Issue 277 - February, 16th 2017
"The major changes are that it uses a different (and external) parsing library for parsing PHP files, and it uses Composer to manage its external library dependencies."
Just a reminder that nominations are open until March 1, 2017. If you know someone that should be up for this reward don't wait any longer.
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See what Bryan Ollendyke has cooked up over on the Penn State Drupal blog. Pretty interesting stuff.
A surprisingly simple task.
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If you are using Composer with Drupal projects this post from Jeff Geerling is a must read.
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A great example of a company sponsoring development of a contributed module.
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