The Week in Drupal: April 25, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014
Wayne Eaker

A review of interesting modules, articles and other Drupal news of the last week April 18 - 24, 2014.

Drupal News

Drupal core announcements: This week (or two or three) in Drupal Core

Drupal core announcements: Approachable tasks for Drupal 8 Beta 1

Drupal core announcements: Seeking input from contrib maintainers on extending Drupal 6 support past Drupal 8's release

Drupal Association News: Drupal Association Board Meeting Summary: 16 April, 2014

Great Posts and Tutorials

Paragraphs: content editing reinvented

How to Remove Core and Module CSS from a Drupal 7 Theme

Continuous Integration Efforts Get Easier with Drupal 8

Simpletest Turbo: how I almost quadrupled the speed of my tests

Károly Négyesi: The Simpletest sprint six years ago

Storing hierarchical data: Materialized Path

How Devel causes heisenbugs

Just get the files you need when you develop

Control Context Using Context Entity Field in Drupal 7

Interesting New Modules

Restful - RESTful best practices for Drupal.

DataTank - "The DataTank is an open source tool that publishes data. These data can be stored in text based files such as CSV, XML and JSON or in binary structures such as SHP files and relational databases. The DataTank will read the data out of these structures and publish them on the web using a URI as an identifier. It can then provide these data in any format a user wants, no matter what the original data structure was. In practical terms, this means that you can provide a JSON feed on a certain URI based on data somewhere on the web say, a CSV output from a Google spreadsheet."

Print PDF Rules integration - Exposes some Rules actions to leverage from the Print module to generate PDFs and use them within rules.

Turn orig image - A widget for image file fields to rotate uploaded images by fixed angles.

Bounce Convert - Allows you to run "exit-intent" campaigns to show modal webforms to visitors who are leaving your website (determined by mouse cursor position and velocity). This allows you to get an extra pageview from visitors that would otherwise have been lost, and provides an opportunity to make offers, collect email addresses, poll visitors, or ask them why they are leaving.