The Week in Drupal: March 25, 2015

Wayne Eaker

A review of interesting modules, articles and other Drupal news of the last week: March 18 - 25, 2015.

Drupal News and Announcements

Drupal 7.35 and 6.35 security releases

DrupalCon Los Angeles: Sessions and Training Opportunities Have Been Announced

Drupal governance announcements: Evolving and documenting Drupal core's structure, responsibilities, and decision-making

Proposal: Changes to the project application review process

Announcing The Aaron Winborn Award to honor amazing community members

Drupal 8

Drupal 8 core updates for March 18th, 2015

Ready, Set, Drupal 8! D8 Accelerate Fundraiser

To Alter or Dispatch: Drupal 8 Events versus Alter Hooks

Creating Custom Field Formatters in Drupal 8

The Drupal 8 plugin system - part 4

Automatically testing contrib modules when 8.0.x updates

Dependency Injection with Traits in Drupal 8

Plan to finalize the Migration system | Drupal Groups

Tutorials and Blog Posts

What the fq? A short summary of Solr query fields.

An Opinionated Guide to Getting Help with Drupal

Wrapping AngularJS modules in Drupal CTools plugins

A Comparison of Drupal 7 Image Caption Methods using WYSIWYG Module with CKEditor

Book Review: Drush for Developers (Second Edition)

Using the Drupal 7 Queue System

Interesting New Modules

Better Email (sandbox) - "Better Email module takes over the theming of all emails sent out by your site, and embeds the message into a nice template, harnessing the awesomeness of Drupal's Theme API. The base Better Email module can quickly turn all emails sent out by your site to a better looking, mimemail-processed emails."

Visual Form Alter - Allows you specify form alterations through the admin interface, rather than writing a custom module.

Audit Log - Adds audit logging functionality to all entities, so you can easily track entity views, inserts, updates and deletes.

Smart Reservations (sandbox) - A complete booking system, with rate calculations and approval workflow

Webform Calculation - Adds support of calculations for the Webform module.

Per Role Picture (sandbox) - Allows site administrators to set default user picture for each role.

Commerce Refund Line Item - Provides a new line item type of refund_line_item.When editing an existing order you can add a refund line item to any item in the cart that does not already have a refund applied to it.