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Issue 273 - January, 19th 2017


Drupal 8 Migrate API Is in Beta

With Drupal 8.2.5 Migrate API is in beta stability, in this post Gábor Hojtsy tells us what that means from sites and developers that depend on it.

Drupal 8.3.0 Will Be Released April 5; Alpha Begins Week of January 30

"Drupal 8.3.0, the next planned minor release of Drupal 8, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Minor releases include new features, usability improvements, and backwards-compatible API improvements."

Nominations Are Now Open for the 2017 Aaron Winborn Award

"This award was created in honor of long-time Drupal contributor Aaron Winborn, whose battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (also referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease) came to an end on March 24, 2015."

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Drupal + Cloud9

Mike Crittenden has written an informative review of the Internet based IDE Cloud9 from the perspective of a Drupal developer.

Experimental Module Changes Coming in Drupal 8.3

Addison Berry tells us about the new modules coming to 8.3.

How to Choose the Right eCommerce Solution for Your Drupal Project

Learn How Drupal 8’s Multilingual Capabilities Simplify Translation

Check out this Tech Talk to learn the difference between Drupal 7’s multilingual landscape in contrast to Drupal 8’s core multilingual capabilities, how to properly prepare a Drupal 8 website for multilingual support, and how Drupal 8’s 4 multilingual core pillars—Language, Interface, Content, Config—make it a relieving contrast to Drupal 7’s old patchwork of multilingual afterthought.

Recognizing More Types of Contribution in the Marketplace

Changes are coming to the contribution credit system.


Exporting and Importing Big Drupal Databases

Very useful tips from Mike Crittenden about working with large databases.

How to Manage Media Assets in Drupal 8

Managing Complex Configuration with Drupal 8

myDropWizard Is STILL Proud to Partner with Pantheon

New FREE Series! Drupal 8: Composer and Configuration Management

Modules Unraveled announced a new video series covering Composer and Configuration, Brian does good videos so if these topics interest you be sure and check them out, they're free.

Node Access Grants in Drupal 8 in an OOP Way

"The Drupal node access grants system has always been a powerful and flexible way to control access to your nodes. It's been there from Drupal 5 (if not earlier) and it continues to exist in Drupal 8 as we move forward. In this article, I want to quickly highlight this system from a D8 perspective and how I propose to use it in a OOP architecture."

The Easiest Way to Debug Drupal Themes and Modules

Useful debugging tips that don't require any coding knowledge or special software. If you are new to Drupal you might find these tips helpful.

Using Google Docs and Migrate to Populate Your Drupal Site, Part 2


Drush 9 Roadmap

Not sure how I missed this post back in November (I blame Medium's horrible url rewriting system) but I thought I would highlight it now. Thanks to the DrupalEasy podcast for surfacing this for me.

Hedron: Or My Dissatisfaction with Local Development.

Kris Vanderwater tells us about a new PHP and Docker-based tool for generating ops and development artifacts for both development and production environments.

Symfony Trends

I found this statistics site on contribution to the Symfony project interesting. It was created by well know Symfony contributor Ryan Weaver. I know, I know. This isn't Drupal but Symfony is in Drupal so it's close enough.

The One Percent — Trash (Video Tutorial)


config_ignore 8.x-1.0

Diff 8.x-1.0-Rc1

Vimrc 8.x-1.x-Dev


Create Custom Pages Using Page Manager and Panels in Drupal 8

Drupal VM Tips & Tricks - Brief Remote Presentation for DrupalDC

Jeff Geerling shares his lesser known tips and tricks for using the Drupal VM project.


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