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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.

Headlines

New Drupal Core Co-maintainter Announced

Dries announces a new Drupal 7 and 8 core co-maintainer Jennifer Hodgdon.

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Events

Frontend United

April 20th - 22nd in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Drupalcamp Brighton

April 28th - 29th 2012 in Brighton, UK.

DrupalCamp Nashville

April 28 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Drupalcon

What is Governance?

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.

Create a Personalized Schedule for DrupalCon

Articles & Tutorials

A Quick Look at CSS3 Animations

Not really Drupal related but it's just cool.

Case Study: Big Gains from Small Changes

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.

Creating Patches for Drupal Projects

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.

How to Relocate Modules and Themes From a Drupal Install Profile

Trigger Drupal Managed AJAX Calls at Any Time with Drupal 7

John Ennew of the Deeson Group gives us a handy tutorial on executing Ajax calls in Drupal 7.

Using the Drupal Batch API

Metal Toad's Chris Svajlenka shares how he used Drupal's Batch API to create and synchronize 400,000 nodes with an external database.

Modules

Introducing the Backbone Module for Drupal

Backbone.js is one of those hot new Javascript projects but who says Drupalers can't get in on the action. Ethan Winn of EchoDitto introduces us to the Backbone module for Drupal. It brings Backbone goodness to the best CMS on the market today.

What's New in Date and Calendar for Drupal 7

Karen Stevenson shares the many changes and new features in the Date and Calendar modules for Drupal 7.

Module Monday: Guest Pass

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.

Inline Ajax Comments

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.

Coffee

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.

Podcasts

Lullabot: Podcast 101: Blue Drop Awards

I mentioned the Blue Drop Awards last week and this week Jeff Robbins interviews Ben Finklea of Volacci about the Blue Drop Awards.

Modules Unraveled: 010 Jeff Burnz and Responsive Design

Brian chats with Jeff Burnz about Responsive Design in Drupal using AdaptiveTheme.

DrupalEasy Podcast 75: Andrew’s Birthday

The Nodesquirrel.com team stop by for a chat with the DrupalEasy crew.

Finally

Drupal Showcase

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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Published by Bob Kepford

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