The Week in Drupal: November 7, 2014

Wayne Eaker

A review of interesting modules, articles and other Drupal news of the last week: October 31 - November 7, 2014.

Drupal News

Drupal core announcements: What changes are allowed during the Drupal 8 beta phase?

Strategic Initiatives for in 2015

Great Posts and Tutorials

An Overview for Building Drupal 8 Modules

Selling Organic Groups with Drupal Commerce License OG

RESTfulness and Web Services

Follow the readiness of the top 100 modules for Drupal 8 with our automatically updated tool

Drupal 8 Administration is Faster, Cheaper and Easier

How to check Caps lock is on/off status in jQuery

Larry Garfield: On Drupal's Leadership

Interesting New Modules

File Entity Archive - Adds an archive file type for the File Entity module. Includes some archive mime types missing from core.

Views Data Export PHPExcel - This module extends Views Data Export module to allow XLSX files expor

Drupageddon Tester (module) - This sandbox module provides simple and fast check for Drupageddon exploits seen in the wild for administrators without Drush.

HTML5 Colorpicker - creates a new Form API element type: html5_colorpicker.

Form Options Attributes - adds the ability to specify attributes for individual options on Drupal Form API elements of the types: select, checkboxes, and radios.

Username Reminder - provides a form for requesting a username reminder, which is linked from the user login block and the user page. A user who has forgotten their username can enter their e-mail address into the form, and if it matches an active account, the account username is e-mailed to the e-mail address.

FAPI Table - Adds an input table as a FAPI element.

Apachesolr Image - This module provides ways to index image fields directly as markup, and allows to choose what image styles to be used for this indexing. The module integrates with Apachesolr Views and provides a field handler that can take advantage of the indexed images and display them as a views field.

Picture field - a Drupal 8 module that provides a separate field type for outputting images using the HTML element. The core Responsive Image module utilizes a regular image field and then uses Image styles to automatically generate differently sized images für use in the element. In contrast, this module allows to upload a separate image for each breakpoint defined on your site. It can be useful when more fine-grained control over the specific images that will be used for each breakpoint is needed that cannot be satisfied by the Image style system.