Issue 280 - March, 9th 2017
"The first release candidate for the upcoming Drupal 8.3.0 release is now available for testing. Drupal 8.3.0 is expected to be released April 5."
"Voting is now open for the 2017 At-Large Board positions for the Drupal Association! If you haven't yet, check out the candidate profiles including their short videos found on the profile pages. Get to know your candidates, and then get ready vote."
"Work is underway to patch core for this change, which will touch many files, so be aware that you will need to reroll patches for conflicts and adjust them to use the new standard."
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Learn about the long-awaited effort underway to port the Salesforce Suite, a complex Drupal 7 module, to Drupal 8. This session will navigate the dozens of new Drupal 8 APIs, architectural decisions when planning your projects, issues management, and team coordination. Topics covered will include major components already ported from Drupal 7, new features for Drupal 8, and a roadmap to Drupal 8 stable release.
Paul Johnson shares the stories of people that have had positive early experiences with the Drupal community that lead them to Drupal as a career path. I especially liked this portion. "What about all those people we nearly hooked, the ones that weren't in that right place at the right time? The ones not quite brave enough to speak to us at a conference or meetup. How can we reach more of them? Where is the place they can discover role models just like them?"
In this post Mateu Aguiló Bosch walks us through serialization using the Drupal integration of the Symfony serializer component.
A good example of a common development task when supporting an existing Drupal site.
Drupal 8 offers developers exciting new features to use in building websites. Have you tried configuration management? How about the Symfony based routing system? Twig? Cache tags? This webinar covers the “how to” of building certain features in Drupal 8. Through showcasing different wireframes and development plans for building Drupal 8 sites, attendees can learn exciting new ways to make magical websites.
Nice set of tips for setting up your Drupal content editors for success.
Another useful Drupal 8 tutorial from Blair Wadman to help you transition from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8.
"My primary goal for the Webform module is to build a powerful Open Source form builder that convinces more people to switch to Drupal. Similar to Acquia's Lightning distribution, I think the Webform module could become one of the deciding factors for companies considering switching to Drupal 8. It should help us all sell Drupal 8."
I did a video with command line tips on Mediacurrent Friday 5 show. Check it out, you might pick up a new tip you will find useful.
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