Issue 24 March 1, 2012
This has been a relatively quiet week in the Drupal world but we have some good content to share with you this week as usual.
Dries announces a new Drupal 7 and 8 core co-maintainer Jennifer Hodgdon.
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In this first of a series of blog posts Randy Fay shares the importance of Governance. This is a foundational post where he lays the groundwork for his Core Conversation at DrupalCon Denver.
Articles & Tutorials
Not really Drupal related but it's just cool.
Mark Theunissen of Four Kitchens shares their recent experience trouble shooting performance issues for a client's site. It's an interesting read, especially for you performance nerds out there.
Jacine Luisi, the Initiative Owner for the Drupal 8 HTML5 Initiative has created a great tutorial for creating patches for Drupal projects. Seriously, if you are new to creating patches you should bookmark this page.
John Ennew of the Deeson Group gives us a handy tutorial on executing Ajax calls in Drupal 7.
Metal Toad's Chris Svajlenka shares how he used Drupal's Batch API to create and synchronize 400,000 nodes with an external database.
Karen Stevenson shares the many changes and new features in the Date and Calendar modules for Drupal 7.
Jeff Eaton has done it again, highlighting another cool little module. Guest Pass allows users to send invites to folks to access your site as a guest user.
Geoff Hankerson has released a module that mimics the dynamic commenting features of sites like Facebook. It is currently at beta1 but it looks like a really cool module.
If you're like me and you like application launchers like QuickSilver, Alfred and Launchbar check out Coffee module. Coffee makes navigating your Drupal admin pages easier and a lot more fun.
I mentioned the Blue Drop Awards last week and this week Jeff Robbins interviews Ben Finklea of Volacci about the Blue Drop Awards.
Brian chats with Jeff Burnz about Responsive Design in Drupal using AdaptiveTheme.
The Nodesquirrel.com team stop by for a chat with the DrupalEasy crew.
Not sure how I have missed this site but I thought I would mention Aquia's great site that highlights some great Drupal sites from various industries.
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