Issue 27 March 22, 2012
As I write this DrupalCon Denver is happening and it's pretty insane. Look for a DrupalCon recap in the coming weeks. Please excuse any typos this week. I finished this in the wee hours of the morning.
The new features for distros on d.o include, external library support, patch support, support for development snapshots. This is really a huge deal for Drupal.
This week Phase2 Technology and Treehouse Agency announced that they are merging into one company. The Phase2 name will be retained.
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Acquia has announced a permanently free tier of their Dev Cloud service.
Phase2 Technology shares their plans for Open Atrium.
Nate Haug, the author of the Webform Module we all know and love has just launched Webform.com. Webform.com is a really slick mobile friendly webfrom service with features like a drag and a drop form builder, multiple page forms, file attachments, and much more. To top it all off you can export your forms and use them on your own Drupal site. Yeah. Pretty cool.
If you're at DrupalCon Denver and wanna get into Core dev don't miss this.
DrupalCon Draws Thousands to Denver This Week to Learn and Collaborate on One of Largest Open Source Projects
Get your DrupalCoasters at the Closing Plenary of DrupalCon Denver (Thursday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm).
Matt Farina explains why Drupal Devs should be looking at HP Cloud as a platform for hosting Drupal sites.
In part two Michael Anello of DrupalEasy continues to look at the issue of the Drupal experience gap making the point that the community needs to invest more in bringing up junior developers.
Drupal 8 Mobile initiatives lead John Albin Wilkins talks about mobile context, responsive design, and performance.
The screencasts for the training on Monday by Johan Falk (Itangalo), Wolfgang Ziegler (fago), Dick Olsson (dixon_) and Klaus Purer (klausi) coving Rules module are all online. If you want to learn Rules module you should check this out.
Many up and coming Drupal devs are new to PHP or maybe even completely new to programming. With this in mind BuildaModule.com is releasing a series cover PHP. The first two videos are free.
The DrupalEasy crew chats with Chris Strahl from the office of the CTO at Acquia.
The Context module is a great module and when combined with the Features module it make exporting your features really easy. But there is one annoying thing about the way Features module works with Contexts. If you select a Context when creating a feature, Features module will export any views connected to your context. That may not be what you want. This module allows you to export the context without anything else.