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Issue 34 May 10, 2012

Guarantees, Drupal Skirts, and a slew of Drupal events.

News

Drupal 7.14 and Drupal 6.26 Released

These releases include bug fixes for both D6 & 7 and fixes for security vulnerabilities found 7.13.

Announcing Spark: Authoring Improvements for Drupal 7 and Drupal 8

This week Dries announced the Spark project which in his words seeks to "act as an incubator for Drupal 8 authoring experience improvements that can be tested in the field".

Marketing Communications Growth at the DA!

This week the Drupal Association announced the hiring of Marta Betts as the Marketing Communications Manager.

Open Atrium 1.4 Security Release and Migration to Drupal.org

Announcing Tatiana (tvn) as Drupal.org Project Coordinator

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Events

DrupalCamp Finland

June 2nd, 2012 in Helsinki, Finland

Drupal Camp Utah 2012

June 15th, 2012 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Drupal Developer Days Barcelona

June 15th - 17th, 2012 Barcelona, Spain.

Philadelphia DrupalCamp

June 22nd, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA.

Oxford Drupal Camp

June 22nd & 23rd, 2012 in Oxford, UK.

Midwest Drupal Developer Summit

July 26th & 27th, 2012 in Madison, WI.

Drupal8

Twin Cities Drupal Camp - D8 Theme Sprint

If you wanna get involved in Drupal 8 check out the Theme Sprint happening on Sunday, May 20th.

Drupalcon

Drupal - Guaranteed Failure

Chx has proposed a session for DrupalCon Munich in response to the blog post of the same name. The Twitter conversations in response to the "Guaranteed Failure" post were pretty entertaining and are one more reason I love this community.

Update on DrupalCon São Paulo 2012!

If you wanna help make DrupalCon São Paulo great you should check out this post. There is also a RFP.

Theming

Guard Livereload

I've mentioned the great Livereload app before and it's great. It basically watches a directory for CSS and Javascript changes and updates your browser greatly improving the front end dev process. But If you would rather use a command line tool or you are on Linux check out Guard. Steven Jones of Computerminds tells us more about this nice tool.

Mobile Drupal Optimization Results

Metal Toad's Dylan Tack shares how they improved their site's performance.

Dev

Connecting Facebook With Drupal, The Easy Way

I'm going to spoil it for ya. Matt Grasmick picks Facebook OAuth as the best module to use to connect your Drupal site into the Facebook platform. Matt includes some handy code examples in his tutorial.

Migrating Old HTML Files into Drupal

Packaging Info and Updating Core with Git

Josh Koenig of Pantheon Systems shares how they strip out the drupal packaging info in their Git repos.

Selenium: Testing Javascript with Simpletest on Drupal 7

Simple Off-Site Backups with rsync, ssh, and sudo

Lullabot Andrew Berry shares a simple script and tutorial for doing off-site backups.

Virtualmin + Drupal 7.x on Ubuntu 12.04

Modules

Speedy 1.0 Released

Speedy provides minified JavaScript for Drupal 7 core which improves performance. Great to see that improving Drupal's frontend performance is getting easier.

Drupal Views Now Supports Queries Of Google Analytics Report Data

I haven't had a chance to try this out yet but being able to query Google Analytics with views is a huge win for anyone using GA with Drupal.

Module Monday: Field Label Plurals

Podcasts

Drupal Voices 224: Drew Gorton talks Backup

Drew is a super nice guy with a cool backup service for Drupal called NodeSquirrel.

Drupal Voices 225: Kris Vanderwater

Hear what the Drupal 8 Blocks & Layouts Everywhere Initiative Lead has to say about "Panels in Core".

Finally

Drupal t-skirt!

Heather James shares how she turned a pile of Drupal t-shirts into a sweet skirt. Love it Heather.

Jobs

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