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Wed, 09/02/2015 - 20:00
In recent years, using Drupal in higher education is a popular choice among leading schools. It has become the preferred website platform for hundreds of higher education institutions around the world. Schools like Harvard University, University of Adelaide, Bentley University, Uncommon Schools, University of Waterloo, and Yale all agree that Drupal is the content management framework that...
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:38
Start:  2015-09-04 00:00 - 23:30 UTC User group meeting Organizers:  catch xjm The next beta release for Drupal 8 will be beta 15! (...
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:21
Before the release of the first Drupal 8 beta, Twig's autoescape functionality was enabled in Drupal 8 core. At the time, the SafeMarkup class was added in order to integrate Drupal core's own filtering and escaping APIs with Twig's. Following extensive critical work on Drupal 8's sanitization APIs, most of the public API for the SafeMarkup class has been removed. Of particular note: for the next...
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:53
Jen Lampton and Nate Haug (co-founders, BackDrop CMS) explain their fork of Drupal 7: why they felt the move was necessary; who benefits from it; and the Drupal community’s reaction. There’s also a blatant plug for Drupal Watchdog. (Which you should subscribe to, right now, before you forget: https://drupalwatchdog.com/subscribe/2015) Tags: ...
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:30
Watching the Drupal release cycle ebb and flow reminds me of sitting on the beach as the waves roll in. There is Drupal 5! It’s getting closer and closer! Finally it crashes on the beach in a splash of glory. But immediately, and initially imperceptibly, it starts to recede, making way for Drupal 6. And so the cycle goes, Drupal 5 recedes and Drupal 6 rushes in. Drupal 6 is overcome by...
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:18
Views Bulk Operations (VBO) is one of those modules whose name and Drupal.org description doesn't indicate how useful it is. Here's the short version of what VBO does it: Allows you quickly select all the items displayed in a View. Allows you to perform advanced operations on all the items you selected.
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:06
Drupal has strong default caching systems, but the Boost module significant improvements. Boost creates a cache in the file system rather than the database, so Drupal never needs to commuicate with the database. This provides major a performance and scalability boost for sites that receiving mostly anonymous traffic (it doesn't help so much with logged-in users).  Boost will cache and...
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 16:46
Isaac SukinThe biggest risk for any website is security. Research has shown that the average cost of a data breach is several million dollars. The last two years have seen a number of high-profile security breaches affecting millions of people, including: Tags: acquia drupal planet
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 16:00
Published: Wed, 09/02/15Download this episodeDrupal Console What is Drupal Console? It is a suite of tools that you run on a command line interface (CLI) to generate boilerplate code and interact with a Drupal 8 installation. How is it different from Drush? And are there overlapping features? There are many similarities between these two tools, but the main difference is how it was built, using...
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 14:48
In a post last week I discussed versioning in Drupal and briefly touched on version numbers in info...

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