Issue 99 August 15, 2013
A non-security release with bug fixes and small API/feature improvements.
Drupal 8 core maintainer Alex Pott quit his job to work on Drupal 8 full time in March. This week he set up a Gittip account in the hopes that he can continue working on core full time. Please consider paying this man to continue working on Drupal 8 full time.
The Drupal Association is looking for a Drupal Business Community Manager.
Apparently this week the Drupal community discovered Gittip. Greg Knaddison explains it in this post and why it’s a great idea. I hope a lot of you create accounts and start supporting people that are making cool stuff.
Andrew Berry discusses his experiences learning Android development on the Lullabot blog.
In Jeff Geerling’s thoughtful article he explains the causes of many of the negative perceptions about Drupal.
My collegue at Mediacurrent Kendall Totten shares a cool Sass mixin trick using Breakpoint mixin. Be sure and check this out if you sling the Sass from time to time.
Xjm gives us an update on where the Drupal 8 is and ways we can help move it along. There are quite a few none code related tasks that need work like writing change notifications, update issue summaries, identifying API changes, and de-prioritizing less important issues.
In this tutorial from Deeson Online you will learn how to insert a form into a popup modal.
Mike Crittenden continues his series on the Phase2 blog.
Another quality tutorial from Web Wash.
A short beginner friendly tutorial from Bryan Braun.
If you are attending DrupalCon Prague go make your own schedule.
A cool vagrant based project that popped up on the Drupa sub Reddit this week. Instantdrupal lets you spin up a Drupal VM server with Vagrant and Virtual box so you can keep your local system pristine. Looks interesting.
Kristof De Jaeger, Tim Leytens, and Leen are developing native mobile apps for use by Drupal camps. This = Awesome. You can check out their code on Github.
Angela Byron’s talk from Drupal Developer Days Barcelona.
I’ve been digging into the Drupal 8 lately and one of the HUGE improvements is the new configuration management system. Greg Dunlap’s talk on this subject from Drupal Developer Days Barcelona is a great primer.
Brian Lewis has been doing a great job interviewing different people about DrupalCon Prague so be sure and check out his series of podcasts.
Alex Pott discusses Drupal 8 core maintainer-ship and his funding experiment.
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