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Issue 235 - April, 14th 2016


Dries Buytaert: State of Drupal 2016 Survey

Don't miss a chance to share what you think with Drupal's project leader.

Drupal 8.1.0 RC1 Is Available for Testing

"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."

Thunder, a Drupal Distribution for Publishers

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.

What’s New on - March 2016

More cool and useful new features on

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The Schedule Is Live for DrupalCon New Orleans


A New Design System for Blog: Restructuring

Javascript Testing Comes to Drupal 8

"With the arrival of Drupal 8.1.0 finally you can test javascript interactions on This is culmination of years of work by many developers to improve the testing API and infrastructure. Without the improvements delivered by Drupal 8 it'd be hard to leverage Mink, PhantomJS and PHPUnit to run our tests, and without the new DrupalCI infrastructure we'd have nowhere to run the tests"

Lullabot: Why Paid Drupal Modules Fail: Drupal as Art

Mediacurrent: Building with Drupal & Angular 2: How to Bootstrap (Challenge #1)

Modern Command Line Tools for Drupal Modules with Drush and Drupal Console

The Faichi Story: From Unknown Drupal Shop to Top 10 in 6 Months

This is an interesting story and one anyone running or working at a Drupal shop should read.

Why You SHOULDN'T Upgrade from Drupal 6!

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.


Drupal to Drupal 8 via Migrate API

A good overview of using the migrate project in Drupal 8.

Mediacurrent: Don't Rely on the Title Attribute for Accessibility

Automated Git Deployments for the Rest of Us!

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.

Origin Pull CDN in Drupal 8

Use Drush Policy to Prevent Overwriting Production Databases and Files

A Drush tip for preventing a week wrecking error from Mark Shropshire .


Drupal-Template-Helper: Chrome Extension for Drupal 8 and Drupal 7 Templates

A handy tool for theming work in Drupal 7 and 8.

Taking a (Drupal 8) Website Offline Using AppCache

A really cool project and example of building a Drupal site that provides offline support. More of this please!

Thunder CMS

A new Drupal 8 Distribution for media companies by media companies on top of Drupal 8.


Cod 7.x-1.2

Coder 8.x-2.7

Commerce 7.x-1.13

commerce_kickstart 7.x-2.35

Composer 8.x-1.4

Drupal 8.1.0-Rc1

Features 8.x-3.0-Beta2

Openchurch 8.x-2.0-Rc3

Restful 7.x-2.8

viewmode_field 8.x-1.x-Dev


Drupal Console Deep Dive: How to Develop Faster and Smarter on Drupal 8 [April 7, 2016]

A webinar covering the great Drupal Console project.


Co-Podcast from Mumbai! Introducing the Geek Voice with Parth and Hussain

Lullabot: Selling Drupal Modules and Distributions

A balanced, as well as interesting discussion that left me pondering my existing opinions on selling Drupal.


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