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.
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.
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.
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Articles & Tutorials
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.
Acquia's Mike Ryan walks us through migrating a site from WordPress to Drupal 7 using the latest release of the WordPress Migrate module.
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.
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.
Matt Butcher delivers I nice tutorial on Drupal Watchdog for those who would like to get into writing Drupal modules.
Dries gives us an update on the Spark project. I like what I see in the video demo.
Larry Garfield gives us the details on the biggest change to Drupal core since version 4.7.
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.
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.
The DrupalEasy crew chat with Omega Theme creator Jake Strawn (homers) about the theme as well as the current events in the Drupal world.
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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