Issue 273 - January, 19th 2017
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, 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."
"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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Mike Crittenden has written an informative review of the Internet based IDE Cloud9 from the perspective of a Drupal developer.
Addison Berry tells us about the new modules coming to 8.3.
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Changes are coming to the contribution credit system.
Very useful tips from Mike Crittenden about working with large databases.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
Kris Vanderwater tells us about a new PHP and Docker-based tool for generating ops and development artifacts for both development and production environments.
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.
Jeff Geerling shares his lesser known tips and tricks for using the Drupal VM project.
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