Drupal Planet

Syndicate content
Drupal.org - aggregated feeds in category Planet Drupal
Updated: 30 min 42 sec ago

Drupal @ Penn State: Switching from one install profile to another

2 hours 39 min ago
pI recently had to switch profiles for this website. In the process of doing that, I immediately afterwards said “wow, I feel like other people have had this issue”. Sure enough they have… on this blog early last year by our own a href=/team/ema13@aitala/a in the post a href=https://drupal.psu.edu/blog/post/how-remove-drupal-install-profileHow to Remove Drupal Install Profile/a./p
Categories: Drupal Feeds

A Dev From The Plains: Yeoman Generators for Drupal: What’s out there?

8 hours 5 min ago
pa href=http://adevfromtheplains.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/drupal-logo-primary.jpgimg class=alignleft wp-image-230 src=http://adevfromtheplains.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/drupal-logo-primary.jpg alt=drupal-logo-primary width=252 height=252 /img class= wp-image-229 alignright src=http://adevfromtheplains.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/yeoman-logo.png alt=yeoman-logo width=295 height=255 //a/p pnbsp;/p pnbsp;/p pnbsp;/p pnbsp;/p pnbsp;/p pnbsp;/p pI#8217;ve been hearing about a href=http://yeoman.io/Yeoman/a for quite some time now. Pretty much since the project took off, or soon after. As a tool born in the Javascript community, I came across this little gem when I was learning about a href=https://nodejs.org/Node.js/a and the different tools and frameworks available for it, either in my free time, or as part of my labs time at my company. Sadly, I didn#8217;t really pay much attention to it. At the end of the day, Node.js was just something I was learning about, but not something I was going to be able to put in place or introduce in projects in the short term. Or, even if it was something I *could* do, it wasn#8217;t in my plans, anyway./p pThe other reason why I didn#8217;t look into it closer, was that I mistakenly thought it to be a tool only useful for Javascript developers. Some time ago I noticed that Yeoman was getting plenty of attention from other communities too, and in a closer look, I understood that it wasn#8217;t a emtool for Node.js/em, but instead, a emtool built on top of Node.js, /emso I decided to give it a try and see if I could make something useful out of it for Drupal development.span id=more-204/span/p h3Warming up#8230;/h3 pSo, what#8217;s Yeoman then? It#8217;s a a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaffold_%28programming%29code scaffolding/a tool. That is, it#8217;s an utility to generate code for web apps. What#8217;s the purpose of that? Well, the purpose is that developers save time by quickly generating the skeleton of the web apps they build, leaving more time for the important things, such as the most complex business logic of the app, integrations, testing, etc#8230; In short: it#8217;s a tool that should help developers deliver more quality in their apps. To get a better picture of what Yeoman can do, I#8217;d point everyone at their site, which has some nice tutorials and a very good a href=http://yeoman.io/authoring/documentation for writing your own generators/a./p pMy plan was to write a few generators for the most common pieces of boilerplate code that I normally have to write in my projects. Unsurprisingly, I found that there are a few yeoman generators for Drupal already out there, so I thought I should review them and see if they#8217;re of any use to me, before writing one that already exists. Yes, that can be a boring task if there are too many generators, but I was lucky that there aren#8217;t *that* many for Drupal, so I just spent a couple of hours testing them and documenting my findings. Hopefully, this blog post will help other Drupal developers to find out in a matter of minutes whether the existing generators are useful for them or not. So, let#8217;s get into it!/p h31.- Generator-drupalmodule/h3 pstrongGithub/strong repository a href=https://github.com/davidgenetic/generator-drupalmodulehere/a. strongCreation date/strong: Around 2 years ago./p pstrongStructure created/strong:/ppre class=crayon-plain-tagmodule: |- drupalmodule.css |- drupalmodule.info |- drupalmodule.js |- drupalmodule.module |- package.json/prepThis one scaffolds a basic structure for a simple module. Needs a href=http://bower.io/bower/a and a empackage.json/em file to download dependencies, but not a problem anyway since you#8217;ll probably have a href=https://github.com/drush-ops/drushdrush/a. Creation is a bit unintuitive: you need to create the module folder first, cd into it, then execute emyo drupalmodule/em./p pThe generator asks if you want JS and CSS files, but it doesn#8217;t even add functions to add them to the page. It#8217;s a generic purpose generator, and doesn#8217;t have anything that is not in a href=http://drupal.org/project/module_buildermodule_builder/a already./p h32.- Generator-drupal-module/h3 pstrongGithub/strong repository a href=https://github.com/andeersg/generator-drupal-modulehere/a. strongCreation date/strong: Around 2 months ago. strongLatest commit/strong about 2 weeks ago./p pstrongStructure created/strong:/ppre class=crayon-plain-tagmodule: |- templates (if hook_theme chosen). |- drupal_module.info |- drupal_module.install |- drupal_module.module/prepMore neat than emdrupal/ememmodule/em in the surface, but doesn#8217;t do much more. It asks us if we want hook_theme(), hook_menu(), hook_permission() and hook_block_info / view implementations, which is nice, yet that doesn#8217;t make it much of a gain compared to other simple scaffolding tools, like strongPhpStorm live templates/strong. In contrast to the emdrupal-module /emgenerator, this one doesn#8217;t ask us if we want a CSS or JS file./p h33.- Generator-drupalentities/h3 pstrongGithub/strong repository a href=https://github.com/badri/generator-drupalentitieshere/a. strongCreation date/strong: 9 months ago. strongLatest commit/strong about 6 months ago./p pstrongStructure created (#8220;publisher#8221; entity)/strong:/p pViews and license files are optional, based on the settings specified in the command-line./ppre class=crayon-plain-tagmodule: |- views |- publisher.views.inc |- publisher_handler_delete_link_field.inc |- publisher_handler_edit_link_field.inc |- publisher_handler_link_field.inc |- publisher_handler_publisher_operations_field.inc |- LICENSE.txt |- publisher.admin.inc |- publisher.info |- publisher.install |- publisher.module |- publisher.tpl.php |- publisher-sample-data.tpl.php |- publisher_type.admin.inc/prepGenerates a full drupal module for a custom entity, based on the structure proposed by the a href=https://www.drupal.org/project/modelmodel/a module./p pOne issue I experienced is that if I select to #8220;add bundles#8221;, the emField API/em screen seems broken (doesn#8217;t load). However, a general #8220;fields#8221; tab appears, but if you try to add a field, you get some errors and get redirected to a 404. So, bundles are offered on the plugin creation menu, but not really supported! Same for revisions. It#8217;s asked on the command-line prompt, but doesn#8217;t seem to do much. Not choosing bundles support, still lets you add bundles on the admin UI, and doesn#8217;t seem to break anything, though./p pIn spite of the issues I had testing it (I didn#8217;t bother much investigating what was the issue), it seems to me an useful generator. The only reason why I doubt I#8217;ll be using it, is that it#8217;s based, as mentioned, on the emmodel /emproject for Drupal, which is quite nice, but strongrather outdated/strong now (4 years old), and doesn#8217;t leverage some of the latest a href=http://drupal.org/project/entityEntity API/a goodies. Also, I#8217;ve developed some opinions and preferences around how to structure custom Entity Types, so starting to use the emmodel /emapproach would be, in a sense, a step backwards./p h34.- Generator-ctools-layout/h3 pstrongGithub/strong repository a href=https://github.com/pixelwhip/generator-ctools-layouthere/a. strongCreation date/strong: 5 months ago. strongLatest commit/strong about 14 days ago./p pstrongStructure created/strong:/ppre class=crayon-plain-tagmy_layout: |- admin_my_layout.css |- my_layout.css |- my_layout.inc |- my_layout.png |- my-layout.tpl.php/prepGenerates a ctools layout plugin folder structure, with all the files needed to get it to work out of the box. It makes no assumptions about how the content will be displayed, so there#8217;s no styling by default (which is perfect), and it allows to specify as many regions as desired. strongIt#8217;s quite likely that I start using this/strong in my projects. No cons or negative aspects to mention!/p h35.- Generator-gadget/h3 pstrongGithub/strong repository a href=https://github.com/phase2/generator-gadgethere/a. strongCreation date/strong: 1 month ago. strongLatest commit/strong about 1 month ago./p pThis one, rather than a code generator for Drupal elements, is a yeoman generator to serve as an scaffolding tool for a href=https://github.com/phase2/grunt-drupal-tasksanother repo from Phase 2/a. While I didn#8217;t get to test it out, the grunt-drupal-tasks repo really looked interesting (check the a href=https://github.com/phase2/grunt-drupal-tasks#featuresfeatures here/a), and I might try to give that a go, although I#8217;m familiar with Gulp and not with Grunt. Long story short: emvery interesting project, but it#8217;s not meant to scaffold any code for your drupal modules./em/p h36.- Generator-drupalformat/h3 pstrongGithub/strong repository a href=https://github.com/milesblackwood/generator-drupalformathere/a. strongCreation date/strong: 6 months ago. strongLatest commit/strong about 3 months ago./p pstrongStructure created/strong:/ppre class=crayon-plain-tagdrupalformat: |- includes |- js |- drupalformat.settings.js |- theme |- drupalformat.theme.inc |- drupalformat.tpl.php |- drupalformat.api.php |- drupalformat.info |- drupalformat.install |- drupalformat.module |- drupalformat.variable.inc |- generator.json |- LICENSE.txt/prepThis one is very specific, tailored to provide views and field formatters for jQuery plugins, and it#8217;s based on the a href=for http://drupal.org/project/owlcarouselowlcarousel module/a. It#8217;s very useful if what you#8217;re looking for is to easily integrate other jQuery plugins with your Drupal site. Very interesting generator, as it#8217;s focused to scaffold the most repetitive parts for a very specific task, instead of trying to be a very generic solution that covers many things. You can see another great example leveraging this generator in a href=https://echo.co/blog/rapid-drupal-scaffolding-yeomanEcho.co#8217;s blog/a, for the jQuery a href=http://oridomi.com/Oridomi/a plugin. Not something that I have to pick up daily, but I#8217;ll definitely have this plugin in mind if I have to integrate new Javascript libraries./p h37.- Generator-drupal-component/h3 pstrongGithub/strong repository a href=https://github.com/StoraH/generator-drupal-componenthere/a. strongCreation date/strong: 6 months ago. strongLatest commit/strong about 3 months ago./p pstrongStructure created/strong:/ppre class=crayon-plain-tagdrupal_component: |- ctools-content_types |- drupal_component.inc |- drupal_component.scss |- drupal_component.html.twig |- drupal_component.info |- drupal_component.js |- drupal_component.module |- drupal_component.tpl.php |- drupal_component.views.inc/prepI found this one rather peculiar. The boilerplate code it produces is rather basic, yet offers options such as creating a views style plugin by default, or a ctools content_type plugin. The good thing is that each component can be generated individually, which is rather convenient. The only issue that keeps me from using it is that, again, none of the components offer any options particularly advanced that could benefit from having an interactive tool like Yeoman (e.g: asking whether the ctools content type plugin will need one or more settings forms). For my particular case, I can generate all of these easily with PhpStorm emlive templates/em or emtemplate files/em easily./p h3Is that all, folks?/h3 pYe#8230; no! There are indeed a few more generators thought around drupal projects in the Yeoman registry (click a href=http://yeoman.io/generators/here/a and search by #8220;Drupal#8221;). Some of them are very interesting, to do things such as:/p ul liScaffold a a href=https://github.com/Gizra/generator-hedleyheadless Drupal backend with Angular/a, or a headless a href=https://github.com/enzolutions/generator-marionette-drupalDrupal backend with Backbone Marionette/a./li liGenerate a a href=https://github.com/pixelmord/generator-drupalthemeDrupal theme/a, or another a href=https://github.com/Snugug/generator-auroraDrupal theme/a, or YET another a href=https://github.com/accessdigital/generator-access-drupal-themeDrupal theme/a./li liScaffold a whole a href=https://github.com/factorial-io/generator-jaManndevelopment stack/a for Drupal./li /ul pHowever, I decided to leave those out of an in-depth review because, as interesting as they are, they cover several aspects of Drupal development, and people often has very specific preferences about how to structure a theme, for example, or what tools to use in order to create a emHeadless Drupal. /em/p pSince the goal of this article was to give a bird#8217;s eye view of what generators Drupal developers can use right now without changing anything in the way they work, I preferred to describe mainly the generators done around drupal modules, and more specific components. Hope this blog post has saved you some time. Expect to see a new one on this topic as soon as I#8217;ve written my first Yeoman plugin./p
Categories: Drupal Feeds

Forum One: Edge Toolkit: Staying Relevant in the Long Run

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:01am
pLaunching a website is just the beginning of a process. Websites need nurturing and care over the long run to stay relevant and effective. This is even more true for a service or tool such as LibraryEdge.org. Why would users come back if they can only use the provided service once or can’t see progress over time? And how can you put that love and care into the service if it is not self-funded?/p pThis month, a href=http://www.libraryedge.org/LibraryEdge.org/a released a number of changes to address just these issues./p h2Helping Libraries Stay Relevant/h2 pBefore we dive into the release, here’s a bit on the Edge Initiative./p pWith the changes created by modern technology, library systems need a way to stay both relevant and funded in the 21st century. A big part of solving that problem is developing public technology offerings. Even in the internet-connected age, many lower-income households don’t have access to the technology needed to apply to jobs, sign up for health insurance, or file taxes, because they don’t have personal computers and internet connections. So where can people go to use the technology necessary for these and other critical tasks? Libraries help bridge the gap with computers and internet access freely available to the public./p pIt’s important that libraries stay open and are funded so their resources remain widely available. By helping library systems improve their “public access computers/computing,” the Edge Initiative and its partners have made major strides in making sure libraries continue to be a valuable resource to our society./p pThat’s where LibraryEdge.org comes in. The Edge Coalition and Forum One built LibraryEdge.org in 2013 as a tool for library systems to self-evaluate their public technology services through a comprehensive assessment – plus a series of tools and resources to help library systems improve their services./p h2New Functionality/h2 h3Reassessment/h3 pThe biggest feature update we recently launched was enabling libraries to retake the Assessment. They can see how they have improved and where they still need work compared to the previous year. To create a structure around how libraries can retake the Assessment, we built a new feature called Assessment Windows. This structure allows the state accounts to control when the libraries in their states can take the Assessment. States now have control over when their libraries conduct the Assessment and can track their libraries’ goals and progress on Action Items. This feature allows states to more accurately assess the progress of their libraries and adapt their priorities and programming to align with library needs./p pimg class=alignnone wp-image-10772 size-large src=http://forumone.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Edge-State-e1429577068260-700x441.png alt=Edge State width=700 height=441 //p h3Results Comparison/h3 pThe Edge Toolkit was initially built to allow users to view their results online, along with providing downloadable PDF reports so libraries can easily share their results with their state legislatures and other interested parties. Now that libraries can have results for two assessments, we’ve updated the online results view and the PDFs. Libraries can now see a side-by-side comparison of their most recent results with their previous results./p pimg class=alignnone wp-image-10773 size-large src=http://forumone.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/table-700x441.png alt=table width=700 height=441 //p h3Graphs/h3 pIt’s common knowledge that people retain more of what they see, so we’ve also visualized important pieces of the results data with new graphs. If a library has only taken the assessment once, then the charts will only display its highest and lowest scoring benchmarks. However, if they’ve taken the assessment a second time, they can also see bar graphs for the most improved and most regressed benchmarks./p pimg class=alignnone wp-image-10774 size-large src=http://forumone.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/graphs-e1429577130550-700x617.png alt=graphs width=700 height=617 //p h2Improved User Experience/h2 h3Interviews/h3 pWe made a number of enhancements based on feedback from libraries that have been using the tool for the past couple of years, as well as from interviews that we conducted with State Library Administrators. Starting with a series of interviews gave us great insight into how the tool was being used and what improvements were needed./p h3New Navigation/h3 pThe added functionality of being able to retake the Assessment increased the level of complexity for the Edge Toolkit. So we redesigned the interface to guide users through this complex workflow. We split out the Toolkit into four sections: introduction/preparation, taking the assessment, reviewing your results, and taking action. This new workflow and navigation ensures a user is guided from one step to the next and is able to complete the assessment./p h3Notification Messages/h3 pSeveral dates and statuses affect a library system as they work through the assessment, such as how long they have to take it and whether it is open to be retaken. We’ve implemented notifications that inform the user of this information as they are guided through the workflow./p pimg class=alignnone wp-image-10779 size-large src=http://forumone.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/new1-e1429577274664-700x502.png alt=new width=700 height=502 //p h2Automated Testing/h2 pWhen we release new features, we need to ensure other components on the site don’t break. Testing this complex of a system can take a long time and will get expensive over the lifetime of the site if it’s done manually. Furthermore, testing some sections or statuses involves taking a long assessment multiple times. In order to increase our efficiency and save time in our quality assurance efforts, we developed a suite of automated tests using Selenium./p h2What’s Next for Edge/h2 pThe updated LibraryEdge.org now allows libraries to assess their offerings again and again so they can see how they are improving. Additionally, we’ve built a paywall so Edge can be self-supporting and continue to provide this valuable service to libraries after current funding ends. The launch of this updated site will help Edge remain relevant to its users and, therefore, ensure libraries remain relevant to our communities./p
Categories: Drupal Feeds

Lullabot: Distributed Design

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:27am
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenpDesign work is a lot of show-and-tell. It can be challenging to effectively communicate and collaborate on a distributed team. Join hostess Amber Matz, Lullabot Creative Director Jared Ponchot, Lullabot UX Designer Jen Witkowski, and Justin Harrell, Interactive Designer for Drupalize.Me, as they talk about the unique challenges, processes, and tools they use as part of a distributed team./p /div/div/div ul class=field field-name-field-show-notes field-type-link-field field-label-hidden li a href=https://drupalize.me/series/introduction-object-oriented-phpIntroduction to Object-oriented PHP/a /li li a href=https://drupalize.me/blog/201504/learning-debug-stop-making-assumptionsLearning to Debug: Stop Making Assumptions/a /li li a href=https://drupalize.me/blog/201504/get-30-gift-card-30-minutes-your-time Get a $30 Gift Card for 30 Minutes of Your Time/a /li li a href=https://events.drupal.org/losangeles2015DrupalCon: Los Angeles, May 11-15, 2015/a /li li a href=http://tek.phparch.com/PHP[tek], Chicago, May 18-22, 2015/a /li li a href=http://www.writethedocs.org/conf/na/2015/Write the Docs, Portland, May 17-19, 2015/a /li li a href=http://2015.drupalcamp.es/enDrupalCamp Spain, May 22-24, 2015/a /li li a href=http://frontenddesignconference.comFrontEnd Design Conference, St. Petersburg, May 21-22, 2015/a /li li a href=http://www.ipevo.com/prods/Point-2-View-USB-CameraIPEVO Point 2 View USB Document Cam/a /li li a href=http://www.invisionapp.com/Invision (Prototyping platform)/a /li /ul
Categories: Drupal Feeds

Jim Birch: Drupal 7: Offsite Backups with Backup and Migrate

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:00am
a href=http://jimbir.ch/blog/drupal-7-offsite-backups-backup-migrate title=Drupal 7: Offsite Backups with Backup and Migrateimg src=http://jimbir.ch/sites/default/files/styles/drupal_planet/public/img/blog/Coffee.jpg?itok=egpO3TuL width=620 height=465 alt=Coffee title=Coffee //abr pAt the time of this writing, just under 300,000 websites use the a href=https://www.drupal.org/project/backup_migrateDrupal Backup and Migrate/a module.  It is an great tool for moving databases from production back to staging and development servers, and it is an essential tool for automatic backups of the database and files of the production server./p pAbout a year ago, Version 3.0 was released, which integrated the offsite functionality from another module, and brought additional functionality, like files and code back ups.  This is what I would like to go through today in the steps below./p h3Why offsite backups?/h3 pI hope by now everyone has heard of the a href=http://www.hanselman.com/blog/TheComputerBackupRuleOfThree.aspxBackup 3-2-1 Rule/a.  If you haven't, it is a good thing to strive for in all things digital.  The rule mentions In case your house burns down, but in our case, with web servers, there are a lot more risks.  The server could get hacked.  The developer or client could accidentally delete.  The hosting company could go out of business.  There are probably a lot more reasons that I sudder to think about!/p pa href=http://jimbir.ch/blog/drupal-7-offsite-backups-backup-migrate title=Drupal 7: Offsite Backups with Backup and MigrateRead more/a/p
Categories: Drupal Feeds

Acquia: Yhteisöllisyys and global Drupal: Friendships beyond business

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:31pm
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 evenpIf only non-Finns could easily pronounce it, I think yhteisöllisyys would be a perfect motto for Drupal. To explain what it means, I dragged Lauri Eskola, Drupal Craftsman from Druid.fi, away from the contribution sprints at DrupalCamp Brighton 2015 long enough for him to fill me in on that, as well as his trip to Drupal Camp Delhi 2015, what he's excited about in Drupal 8, and how doing business in the Drupal world–based on values like sharing and openness–must seem strange and different to outsiders./p /div /div /div figure class=field-item even rel= resource=https://www.acquia.com/sites/default/files/dcbrighton15_lauri_3.jpg class=field-item even div id=styles-2 class=styles styles-field-image styles-style-scale_width_280 styles-container-image styles-preset-scale_width_280 img typeof=foaf:Image src=https://www.acquia.com/sites/default/files/styles/scale_width_280/public/dcbrighton15_lauri_3.jpg?itok=vdijZoYE alt= title= //div !-- render the title tag as caption -- /figure span property=dc:title content=Yhteisöllisyys and global Drupal: quot;Friendships beyond businessquot; class=rdf-meta element-hidden/span
Categories: Drupal Feeds

3C Web Services: Displaying a Field before the Node#039;s Title in Drupal 7

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:35pm
p class=headingINTRO/p pDrupal allows you to easily change the order of your displayed fields using the Manage Display option for your content types but it does not allow you to change the order of the title field (because this field is rendered directly from the node template). But there may be times that you want to display your custom field(s) before the title field. For example, if you have an image field that you want to float to the left of your title and remaining node content. /p
Categories: Drupal Feeds

Mediacurrent: Contrib Committee Status Review for March, 2015

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 2:18pm
img typeof=foaf:Image src=http://d1l4od7sxc8nwf.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/thumb_blog_spotlight/public/contrib-committee-progress-march-01.png?itok=EFBEtl2r width=200 height=152 alt=Mediacurrentamp;#039;s Drupal Contrib Committee Progress Report title=Mediacurrentamp;#039;s Drupal Contrib Committee Progress Report / pAnother month, another swath of work to improve our favorite content management system./p h3The Usual (Contrib) Suspects/h3 pOnce again some of our main achievements during March was on client-sponsored work, most notably:/p
Categories: Drupal Feeds

Lullabot: Importing huge databases faster

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:00am
pOver the past few months I have been banging my head against a problem at a href=http://www.msnbc.com target=_blankMSNBC/a: importing the site's extremely large database to my local environment took more than two hours. With a fast internet connection, the database could be downloaded in a matter of minutes, but importing it for testing still took far too long. Ugh!/p pIn this article I'll walk through the troubleshooting process I used to improve things, and the approaches I tried — eventually optimizing the several-hour import to a mere 10-15 minutes./p
Categories: Drupal Feeds

Drupal Watchdog: Building My First Drupal 8 Site

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:50am
div class=field field--article-edit-printtype field-type-list-text field-label-hidden field--rss Feature /div div class=field field--article-body field-type-text-long field-label-hidden field--rss pYou’ve heard about it, read about it, and – if you’re like me – dreamed about it. Well, its time to stop dreaming and start doing./p p Drupal 8!/p p If you have experience building sites using Drupal 7, you’ll be pleased to see that from a site building and administration perspective, things are nearly the same./p p And if Drupal 8 is your first Drupal experience, you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to build an amazing site./p pimg src=/sites/default/files/images/web/4.1-BuildingMyFirstDrupalSite.jpg alt= class=img-responsive img-thumbnail width=100% align=center //p h3Installing Drupal/h3 p First things first./p p You’ll need a basic set of software installed and operational on your laptop, desktop, or server before proceeding with the Drupal 8 installation. Drupal requires that Apache, MySQL, and PHP are installed and working before beginning the installation process. There are several ways to easily install the required software using LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP), WAMP (Windows), or MAMP (Mac) solutions. Grab Google and do a quick search./p p Got it? /p p Good. Now there are five basic steps to install Drupal:/p olliDownload the a href=http://drupal.org/drupallatest version of Drupal 8/a /liliExtract the distribution in your Apache /liliCreate a database to hold the content from the site /liliCreate the files directory and settings.php /liliRun the installation process by visiting your website in a browser /li/olp For details on the installation process visit a href=http://wdog.it/4/1/docshttp://wdog.it/4/1/docs/a./p p These are the basic building blocks that will provide the foundation for your Drupal 8 site:/p olliUsers /liliTaxonomy /liliContent types /liliMenus /li/olh3Creating Users/h3 p If your site is simple and you’re the only one who will be authoring, editing, and managing content, then the admin account you created during the installation process may be all that you need. In situations where you want to share the content creation and management activities with others, you need to create accounts for those users./p /div
Categories: Drupal Feeds

Jim Birch: Drupal 7: Simplify

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 8:00am
a href=http://jimbir.ch/blog/drupal-7-simplify title=Drupal 7: Simplifyimg src=http://jimbir.ch/sites/default/files/styles/drupal_planet/public/img/blog/Lego-Uncle-Jim-vs-the-Acquia-Bot.jpg?itok=eSiCOBYK width=620 height=465 alt=Lego Uncle Jim vs the Acquia Bot title=Lego Uncle Jim vs the Acquia Bot //abr pThe a href=https://www.drupal.org/project/simplifyDrupal Simplify Module/a is a big help removing cruft from the eyes of the administrator in the Drupal UI.  Simplify allows you to hide certain fields from the user interface on a global basis, or configured for each node type, taxonomy, block, comment, or user./p pWhat sent me looking for a module like this was the Text Format selection beneath every single WYSIWYG on the site.  While I think Drupal is incredible for allowing multiple input formats, 99 out of 100 times, I define which ONE input format a user can use per role.  So having this as an option beneath every rich text editor on the site just became wasted space that I wanted to remove.  And so I did!/p pBut wait, there's more!  Simplify lets you hide so much more than that!  The following items can be hidden:/p ulliAdministrative overlay (Users)/li liAuthoring information/li liBook outline/li liComment settings/li liContact settings (Users)/li liMenu settings/li liPublishing options/li liRelations (Taxonomy)/li liRevision information/li liText format selection/li liURL alias (Taxonomy)/li liURL path settings/li liMeta tags/li liURL redirects/li liXML sitemap/li /ulp class=listheaderInstall Simplify for Drupal 7/p pa href=http://jimbir.ch/blog/drupal-7-simplify title=Drupal 7: SimplifyRead more/a/p
Categories: Drupal Feeds

Modules Unraveled: 133 There's a Module for that! Don't use it! with Ted Bowman - Modules Unraveled Podcast

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 6:18am
div class=field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hiddendiv class=field__itemsdiv class=field__item evenimg typeof=foaf:Image src=http://modulesunraveled.com/sites/default/files/styles/podcast_default/public/podcast/image/TedBowman.jpeg?itok=WmnKKy4H width=350 height=350 alt=Photo of Ted Bowman //div/div/divspan class=submitted-byPublished: Thu, 04/23/15/spandiv class=field field--name-field-podcast-file field--type-file field--label-hiddendiv class=field__itemsdiv class=field__item evendiv class=mediaelement-audioaudio src=http://traffic.libsyn.com/modulesunraveled/133_Theres_a_Module_for_that_Dont_use_it_with_Ted_Bowman_-_Modules_Unraveled_Podcast.mp3 class=mediaelement-formatter-identifier-1429788005-0 controls=controls /audiodiv class=mediaelement-download-linka href=http://traffic.libsyn.com/modulesunraveled/133_Theres_a_Module_for_that_Dont_use_it_with_Ted_Bowman_-_Modules_Unraveled_Podcast.mp3Download this episode/a/div/div/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:encodedh2How to Select Modules/h2 ulliSo, let’s start out by talking about the genesis of your session. What made you think this topic needed to be covered?/li liWhat’s the problem with just installing another module?/li liWhat if I don’t program? ulliReuse modules/li liPush back on requirements/li liMake sure the cost of adding another module is not just the cost of the time it takes to install it/li liSimple modules really aren’t programming/li /ul/li liWhat are the potential problems with custom code?/li liHow do you determine if you should install a module or write some custom code?/li /ulh2Specific Modules You Can (or Should) Avoid/h2 pNot really telling people to avoid specific modules more about thinking twice when they select them.br / * Entityform vs. Webformbr / * Entity View Modesbr / * Page titlebr / * Commerce Custom Order Status/p /div/div/divdiv class=field field--name-field-items-mentioned field--type-link-field field--label-abovediv class=field__labelEpisode Links:nbsp;/divdiv class=field__itemsdiv class=field__item evena href=https://www.drupal.org/u/tedbow rel=nofollow target=_blankTed on drupal.org/a/divdiv class=field__item odda href=https://twitter.com/tedbow rel=nofollow target=_blankTed on Twitter/a/divdiv class=field__item evena href=https://www.drupal.org/sandbox/tedbow/2410369 rel=nofollow target=_blankExample project (Minimalist Entity View Modes)/a/divdiv class=field__item odda href=https://twitter.com/sixmiletech rel=nofollow target=_blankSix Mile Tech on Twitter/a/divdiv class=field__item evena href=http://www.sixmiletech.com/ rel=nofollow target=_blankSix Mile Tech/a/div/div/divdiv class=field field--name-field-tags field--type-taxonomy-term-reference field--label-abovediv class=field__labelTags:nbsp;/divdiv class=field__itemsdiv class=field__item evena href=/tags/performance typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=Performance/a/divdiv class=field__item odda href=/tags/site-building typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=Site Building/a/divdiv class=field__item evena href=/planet-drupal typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=planet-drupal/a/div/div/div
Categories: Drupal Feeds

Drupal 8 Rules: #d8rules update April 2015

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:10am
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenpemWe are growing, we are hiring.../em well not in a sense of spending money, but the #d8rules initiative is proud of already having a href=https://github.com/fago/rules/graphs/contributors26 contributors/a who got their a href=https://github.com/fago/rules/pulls?q=is%3Apr+is%3Aclosedpull requests merged/a on github. But how did that happen and what exactly happened since our a href=http://d8rules.org/news/d8rules-update-october-november-2014last update by the end of last year/a? Drupal Dev Days Montpellier are definitely the most exciting part of this list so we'll keep it for the end :)/ph3strong#d8rules Presentationbr/strong/h3piframe width=420 height=315 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/P3Jq7NUWv8I frameborder=0 allowfullscreen/iframe/ppWe travelled all around South America and Europe to give people an update on the initiative, includingnbsp;a href=https://latinamerica2015.drupal.org/session/d8rules-web-automation-rules-drupal-8DrupalCon Latin America Bogotá/a,nbsp;a href=http://2015.drupalcamplondon.co.uk/session/d8rules-web-automation-rules-drupal-8 style=line-height: 1.5em; background-color: transparent;DrupalCamp London/a,nbsp;a href=http://milano2015.drupaldays.eu/d8rules-web-automation-rules-drupal-8 style=line-height: 1.5em; background-color: transparent;European Drupal Days Milano/a, a href=http://montpellier2015.drupaldays.org/sessions/writing-plug-ins-d8rules style=line-height: 1.5em; background-color: transparent;Drupal Dev Days Montpellier/a. You can a href=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3Jq7NUWv8Iwatch a video recording on youtube/a./ph3strongWorkshops amp; Sprints/strong/h3pstrongimg alt=#d8rules sprinters at Global Sprint Weekend Zurich 2015 title=#d8rules sprinters at Global Sprint Weekend Zurich 2015 height=427 width=640 class=media-element file-default src=http://d8rules.org/files/16113452319_544d4a05f0_z.jpg //strong/ppAtnbsp;a href=http://www.amazeelabs.com/en/zurich-joins-drupal-global-sprint-weekend-2015Global Sprint Weekend Zurich/anbsp;we sprinted with some first-time #d8rules contributors mainly on a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2269577porting actions/a. For example, vasi worked on porting some a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2317205#comment-9520941actions/anbsp;but alsonbsp;dermario and me startednbsp;a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2409239#comment-9534847working on a Rules component admin UI/a.nbsp;/ppimg alt=#d8rules sprinters at European Drupal Days Milano 2015 title=#d8rules sprinters at European Drupal Days Milano 2015 height=1366 width=2048 class=media-element file-default src=http://d8rules.org/files/DSCF9400.JPG //ppAtnbsp;a href=http://milano2015.drupaldays.eu/coding-rules-drupal-8European Drupal Days Milano/a, we did a full workshop to teach new contributors the underlying concepts of Drupal 8: dependency injection, plugins, typed data, unit tests etc. With the following sprints, we were able to make good progress with porting actions. Special thanks to bojanz for writing the first derivative plugin: Thenbsp;a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2409055#comment-9744831Entity create/anbsp;action plugin will generate derivatives based on the entity types available, for example Create a new user, Create a new node./ph3strongDrupal Dev Days Montpellier/strong/h3pWe have counted at least 20 people involved in the #d8rules sprints last week in Montpellier, France which is well - awesome and a bit overwhelming at the same time :) Thanks to the great excitement of so many new and recurring contributors, we were able to make major progress not only by finishing most of the action ports but also by starting work on other areas of the Rules module and its integrations. You can find a href=https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vgWUGq_zsOlm3aUUAEyMWkOlhb20TmEFTs1tbUwTV3Q/edit#heading=h.dhe1i0d3m3fga more detailed summary of everyone has been working on in our meeting minutes/a. Let me name a few examples:/pullimariancalinro a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2409055#comment-9816203 style=line-height: 1.5em; background-color: transparent;wrote the first automated tests for derivative plugins/a, picking up bojanz' work, investigated about the extracting the Views fields amp; filters selection widget and started mentoring other sprinters on that topic.nbsp;/lilia.milkovsky ported various actions, started working the a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2471693 style=line-height: 1.5em; background-color: transparent;Rules settings UI/anbsp;and also mentored other contributors with the gained knowledge./liliczigor ported various actions and started the porting the first a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2470645Flag action/a. I won't repeat has mentored others because one of the most exciting parts of this sprints was seeing everybody mentor each other on what they know./lilikatia and pjezek also dove deep into porting the a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2470661 style=line-height: 1.5em; background-color: transparent;flag/a and a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2470665 style=line-height: 1.5em; background-color: transparent;unflag/a actions./liliSteve Purkiss amongst porting actions started extending the a href=http://thefubhy.gitbooks.io/rules/content/extending_rules/rules_condition_plugins.html style=line-height: 1.5em; background-color: transparent;Rules documentation/a./lilinielsdefeyter picked up the work on the Rules component UI and helped us to get it a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2409239#comment-9822380 style=line-height: 1.5em; background-color: transparent;together with a Rules UI skeleton committed/a during dev days.nbsp;/lililewisnyman helped us a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2251267#comment-9842911define personas, user stories amp; user journeys/a in order to validate the usabliity of the Rules 7.x UI and target improvements for the Rules UI in 8.x/lilim1r1k did a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2404089#comment-9831115reworked the logging service and even started integration with webprofiler/anbsp;/lilixano joined us for the discussion on implementing a generic plugin selector widget and even created a href=https://www.drupal.org/project/plugin_selectorPlugin Selector/a as a spin-off from what he implemented for payment./lilifubhy started implementing a a href=https://github.com/fago/rules/pull/183lexer/parser for mathematical expressions/a/lilinlisgo,nbsp;claudine,nbsp;branislav,nbsp;mikl amp;nbsp;martin also joined us for porting actions amp; cleaning up inconsistencies in the code base/liliklausi, fago amp; fubhy provided guidance, reviews amp; were able to merge many pull requests besides working on improvements of the Rules engine/li/ulpimg alt=#d8rules sprinters at Drupal Developer Days Montpellier 2015 title=#d8rules sprinters at Drupal Developer Days Montpellier 2015 height=355 width=1200 class=media-element file-default src=http://d8rules.org/files/1-DSCF0348.JPG //ppThank you so much everyone for participating and helping out! I hope I covered most of the things. Personally, I was really glad to be able to focus on motivating people. Somehow it felt like we all got into a good flow with a self-organising team that started mentoring amp; reviewing each others work./ph3strongIt isn't over yet/strong/h3pAs we gained so much good momentum during the recent sprints, we would like to invite everyone interested in joining our weekly calls on Google hangout: every Thursday at 4:30pm CEST we announce them on IRC: #drupal-rules. Also check out the a href=https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vgWUGq_zsOlm3aUUAEyMWkOlhb20TmEFTs1tbUwTV3Q/editmeeting notes/a./ppnbsp;/pp/pp/p/div/div/div
Categories: Drupal Feeds

Shomeya: Running Your Agency/Tech Company like a Factory is Destroying Humanity: Part 1

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:10pm
img alt=Article_make-your-own-path_2 height=199 src=http://cdn.shomeya.com/uploads/article/image/45/article_make-your-own-path_2.jpg width=590 /pI#39;m running endlessly through the woods, as far away from Silicon Forest/Valley as I can. Facebook has collapsed, so has Google, so has everything. A post-social media, free internet, apocalyptic world has ensued and all of the developers have gone into the woods to escape the aftermath clutching their now worthless laptops. In my dream all the CEOs of the software companies are in a room patting themselves on the back for giving it a good go, while the world falls apart in the aftermath of their self-focused existence./p pThis may have just been a crazy post a href=http://www.magpictures.com/whitegod/White God/a viewing dream I had, but it touches on something real. Something that as a consultant for multiple companies I see all the the time./p pAnd it#39;s killing me. It#39;s killing your company, and you#39;re too busy getting beers with your funders to notice. Meanwhile your developers, project managers, and everyone else that is the core of your business is slowly burning out until they rage quit and go somewhere else to start it all over again./p a href=http://shomeya.com/articles/running-your-agency-tech-company-like-a-factory-is-destroying-humanity-part-1?utm_campaign=running-your-agency-tech-company-like-a-factory-is-destroying-humanity-part-1amp;utm_medium=rssamp;utm_source=tag-drupal-planetRead more/a
Categories: Drupal Feeds

DrupalCon News: Alcohol at DrupalCon Social Events – Making the Choice

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:49pm
div class=field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hiddendiv class=field__itemsdiv class=field__item evendiv divRecently, a community member drew our attention to a href=https://modelviewculture.com/pieces/alcohol-and-inclusivity-planning-tech-events-with-non-alcoholic-optionsan article on alcohol and inclusivity at tech events/a. In it, author Kara Sowles talks about the strong focus on social drinking and points out that people who choose not to drink often feel uncomfortable or experience unpleasant peer-pressure — and that got us thinking./div div /div /div/div/div/div
Categories: Drupal Feeds

Chapter Three: Is Your Project Ready for Drupal 8?

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:07pm
pAs the potential release date for Drupal 8 a href=http://drupalreleasedate.comslowly creeps up/a we've launched our first Drupal 8 site and are planning to kick off several more in the next few months. Through this process we've learned a lot about the reality of what it means to launch a site on beta software and what that means for your next project./pbr / br / p /pbr / br / h2When do you need it done by?/h2br / br / pDrupal 8 will be here soon, but your project may not need to be. If you are just starting to think about the strategy for your project now, and aren't planning on going into heavy development until later this summer, you should definitely be considering Drupal 8 as an option./p
Categories: Drupal Feeds

Drupal Watchdog: VIDEO: DrupalCon Amsterdam Interview: Lorna Jane Mitchell

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:55am
div class=field field--body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden field--rss pAuthor and software consultant strongLORNA JANE MITCHELL/strong, fresh from her DrupalCon book-signing (emPHP Web Services/em) and talk, is a frequent visitor to Amsterdam – she lives in Leeds, an hour flight away, and loves the city./p /div div class=field field--tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above field--rss div class=field-labelspan class=icon glyphicon glyphicon-tag aria-hidden=true/spanTags:nbsp;/div div class=field-items a href=/tags/video typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=Video/a a href=/tags/drupalcon typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=DrupalCon/a a href=/tags/drupalcon-amsterdam typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=DrupalCon Amsterdam/a /div/div div class=field field--video field-type-video-embed-field field-label-above field--rss div class=field-labelVideo:nbsp;/div div class=embedded-video div class=player iframe width=640 height=360 src=//www.youtube.com/embed/v7TVjTVykHU?width=640amp;height=360amp;autoplay=0amp;vq=largeamp;rel=0amp;controls=1amp;autohide=2amp;showinfo=1amp;modestbranding=0amp;theme=darkamp;iv_load_policy=1amp;start=0amp;wmode=opaque frameborder=0 allowfullscreen/iframe /div /div /div
Categories: Drupal Feeds

Drupal core announcements: Drupal core updates for April 22nd, 2015

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:28am
h2What's new with Drupal 8?/h2 pHappy a href=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_DayEarth Day/a! Since the last Drupal Core Update, the a href=http://montpellier2015.drupaldays.org/monday-jour-1Drupal Developer Days event/a brought lots of exciting progress: a href=https://twitter.com/webchick/status/589470162530783233we (briefly) reduced the number of critical issues to 35/a, and a a href=https://groups.drupal.org/node/464283week-long performance sprint/a made Drupal 8 a href=https://twitter.com/wimleers/status/5857800725917982722—20/a a href=http://wimleers.com/blog/drupal-8-page-caching-enabled-by-defaulttimes/a a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/606840faster/a! Also, a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/gwendolynGwendolyn Anello/a at a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2077811DrupalEasy/a announced that a href=http://drupaleasy.com/blogs/gwendolyn/2015/04/drupal-goes-collegeDrupalEasy is partnering with Stetson University to offer Drupal courses/a!/p pSome other highlights of the month were:/p ul liTo improve end-user experience, a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2471136JavaScript events on the string translation page were fixed/a, a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2368373focus effects on vertical tabs were fixed/a, and a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2470137Seven's fieldsets were styled/a./li lia href=https://www.drupal.org/u/ardnetPratomo Ardianto/a at a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2219989X-Team/a developed a href=http://x-team.com/2015/04/deep-dive-anatomy-drupal-8-theming/an in-depth tutorial on theming in Drupal 8/a, a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/chris_hall_hu_chengChristopher Hall/a continued his series on theming in Drupal 8 with a href=http://running-on-drupal8.co.uk/article/drupal8-responsive-breakpointsa breakdown of responsive breakpoints/a, and a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/wim-leersWim Leers/a posted a href=http://wimleers.com/blog/renderviz-prototypea tool to visualize Drupal 8's render tree/a./li liOn the front-end, Phase 1 of the Consensus Banana initiative (moving CSS clases from preprocess functions to Twig templates) a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2322163was completed/a, a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2031641the codeactive/code class was changed to codeis-active/code/a, and we a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2389735fixed a bug where CSS in libraries would override CSS in themes/a./li lia href=https://www.drupal.org/u/nod_Théodore Biadala/a made an infographic on a href=http://read.theodoreb.net/2015/viz-drupal-use-of-jquery.htmlwhat Drupal 8 uses jQuery for/a, a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/blakehallBlake Hall/a at a href=https://www.drupal.org/marketplace/drupalizemeDrupalize.me/a wrote about a href=https://drupalize.me/blog/201504/backbonejs-and-underscorejs-drupal-8using Backbone.js and Underscore.js in D8/a, a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/upchukDaniel Sipos/a wrote a href=http://www.webomelette.com/drupal-8-core-javascript-files-anonymous-usersa quick tutorial on how to attach JavaScript files to pages in Drupal 8/a, and a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/agoradesignAndreas Mayr/a wrote about a href=http://www.agoradesign.at/blog/3rd-party-library-integration-drupal-8third-part library integration in Drupal 8/a./li liTo improve developer experience, a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2454145the codeuser_name/code handler is now handled by the Field API/a, and a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2079427the Entity display class no longer depends on the field module/a./li lia href=https://www.drupal.org/u/eojthebraveJoe Shindelar/a shared some a href=https://drupalwatchdog.com/volume-4/issue-1/ready-learntips amp; resources to get started with Drupal 8/a, a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/boombatowerJimmy Berry/a unveiled a a href=http://blog.boombatower.com/drupal-testbot-command-line-toolDrupal testbot command-line tool/a so you can run the full Drupal test suite on your local machine, a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/mrfMark Ferree/a at a href=https://www.drupal.org/marketplace/chapter-threeChapter Three/a shared a href=http://www.chapterthree.com//blog/presentation-drupal-8-module-developmenthis presentation on Drupal 8 module development/a, and a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/rgsRay Saltini/a at a href=https://www.drupal.org/marketplace/blink-reactionBlink Reaction/a wrote a brief introduction to a href=http://www.blinkreaction.com/blog/nine-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-drupal-console-projectthe Drupal Console project/a./li liInternal page caching a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2368987was moved into a module/a so it can be easily turned off for development, core now a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2296009uses the APC Classloader by default if it's available/a, and a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2458817showing comments no longer requires generating temporary users for anonymous users/a./li lia href=https://www.drupal.org/u/mpotterMike Potter/a at a href=https://www.drupal.org/marketplace/phase2technologyPhase2/a announced a href=http://www.phase2technology.com/blog/announcing-features-for-drupal-8/the Features module for Drupal 8/a./li liTo clean up the API, a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2448069codeupdate_project_storage()/code/a, a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2226621codeelement_info()/code, codeelement_child()/code and codeelement_children()/code (and codeelement_info_property()/code was deprecated)/a, a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2448339codedrupal_form_submit()/code/a were all removed, and a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2321901codeentity_load('image_style')/code and codeentity_load_multiple('image_style')/code were replaced with static method calls/a./li lia href=https://www.drupal.org/u/lauriiiLauri Eskola/a at a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/1770460Druid/a wrote about a href=http://druid.fi/en/blogi/druid-launched-its-first-drupal-8-sitehis team's experiences launching a site on Drupal 8/a, a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/freelockJohn Locke/a at a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/1911272Freelock/a explained a href=http://www.freelock.com/blog/john-locke/2015-04/drupal-8-around-corner-time-upgradewhen Freelock recommends using Drupal 8 now/a, a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/kvantommeKristof Van Tomme/a at a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2225251Pronovix/a explained a href=http://pronovix.com/blog/2for1-give-drupal-8-and-get-roi-200the Drupal 8 Accelerate funding program and how Pronovix is encouraging their customers to help/a, a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/chris.smithChris Smith/a at a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/1954618OPIN Software Inc./a interviewed a href=https://www.drupal.org/user/117368Chris Luckhardt/a about a href=http://opin.ca/article/uncovering-latest-drupal-8Drupal 8, it's release date, and it's impact on the community/a, and a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/steveburgeSteve Burge/a at a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/1310034OSTraining/a announced a href=https://www.ostraining.com/blog/drupal/kickstarter/a kickstarter to create free Drupal 8 training videos/a./li liAlso, a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2463285PHP7 EngineExceptions can now be caught in the general error handler/a and a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2232861we can now perform front-end testing with the Mink driver/a./li /ul h3How can I help get Drupal 8 done?/h3 pSee a href=https://www.drupal.org/drupal-8.0/get-involvedHelp get Drupal 8 released!/a for updated information on the current state of the release and more information on how you can help./p pWe're also looking for more contributors to help compile these posts. a href=https://www.drupal.org/user/536298/contactContact mparker17/a if you'd like to help!/p h2Drupal 8 In Real Life/h2 ul lia href=http://camp2015.drupal.cornell.edu/Cornell Drupal Camp/a starts tomorrow, strongApril 23–24/strong in strongIthaca, NY, USA/strong with sessions on Drupal 8 for site builders, unit testing with PHPUnit, an introduction to Drupal 8 for end-users, and migrating Drupal 6 sites to Drupal 8./li liOn Friday, strongApril 24/strong, there is a a href=https://groups.drupal.org/node/466343code sprint to port Views GeoJSON to Drupal 8/a in strongDurham, NC, USA/strong./li liThe Village of Oak Park Drupal User Group is hosting a href=https://groups.drupal.org/node/464243a Drupal 8 core sprint/a on strongMay 3/strong in strongOak Park, IL, USA/strong./li lia href=http://drupaljam.nl/DrupalJam/a will be taking place on strongApril 30/strong in strongUtrecht, Netherlands/strong with sessions on headless Drupal 8, responsive images, and continuous integration./li lia href=https://events.drupal.org/losangeles2015DrupalCon Los Angeles/a in strongLos Angeles, CA, USA/strong is only 19 days away (strongMay 11–15/strong, although sprints start on the 9th)! Regular ticket pricing ended last week, but a href=https://events.drupal.org/losangeles2015/registrationlate tickets are still available/a./li lia href=http://2015.drupalcamp.es/DrupalCamp Spain/a will be strongMay 22–24/strong in strongJerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain/strong! There are a href=http://2015.drupalcamp.es/en/node/2still tickets left/a, and members of the a href=http://asociaciondrupal.es/Asociación española de Drupal/a get a 10% discount! There are sessions on Drupal 8 forms, theming, site-building, and building multilingual sites in D8./li liThe a href=http://www.drupalnorth.orgDrupal North Regional Summit/a in strongToronto, Ontario, Canada/strong will be strongJune 25–28/strong. Registration is free, but you should a href=https://drupalnorth2015.eventbrite.comregister now/a so the event organizers can plan for you to be there. The event’s theme is Drupal 8!/li liDrupalCamp Ottawa a href=https://twitter.com/DrupalCampOTT/status/585449490078953473announced their new date and location/a: Friday, strongJuly 24/strong at University of Ottawa, strongOttawa, Ontario, Canada/strong./li /ul h2Whew! That's a wrap!/h2 pDo you follow a href=https://drupal.org/planetDrupal Planet/a with devotion, or keep a close eye on the a href=http://www.drupical.com/Drupal event calendar/a, or codegit pull origin 8.0.x/code every morning without fail before your coffee? We're looking for more contributors to help compile these posts. You could either take a few hours once every six weeks or so to put together a whole post, or help with one section more regularly. If you'd like to volunteer for helping to draft these posts, please a href=https://drupal.org/node/2220285follow the steps here/a!/p
Categories: Drupal Feeds

Promet Source: Ask This Flowchart: Should I take an Acquia Certification Exam?

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:40am
pa href=https://www.acquia.com/customer-success/learning-services/acquia-certification-program-overview style=line-height: 20.7999992370605px; target=_blank/a/p p /p Still Not Sure? p /p
Categories: Drupal Feeds

Annertech: An Irish person takes an Acquia Certified Drupal Exam; the results will astound you

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 8:34am
span class=field field-node--title field-name-title field-type-string field-label-hiddenAn Irish person takes an Acquia Certified Drupal Exam; the results will astound you/span div class=field field-node--body field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden div class=field-items div class=field-itemSo there I was, sitting in my batcave, minding my own business, wondering what to do with an afternoon. In truth I had plenty of work to do, but since I got paid yesterday, I felt as rich as Bruce Wayne himself and decided to take an afternoon off and splash out on an Acquia Certified Drupal Examination. Which one? Well, to start, the site builder one. Did I pass? Read on, my friends./div /div /div
Categories: Drupal Feeds