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Issue 271 - January, 5th 2017

Happy New Year everyone!

News

Drupal Global Sprint Weekend January 28, 2017 and January 29, 2017

It's time for another Drupal Global Sprint. There are sprints happening all over the place so check for a location near you.

PHPmailer 3rd Party Library -- DRUPAL-SA-PSA-2016-004

Over the holidays a PSA was released describing an Arbitrary PHP code execution vulnerability in the PHPmailer library. This is a very popular PHP library used on many Drupal sites so make sure you review this advisory.

Drupal.org's Composer Endpoints Are Out of Beta

DrupalCon News: Built by Humans for Humans

Drupal Core Announcements: Provisionally Approved Coding Standards Proposals

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Articles

Decoupled Drupal with Ember: Introducing Ember and JSON API

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HTTPS Everywhere: Security Is Not Just for Banks

Great article on securing your web site with HTTPS from Lullabot's Karen Stevenson.

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Tutorials

Building Views Query Plugins for Drupal 8, Part 2

Great tutorial by Lullabot's Matt Oliveira walking us through creating custom Views Query Plugins. Well worth reading.

HTTPS Everywhere: Quick Start with Cloudflare

In this followup article Karen Stevenson walks us through "an easy and inexpensive option for migrating your site to HTTPS, especially if you have little or no control over your website server or don't know much about managing HTTPS."

Migrating Content References in Drupal 8

Mediacurrent's Melissa Bent shares how to migrate entities that are referenced by other entities.

Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8 [Now for Drupal 8.2!]

Drupal 8.2 brings many new usability improvements for site administrators, content editors, and developers. Our Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8, revised and updated for Drupal 8.2, covers changes such as improved REST API for user management via decoupled applications, updated versions of the Guzzle, Twig, CKEditor, and other vendor libraries, and more. Read now!

Releases

Coder 8.x-2.10

Commerce 8.x-2.0-Beta5

Drupal Console RC-13 Is Out

Lightning 8.x-2.01

Media 7.x-2.0-Rc1

Metatag 7.x-1.19

Metatag 8.x-1.0-Beta12

module_filter 8.x-3.0

Radix 8.x-3.0

search_api 8.x-1.0-Beta4

Services 7.x-3.18

Services 8.x-4.0-Beta3

Token 8.x-1.0-Rc1

Webform 8.x-5.0-Beta4

Yamlform 8.x-1.0-Beta29

Video

Using the Workspace Preview System

Take a look at the workflow functionality in the Lightning distro (Note: the video auto plays).

Podcasts

Lullabot Podcast - Making Drupal 8 API First with RESTful Web Services

Mediacurrent: Dropcast Episode 27: So Long 2016

Talking Drupal #134 - Highly Available Drupal

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