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Issue 38 June 7, 2012

It's been a crazy week with developments on the Drupal 8 front and a lot of conversations about sexism at DrupalCons. On a personal note, I've been very busy working on a Drupal product called Open Association for 59DaysOfCode, a local hacker competition. I will be sharing more details about this project over the next couple weeks. If you would like to show your support sign up on the Open Association web site.

Headlines

DrupalCon Code of Conduct

If you have been following the development of the DrupalCon Code of Conduct be sure and read George DeMet's latest draft. In my opinion it seems to me to strike the right balance.

One Drupal 8 Slide Deck To Rule Them All

Angie Byron shares her DrupalCamp Vancouver slides "hook_future_alter()". This presentation covers the plans for Drupal 8 and how it will impact the those of use who use and develop with it. Angie is asking us all to give this presentation at our local drupal events! SO... get on that.

Conference Sessions and Trainings Announced for DrupalCon Munich

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NYC Camp 2012

July 20th - 22nd in New York, New York.

Articles & Tutorials

Stacking Up Drupal

Over on Drupal Watchdog Larry Garfield(one of the Drupal 8 core initiative leads) explains the architecture of Drupal. Worth a read even if you've been using Drupal for a while.

Exporting Panelizer Defaults to Code

Importing WordPress blogs into Drupal

Acquia's Mike Ryan walks us through migrating a site from WordPress to Drupal 7 using the latest release of the WordPress Migrate module.

Designing "in the Browser"

The DrupalCon Registration Functionality in More Detail

If you are building a conference site with paid registration this post by Florian Lorétan is worth a read. Drupal Commerce custom line item types are pretty cool.

How to Automate and Control Your Go Live Checklist

Using State Machine with State Flow to Build Powerful Workflows

In this post John Robert of Phase2 shows how you can extend the State Flow module included in the State Machine module to build a costume content workflow. I'm using State Machine/State Flow on a project right now and creating your own workflow is really quite painless. Declaring new states, events and permissions is pretty straightforward. I highly recommend State Machine module if you need a custom workflow.

Writing Drupal 7 Modules

Matt Butcher delivers I nice tutorial on Drupal Watchdog for those who would like to get into writing Drupal modules.

Drupal8

Spark Update: In-line Editing in Drupal

Dries gives us an update on the Spark project. I like what I see in the video demo.

The Kernel has landed

Larry Garfield gives us the details on the biggest change to Drupal core since version 4.7.

Drupal 8 is in Development!

No news flash here, just a great overview page to help you follow the process. Wanna find the IRC meeting times or see the progress of your favorite initiatives? This is the page for you.

Annoucements

Announcing Livethemer 1.0

Code Coverage Reports

Video

Building a Portal Site with Oembed

In this episode, Bob integrates oembed module and embed.ly along with prepopulate module to create a slick content curation system for portal sites in the Drupal CMS.

Podcasts

DrupalEasy Podcast 84: Jake Who?

The DrupalEasy crew chat with Omega Theme creator Jake Strawn (homers) about the theme as well as the current events in the Drupal world.

Modules Unraveled: 022 David Hahn and Local Drupal User Groups

Finally

5 Inexpensive Fonts for your Type Library

While this isn't Drupal specific I wanted to share this great post by Samantha Warren. I had the pleasure of working with Samantha a couple years ago when she spoke at a design conference I was involved with. Not only is she a great designer, she is a joy to work with.

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