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Issue 231 - March, 17th 2016


Drupal Association Board Elections Close March 18th

Make sure you cast your vote. Oh, and if you haven't become a Drupal Association member, what are you waiting for?

Drupal Association - Election Time! or Do You Know What the DA Does?

Update: PHP Dependencies Removed from Git (8.1.x and 8.2.x Branches)

"The Composer-managed vendor directory has been removed from the Drupal core git repository for the 8.1.x and 8.2.x branches. (This change was previously committed, but rolled back due to rate limits on Github affecting composer installation. Those limits have since been lifted, so we have recommitted the change.)" This is great news for Drupal and another step in the modernization of our processes.

White House Deepens Its Commitment to Open Source

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Community Keynote Votes Are In

The votes have been counted and Schnitzel's talk titled "Your Brain Health is More Important Than Your Standing Desk" was selected as the community keynote. Sounds like an interesting talk.

Want More Reasons to Come to DrupalCon New Orleans?

My pal at Mediacurrent Jason Want(a New Orleans resident) shares some great tips for making the most of your time in the Big Easy.


A "MAP" for Accelerating Drupal 8 Adoption

Dries discusses the successes of the Drupal 8 Module Acceleration Program.

Accelerating Drupal 8 Through Adoption

Great to see agencies like Chapter Three pushing Drupal 8 contrib forward. Mark Ferree talks about what they have been up to in this post.

Developing with VirtualBox and Vagrant on Windows

If you do Drupal on a Windows machine be sure and check out this post from Jeff Geerling. Among other things Jeff is the developer behind the DrupalVM project.

Drupal 8 Theming Foundations: Using Stable vs. Classy as a Base Theme

A short post that explains why you might want to use different core themes as a base for your custom theme.

How We Migrated Data Into Drupal from Four Different Sources Using the Migrate Module

Measuring Drupal's Health

Drupal Association Director Holly Ross talks about measuring the health of the Drupal project and community. It's an interesting read and there are some thoughtful comments as well.

The Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Drupal Website

After numerous site audits, we’ve gathered the top lessons learned as well as tips and tricks for creating and maintaining effective Drupal sites. Learn about best practices and common mistakes in 5 crucial areas: architecture, security, performance, infrastructure, and website lifecycle.


Drupal How-To: Get Inline Images on Your Drupal Site

Hard Things Are Possible: Configuration Management in Drupal 8

How to Add Disqus Comments to Drupal 8

Limiting Block-Level Styles in Drupal 8's CKEditor

Accelerating Development with Composer, Drupal Console, and Services

We’ve heard that developing with Drupal 8 is fast by default, but does that extend to your development process? Join this webinar as we cover Drupal 8’s improved developer experience, with a live walk through of building a site install with Composer, developing a module with Drupal Console, ingesting external content with Services, and more.

Managing CSS and JavaScript Files in Drupal 8 with Libraries

Tutorial: Drupal 8 WYSIWYG, Inline and Responsive Images

Your First Drupal 8 Migration


Drupal 8 Module of the Week: Paragraphs

Paragraphs is easily my favorite Drupal module for 2016. If you haven't heard of it or tried at it give this post a look.

Open-Sourcing Moonshot

A new CLI tool for provisioning environments in AWS from Acquia.

Top Five Drupal 8 Ready Themes

Drupal 8 Module of the Week: Coder


Honeypot 8.x-1.23

hook_update_deploy_tools 7.x-1.11

Iframe 8.x-1.3

Purge 8.x-3.0-Beta2

Scheduler 7.x-1.4

search_api 7.x-1.17

Services 7.x-3.14


Matt Davis: Progressively Decoupled Panels

"At Florida Drupal Camp 2016 Matt Davis discusses the Project, Weather Underground Project, Presentation Framework and the future of Drupal 8 with Decoupled Panels and Blocks."

Setting Up a Dev Environment with Drush Aliases

"On this episode Bob shows you how to setup a proper Development environment that can easily be re-set as an exact clone of your production environment at any time."

The Easiest Way to Embed Videos in Drupal 8

In this video Steve Burge show us how we can use the Video Embed to embed video in our Drupal 8 sites.


157 the Drupal 8 Port of Advagg with Nick Wilde - Modules Unraveled Podcast

Drupal, Meet PHP FIG and PHPUnit - with Sebastian Bergmann [Video] - Acquia Podcast

DrupalEasy Podcast 171 - BoF Roadshow (Preston So - Front-End Decoupling)

Talking Drupal #115 - Drupal AMP

The Secret Sauce Podcast, Ep. 08: Explaining Panels

Tugboat: A Visual Website QA Tool for Enterprise Teams - Lullabot Podcast


DrupalCamp Transylvania

April 8-10, 2016 in Tirgu Mures, Romania.

Mini Camp Atlanta 2016 - Drupal 8 All Day

April 23rd in Atlanta, Georgia.


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