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Issue 254 - August, 25th 2016

News

Build Your DrupalCon Agenda: The Session and BOF Schedule Is Live

Changes for the Drupal Association Events Team

We Can Add Big New Things to Drupal 8, but How Do We Decide What to Add?

"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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Articles

Drupal 8.2, Now with More Outside-In

Dries Buytaert tells us about the very cool changes in the 8.2 version of Drupal!

Content Workflow Initiative, the Concept Map

Drupal 8 Accessibility Features

Drupal 8 FTW: Is It a Test or Is It a Form? Actually, It's Both

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Getting Started with a Core Initiative

David Hernandez describes how he got involved in a core initiative.

How Drupal Won an SEO Game Without Really Trying

Making Web Accessibility Great Again: Auditing the US Presidential Candidates Websites for Accessibility

Migrating (Away) from the Body Field

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.

Progressively Decoupled Drupal Approaches

Vetting Drupal Product Ideas

"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."

Will Composer Be a Barrier for Sitebuilders to Use Drupal 8? (Goodbye, Tarballs and Drush Dl!)

Marc Drummond discusses the impact of Composer on Drupal users.

Tutorials

Create a Custom Views Sort Plugin with Drupal 8

Debugging Drupal 8 in PhpStorm. Part 2: Local Web-Based Debugging in Mac OS X, Acquia Dev Desktop 2, and XDebug

How to Create a Custom Block and Assigning to a Region in Drupal 8

How to Use ES6 in Drupal 8

How to Use the Drupal Group Module

Group is an extremely powerful Drupal 8 module that allows you to create groups of users with shared content and permissions.

Increase the Guzzle HTTP Client Request Timeout in Drupal 8

Styling Views Exposed Filters Selects in Drupal 8

Survey Results: Is Drupal Hard?

Survey results and insights from August 1st "Is Drupal Hard?" survey

Tagged Services in Drupal 8

Projects

14 Cool Drupal 8 Modules for Site Builders

Nice list of modules for Drupal 8.

Introducing Drush CMI Tools

A super useful new Drush tool for all Drupal 8 site builders working on configuration exports.

Using a Pre Commit Hook with Drupal

Last week Dave Hall shared a pre commit hook script and this video demonstrates how it works.

Releases

Ctools 7.x-1.10

Drupal 8.2.0-Beta2

Metatag 8.x-1.0-Beta10

Openatrium 7.x-2.68

Panelizer 7.x-3.4

Panels 7.x-3.7

Panopoly 7.x-1.40

Restful 7.x-2.12

Services 7.x-3.17

Shield 7.x-1.3

Shield 8.x-1.0

Sitemap 8.x-1.2

Thunder 8.x-1.0-Beta11

Video

Drupal 8 Theme Generation and Development Intro Using the Drupal Console

In this video Brad Allen Fisher show us how to use Drupal Console for theme development in Drupal 8.

Friday 5: 5 Ways to Use Your Browser Developer Tools

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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