit tickets (total — not five tickets per summit)."
Wim Leers outlines his recent work on Drupal 8's REST issue queues, and documentation. A great review to check out if you want to dive into Web Services in Drupal 8.
"During the campaign period, we saw 10% overall growth in our membership (3,266 to 3,590 members). For the last two years over this same period of time, we had seen 1% growth in membership. Last year’s growth is a huge win."
Architected for developer productivity with support for object-oriented web development, PHP, Symfony, and more, Drupal 8 makes development easier than ever before. With 200+ new features and improvements, it’s the most advanced version of Drupal yet - read Acquia’s Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8 to get up to speed on all of the exciting changes.
"It is time for the Drupal community to catch up the rest of the open source world and drop the module review process from Drupal.org."
In this WebWash video and text tutorial you will see how to use the Paragraphs module to meet a common design requirement.
A tip for new Drupal 8 site building tasks regarding paths from Michael Anello.
Ryan Gibson shows us how we can use update hooks to automate deployment of content.
A collection of articles on the subject of Drupal project estimation and planning curated by Pixelite
For those who have been doing web development for many years, the command line is still a go-to place to get things done quickly without the distraction that a dedicated application sometimes provides. In this webinar, hear about how to use the command line to get things done faster, including using Git via the command line along with the aid of visual tweaks, managing Drupal sites with drush, and more.
An update on Media module progress from Janez Urevc
"DevShop is a "cloud hosting" system for Drupal. DevShop makes it easy to host, develop, test and update drupal sites. It provides a front-end built in Drupal (Devmaster) and a back-end built with drush (DevShop Provision)."
Using the Block Visibility Groups Module as a Lightweight Replacement for Context and Panels in Drupal 8 with Ted Bowman - Modules Unraveled Podcast
I'm pleased to announce that I'll be speaking at Sandcamp at the end of this month. It's a great event in San Diego, California with training, community sessions and parties. The festivities begin on February 24th and run until the 27th.
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