Issue 242 - June, 2nd 2016
The Drupal Association is restructuring which includes a reduction in size from 25 to 17 employees. I am sad for both the individuals as well as our community. Megan Sanicki explains the reasons why this needed to happen and the focus for the DA going forward.
Drupal Association CTO Joshua Mitchell shares thoughts on his time with the DA.
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"... the Drupal Association's Board of Directors made the strategic decision to shift some focus from the "contribution journey" to the "evaluator's adoption journey" -- without compromising our ability to build and maintain the Drupal software." Dries Buytaert shares his thoughts on the changes to the Drupal Association.
"It is a strange idea, and the first time I looked at the example code associated with it I was left somewhere between curious and offended..."
Great summary of new features and basic info about Commerce 2 in Drupal 8 from Rakesh James.
An interesting use of Big Pipe.
Drupal 8 is finally out - but there's lots of uncertainty. Should we stay the course, or abandon ship?
Google Summer of Code recipient discusses the effort to web componentize Drupal 8 and the path to getting back into Drupal.
Tanner J. Ferguson has written a quality overview of the web form features in Drupal 8 as well as some useful contributed modules.
Covers both Drupal 7 and 8. Long time Drush users might not find anything new but if you haven't used Drush on a D8 site you might find this useful anyway.
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A nice debugging tip from Metal Toad's Jonathan Jordan.
"This module helps site owners in at least two ways. Important information--metadata--about individual media items that used to be hard to obtain can now be easily made part of rich media libraries. It also allows them to use whatever standard tools they are already familiar with to manipulate their media, making integration with other systems and other parts of their websites much easier."
A new project that provides configurable PDF exports of nodes.
Haven't had time to test this out but it looks like a very useful tool with many best practices baked in.
Damien McKenna discusses 5 Tips for Improving Your Site's SEO.