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Issue 78 March 21, 2013

News

Restarting the Drupal 7 Upgrade

Learn about the upgrade of Drupal.org to Drupal 7.

Drupal Association Board Meeting: March 13, 2013

Community Governance - Dries’ Proposals

Drupal 8

Drupal 8 Updates and How to Help

Check out the latest news post-feature freeze and all the top issues.

DrupalCon

Announcing Michael Lopp as 3rd DrupalCon Portland Keynote

Drupal Security Training at Drupalcon Portland

Articles

Reduce Your Server’s Resource Usage By Moving Mysql Temporary Directory To A Ram Disk

Where Is The Money: Drupal, Wordpress Or Joomla? - Developer Tech

This article was mentioned on the DrupalEasy podcast this week. I have to say I was surprised by the answers.

Writing better Drupal 7 Code with PhpStorm and CodeSniffer

Using Grunt in Drupal Themes

Grunt is a task runner that is popular in the Javascript world. It makes repetitive tasks like minification, compilation, unit testing, and linting much easier. If you use Less, bootstrap, or Sass you should check this out.

Integrating PhpStorm and the Drupal.org Issue Queue

Been hearing a lot of buzz about PhpStorm 6.0 this week and Cameron Eagans shares a feature module maintainers might find helpful.

Tutorials

8 Awesome Drupal Snippets I Wish I Knew Before

Dropbucket.org really seems to be growing. Tim Kamanin share some of his favorite snippets.

Selling Access to Organic Groups with Drupal Commerce

How To Print SQL String Using Devel Module

Advanced Drupal Workflow for Alfred V2

Building a Multistep Registration Form in Drupal 7 using Ctools

Moving Google Reader to Drupal Aggregator

With Google’s shuttering of Reader many of us have been searching for replacements. David Norman isn’t the only Drupaler to think of this but he has written a tutorial showing how you can build your own replacement with Drupal.

Display Twitter Cards in Drupal Using Meta Tags Module

Drupal Behaviors: A Quick How To

Make sure you are adding Javascript to your Drupal site correctly.

Talks

What to Do When Things Go Wrong in Drupal

Damien McKenna shares a ton of great tips and advice to Drupal site maintainers. If you manage a Drupal site you should grab a coffee and listen.

Keynote: James Walker, Living Drupal

James Walker presents his keynote, Living Drupal at DrupalCamp Toronto.

hook_future_alter()

Angie Byron presents her keynote, hook_future_alter() at DrupalCamp Toronto.

Events

NTC Drupal Day for Nonprofit IT Professionals

April 11, 2013 at the Minneapolis Hilton in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Drupal Alpe-Adria

April 13th - 14th, 2013 in Ljubljana.

Florida Drupalcamp 2013

April 20, 2013 at Florida Technical College in Orlando, Florida

Modules

Drupal’s Web Service Integration Framework (WSIF) Module

Module Monday: Custom Publishing Options

3 Modules to Help you Debug Emails in Drupal 7

Some handy tips for dealing with email testing on your next Drupal project.

Entityreference Multiselectors

Drupal 7 FooTable Module

Podcasts

DrupalEasy Podcast 101: Pinball Wizard

Greg Dunlap (heyrocker), leader of the Drupal 8 Configuration Management Initiative (CMI), joins the DrupalEasy crew for an entertaining discussion of the progress of Drupal 8 and the fundraising that allowed him to work on Drupal 8 full time for 7 months.

Insert Content Here, Episode 11: Daniel Jacobson on NPR’s COPE and Content APIs

Really great interview with a ton of insight into building a flexible system for delivering content.

Acquia: Opera: A Proprietary Software Company Doing Open Source Right

Jobs

Web Designer, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Looking for an opportunity to utilize your web design experience and Drupal site building skills in a big way? Join the Mount Holyoke College web team as we begin our web redesign project. Current web design and Drupal 7 experience a must. FTE.

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