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Promet Source: Site Gives Librarians Tools to Encourage Youth to Code
There’s no question that literacy in the 21st Century is a multi-faceted concept that extends far beyond books on the shelves.
Hook 42: Drupal Core Initiative Meetings Recap - October 7th-11th, 2019
Drupal Core Initiative Meetings Recap - October 7th-11th, 2019 Lindsey Gemmill Mon, 10/14/2019 - 16:26
qed42.com: What to expect from Drupal 8.8
What to expect from Drupal 8.8 Body Drupal 8 brought a lot of new features along with it. Making it easier to create rich and beautiful pages. Among the new features included in Drupal 8.7, we saw the stable built-in drag-and-drop Layout Builder, updated Media Library interface, and more. These changes impact site builders, administrators, editors, module developers, themer's, and distribution developers. Drupal 8.8 will be released in December 2019 and will be the last minor release with features. 
Let’s look at what Drupal 8.8 has in store for us: | Drupal's WYSIWYG editor will allow media embedding in Drupal 8.8! It’s been a decade that the Drupal community has been waiting for the most wanted end-user feature - Better media handling! The addition of WYSIWYG integration completes the final milestone. Read more about it here - https://wimleers.com/blog/media-embedding-drupal-8.8. Drupal 8.8 will come along with complete media management, this enables the site builders and content authors to easily embed media in Drupal. Check out the media embedding here - https://youtu.be/sTc2JJzs9iU | New and modern administration theme Claro Claro is a concise, clean, responsive theme with an improved look and enhanced web accessibility. Built on top of the Seven theme, it is now a contributed project. There is a probability that the Claro theme will be...
Aurelien Navarre: Playing with the drupal quick-start command
The other day I was reviewing my read later items and stumbled upon the New command line tool to install & run Drupal change record I had completely forgotten about. This was timely because I was extensively testing the excellent Acquia Developer Studio for work and was trying to think about how it could help me review core changes quickly or contribute more easily. Turns out, you can’t ask for a tool to do everything and sometimes it’s important to get back to finding the right tool for the job. And in this instance, quick-start has no equivalent that I know of in terms of ease of use and required dependencies.
Drupal.org blog: What's new on Drupal.org? - September 2019
Read our Roadmap to understand how this work falls into priorities set by the Drupal Association with direction and collaboration from the Board and community. Note from the author: "I'm back in the hot seat! As many of you know, I took on the role of interim executive director in September 2018 while the Drupal Association underwent an executive search. This summer we found a fantastic new leader in Heather Rocker, and now that she's had a few months to settle in, I'm able to return to my regular duties, like bringing you these updates. Thanks for your patience!" - Tim Lehnen(hestenet) September was a flurry of activity here at the Drupal Association at large. Coming off a season of travel to a number of Drupal events, we headed straight into our semi-annual staff off-site here in Portland, and followed that up by attending Google's second-ever CMS Leadership summit. Despite the whirlwind of events taking place in September, we've also landed some major milestones on our roadmap, and are hard at work getting some exciting things together to talk about with you all at DrupalCon Amsterdam at the end of October. As an added bonus, this month's report includes a short retrospective about the impact of the GitLab migration on our maintenance work.  Project News Composer Initiative work committed for release in Drupal 8.8.0   A major community initiative for Drupal 8.8.0 has been...
TEN7 Blog's Drupal Posts: We Give Back: Drupal Module Framework for Migrations
We recently completed a special data integration project for the University of Minnesota, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Faculty and Academic Affairs. Faculty Affairs, as they are referred to, uses a product called Activity Insight from Digital Measures (referred to internally as “Works”) to capture and organize faculty information.
DrupalCon News: Making DrupalCon Environmentally Sustainable
A proper Mojito starts with a bar spoon of sugar and 2-3 slices of lime in the bottom of a shaker. Top that with 14-16 fresh mint leaves, and muddle them gently into the padding to release the delicate oils. Be careful not to bruise the leaves or they will release chlorophyll, which will give us a bitter drink. Fill the glass with ice, 1.5 oz white rum, 1/2 cup club soda, and stir gently. Voila, a perfect blend of refreshment for you.
Hook 42: Ride into the Danger Zone: How to Update Drupal 8 Field Settings without Losing any Data
Ride into the Danger Zone: How to Update Drupal 8 Field Settings without Losing any Data Michael Wojcik Thu, 10/10/2019 - 17:15
Drupal Association blog: Drupal Core Beta Testing Program call for the upcoming Drupal 8.8.0 release
As announced in December 2018, the Drupal Association assists the Drupal project by coordinating a beta testing program for minor releases of Drupal core. Agencies and other organizations who are supporting ambitious Drupal 8 sites are invited to be part of the beta testing program. This means that, when a beta release is about to be made, we can help core maintainers work with organizations on the Beta Testing Program to install the beta core release on real-world examples of Drupal websites, in their staging environments. The beta testers can then feedback to the core maintainers any issues they see running the beta core release in a structured way. Being part of the Beta Testing Program is a key contribution to the Drupal project and also helps organizations to be very aware of any changes relevant to their supported websites. Would your organization, and the Drupal project, benefit from participating in the Beta Testing Program? You can apply to join: Apply to participate in the program Who should apply? Agencies and site owners who maintain large and complex Drupal 8 production sites. In particular, sites that use a wide range of contributed and custom modules or have large volumes of content.
Mediacurrent: Migrating Apigee Developer Portals to Drupal 8
For several years, Google has leveraged Drupal as the primary tool for developer portals built for its popular Apigee Edge API platform. With the introduction of the production-ready Drupal 8 distribution in May 2019, an announcement was made that support for the D7 platform would expire in 12 months. Concurrent with that announcement we know that D7 end-of-life will occur in November of 2021. This means that many Apigee portals will need to make the move to Drupal 8 or Apigee’s integrated portals in the near future. In this article, we will walk through the steps to migrate Apigee portals from Drupal 7 to 8. The first decision you will need to make is whether to upgrade your existing custom build or move to the new Drupal 8 kickstart distribution. To help guide this decision, let’s first take a look at what the Apigee distribution for Drupal 8 has to offer and why you would want to leverage this platform.
Apigee Developer Portal Kickstart (D8) The Apigee documentation site has excellent instructions on how to set up a developer portal using their Drupal 8 distribution. We will take a quick look at the features that come with the newest install profile. Apigee Kickstart Homepage screenshot   The Apigee distribution once again has a nice out-of-box experience. This time around the base theme leverages a Bootstrap base theme that makes it easy to brand and...
DrupalCon News: Topic Idea Roundup
A note from our fabulous DrupalCon Minneapolis program committee: With a December 4, 2019 deadline we are one-third of the way through the DrupalCon Minneapolis 2020 session submission period. The program committee is thrilled with what we’ve seen so far, with many compelling sessions to review—from accessibility to Xdebug. If you aren’t one of the early submitters, however, we still need your voice! And we are here to support you.
Agiledrop.com Blog: Understanding the job of an IT Project Manager
Maria Espie Vidal, writer for Timedoctor.com, wrote a post for our blog in which she breaks down the role of an IT project manager. Check it out and gain a better understanding of the multifaceted job of IT project management. READ MORE
Drupal.org blog: Contribution Credit Tune-up
There has been a lot of thoughtful debate about the Drupal project's contribution credit algorithm in recent weeks, and some great ideas have been proposed. In the meantime, however, we've also been monitoring concerns about gaming of the current algorithm. Making changes to the contribution credit algorithm must be done with care, because it has a significant impact on how we recognize contributions and also on the ecosystem of Drupal service providers. Today the Drupal Association engineering team deployed a quick tune-up to the contribution credit algorithm. This change strengthens the existing multiplier which weighs issue credits based on the usage of the project. Issues on more highly used projects will now be weighted even higher, and those on lower usage projects will be weighted lower. We're calling this a tune-up with good reason. This is not a fundamental update of the credit system; this is a small change to help resolve some recent issues with the current version of the algorithm. Developing a true 'Contribution Credit 2.0' system is a much larger project, but one we're hoping to undertake soon. In the meantime: If you have feedback on the small change we made today, you can find the issue here. If you'd like to propose new ideas about the next generation of the system, please do so in this issue. As the community thinks about the contribution credit system, we...
TEN7 Blog's Drupal Posts: Joe Shindelar: A Passion for Open Source
Joe Shindelar of Osio Labs chats with Ivan about making interactive sculptures, snowboarding and his long history with open source software.
TEN7 Blog's Drupal Posts: Joe Shindelar: A Passion for Open Source
Joe Shindelar of Osio Labs chats with Ivan about making interactive sculptures, snowboarding and his long history with open source software.
1xINTERNET blog: Zsofi and Adam join 1xINTERNET
Zsofi and Adam join 1xINTERNET hadda Wed, 10/09/2019 - 16:48 We welcome Zsofi Major and Adam Juran to the 1x team.  
 

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