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.
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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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.
Dries Buytaert’s post and updated comments about asking Larry Garfield to leave the Drupal Community.
The Drupal Community Working Group’s statement about the Larry Garfield situation.
The official statement about Larry Garfield from Drupal Association Executive Director Megan Sanicki.
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.
A thoughtful and balanced take on the Larry Garfield / Drupal story.
Another thoughtful post from the Nerdstein blog.
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.
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!
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.
Jeff Geerling shares how you can use his Drupal VM project for both local and production deployment of Drupal sites.
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.
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