Let's Drup Up The Week. Issue 2

14 Oct · by Tim Kamanin · 4 min read

Drupal 8

What's new in Drupal 8 this week? Goodbye, legacy BC routing support, important API and data model changes, notable commits and many more!

By the end of this week we should get Drupal 8 Alpha 4, yay!

Chris Hall shows how to extend db_select to enable paging in Drupal 8

We all know that Drupal 8 is going to be released "when it's ready", but what does it mean actually? You'll find out from this article.

Another good tip by Chris Hall, this time Chris suggests using Honeypot module to block spam submissions. We've been using this module for several modules and I must say the results are pretty good!

At Prague, it was decided that we will replace the major version upgrade path with migrate module.

A list of Drupal 8 live sites. Are you adventerous enough to launch your own site based on D8?

From this article you'll find out how to create and define configurations options for your Drupal 8 module.

Modules

A pretty cool module that can make any menu you'll throw at it responsive.

Content Type Groups module lets administrators define groups of content types for organizational purposes. In this article by Lullabot, you'll get the idea how you can use it in your projects.

The Intelligence module integrates advanced analytics directly into your Drupal site. It extends Google Analytics tracking with configurable events, page attributes and visitor attributes. You'll find out how set-up this module in the following video.

This module brings nicer integration for your drupal commerce store and Google analytics tracker.

Tutorials

Getting prepared to Drupal 8 means that we need to improve our OOP skills a bit to understand all this Symfony-related craze. This nice tutorial explains how to create an Interfaces in PHP.

Find out how to create custom contenttype pane programmatically.

In this tutorial you'll find about common mistakes when you develop node/taxonomy/entity based informational architecture for your Drupal project.

Another "programatically" themed tutorial, but this time you'll get the idea how to create a menu position rule programatically that can be used in Menu position module: https://drupal.org/project/menu_position

This is a pretty simple but cool recipe on how you can control links in titles of the content listed via Views.

Learning Drupal

Bryan Braun told about interesting Janki method that can be leveraged to learn Drupal.

Backdrop

A little bit controversial section ;)

Interesting read about BackDrop and its possible relationship with Drupal.

Backdrop project leaders Jen Lampton and Nate Haug at Modules Unraveled Podcast. They explain their reasoning behind forking Drupal, future plans and relationship with Drupal.

Drupal snippets

Le dessert

What if telekinesis was real? How would you react? A hidden camera experiment captures the reactions of unsuspecting customers at a New York City coffee shop as they witness a telekinetic event.

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