Issue 234 - April, 7th 2016
"This is also the final scheduled patch release of the 8.0.x series. The next stable release planned for Drupal 8 will be the Drupal 8.1.0 minor release, which is scheduled for April 20, 2016. Sites should plan to update to 8.1.0 once it is released in order to continue receiving bug and security fixes. A release candidate will be available for testing soon."
Nominations for this award that recognizes outstanding people in the Drupal community will close on April 10th at Midnight GMT. Get your nominations in while you can.
Welcome our two newest board members Shyamala Rajaram, At-Large Director and Steve Francia, Class Director.
The upgrade of Rules module is moving right along. Get all of the details in this post.
From Our Sponsor
When it comes to finding a compliant cloud solution it can be challenging to find a service provider who is in alignment with your needs and the strict government requirements. Here are five important steps to identify a FedRAMP Authorized Cloud Provider – and how federal agencies are able to quickly adopt BlackMesh’s SecureCloud Platform as a Service offering.
A balanced overview of AMP, the new Google backed project. As you will see in the comments on this post, I'm not really a fan of AMP, but this article is a good primer.
What is debugging? How is it different from simply writing a program, and how can you get better at it? A structured debugging approach for Drupal narrows down problems, and can help you identify and solve problems faster and more effectively. In this webinar, we’ll cover common sources of bugs, a tour of useful debugging tools and techniques, the use of tools such as XDebug and the devel suite, and more.
Dries Buytaert shares examples of UX improvements that could be in Drupal's future. Additionally, don't miss the comment section which is lively and informative as well.
Dries Buytaert give us a look at improvements to Drupals content deployment workflow centered around the Deploy module.
Jeff Geerling, creator of the DrupalVM project discusses his testing of BigPipe and offers recommendations for your server configuration.
On Wednesday, April 20, 1:00 PM EDT, join Mediacurrent’s Matt Davis, Acquia’s Preston So and John Kennedy as they discuss Headless, or decoupled, Drupal. In this webinar, we’ll cover the top five reasons to progressively decouple Drupal, concrete architectures to implement progressive decoupling, a case study on weather.com and progressively decoupled Panels, and more.
Heather James highlights how you can use the Drupal 8 core fields UI to build a robust data model.
Learn how to replicate the Drupal 7 Menu block module functionality in Drupal 8.
A nice tip for one of those D8 gotchas that might bite you.
A nice list of contrib modules and themes for Drupal 8.
A really nice site devoted to promoting the Drupal Deploy suite of modules. This has the raised the bar for Drupal module promotion. I approve!
"This video will take you through the correct way to use composer dependencies in Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 using the Composer Manager module."
159 Using Regression Testing to Preempt Website Errors with Micah Godbolt - Modules Unraveled Podcast
How does the Instant Runoff Voting system actually work? How could we make the Board elections better for the Drupal community?
Wanna get the word out about your great Drupal job? Get your job in front of hundreds of Drupal job seekers every day at Jobs.Drupal.Org.
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank Columbia/SC/US