Issue 283 - March, 30th 2017
It’s been a rough week for the Drupal Community. Long time contributor and leader Larry Garfield (Crell) has been asked to leave Drupal. We've seen individuals on both sides of the issue make snap judgments and say unkind things to each other. We've seen friendships strained and bridges burned. As the owner of TheWeeklyDrop, I try to present an unbiased view. Today, I am including these articles because they are important to our community. I have no interest in fanning the flames of drama and hope that each of you will try to remain civil and empathetic toward one another.
~ Bob Kepford, Editor.
2017 Drupal Association at-Large Election Winner Announced
Long time community member Ryan Szrama was elected to serve on the Drupal Association.
Drupal Core Announcements: What Do You Change About the Admin Menu for Your Clients? We Need to Know.
"Do you build Drupal 8 sites for clients? Do you ever change the admin interface by adding or removing items? Do you replace it? Are there certain modifications you make to almost all projects?"
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TMI About Me - Larry Garfield
Larry Garfield shares a personal and in-depth post about his personal life and being asked to step down from leadership and then being removed from the Drupal community.
Living Our Values - Dries Buytaert
Dries Buytaert’s post and updated comments about asking Larry Garfield to leave the Drupal Community.
CWG Public Statement - March 23, 2017
The Drupal Community Working Group’s statement about the Larry Garfield situation.
A Statement from the Executive Director
The official statement about Larry Garfield from Drupal Association Executive Director Megan Sanicki.
Response to Conversations About Me - Larry Garfield
Larry Garfield tries to answer some questions that people have had from his perspective about interaction with Drupal leadership, his beliefs, and how those that support him should respond.
Thoughts on the Drupal Community
A thoughtful and balanced take on the Larry Garfield / Drupal story.
Follow Up: A More Informed Opinion on Our Community Crisis
Another thoughtful post from the Nerdstein blog.
Web APIs in Drupal: Success Takes More Than an Endpoint
Tag1 Quo: Engineering Versions at Scale
In part three of his series on the version handling at the heart of Tag1 Quo, Sam Boyer digs in on some advanced design and engineering tradeoffs that building truly scalable, reliable systems demands.
Configuring Redis Caching with Drupal 8
Converting Drupal 7 Media Tags During a Drupal 8 Migration
Creating Default Pages in Drupal 8
Dependency Injection in Drupal 8 Plugins
DIY Drupal Hosting: DrupalVM
Entity Reference Views Helping Drupal 8 Content Creators
Migrating Drupal 7 File Entities to Drupal 8 Media Entities
Most Common Drupal Site Building Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them! (Part 3 of 3)
This is the third in a series of articles, in which David Snopek from myDropWizard shares the most common pitfalls they've seen, and solutions so YOU can avoid making the same mistakes when building your sites!
One Image Field, Multiple Aspect Ratios
In this post by Abby Milberg on the Third & Grove blog, learn how to allow content editors to select a select aspect ratios for their images in the UI.
Responsive Images in Drupal 8
Soup to Nuts: Using Drupal VM to Build Local and Prod
Jeff Geerling shares how you can use his Drupal VM project for both local and production deployment of Drupal sites.
Using JSON Web Tokens (JWT) to Authenticate Requests to REST Resources in Drupal 8
In this post Mediacurrent's Edward Chan explains the benefits of JSON Web Tokens over session-based authentication and shares a step-by-step guide to setting up JWT authentication in Drupal 8 for authenticating requests to protected core REST resources.
Acquia Podcast 248: ASH 'N Jam Talk About Collecting Drupal Community Stories.
Acquia Podcast 249: Changing Lives, Changing the World - Community Voices from DrupalCon Dublin
Dropcast Episode 30: Penguins!
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