Issue 29 April 5, 2012
This week, due to DrupalCon and tons of Drupal events we have a longer than usual issue. I want to welcome our latest sponsor Standing Cloud. I had the pleasure of meeting them at DrupalCon Denver and their product looks very, very cool. Do take a look at their site. If you are interested in sponsoring this newsletter drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. There's a lot of good stuff this week so let's get to it. ~ Bob
Be sure to go and vote for your favorite Drupal sites before Friday, April 6! A certain newsletter site is up for an award. Just thought I'd mention that.
Moshe Weitzman has a great idea. Well, I think it's great. Drupalgive is a community initiative for each organization to create a /drupalgive page highlighting that organization's work for the Drupal project. I'd love your support for new /drupalgive initiative. See . If you like, post a friendly comment there.
This week Dries announced "Large Scale Drupal", a group of large enterprise Drupal users who meet regularly to discuss and collaborate on common problems. The hope is that this will help the Drupal community capitalize on the lessons learned by those implementing Drupal at large organizations
From Our Sponsor
As a reader of the Weekly Drop, we're excited to invite you to a pair of special upcoming webinars: "Deploy & Manage Drupal in the Cloud," sponsored by Standing Cloud. Discover the leading cloud application deployment & management tool for Drupal. Register for the date that works for you: Tuesday, April 10 or Thursday, April 19, or click here to learn more.
The latest release is a security release for Drupal Core and a cross site scripting (XSS) exploit as well as updates to Rubik theme and contrib modules.
From the project page OpenAid is described as "a turnkey website platform designed and built by international public health and knowledge management experts to help small NGOs and international development projects create cost-effective program-focused websites quickly."
April 27th & 28th in Nashville, Tennessee.
April 28th, 2012 in Valencia, Spain.
April 28th, 2012 in Göteborg, Sweden.
April 28th - 29th, 2012 Wroclaw, Poland.
May 3rd - 5th 2012 in Vienna, Austria.
May 25th - 26th in Edinburgh, Scotland.
DrupalCon Denver Recap
Learn more about how Symfony2 components will be used as the core foundation for the upcoming Drupal 8 release
If you care about devops and deploying Drupal(and you should), then this is the session for you.
This video shows a pre-recorded version of the session "Essential knowledge for Drupal beginner", from DrupalCon Denver. It is a slower version of the actual presentation held at the conference, and also contains some information skipped in Denver (but doesn't have any Q+A).
Amitai Burstein explains how Organic Rules uses and leverages Entity API, fields in core, CTools + Panels and Rules to work it's magic.
Wolfgang Ziegler (fago) talks about entities, the foundational concept behind nodes, comments, users, terms, vocabularies and files in Drupal 7.
Articles & Tutorials
I've been evauluating Chapter Three's new distro Open Academy and I have to say that I am very impressed with the Panels In Place Editor. Nica Lorber talks about how she and Matt Cheney have improved the IPE.
Check out this excellent post describing how Xjm does patch reviews.
Lin Clark has compiled a list of field modules sorted by popularity.
Digett's Art Williams shares a method for displaying and editing featured content.
Over on the OSTraining blog Ed Andrea has written up a nice tutorial showing how to set up the Node Access Password module to restrict access to a specific node.
HMS Field allows you to capture Hours, Minutes or Seconds within your Drupal site. Read Jeff's great writeup for more details.
Learn more about working with the Rules module in this free video series from Drupalize.Me.
Friendly Drupal Free Drupal Tutorials
Chris Shattuck is begun a new series covering PHP. Many people come to Drupal with little or no PHP background and a quick course in the basics can be very helpful. I highly recommend Chris' site. Top notch stuff.
Florian Loretan announces DrupalCon Munich and Barry Jaspan explains the permentently free developer tier of Acquia Cloud.
Been noticing some interesting things pop up on the Drupal Case Studies page lately.