Issue 75 February 28, 2013
7.20 is a security update so there are no new features in this release. Be sure and read the release notes for more info and then update your sites.
Dries gives us an update on where we are with Drupal 8 calling the next phase “clean-up”. Dries also states the goal for the first release candidate is September 23, the week of DrupalCon Prague.
Help shape the future of Drupal.
A nice collection of info-graphics showing the evolution of Drupal’s code base.
The Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative needs your help.
Nice example of a Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) from Klaus Purer and how you could open your site up to these vunerabilities.
A high level look at things to aviod doing from the folks at 2bits.com.
A nice tutorial from Mark Shropshire for you Mac Drupalers.
In part two of this theming series Steffen Rühlmann shows use side by side examples comparisons between Drupal 7 PHPTemplate and Drupal 8 Twig.
Emma Jane Hogbin advocates for creating Style tiles and getting into Drupal as soon as possible. My experience would lead me to agree with Emma Jane.
Modules and Projects
The Devit module looks like a very useful module for your development workflow. Basically it automates the production back to development workflow. Things like disabling cache, enabling email rerouting and updating your logging settings. Check out Matthew Grasmick’s site for more info.
Drupal Rooms is a booking and room management solution for hotels, vacation rentals and B&Bs.
OSTraining has a nice list of sessions from DrupalCon Sydney.
Puppet, Jenkins and much more.
A Drupal backend fan is needed for building some new Drupal 7 sites, re-implementing existing Drupal 6 sites in Drupal 7, and integrating existing Drupal 7 sites with manufacturing processes at Classic Graphics. Email David Norman: email@example.com
A Drupal backend fan is needed in a supporting role for new Drupal site development as well as integrating existing Drupal sites with marketing promotions managed by Classic Graphics. Partial telecommute. Will train. Email David Norman: firstname.lastname@example.org
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