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Károly Négyesi: Where does migrate in core stand?

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:48pm
pMigrate is horribly broken! Migrate works awesome! Both are true. (Yes!) So Keith Dechant reported migrating a live Drupal 7 site to Drupal 8. Melissa Anderson is migrating a Drupal 6 site and gets mostly bugs. How is this possible? Well, Keith was coding his way around bugs, not just using what core provided (this should be obvious since we do not yet provide Drupal 7 sources in core) and Melissa had a site builder approach to it. Both of them are poised to contribute: Keith will share his code for Drupal 7 in the sandbox and Melissa files great bug reports and writes documentation with tips of how to use xdebug to find out what's broken with a migration. At this juncture if you are not prepared for either you will have a bad time with using migrate. Otherwise, see, it works!/p
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Drupal.org Featured Case Studies: The Weather Channel (weather.com)

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:41pm
div class=field field-name-field-mainimage field-type-image field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenimg src=https://www.drupal.org/files/styles/case588x306/public/weathercom_0.png?itok=azrQk1mz width=588 height=306 alt= //div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-field-link field-type-link-field field-label-abovediv class=field-labelCompleted Drupal site or project URL:nbsp;/divdiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evena href=http://www.weather.comhttp://www.weather.com/a/div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenpa rel=nofollowWeather.com/a is the highest trafficked Drupal site in existence, with over 1 billion unique visitors per month. The Weather Channel teamed up with a href=http://www.mediacurrent.com/ rel=nofollowMediacurrent/a to migrate from their previous content management system to Drupal. Not only were we able to help The Weather Chanel adopt an open-source solution, but the new website has drastically improved page load times and reduced infrastructure requirements./p /div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-field-module field-type-node-reference field-label-abovediv class=field-labelKey modules/theme/distribution used:nbsp;/divdiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evena href=/project/panelsPanels/a/divdiv class=field-item odda href=/project/servicesServices/a/divdiv class=field-item evena href=/project/wysiwygWysiwyg/a/div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-field-developed-org field-type-node-reference field-label-abovediv class=field-labelOrganizations involved:nbsp;/divdiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evena href=/marketplace/mediacurrentMediacurrent/a/divdiv class=field-item odda href=/marketplace/acquiaAcquia/a/div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-field-profiles field-type-user-reference field-label-abovediv class=field-labelTeam members:nbsp;/divdiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evena href=/u/jeffdiecksjeffdiecks/a/divdiv class=field-item odda href=/u/silicon.valetSilicon.Valet/a/divdiv class=field-item evena href=/u/kendall-tottenKendall Totten/a/divdiv class=field-item odda href=/u/kbasarabkbasarab/a/divdiv class=field-item evena href=/u/jamesrutherfordjamesrutherford/a/divdiv class=field-item odda href=/u/andrew-m-rileyAndrew M Riley/a/divdiv class=field-item evena href=/u/paulmckibbenpaulmckibben/a/divdiv class=field-item odda href=/u/derek.derapsderek.deraps/a/divdiv class=field-item evena href=/u/mrjmdmrjmd/a/divdiv class=field-item odda href=/u/markiemarkie/a/div/div/div
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Another Drop in the Drupal Sea: A new approach to Drupal training

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:30pm
pThere are many paid and free Drupal training sites on the internet. To the best of my knowledge, none of them is open source. And I'm quite certain none of them is ridiculously open./p pa href=http://blog.isaacsonwebdevelopment.com/blog/2014/11/20/new-approach-drupal-training target=_blankread more/a/p
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Acquia: Custom Distributions on Acquia Cloud: Part 2 -- Updating with Drush Make

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:57am
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden div class=field-items div property=content:encoded class=field-item evenpIn the a href=/blog/custom-distributions-acquia-cloud-part-1-drush-make target=_blankfirst post/a of this series on Drush Make we looked at building a custom Drupal install profile on Acquia Cloud using Drush make. In this installment, we look at managing and updating the code in your install profile and deploying it onto Acquia Cloud. Keeping up with new releases is one of the most important aspects of maintaining any site and leveraging Drush make can dramatically reduce the effort involved with that process./p/div /div /div span property=dc:title content=Custom Distributions on Acquia Cloud: Part 2 -- Updating with Drush Make class=rdf-meta element-hidden/span
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Drupal Association News: Better than FTP

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:42am
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenpAs things stand today, Drupal.org's mirror network is an essential part of the Drupal.org infrastructure. The ftp.drupal.org infrastructure hosts millions of files, serving everything from Drupal Core to contributed modules and themes, but it's beginning to show its age./p pOur current FTP mirrors (co-located, in Oregon, Illinois, and New York) have been behaving erratically: projects have been failing to sync to the mirrors, being deleted before update, and sometimes disappearing from the mirrors for hours or days at a time. Even when working properly, the replication from the primary to additional mirrors can take as much as 45 minutes./p pCompounding these issues is the fact that we do not have robust control or access to the existing architecture when problems arise./p pSo we've taken a step back to ask:/p pstrongHow can we deliver these files in a more reliable way?/strongbr / On the modern web, the key elements of file delivery are:/p ulliHigh availability/li liPeering capacity designed for strongglobal/strong delivery/li liFast replication/li liHTTPS/TLS support/li /ulpA Content Delivery Network is the answer to these problems, which is why we're evaluating MaxCDN to replace the ftp.drupal.org infrastructure./p pstrongBut wait - does this mean the ftp:// protocol will no longer work?/strongbr / Yes. The FTP protocol is aging as well.../p ulliIn the month of October 2014, ftp:// had 96 unique visitors. Of those 96 unique visitors, only 33 of them made over 10 requests./li liThe ftp pathing differs from http, making the experience of using ftp:// confusing and inconsistent./li liReplacing the ftp:// protocol with http will enable us to secure Drupal.org with HTTPS across all domains./li /ulpstrongHow you can help/strongbr / We need users to help us test MaxCDN as an alternative for file delivery. a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2357551You can track the issue here/a, and help us by testing the MaxCDN based downloads. Please report back your findings (good or bad) and let us know if there are any showstoppers./p pTo test, add this line to your /etc/hosts file:/p blockquotep ~$ sudo vim /etc/hostsbr / ftp.drupal.org /p/blockquote pAnd continue using ftp.drupal.org as you normally would through Drupal.org project pages, drush dl, etc./p /div/div/div
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Mediacurrent: The Weather Channel’s Journey to Drupal

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:00am
img typeof=foaf:Image src=http://d1l4od7sxc8nwf.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/s2--qKeRsRbOsQ4_4ncoyD_k3BuQkvexq5UpK7Fx_sk/mtime:1416504475/sites/default/files/styles/thumb_blog_spotlight/public/weatherlaunches.png?itok=lBu80pv9 width=200 height=154 alt=Weather.com Launches on Drupal title=Weather.com Launches on Drupal / pWhen my business partner, Paul Chason, and I joined forces over seven years ago we had a rather simple vision for Mediacurrent. We were convinced that open-source software offered a superior value proposition over proprietary, licensed based solutions. We had an ambitious goal of starting a digital agency that was going to revolutionize how companies thought about the way they managed their web properties. As a href=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4ZoJKF_VuA target=_blankSimon Sinek/a so eloquently describes, this was our why and purpose./p
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Drupal Watchdog: Different, Not Difficult

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:36am
div class=field field--article-edit-printtype field-type-list-text field-label-hidden field--rss Article /div div class=field field--article-body field-type-text-long field-label-hidden field--rss pAs AppNeta’s developer evangelist, I work with customers in five different programming languages to monitor application performance. Drupal is just one part of one language, but I’ll always have a soft spot for it because it’s where I learned to program. When I get a chance, I like to keep my skills sharp by contributing to the community-maintained TraceView integration module. Last spring, I decided to port it and learn Drupal 8 the hard way./p p Like most Drupal developers, I’d never tried writing Symfony code or using Composer to manage packages. Before attempting it, I decided to research both Symfony in its own right and how it is being leveraged to rewrite Drupal. Thankfully, there were many rich tutorials on “the basics” even then, and, after a relatively painless porting process, I had the module running with a skeletal Symfony bundle inside it./p p Initially, I relied on the same strategy as the Drupal 7 version of the TraceView module, which monitors hook execution time by installing two additional modules: an “early” module with a very low weight and a “late” module with a very high weight. As each hook was removed from core, I moved its implementations from the modules into the bundle and tagged that event with listeners at maximum and minimum priority./p /div
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Dries Buytaert: Weather.com using Drupal

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:06am
div class=field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-abovediv class=field-labelTopic:nbsp;/divdiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evena href=/tag/drupal typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=Drupal/a/divdiv class=field-item odda href=/tag/acquia typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=Acquia/a/divdiv class=field-item evena href=/tag/drupal-sites typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=Drupal sites/a/div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item even property=content:encodedpOne of the world's most trafficked websites, with more than 100 million unique visitors every month and more than 20 million different pages of content, is now using a href=http://drupal.orgDrupal/a. a href=http://weather.comWeather.com/a is a a href=http://www.comscore.com/Insights/Press-Releases/2014/4/comScore-Media-Metrix-R-Ranks-Top-50-US-Desktop-Web-Properties-for-March-2014top 20 U.S. site/a according to a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ComScorecomScore/a. As far as I know, this is currently the biggest Drupal site in the world./p pWeather.com has been an active Drupal user for the past 18 months; it started with a content creation workflow on Drupal to help its editorial team publish content to its existing website faster. With Drupal, Weather.com was able to dramatically reduce the number of steps that was required to publish content from 14 to just a few. Speed is essential in reporting the weather, and Drupal's content workflow provided much-needed velocity. The success of that initial project is what led to this week's migration of Weather.com from a href=https://www.percussion.com/Percussion/a to a href=http://drupal.orgDrupal/a./p pThe company has moved the entire website to Acquia Cloud, giving the site a resilient platform that can withstand sudden onslaughts of demand as unpredictable as the weather itself. As we learned from our work with New York City's a href=http://www.mta.infoMTA/a during a href=https://www.acquia.com/resources/case-study/mtaSuperstorm Sandy in 2012/a, “weather-proofing” the delivery of critical information to insure the public stays informed during catastrophic events is really important and can help save lives./p pThe team at Weather.com worked with a href=http://acquia.comAcquia/a and a href=http://mediacurrent.comMediacurrent/a for its site development and migration./p div class=figure div class=img style=border: 1px solid #ccc; padding: 4px;display: inline-blockimg src=/sites/buytaert.net/files/cache/drupal-weather-channel-575x863.jpg style=display:block alt=Weather channel//div /div /div/div/div
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Acquia: Meet Cal Evans ... Meet Jeffrey A. jam McGuire

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:14am
div class=form-item form-type-item labelLanguage /label Undefined /div div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden div class=field-items div property=content:encoded class=field-item evenp strongVoices of the ElePHPant / Acquia Podcast Ultimate Showdown Part 1/strong - Cal Evans and I got the chance to sit down and talk (a lot!) at DrupalCon Amsterdam and talk about a range of topics we have in common. In this first part of a 2-part series, we talk Drupal, PHP convergence and the PHP Renaissance, open source communities, proprietary v open source business and the ethics of helping, and more. /p h2 Why PHP?br //h2 p According to Cal, PHP has three things going for it: /p/div /div /div span property=dc:title content=Meet Cal Evans ... Meet Jeffrey A. quot;jamquot; McGuire class=rdf-meta element-hidden/span
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Paul Booker: Creating you own API endpoint using Services

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:53am
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item even property=content:encodedpre class=brush: php /** * Implements of hook_services_resources(). */ function mymodule_services_services_resources() { $api = array( 'frontpage' = array( 'operations' = array( 'retrieve' = array( 'help' = 'Retrieves front page', 'callback' = '_mymodule_services_frontpage_retrieve', 'access callback' = 'user_access', 'access arguments' = array('access content'), 'access arguments append' = FALSE, 'args' = array( array( 'name' = 'fn', 'type' = 'string', 'description' = 'Function to perform', 'source' = array('path' = '0'), 'optional' = TRUE, 'default' = '0', ), array( 'name' = 'nitems', 'type' = 'int', 'description' = 'Number of latest items to get', 'source' = array('param' = 'nitems'), 'optional' = TRUE, 'default' = '0', ), array( 'name' = 'since', 'type' = 'int', 'description' = 'Posts from the last number of days', 'source' = array('param' = 'since'), 'optional' = TRUE, 'default' = '0', ), ), ), ), ), ); return $api; } /** * Callback function for blog retrieve */ function _mymodule_services_frontpage_retrieve($fn, $nitems, $timestamp) { // Check for mad values $nitems = intval($nitems); $timestamp = intval($timestamp); return _mymodule_services_blog_items($nitems, $timestamp); } /** * Gets frontpage blog posts */ function _mymodule_services_blog_items($nitems, $timestamp) { // Compose query $query = db_select('node', 'n'); $query-join('node_revision', 'v', '(n.nid = v.nid) AND (n.vid = v.vid)'); $query-join('comment', 'c', 'c.nid = n.nid'); $query-join('users', 'u', 'n.uid = u.uid'); $query-fields('v', array('timestamp', 'title')); $query-addField('u', 'name', 'author'); $query-addField('n', 'nid'); $query-addField('n', 'title'); $query-addField('n', 'uid'); $query-addField('n', 'created'); $query-addField('n', 'changed'); $query-addField('u', 'picture'); $query-addExpression('COUNT(c.cid)', 'comments'); $query-condition('n.type', 'blog', '='); $query-groupBy('n.nid'); // How many days ago? if ($timestamp) { $query-condition('v.timestamp', time() - ($timestamp * 60 * 60 * 24), ''); } $query-orderBy('v.timestamp', 'DESC'); // Limited by items? if ($nitems) { $query-range(0, $nitems); } $items = $query-execute()-fetchAll(); return $items; } /pre/div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfixh3 class=field-labelTags: /h3ul class=linksli class=taxonomy-term-reference-0a href=/drupal-developer/tags/hookservicesresources typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=hook_services_resources/a/lili class=taxonomy-term-reference-1a href=/drupal-developer/tags/headlessdrupal typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=headlessdrupal/a/lili class=taxonomy-term-reference-2a href=/drupal-developer/tags/services typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=services/a/lili class=taxonomy-term-reference-3a href=/drupal-developer/tags/drupalplanet typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=drupalplanet/a/li/ul/divdiv class=easy_social_box clearfix horizontal easy_social_lang_und div class=easy_social-widget easy_social-widget-twitter firsta href=http://twitter.com/share class=twitter-share-button data-url=http://www.paulbooker.co.uk/drupal-developer/code-snippet/creating-you-own-api-endpoint-using-services-0 data-count=horizontal data-lang = en data-via= data-related=:Check it out! data-text=Creating you own API endpoint using ServicesTweet/a/div div class=easy_social-widget easy_social-widget-facebookiframe src=//www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?locale=en_USamp;href=http%3A//www.paulbooker.co.uk/drupal-developer/code-snippet/creating-you-own-api-endpoint-using-services-0amp;send=falseamp;layout=button_countamp;width=88amp;show_faces=trueamp;action=likeamp;colorscheme=lightamp;font=amp;height=21amp;appId= scrolling=no frameborder=0 style=border:none; overflow:hidden; width:88px; height:21px; allowTransparency=true/iframe/div div class=easy_social-widget easy_social-widget-googleplusdiv class=g-plusone data-size=medium data-annotation=bubble data-href=http://www.paulbooker.co.uk/drupal-developer/code-snippet/creating-you-own-api-endpoint-using-services-0/div/div div class=easy_social-widget easy_social-widget-linkedin lastscript type=in/share data-url=http://www.paulbooker.co.uk/drupal-developer/code-snippet/creating-you-own-api-endpoint-using-services-0 data-counter=right/script/div /div !-- /.easy_social_box --
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Drupal Commerce: Commerce 2.x Stories: Taxes

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:40am
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item even property=content:encodedpWhy doesn’t Commerce/Magento/$otherSolution handle my taxes properly? That’s the most basic feature!” - many people, often./p pWhen it comes to eCommerce, nobody likes taxes. We expect taxes to “just work”, so we can finish our projects and get on with our lives. At the same time, no other topic is as complex./p pSelling online puts us at the crossroads of different (and sometimes conflicting) laws with many rules and even more exceptions. All eCommerce systems provide the basic tools (“Define your tax rates and specify when to apply them”) and make the site developer responsible for tax compliance. The developer usually passes that responsibility to the client, sometimes implicitly. The client consults an accountant, sometimes. But the buck has to stop somewhere, and it often comes back to the developer, 5 days after launch./p pAs taxes become more and more complex, there is a need for smarter tax handling, where the application does more and the site administrator less. In the Commerce 1.x lifecycle we’ve built the a href=http://drupal.org/project/commerce_vatcommerce_vat/a module to handle the more and more complex VAT taxes. For 2.x, we’re bringing this approach back into core, and releasing several libraries to share the solution with the wider PHP community./p pa href=https://drupalcommerce.org/blog/31036/commerce-2x-stories-taxesRead more.../a/p /div/div/div
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PreviousNext: Community gathering at DrupalCamp Melbourne

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:51pm
pIt's been a while since the last DrupalCamp in Melbourne, so the community came together recently to share what they know. Here's a brief wrap up of the two day event./p span property=dc:title content=Community gathering at DrupalCamp Melbourne class=rdf-meta element-hidden/span
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Paul Booker: 10 commands that could help you to survive Drupageddon

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:18pm
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item even property=content:encodedpIt's been more than a month since Drupageddon so I thought I would post an update of my previous post.br / br/br / bCommands that help with auditing:/b/p pShowing files that have changed on the live server:/p pre class=brush: bash git status /prep Looking for code execution attempts via menu_router:/p pre class=brush: sql select * from menu_router where access_callback = 'file_put_contents' /prep Another possible code execution attempt via menu_router:/p pre class=brush: sql select * from menu_router where access_callback = 'assert'; /prep Showing which files are on the live server and not in version control:/p pre class=brush: bash diff -r docroot repo | grep 'Only in docroot' /prep Looking for PHP files in the files directory:/p pre class=brush: bash find . -path *php /prep Looking for additional roles and users:/p pre class=brush: bash select * from role select * from users_roles where rid=123 /prep Checking the amount of time between when a user logged into your site and their most recent page visit:/p pre class=brush: sql select (s.timestamp - u.login) / 60 / 60 / 24 AS days_since_login, u.uid from sessions s inner join users u on s.uid = u.uid; /prep br/br / bCommands that can help with recovery:/b/p pApply the patch. Hotfix: (SA-CORE-2014-005)/p pre class=brush: php curl https://www.drupal.org/files/issues/SA-CORE-2014-005-D7.patch | patch -p1 /prep End active sessions, i.e log everyone out./p pre class=brush: php TRUNCATE TABLE sessions; /prep Updating passwords:/p pre class=brush: php update users set pass = concat('XYZ', sha(concat(pass, md5(rand())))); /prep If you need help regarding the recent drupal vulnerability feel free to a href=http://www.paulbooker.co.uk/contactcontact me/a./p pP.S./p pLatest a href=https://www.drupal.org/SA-CORE-2014-006security advisory/a was today./p /div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfixh3 class=field-labelTags: /h3ul class=linksli class=taxonomy-term-reference-0a href=/drupal-developer/tags/drupageddon typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=Drupageddon/a/lili class=taxonomy-term-reference-1a href=/drupal-developer/tags/security typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=security/a/lili class=taxonomy-term-reference-2a href=/drupal-developer/tags/drupalplanet typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=drupalplanet/a/li/ul/divdiv class=easy_social_box clearfix horizontal easy_social_lang_und div class=easy_social-widget easy_social-widget-twitter firsta href=http://twitter.com/share class=twitter-share-button data-url=http://www.paulbooker.co.uk/drupal-developer/code-snippet/10-commands-could-help-you-survive-drupageddon data-count=horizontal data-lang = en data-via= data-related=:Check it out! data-text=10 commands that could help you to survive DrupageddonTweet/a/div div class=easy_social-widget easy_social-widget-facebookiframe src=//www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?locale=en_USamp;href=http%3A//www.paulbooker.co.uk/drupal-developer/code-snippet/10-commands-could-help-you-survive-drupageddonamp;send=falseamp;layout=button_countamp;width=88amp;show_faces=trueamp;action=likeamp;colorscheme=lightamp;font=amp;height=21amp;appId= scrolling=no frameborder=0 style=border:none; overflow:hidden; width:88px; height:21px; allowTransparency=true/iframe/div div class=easy_social-widget easy_social-widget-googleplusdiv class=g-plusone data-size=medium data-annotation=bubble data-href=http://www.paulbooker.co.uk/drupal-developer/code-snippet/10-commands-could-help-you-survive-drupageddon/div/div div class=easy_social-widget easy_social-widget-linkedin lastscript type=in/share data-url=http://www.paulbooker.co.uk/drupal-developer/code-snippet/10-commands-could-help-you-survive-drupageddon data-counter=right/script/div /div !-- /.easy_social_box --
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Shomeya: How to Level Up from Nice Guy Dev to Awesome Guy Dev

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:05pm
img alt=Article_yfl5qgbf64ajwddmcj8m height=199 src=http://cdn.shomeya.com/uploads/article/image/29/article_yfl5qgbf64ajwddmcj8m.jpg width=590 /pIf a href=http://gizmodo.com/barbie-f-cks-it-up-again-1660326671Barbie I can be a Computer Engineer/a taught us anything it taught us that Steven and Brian are nice guys. They just want to help, they know how to fix it, and they are there just when you need them to be. And worst of all they don#39;t mean anything by it./p pSo what#39;s a nice guy to do? You care, you retweet the awesomest feminist blogs, you were ON it during #gamergate. But on a human interaction level how does it go? Here are some ways that you can level up from just that nice guy that I don#39;t call out on everything, but who secretly makes me sad, to awesome guy that makes my day well ...awesome. /p a href=http://shomeya.com/articles/how-to-level-up-from-nice-guy-dev-to-awesome-guy-dev?utm_campaign=how-to-level-up-from-nice-guy-dev-to-awesome-guy-devamp;utm_medium=rssamp;utm_source=tag-drupal-planetRead more/a
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Drupal Watchdog: Drush: The Swiss Army Knife for Drupal

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:52pm
div class=field field--article-edit-printtype field-type-list-text field-label-hidden field--rss Article /div div class=field field--article-body field-type-text-long field-label-hidden field--rss pHello again, young MacGyver! /p pimg src=http://cdn1.drupalwatchdog.com/sites/default/files/images/web/3.2-swissarmy.jpg width=33% alt=Swiss Army Knive align=right class=img-responsive img-thumbnail margin-left /In the previous issue you learned how to install Drush, Drupal, and contributed modules. If you missed it, make sure you go back and read a href=http://drupalwatchdog.com/volume-3/issue-1/drush-swiss-army-knife-drupalPart One from the previous issue/a./p h3Updates/h3 pNow that you've successfully installed Drupal and extended it with some awesome contributed modules, it's time to apply a few updates. With Drush, it is easier by far than any method you might currently be using. /p pLet's get started: Make sure you are working from the root directory of your website. That would be the directory where you find index.php, and I'm going to assume that location for the remainder of this article. /p pIssue the following command:/p pre drush pm-update /prep That command will check for new versions of core, themes, and all the contributed modules that are enabled on your site. A list of all available updates will be shown on the screen. Review the list and then press “y” at the prompt if you wish to proceed with the updates. /p pIf you proceed with the updates, Drush will make a backup copy of all the out-of-date packages, download the new ones, and then run database updates, if any are required. It's all very quick and you don't even have to open an FTP client. /p pAlas, sometimes things go awry; often, very awry. That's why Drush stores a backup copy of the updated packages for you. Should an update fail, it will restore the previous versions and notify you there was a problem. Or, if you need to restore manually, you can find the backups in your user's home directory under “drush-backups”./p pNow let's say you only want to update Drupal, but none of the contributed projects. Easy enough: this time only check for Drupal core. Let’s use the shorter version of the command, which I prefer: /p pre drush up drupal /prep The command “up” is short for “pm-update”. As in the first example, Drush will backup the installed version, replace it with the latest, and then run database updates, if any are required. In this case, we specified “drupal”, so Drush will only check for updates for Drupal core. /p /div
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KatteKrab: DrupalSouth - Call for sessions open!! (closes 30 Nov 2014)

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:49pm
div class=field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenThursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:49/div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenimg src=http://kattekrab.net/sites/kattekrab.net/files/styles/large/public/drupalsouth-drop.png?itok=Y3a4Fr5H width=400 height=400 alt= //div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenpDrupalSouth is the biggest Drupal gathering in the Antipodes./p pWe'll be at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre over three days in early March 2015. March 5-7 to be exact./p pFind out more at the websitebr /stronga href=https://melbourne2015.drupal.org.au/https://melbourne2015.drupal.org.au//a/strong/p pThe call for sessions is open, and we're trying hard to get the word out wide and far, to whisper in new ears, and encourage people of all sorts to share their ideas for sessions so we can create a truly wonderful, inspiring, engaging and fun program for this conference!/p pFor those who may not know, a href=http://drupal.orgDrupal is an open source content management system/a. It's used by people and organisations all around the world, for all sorts of web sites. It's also being used as back end application framework for mobile apps! It's amazing what Drupal can do./p pDrupal events are the heart and soul of the community that makes Drupal. Bringing people together drives the project forward, and forges friendships. /p pBut we're also part of the wider web. So we want to hear from all sorts of web specialists, not just Drupalists./p pPlease, submit a session, or simply help us spread the word. The deadline is looming and won't be extended. Get that proposal in by 30 November 2014. a href=https://melbourne2015.drupal.org.au/program/session-submissionhttps://melbourne2015.drupal.org.au/program/session-submission/a/p /div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden clearfixul class=linksli class=taxonomy-term-reference-0a href=/category/tags/drupalplanetdrupalplanet/a/li/ul/div
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Mediacurrent: Highlights From BADCamp, Part 2

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:07pm
img typeof=foaf:Image src=http://d1l4od7sxc8nwf.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/CUxnmaQ_uZtpz8YU3JfLtXr1MIrnOeQaRQVRxMbZ8NM/mtime:1416346673/sites/default/files/styles/thumb_blog_spotlight/public/badcampreview.png?itok=PciosR1k width=200 height=152 / pFrom November 6th through the 9th, members of the Mediacurrent team headed to San Francisco for the Bay Area Drupal Camp. Hundreds of Drupal enthusiasts convened at the Palace of Fine Arts to take part in some fantastic sessions, code sprints, and all the San Francisco has to offer. Mark Casias and Matt Davis weigh in for Part 2 of a href=http://www.mediacurrent.com/blog/highlights-badcamp-part-1 target=_blankBADCamp's highlights/a./p
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Drupal.org frontpage posts for the Drupal planet: Drupal 7.34 and 6.34 released

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:39pm
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenp style=position: inherit;Drupal 7.34 and Drupal 6.34, maintenance releases which contain fixes for strongsecurity vulnerabilities/strong, are now available for download. See the a href=https://www.drupal.org/drupal-7.34-release-notesDrupal 7.34/a and a href=https://www.drupal.org/drupal-6.34-release-notesDrupal 6.34/a release notes for further information./p div style=float: right; margin: 0 0 1em 1em; text-align: center; a href=http://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/drupal-7.34.tar.gz class=link-button style=margin: 0 0 0.6em 0;spanDownload Drupal 7.34/span/abr /a href=http://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/drupal-6.34.tar.gz class=link-buttonspanDownload Drupal 6.34/span/a/div p style=position: inherit;stronga href=/upgrade/Upgrading/a your existing Drupal 7 and 6 sites is strongly recommended./strong There are no new features or non-security-related bug fixes in these releases. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult the a href=https://www.drupal.org/drupal-7.0Drupal 7.0 release announcement/a. More information on the Drupal 6.x release series can be found in the a href=https://www.drupal.org/drupal-6.0Drupal 6.0 release announcement/a./p !--break--div style=float: right; padding: 0 0 2em 1em; margin-left: 2em; width: 35%; border-left: 1px solid #cdcdcd; h2Security information/h2 pWe have a a href=/securitysecurity announcement mailing list and a history of all security advisories/a, as well as an a href=/security/rss.xmlRSS feed with the most recent security advisories/a. We strongstrongly advise Drupal administrators to a href=/securitysign up/a/strong for the list./p pDrupal 7 and 6 include the built-in Update Status module (renamed to Update Manager in Drupal 7), which informs you about important updates to your modules and themes./p h2Bug reports/h2 pBoth Drupal 7.x and 6.x are being maintained, so given enough a href=https://drupal.org/project/issues/search/drupal?status[]=8amp;categories[]=1bug fixes/a (not just a href=https://drupal.org/project/issues/search/drupal?status[]=1amp;categories[]=1bug reports/a) more maintenance releases will be made available, according to our a href=https://www.drupal.org/documentation/version-info#whenmonthly release cycle/a. /p/div h2Changelog/h2 pDrupal 7.34 is a security release only. For more details, see the a href=https://www.drupal.org/drupal-7.34-release-notes7.34 release notes/a. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 7.x branch can be found in a href=http://drupalcode.org/project/drupal.git/shortlog/refs/heads/7.xthe git commit log/a./p pDrupal 6.34 is a security release only. For more details, see the a href=https://www.drupal.org/drupal-6.34-release-notes6.34 release notes/a. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 6.x branch can be found in a href=http://drupalcode.org/project/drupal.git/shortlog/refs/heads/6.xthe git commit log/a./p h2Security vulnerabilities/h2 pDrupal 7.34 and 6.34 were released in response to the discovery of security vulnerabilities. Details can be found in the official security advisory:/p ullia href=https://www.drupal.org/SA-CORE-2014-006SA-CORE-2014-006/a/li /ulpTo fix the security problem, please upgrade to either Drupal 7.34 or Drupal 6.34./p h2Known issues/h2 pNone./p /div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-34 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-abovediv class=field-labelFront page news:nbsp;/divdiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evena href=/taxonomy/term/903Planet Drupal/a/div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-5 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-abovediv class=field-labelDrupal version:nbsp;/divdiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evena href=/taxonomy/term/102Drupal 6.x/a/divdiv class=field-item odda href=/taxonomy/term/120Drupal 7.x/a/div/div/div
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Károly Négyesi: Drupal 8 critical issues office hours November 14, 2014

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:27pm
pa href=https://www.drupal.org/u/cilefencilefen/a begin to work on the a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2278017When a content entity type providing module is uninstalled, the entities are not fully deleted, leaving broken references/a issue. Turned out that a necessary dependent issue is already being worked on so he was able proceed well. I am reasonably confident this issue will get resolved in due time. a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/sam-hermansSam Hermans/a have advanced a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2172017Bulk operations does not respect entity access/a forward which is great but it still needs some work. Let's note that Sam only had a core patch reroll so far and yet he was able to move a critical forward! You could do it as well: I will be waiting for you on IRC in channel #drupal-contribute every Friday noon Pacific (9pm CET)./p
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Phase2: Make Your Product Vision Real – A Case for Incorporating Prototyping Into Your Next Project

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:53am
p dir=ltrAs product designers and experience strategists, we research how people use systems and design products that tap into users’ natural behaviors. We want people to instinctively know how our product works./p p dir=ltrYears of research into the human mind tells us that our brains love patterns, the repeated way in which something happens or is done. Our subconscious mind uses what we’ve learned from patterns #8211; like turning a knob will open a door #8211; to instinctively make decisions about what we do throughout our day. This is why we can walk or breathe without thinking about it #8211; we spend most of our time running on autopilot./p p dir=ltrWe have an understanding of how people make decisions, but we forget to apply this knowledge when communicating our product vision to stakeholders./p h2 dir=ltrThere are Drawbacks to Designing in the Abstract/h2 p dir=ltrExperience design deliverables, or artifacts, are abstract. We too often produce artifacts, intended to build a shared understanding of a product vision, that are hard to understand. Low-fidelity wireframes and complex flow diagrams require stakeholders to think hard about what we are trying to communicate. They mentally fill in the gaps where we lack details. We consistently break Steve Krug’s number one rule: “Don’t make me think!”/p p dir=ltrImagine how these abstract artifacts skew conversations about a product:/p p dir=ltrWe show a stakeholder some wireframes and talk them through the features. Once they see them they begin to imagine the ways features will look and act based on similar products they have used./p p dir=ltrWhile perfectly natural, this behavior is problematic #8211; what we envision may be nothing like products this stakeholder has previously used. These assumptions your stakeholder makes will lead to you and your stakeholders having different expectations during product development./p p dir=ltrYou need to make artifacts as real as possible in order to elicit the most unbiased, unimpeachable feedback from users during research. You do not need to build a fully functioning product to validate your idea.You do need to eliminate or reduce the guesswork needed to understand how your product will work./p h2 dir=ltrMake Your Product Vision Real/h2 p dir=ltrPrototyping is a great way to eliminate ambiguity so that you get the best results from user research. A prototype is a preliminary model of a product used to show a concept or validate an idea. A prototype should only contain the minimum amount of content, design and functionality needed to demonstrate how the end-product will function./p pContext is key to determining fidelity of a prototype. If you are conducting user testing with a tech-savvy group of stakeholders, clickable wireframes may suffice. If you are introducing a new concept to a set of clients, then you may need a higher-fidelity, interactive web page. Your prototype should only contain the fidelity needed to have a meaningful conversation with your users about your product./p h2 dir=ltrBuild The Right Prototype For You/h2 p dir=ltrThere are many different approaches to building prototypes. You can link wireframes together to show user flow with a system like inVision, or build interactive features using an open source CMS like Drupal./p p dir=ltrWhen creating prototypes, make sure to include the following:/p ol li dir=ltr p dir=ltrThe main actions that a user can take and the reactions they will receive from interactive elements./p /li li dir=ltr p dir=ltrThe key messages you want to communicate to users at different stages of their interaction./p /li li dir=ltr p dir=ltrA programmatic way to track user behavior while they use the prototype./p /li /ol h2 dir=ltrGet Better Results from Your Projects/h2 p dir=ltrSome of the many benefits of prototyping are:/p ul li dir=ltr p dir=ltrIt produces more accurate results from user testing, allowing you to better determine what works and what doesn’t./p /li li dir=ltr p dir=ltrIt gives you more opportunity to focus on interaction design by forcing you to have conversations about interactive elements during user research rather than development./p /li li dir=ltr p dir=ltrPrototypes bring less-apparent usability issues to light earlier in the development process./p /li li dir=ltr p dir=ltrYou have a potential starting point to work from when beginning development, minimizing the amount of work that needs to be done in the long run./p /li /ul p dir=ltra href=http://www.slideshare.net/johnwhalen/emergent-ux-seducing-the-six-mindsJohn Whalen/a said “UX does not happen on a screen. It happens here. In the mind.” Keep that in mind (no pun intended) as you seek to build a shared understanding of, and validate, your product ideas. The more real you make the experience of interacting with your product early in the design process, the more accurate a feedback you will get from your users. For more thoughts on prototyping, check out Frederic Mitchell#8217;s #8220;a title=Permalink to Static Prototyping and Keeping Drupal Simple (KDS) href=http://www.phase2technology.com/blog/static-prototyping-and-keeping-drupal-simple-kds/ rel=bookmarkStatic Prototyping and Keeping Drupal Simple (KDS)/a#8221; and #8220;a href=http://www.phase2technology.com/blog/the-devils-in-the-details/The Devil#8217;s in The Details/a#8221; by Sharon Smith!/p img src=http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=457100k=14bu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.phase2technology.comr=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.phase2technology.com%2Fblog%2Fmake-your-product-vision-real-a-case-for-incorporating-prototyping-into-your-next-project%2Fbvt=rssp=wordpress style=float:left; xml:base=http://www.phase2technology.com/feed/ width=1 height=1 border=0 align=right/
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