Issue 254 - August, 25th 2016
"Should people come up with ideas, build them, and once they are done, they are either added in core or not? No. Looking for feedback at the end is a huge waste of time, because maybe the idea is not a good fit for core, or it clashes with another improvement in the works."
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David Hernandez describes how he got involved in a core initiative.
Making Web Accessibility Great Again: Auditing the US Presidential Candidates Websites for Accessibility
Chromatic's Adam Zimmermann explains how they wrote a custom migration to pulled image fields out of the body field into a more structured architecture.
"We’ve made big strides since Drupalcon New Orleans in how we add new features to Drupal core. The concept of experimental modules has already helped us introduce features like a new way to add blocks to a page, content moderation and workflow tools and a whole new approach for editing all the things on a page while staying at that page."
Marc Drummond discusses the impact of Composer on Drupal users.
Debugging Drupal 8 in PhpStorm. Part 2: Local Web-Based Debugging in Mac OS X, Acquia Dev Desktop 2, and XDebug
Group is an extremely powerful Drupal 8 module that allows you to create groups of users with shared content and permissions.
Survey results and insights from August 1st "Is Drupal Hard?" survey
Nice list of modules for Drupal 8.
A super useful new Drush tool for all Drupal 8 site builders working on configuration exports.
Last week Dave Hall shared a pre commit hook script and this video demonstrates how it works.
In this video Brad Allen Fisher show us how to use Drupal Console for theme development in Drupal 8.
Some handy Chrome developer tips.
Lower the Drupal 8 Development Barrier to Entry by Using the Drupal Console to Generate Boiler Plate Code
A nice video intro to using Drupal console to assist your Drupal 8 development.
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