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Wed, 07/27/2016 - 13:34
Drupal 8 was released on the 19th of November, 2015. Just a touch under five years from the 5th of January, 2011 release of Drupal 7. In web terms, an epoch. To put things in context, in 2011 AngularJS had not reached 1.0, React was two years out from being released and the term “Devops” was only whispered in dark corridors. Now that Drupal 8 is finally here the front-end revolution is led by...
Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:12
I am part of the Search Configuration module porting process to Drupal 8 as part of the Google Summer of Code’ 16. I have been mentored by Karthik Kumar, Naveen Valecha and Neetu Morwani. If you would like to have a quick look at my works so far, please go through these posts. The past week I worked on fixing some of the issues in the port process. Moreover, I could learn some important...
Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:20
Resources Read time: 3 minutes We all are excited about Drupal 8 - there are many articles explaining why we shouldn’t be afraid to migrate to it. Briefly speaking, D8 is more mobile-friendly, multilingual, robust, and makes it easier to edit content by including several must-have modules to the core. However, since the new Drupal version was released not a...
Tue, 07/26/2016 - 23:19
There is about a week left before Drupal 8.2 goes into beta! That means we will switch to figuring out any issues with changes in the new version instead of making new changes. For core development that means new features and API additions will move up to 8.3. I asked initiative leaders of both proposed and active initiatives for key things that could use help in the remaining time. API-first...
Tue, 07/26/2016 - 15:05
A detailed blog post by our Drupal developer about usingDrupal Composer template and Phing. It is written from the point of view of the latest Drupal version — Drupal 8. Read more
Tue, 07/26/2016 - 14:53
In my previous blog post, I talked about six design alternatives to avoid slideshows. The response to that blog post was great - who knew there were so many kindred spirits who dislike slideshows? From the feedback I received, the number one question was why are slideshows so bad in the first place? Hopefully this companion blog post will give you that deeper understanding of some reasons not to...
Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:42
In this tutorial we will add a module that makes site maintainers' lives easier. With Drupal 8 setups you are encouraged to use composer, DrupalConsole and Drush because this is a faster and more effective way of adding components to your site. However, you can't access the readme file directly to read information about the module. We will show you how to use the README module to access readme...
Tue, 07/26/2016 - 11:59
TL;DR In the past two weeks I had worked on using the Image Properties feature offered by the Google Cloud Vision API to group the image files together on the basis of the dominant color components filling them. In addition, I had also worked on detecting the image files and filling the Alternate Text field based on the results of Label/Landmark/Logo/Optical Character Detection, based on the...
Tue, 07/26/2016 - 09:05
The content_type ctools plugin is the most used type of ctools plugin in Drupal 7. It allows us to quickly build complex (and configurable) components that can be used in the Panels interface. They are quick to set up, the easiest start being the definition of the $plugin array and the implementation of the plugin render function in a .inc file. Have you ever wondered though what the $subtype...

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