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Issue 234 - April, 7th 2016


Drupal 8.0.6 Released

"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."

Launch of the Aaron Winborn Award 2016

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.

Two New Board Members for the Drupal Association

Welcome our two newest board members Shyamala Rajaram, At-Large Director and Steve Francia, Class Director.

Drupal 8 Rules: #D8rules Reaches Milestone 2

The upgrade of Rules module is moving right along. Get all of the details in this post.

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Announcing Sara Wachter-Boettcher for Wednesday Keynote

Training Courses at DrupalCon New Orleans


AMP’lify Your Website: Google AMP 101

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.

Become a Better Developer with Debugging Techniques for Drupal

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.

Examples of How to Make Drupal Outside-In

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.

Improving Drupal's Content Workflow

Dries Buytaert give us a look at improvements to Drupals content deployment workflow centered around the Deploy module.

Injecting Services in Your D8 Plugins

Streaming PHP - Disabling Output Buffering in PHP, Apache, Nginx, and Varnish

Jeff Geerling, creator of the DrupalVM project discusses his testing of BigPipe and offers recommendations for your server configuration.


Applied Progressive Decoupling:, Angular and Drupal

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 and progressively decoupled Panels, and more.

Building an Accessibility Toolbar with Drupal

Drupal 8 Entity Validation and Typed Data Demonstration

Drupal 8 Site Building - Modeling Data with Fields

Heather James highlights how you can use the Drupal 8 core fields UI to build a robust data model.

How to Create a Menu Block in Drupal 8

Learn how to replicate the Drupal 7 Menu block module functionality in Drupal 8.

Overriding Drupal 8 Configuration Values in settings.php

A nice tip for one of those D8 gotchas that might bite you.


Choosing Modules and Themes for Drupal 8

A nice list of contrib modules and themes for Drupal 8.

Drupal 8 Module of the Week: simpleSAMLphp Authentication

Drupal Deploy - Effective and Stress Free Drupal Content Staging

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!

Meet Aquifer: A Build System for Easier Drupal Development


Autoload 7.x-1.0

Commerce 7.x-1.12

Features 8.x-3.0-Beta1

Metatag 7.x-1.14

Metatag 8.x-1.0-Beta7

Restws 7.x-2.5

workbench_moderation 8.x-1.0-Beta2


Composer Manager in Drupal 7 and Drupal 8

"This video will take you through the correct way to use composer dependencies in Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 using the Composer Manager module."

Mediacurrent: Friday 5: 5 Drupal 8 Development Tips


159 Using Regression Testing to Preempt Website Errors with Micah Godbolt - Modules Unraveled Podcast

DrupalEasy Podcast 172 - the Coup (Jeff Geerling - Drupal VM)

Election Commentary: Drupal Association Director at Large 2016 - Acquia Podcast

How does the Instant Runoff Voting system actually work? How could we make the Board elections better for the Drupal community?

Talking Drupal #116 - Deploying Drupal


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