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Issue 240 - May, 19th 2016

It sounds like Drupal Con New Orleans will go down in history as one of the best ones. Since I didn't make it to New Orleans this time I've been watching a ton of the session videos. I'll be doing my best to watch more sessions in the coming weeks and have linked to some of the best ones.


DrupalCon Baltimore 2017

April 24 - 28, 2017.

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes from Drupal Ireland

"Come join us for DrupalCon in Dublin which promises to be a fantastic event, held right in the heart of Dublin city."

Hello, World! (Goodbye, Drupal Association)

Sad news for the Drupal community and the Association as Director Holly Ross announces her departure.

Drupal Contributor Community Survey

"This survey is being conducted by the Drupal Community Working Group to gather information about the experiences that Drupal 8 contributors have had interacting with others within the community."

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Dries Buytaert: State of Drupal Presentation (May 2016)

DrupalCon News: Let Us Know What You Thought About the Con


Cross-Channel User Experiences with Drupal

Dries shares video of the prototype his team at Acquia built to demonstrate a Drupal 8 site working with the Amazon Echo and talks about the big reverse.

D8 and Drupal’s Destiny on the Open Web

Classic Josh Koenig, "Crucially, the Open Web is bigger than any corporation, government, or technology. It is the first truly global people-powered organization, a species-level medium for communication and collaboration. Platforms will rise and platforms will fall, but the web will be there, fundamental to all things."

Project Manager’s Guide Into Breaking Down a Drupal Site for Incremental Delivery

This approach to a Drupal site build makes a lot of sense to me. The page or even template approach to breaking down a project tends to fall apart on many projects I have worked on. This approach takes that into account.

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Thoughts on the Acquia Certified Developer - Drupal 8 Exam

Jeff Geerling shares his experience with this new Acquia certification.


Create a Custom Twig Filter in Drupal 8

A useful tutorial with an example module.

Drupal 8 Activity Cards

I love this approach to learning Drupal 8. I took a very similar approach to learning Vim last year and found it worked well for me.

How to Create a Search Page in Drupal 8

Another well done Drupal 8 tutorial from WebWash.

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Dream Fields for Drupal 8

Peter Droogmans shares a simplified field creation interface.


classy_paragraphs 7.x-1.0

Libraries 7.x-2.3

Lightning 8.x-1.00-Rc5

Metatag 8.x-1.0-Beta8

paragraph_panes 7.x-1.0-Beta3

Patternlab 8.x-1.0

Radix 7.x-3.4

smart_trim 8.x-1.0

Thunder 8.x-1.0-Beta6

video_embed_field 8.x-1.0

Zen 7.x-6.0


The Path to Becoming an Accidental Architect

Absolutely a must watch if you are thinking about your career in Drupal or even if you aren't. The volume is a bit low but it's worth it anyway.

Amazing User Experiences with Drupal and Ember

This is probably one of the best sessions I have seen from NOLA. If you are interested in Javascript and decoupled sites but also don't want to throw out what Drupal is great at check this out.

Double Your Toolbox: The Shared Goodies of D8 and Symfony

Symfony documentation lead Ryan Weaver shows how you will be learning Symfony and Silex as you learn Drupal 8 development. If Symfony scares you, please watch this session. Ryan has a great way of simplifying overloaded terms and names making them more approachable.

Leaving Drupal

A collection of reasons why people have left the Drupal community. This was a very interesting session full of insightful comments. The comments from the attendees at the end of the session are worth listening to as well.

Lessons from WordPress Core

A great look at how two huge open source CMS project approach the same issues in different ways. If you are interested in REST and how Wordpress has addressed decoupling in contrast to Drupal you will enjoy this talk.

Recoupling: Bridging Design and Structured Content

Another great session from Jeff Eaton. Jeff takes on the problem of dealing with presentational information in a decoupled project.

Configuration Management, Composer, Git and Drush in Drupal 8

Mediacurrent: Friday 5: 5 Tips to Integrate 3rd Party APIs

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DrupalEasy Podcast: New Orleans Day 1

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