DEV :: Drupal, Skepticism and Spaceships...: Where is drush?
Where is drush? Unifex Fri, 05/03/2019 - 10:58 Part of me is suspecting that I may be one of the lucky 10,000 today but I figure it's worth putting this out there because if I wasn't aware of this then there may be others too. It turns out that the version of Drush that you just installed may not be the version of Drush that executes your command. So, as it happens there's a number of ways to install Drush. Older OSs may have it in the package management system, you may have just installed it globally using the instructions on the site, or, if your project is managed by composer it may have been installed as a site-local version. In my case I had messed it up just a little and had multiple versions hanging around and, despite having definitely downloaded and installed drush 8.2.3 to /usr/local/bin/drush and I confirmed that this was being called via which drush when I ran drush --version it informed me I was running version 9.6.2. The thing that I didn't know... Drush will check the directory the site is in to see if there is a local-site version installed and pass off the request to that. So despite having Drush 8.2.3 installed and called from the command line the request was finding the local copy and returning results from that. If it wasn't for the fact that this was a Drupal 7 site and I'd inadvertently installed Drush 9.x locally via composer (...
Drupal In the News: Drupal 8.7.0 release marks rigorous, unique update to Drupal 8
Release offers all-new stable layout builder, meets web accessibility guidelines
 
Washington D.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - The Drupal community announces an update to Drupal 8. This new version — Drupal 8.7.0 — is a leap forward in the Drupal content manager experience as a creative tool streamlining workflows and improving efficiency within teams. Drupal 8.7.0 also maintains the project's commitment to web content accessibility guidelines, enabling screen readers or keyboards to navigate options — meaning this version is accessible to all. 
 
Drupal's newly stable Layout Builder module enables a drag-and-drop editing experience, which means no custom code or theming is required in order to lay out pages. But Drupal goes far beyond similar offerings by competitors, empowering content editors with increased power and flexibility: enabling management of templated layouts, support for powerful overrides based on content-type, and support for one-off landing pages. 
 
“Not only can this version support basic use cases, it also supports advanced use cases,” said Drupal Founder Dries Buytaert. “These types of templated layouts and workflow updates are not available in competitors’ layout building tools.” 
 
Drupal 8.7.0 provides significant improvements over all past versions of Drupal, particularly by including JSON:API as a stable...
Hook 42: Did Someone Say Drupaldelphia? Philly Philly!
Did Someone Say Drupaldelphia? Philly Philly! Lindsey Gemmill Thu, 05/02/2019 - 16:27
Lullabot: Lullabot Podcast: Drupal 9 with Angie Byron, Gábor Hojtsy, and Nathaniel Catchpole
Matt and Mike talk with Angie "Webchick" Byron, Gábor Hojtsy, and Nathaniel Catchpole about the next year's release of Drupal 9. We discuss what's new, what (if anything) will break, and what will remain compatible.
InternetDevels: Meet JSON:API in Drupal core: API-first Drupal future is here!
“After soliciting input and consulting others, I felt JSON:API belonged in Drupal core.” Dries Buytaert, creator of Drupal Read more
Axelerant Blog: Axelerant People Report: March 2019
  In March, we finalized revisions to our policies. At our annual retreat in February 2019, we'd conducted a feedback session to help us consider the viewpoints of all our team members regarding our policies.
Drudesk: What's new in Drupal 8.7.0: a look at the new big release
The spring is in full bloom — and so is Drupal development. On May 1st, we officially meet Drupal 8.7.0 release that is bursting with new features. And, of course, they are worth a good review. After the previous release in September, we discussed media handling capabilities in D8.6 as one of many interesting updates. Today, let’s take a closer look at what’s new in Drupal 8.7.0.
Drupal In the News: Drupal Global Splash Awards Announced in Seattle
SEATTLE (PRWEB) APRIL 23, 2019 The Drupal community has just announced the winners of the inaugural Global Splash Awards. Drupal development and design leaders from around the world gathered in Seattle for the awards ceremony in mid-April, where 14 winners across 13 categories were announced, with 1 tie. The awards were held in conjunction with DrupalCon Seattle 2019. The Splash Awards recognize the best Drupal projects on the web. Each digital experience represents a step forward in digital innovation, and a new model for others to follow. Michel van Velde, co-founder of the awards, said, "It is wonderful to see the Splash Awards come both to North America and to a global audience for the first time." Co-founder Baddy Breidert added, "With the wider reach of audience, we saw an outstanding level of projects nominated and showcased at this ceremony." The Nominees A total of 109 nominations were submitted, across 13 categories. In the tight field, there was a tie for project of the year: Lullabot for JSON:API and the City of Detroit, Michigan for their government municipal site detroitmi.gov. Other categories and winners include:  E-Commerce: Rob Edwards Freelance, Apex Running  Corporate: Elevated Third, Central Square  Design/UX: Burst, Chupa Chups  Non-Profit: Made It Digital, Memory of Nations  Education: Connect-i, Opigno  Government: City of Detroit, detroitmi.gov ...
Duo Consulting: Everything You Need to Know About Drupal 8.7
At this year’s DrupalCon, held earlier in April in Seattle, Drupal founder Dries Buytaert gave attendees a preview of the newest version of Drupal: 8.7. Now, the wait is over. Drupal 8.7 is launching today, May 1, adding a new suite of features and fixes that will improve the Drupal experience for everyone with an up-to-date platform. In his keynote, or “Driesnote,” Dries laid out what made this new release so special. Speaking to the Drupal community at large, Dries shared that the Drupal team had several core objectives when developing Drupal 8.7: Make Drupal easy for content creators and site builders Make Drupal easy to evaluate and adopt Keep Drupal impactful and relevant Reduce total cost of ownership for developers and site owners Each one of these goals represented a major challenge, but the newest version has delivered a variety of updates that each make Drupal a more robust platform. Empowering content creators One of the biggest features in Drupal 8.7 is the newly stable Layout Builder tool. The product of the efforts of 123 contributors and 68 supporting organizations, Layout Builder makes designing pages more user-friendly. As the name implies, the Layout Builder tool enables editors to manually adjust the design and format of a page. With this tool, editors can make changes to the layout without having to involve developers every time. Dries...
Drupal blog: Drupal 8.7.0 is available
What’s new in Drupal 8.7.0? This release introduces powerful features that will help us all take Drupal to a whole new level. The new stable JSON:API core module as well as the intuitive and accessible stable Layout Builder are game-changing. Download Drupal 8.7.0 Layout Builder is stable The Layout Builder module was originally introduced as an experimental module in Drupal 8.5.0. As of Drupal 8.7.0, Layout Builder is now stable and ready for production use! It provides a powerful, accessible, mobile-friendly page building tool that is fully compatible with revisions, workflows, and in-context previews. The Layout Builder enables site builders to rapidly create layout templates for content that speed up the development process. It also permits content authors to easily customize individual pages with unique layouts. The interface allows drag-and-drop management of your content blocks. It additionally supports keyboard controls and toggling the content preview on and off to give the content editor complete control of their experience while building their layouts. The result of all these features is a state-of-the art content management solution that streamlines mass-production while also supporting unique creation. 123 individuals and 68 organizations contributed to this feature. More than 40 of the individual contributors volunteered some or all of their time. Check out this...
wishdesk.com: Decoupled Drupal Commerce as a new trend for online stores
Welcome to review the principles of decoupled Drupal Commerce and how it helps online stores engage users.
Sooper Drupal Themes: 7 Drupal 8 Books that can Improve your Developer Skills
Learning from Drupal 8 Books Drupal is known to be a complex and great CMS. However, if you are planning on starting to learn Drupal 8, you will soon notice that it is more complicated than Drupal 7 and other content management systems. Drupal is known to have a steep learning curve, which makes it more challenging to pick up and get started. In this article, I’m going to show you some great books that help you learn Drupal in a systematic, beginner-friendly way. My blog post is going to include 7 Drupal 8 books that are covering the basics and are beginner friendly, books that will challenge the skills of seasoned Drupal developers and books that are teaching specific Drupal skills. Pick your poison! Drupal 8 Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Drupal 8 The first from our list of Drupal 8 books is going to be Drupal 8 Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Drupal 8. This book can be a great introduction to the Drupal world. It covers a brief background of Drupal, it guides you through the installation process and through a simple site build. It has easy to follow explanations. This book will definitely jumpstart your Drupal 8 developer career! Drupal 8 Development Cookbook This book is another great source on our Drupal 8 books...

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