Issue 76 March 7, 2013
The Blue Drop Awards highlight the best Drupal sites and the people that have built them. Nominations are now open so head over to the site and nominate your favorite Drupal sites. Open community voting to identify winners in each category will kick-off on April 15th and will last until May 5. Winners will be announced on May 22nd at an awards ceremony held at DrupalCon Portland.
DrupalCommerce.org announced a list of new features of the project’s web site. The new features include a new extensions listings which includes themes, modules and distributions, an updated questions and answers section, and turbo tickets. Turbo tickets are basically paid support from Commerce experts.
The new toolkit provides documentation and examples showing how to extend Open Atrium 2.0 which is built with Drupal 7.
Drupal 8 News
Crell gives an update on the Web Services and Context Core Initiative.
Shannon Vettes shares great tips for DrupalCon old-timers and newbies alike.
Not Drupal specific but still worth a look for you project managers and architects out there.
Very cool addition to Dreditor. I need to check that project out.
Not Drupal specific but still a good read from Jessica Hui of Chapter Three.
Modules and Projects
Cool modules. I was not aware of the Performance and Scalability Checklist module and QA Checklist module.
A nice list from Web Omelette.
Using Mailchimp and Mandrill to Send Newsletters in Drupal with Lev Tsypin - Modules Unraveled Podcast
A really good episode and a must listen if you are interested in building sites that send newsletters or email of any kind.
Congrats to the DrupalEasy crew on 100 episodes.
Think ifttt.com but with Drupal and Rules module. I know.
Walkthrough.it is an interesting project seeking crowd funding to build a tool that makes it easy to create and use web site walk throughs. The video demo is pretty compelling and guess what they are using? Drupal and Selenium.
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Holly Ross announced staffing changes at the Drupal Association letting Neil Kent and Marta Betts go. This decision along with the announcement has been met with a fair ammount of backlash as you can see in the comments. I wish the best to both Neil and Marta and hopefully this will prove to be a good move for the Drupal community as a whole.
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