The Week in Drupal: July 18, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014
Wayne Eaker

A review of interesting modules, articles and other Drupal news of the last week: July 11 - 18, 2014.

Drupal News

Drupal 7.29 and 6.32 released

Drupal core updates for July 16, 2014

Tuesday, July 29: Drupal 8.0.x being branched for semantic versioning

Drupal core announcements: Core contact module roadmap

Great Posts and Tutorials

Drupal PCI Compliance White Paper: Version 1.1 Released! - Some interesting information about PCI-DSS 3.0

Drupal Association News: How Your Membership Gives Back to the Community

Building Quality Into Drupal Development Workflow

Getting Started with SASS for Drupal and Zen, Part II

The Best Way to Learn Programming for Beginners

Using Mink for web testing

Password protect your Drupal site with Shield-module

Packaging and reusing configuration in Drupal 8

Drupal 8 Plugins Explained

Configuration Entities in Drupal 8

Writing a custom #Drupal Search API processor

Multi-value spatial search with Solr 4.x and #Drupal 7

Interesting New Modules

inlineDisqussions - Adds inline commenting functionality to Drupal websites by targeting elements and adding a Disqus comment thread for each instance. In other words you can add inline commenting to every paragraph in an article or designate comments by section or deginated structure.

Crowdfunding Kickstart - This distro brings Drupal Crowdfunding with many preconfigured pages, views, administrative stuff and theme to enable an "out-of-box" crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

BookPublisher - Turn the book module into a ready-to-print pdf ready for physical printing. This module comes with some simple css that readies your online-book to be printed and sent to a self-publishing company like Lulu.

Ice cream - Drupal 8 demo module for Drupal developers. Contains demo code for the most used functionality as a Drupal module developer, and tries to follow good naming conventions.

Facet API Taxonomy Folding - Adds the ability to filter taxonomy terms to only active ones or direct children. This will generate a folder navigation effect and avoid to display a very long list of terms.

Auto Login URL - Creates auto login URLs on demand and through tokens.

OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) - This module integrates OpenStack Object Storage as a stream wrapper for saving Drupal's files.

Field Cardinality - An API-only module to set a field form to a fixed amount of items and applies the Required status to all of them.

Views Variable Field - Provides a new Global field type for Views which allows to include any Drupal variable as a field.