Issue 235 - April, 14th 2016
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"The first release candidate for the upcoming Drupal 8.1.0 release is now available for testing. With Drupal 8, we made major changes in our release process, adopting semantic versioning and scheduled releases. This allows us to make significant improvements to Drupal 8 in a timely fashion while still providing backwards compatibility. Drupal 8.1.0 will be the first such update, expected to be released April 20."
This month, "the international media group Hubert Burda Media (about 2.5 billion annual revenue, more than 10,000 employees, and more than 300 titles) released its Drupal 8 distribution, Thunder." It's very interesting to see this type of project come out of the media instead of a Drupal agency as we have seen before. It's also promising to see a high profile Drupal 8 distribution coming to life.
More cool and useful new features on Drupal.org.
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This is an interesting story and one anyone running or working at a Drupal shop should read.
If you have a complex Drupal 6 site, and you haven't started the upgrade process yet - contrary to conventional wisdom - the best answer may be: keep waiting.
A good overview of using the migrate project in Drupal 8.
Nathan Kirschbaum has been a part of the Drupal community for about 6 years now, and has been involved in the Laravel community for a little less than half that time. A couple years ago he became frustrated that some of the automated deployment tools we were using with enterprise clients were not available at prices that were appealing and approachable to the little guy. This is his solution.
A Drush tip for preventing a week wrecking error from Mark Shropshire .
A handy tool for theming work in Drupal 7 and 8.
A really cool project and example of building a Drupal site that provides offline support. More of this please!
A new Drupal 8 Distribution for media companies by media companies on top of Drupal 8.
A webinar covering the great Drupal Console project.
A balanced, as well as interesting discussion that left me pondering my existing opinions on selling Drupal.
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