Issue 26 March 15, 2012
DrupalCon Denver begins next week and if you can find me on Monday or Tuesday before I give them all away, you can get a free TheWeeklyDrop.com t-shirt. And for those of you who are not attending DrupalCon Denver, you only have to hear about it for one more week. ~ Bob
Last week several sites publicly posted security "vulnerabilities" in Drupal 7.12. I add the quotes since in my opinion these issues have been explained in detail by Greg Knaddison and others. If you are unfamiliar with the Drupal Security Team and their policies you should take some time to read this post.
This release includes bugfixes and many fixes related to Nginx support. The Aegir project is making progress toward a 2.x release which will include Drush 5 and Drupal 7 support.
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Denver will not be my first DrupalCon but I learned a couple things from Jeff Geerling's guide. Worth a read before you head to the Mile High City.
Chris Shattuck is opening up the vault for the DrupalCon sprints on March 24th. Chris does great work and you should take him up on his offer.
Articles & Tutorials
Michael Anello of DrupalEasy has posted an interesting article about the shortage of experienced Drupal devs. If you haven't been following along, Mike is a part of the Drupal Career Starter Program that trained laid-off workers from the Kennedy Space Center in the ways of Drupal. I'm looking forward to reading part two.
Over on the Cocomore blog Lowell Montgomery has delivered a detailed primer outlining using the Eclipse IDE for Drupal development. Lowell shares the pros and cons of picking Eclipse in addition to a list of shortcuts and plugins.
If it hasn't already happened, at some point you will be asked to integrate a Drupal site with Facebook. Chris Didcote walks us through creating a FB Canvas page which is basically a wrapper for displaying your external content in Facebook.
While Ryan Oles post covers Drupal 6 and Views 2 take a look in the comments for a Drupal 7 code example.
You know I feel like HTML5 gets all the press while to often CSS3 plays second fiddle. Art Williams shares his experience using rems in Drupal themes.
A nice list of Drupal themes from Steve Burge over at ostraining.com.
Greg Dunlap joins Brian to discuss the Configuration Management Initiative for Drupal 8.
Jen Simmons of the Bartik theme chats with Luke Wroblewski, author of Mobile First and Keynote speaker at DrupalCon Denver about mobile, mobile first, and the mobile web.
Video and Slide Decks
Kris Buytaert has an interesting slide deck covering the topic of Devops. It's both humorous and informative.
Marketplace is a public radio program many of you may be familiar with. What you may not know that they are using Drupal. Christefano Reyes of Droplabs.net shared the video of the team's presentation at the January Downtown LA Drupal meetup. The Marketplace team shares their experiences migrating from two different legacy CMS's and much more.
Edit limit module does exactly what the name implies. It allows you to limit the edit rights on nodes including the number of edits and the time frame in which a node can be edited. Mr Eaton goes into more detail in his usual witty style.
What happened when Github's Octocat and Drupalicon met!
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